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Sidewinder Compact Tactical Flashlight

Sidewinder Compact Tactical FlashlightSidewinder Compact

While more practical than tactical, the Streamlight Sidewinder Compact is definitely a useful flashlight for a specific set of parameters. The CR123A-powered light is perfect for mounting on a vest, pack, headstrap or MOLLE to have one of the found (4) LEDs available anytime, anywhere. You get a white LED, red LED, blue LED and IR LED each with four (4) levels of output intensity plus a strobe function. It takes a moment to get comfortable with the controls but it is easy to operate once you map it mentally.


Available for $45.67 with FREE shipping from Amazon Prime




4Sevens Maelstrom S18 Flashlight

4Sevens Maelstrom S18 Flashlight4Sevens Maelstrom S18 Flashlight

This flashlight will literally burn your eyes out – “The Maelstrom S18 is a veritable hand-held spotlight that features 4Sevens’ unique thermal regulation and a blistering high output of 1200 OTF lumens.” And that is a real-true 1200 OTF lumens our of the lens not just from the bulbs (as is the case with many other specs). The Maelstrom is powered by six (6) CR123A batteries with a runtime up to 17.5 hours at the 80 lumens setting and down to .6 hours at the full 1200 lumens settings. There are a bunch of other features and the unit is tank-built but the main feature is the blinding output of this handheld.

Available only direct from 4Sevens for $259 plus shipping




TEOTWAWKI Torch (Flashlight) Kit

The Brits call them torches but this is a great post on this member’s flashlight choices.

TEOTWAWKI News Excerpt:

My EDC torch is a Surefire 6P clone: The body is bored for 18mm cells so I use 18650 Li-Ion cells in it. The LED module is Malkoff M61, 260 lumens for 2 hours. It’s compact and is actually shorter than the Mini Maglite.

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The Bacon Candle

TEOTWAWKI Blog presents his bacon candle. It must make you hungry when it burns!
The Bacon Candle




Powerfilm USB AA Solar Panel Charger

Powerfilm USB AA Solar Panel ChargerAA Solar Panel Charger

We have standardized on AA batteries and we carry these in our bug-out-bags for charging. The foldable solar panels are very lightweight and fit easily in a secure pocket (3.25 x 5.5 x 1.38 inches folded). The charging lights indicate charging progress and completion. The grommets make it easy to hang for best exposure to sunlight. The USB connector is useful for charging other devices and the unit can be used as a power source by leaving batteries in while connected to a device via USB. Specifications: Solar operation: 36 v, 4 amps USB charging: 5 v, 1 amp


Available for $82.99 with FREE shipping via Amazon Prime




La Crosse Technology BC-9009 AlphaPower Battery Charger

La Crosse Technology BC-9009 AlphaPower Battery ChargerAlphaPower Battery Charger

This is a great battery charger for your home or retreat. While we own and use a few different models, including many solar charging units, the AlphaPower from LaCrosse Technology includes some features that we have not found on other products. Specifically the 4 operating modes – Charge, Discharge, Refresh, and Test – combined with the individual LCD displays for each charging compartment make this unit essential for battery maintenance. We recommend purchasing two units as larger batteries (such as C & D cells) can take a lot of space and decrease capacity.


Available from Amazon for $44.80 with FREE shipping via Amazon Prime




Streamlight 14007 Sidewinder HP Flashlight

Streamlight Sidewinder FlashlightSidewinder Flashlight

The Sidewinder, may very well be the most versatile military light in the world. “Twenty flashlights in one!” is their claim. We love the features including the rugged construction with MOLLE attachments, the 4 separate lighting sources (1/2-Watt white LED, IR LED, red LED and blue LED) and the fact that it’s powered by 2 “AA” batteries (we use solar chargers and Eneloop batteries as our standard power source). Too many functions to list but generally ergonomic, functional and easy-to-use.


Available for $59.99 from Amazon with FREE shipping via Amazon Prime




Fenix Flashlight Headband

Fenix Flashlight HeadbandFenix Flashlight Headband

Headlamps are extremely “handy” but often underpowered. The Fenix Flashlight Headband turns any flashlight into a headlamp! You can use your more powerful Surefire or Streamlight tactical flashlight (we recommend carrying multiple flashlights which share the same AA or CR123 batteries…remember TIOOIN). Includes – two headbands, two flashlight mounts, one waterproof battery compartment.


Available from Amazon for $19.95 with FREE shipping via Amazon Prime




Photon Freedom LED w/ IR Beam

Photon Freedom LED Keychain w/ IR BeamPhoton LED w/ IR Beam

The Freedom Micro is the most advanced easy-to-use micro-light from the leader in Micro-Light technology. Made in the United States, Photon Micro-Lights are approximately the size and weight as a US quarter. They feature the brightest LEDs in the world and smart-circuitry. Infrared (IR) beam for night vision gear. Powered by x1 CR2032 battery. Includes keychain, clip holder and cord.


Available from Amazon for $13.27 (and free shipping via Amazon Prime)







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