Thursday, October 21, 2010

Always Have Spare Batteries

Today will be a short, but important post. It's of a lesson that I've learned on a couple of occasions. I'm sure that you have read the title, so you know exactly what I'm about to write next, "Always Have Spare Batteries."

It seems obvious, of course it's obvious, but it's something that can often be overlooked. "But I just replaced my batteries last week," you might say to yourself, or, "I won't have to use my flashlight for that long, the batteries will last."

On two recent occasions, when I needed my flashlight, the batteries have run out and I was stuck without a light. That's not a very good situation when you're in a dark place. In my situation, I thought, "If I bring two flashlights, what are the chances of the batteries dying on both within a similar time?"

Murphy attacked me and both flashlights went out, on two separate occasions. What are the odds? As if I couldn't have learned from my first mistake. *facepalm*

Spare CR123 Batteries are good to have if your flashlight uses them.
So, moral of the story, if you are going to be carrying a flashlight, have some spare batteries nearby. They do not have to be on your person, but have some spare CR123 batteries for your FOURSEVENS Quark Tactical QT2L (formerly 4Sevens Quark 123² Tactical) or some spare AAA's for your FOURSEVENS Preon P0.

Those are just some lessons learned. I'm just glad that those situations where I needed the flashlights weren't extreme emergencies.

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  1. It seems obvious, of course it's obvious, but it's something that can often be overlooked. "But I just replaced my batteries last week," you might say to yourself, or, "I won't have to use my flashlight for that long, the batteries will last." battery life

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