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About Me Born and raised in HI, but currently loving life in CA.

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Re: probably wrong settings for low battery life
"Powerex batteries are also supposed to be very good, I got some from the same place I got my powerex maha ma9000 charger. Candlelight forums were quite adamant about the importance of using a...

In GEAR » ZebraLights...
December 20, 10:57pm

Re: Zebralights and Rechargables.
Steven, you should switch over to Sanyo Eneloops. LSD NiMH (Low Self Discharge) cells make all the difference for rechargeable use. They aren't as good for cold weather as lithium primaries th...

In GEAR » ZebraLights...
December 20, 12:03pm

Re: H51 battery life
Yeah, on Eneloops the H51 goes 45 min on the highest level before dropping to below 50% output (empirical data by selfbuilt on CandlePowerForums). As David already pointed out, use the high modes ...

In GEAR » ZebraLights...
December 20, 11:49am

Re: Headlight
A lock-out tail cap is a great feature, and I use it. Without any deeply recessed button design, locking out the cap is good insurance against accidental activation as well as parasitic drain. ...

In GEAR » ZebraLights...
December 20, 8:39am

Re: Also the H51w here
David makes an excellent point on the low-temp functionality of lithiums. Not to mention the long shelf-life and the fact that lithiums don't leak like alkalines (at least not as far as I know...

In GEAR » ZebraLights...
December 19, 11:25pm

H51w here
Adam did a great job explaining the nomenclature. In case you haven't noticed, I will add that the SC series are handheld lights while the H series are headlamps. I have a H51w, and I absol...

In GEAR » ZebraLights...
December 19, 10:34pm

Re: Re: Win-win for you. Both are so well made.
Sounds good; if I can make it, I will. I'm guessing there's a thread somewhere with event info? I'll look for it.

In GEAR » OookWorks or MLD for Duomid Inner?
December 18, 6:54am

Re: Win-win for you. Both are so well made.
Thanks for the input. I'm pretty sure I'll pick up the OookWorks later, to try out the partial mesh walls. Might offer a little more privacy for changing, and may block more drafts. I ...

In GEAR » OookWorks or MLD for Duomid Inner?
December 18, 6:30am

Thanks to all who have vests already and are posting their insight. I've had an eye on these as well, and I'm planning to pick up the AK for trail runs and the PB or SJ for day-hikes with ...

In GEAR » Ultimate Direction SJ Vest Review
December 13, 8:37pm

Price Drop
Let's try $80 shipped.

In Gear Swap » FS: Osprey Stratos 26 - Medium, Shale Black, used once
December 11, 12:35pm

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