I've read through many threads about flashlights and headlamps but my question is a tad different.
I am looking at getting a new flashlight or headlamp. It would be for use in a survival situation only. I no longer backpack; rather, my adventures are all day hikes. So, this would not be used for typical backpacking activities such reading in a tent, sitting around a campfire or the like.
My main concern is if I were injured and had to survive alone. It would also be used if I were delayed on the trails and had to hike out in the dark.
For certain, whatever I get, I would want it to be able to illuminate the trail enough for me to walk in the dark.
I'm leaning toward a flashlight rather than a headlamp. By the way, I already have my main flashlight, an HDS T120. The new one would be my backup lighting source in the event the main one hit the skids, broke or didn't work. It would have to do all the things my HDS is asked to do.
Finally, because it would be carried while I hike, I would not consider anything that is more than 5-6 oz.
So, which makes more sense, a flashlight or a headlamp?
Thanks for your thoughts.