Torches, Torches, Torches
Me'eld favourite was the black tubed knurled steel Maglite...at first it sort of filled all purposes, economic on battery power, a beam you could focus, sturdy yet carriable, and you sort of felt safe with it- but when you tried to i love u daddyxxx take it apart, all the threads seemed to cross.
So then I moved onto the "mini" mag lite, limited usefulnes on a dark country road, but came into it's own in a tent. Even had a bit of it's own hanging loop and a "candle" feature. Replacement bulbs were a bit expensive, (about £4.99 from Milletts) but what the hell, how impressive can you get, swapping bulbs in the middle of a countryside crisis, (although I've only actually needed to change them when I've been demonstrating how to change them after a few beers.)
It's now time to move into the "LED" age. What a load of balloney, just about good enough for not tripping over your shoelaces-although I must admit my "LED" headlight could be my favourite of all time, 'cos it lasts so long but the lights cold&blue.
Oh well, time to take the hound for a walk, must admit, I do feel safe with B&Q's 20 trillion zillion (million) candlepower rechargeable (any outlet) torch, but it seems to dim after about five minutes.
Any one got a torch for all seasons?
(PS got a windy up one which i quite good but no bright enough)