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Anyone have a survival strobe in their pack? I had one quite a while back, however, not sure what ever happened to it.

I could see their usefulness, anyone else have any thoughts on them?

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I could see there usefulness. I personally do not have one yet. I do however carry a good old reflective belt in my pack. Threw it in there on a whim and the more I think about it the more I am glad that I did. You never know when you might need that extra little bit of visibility.

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I have a couple of the mil-grade ACR's. Keep one in the jeep and one in the day bag. They came in handy one night when a fellow hunter was out after dark and couldn't get a bearing to the road. We walked out to a clearing and turned in on. Saved him a lot of walking as he came right in to us.

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Always handy to have such a thing in case you need to draw attention. I avoid single use items, however, so I get flashlights or headlamps also capable of strobe function. In my survival pack is a Streamlight Sidewinder - strobe goes for days without killing the batteries.

High visibility items are very useful in a survival kit - after all, that's the point.

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You can get all kinds of "What if I need" equipment, but I don't like hauling around useless gear. A signal mirror will be lighter, not break, and has multiple uses. A flashlight or headlamp has multiple uses and can be used to signal at night. Flexibility is key, the skill of using whatever you have available is a important thing to develop.

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Having been on the search side of things, I can tell you strobe lights and mirrors work very, very well. Like Glen said, most tactical flashlights have a strobe function so there is no need to carry a survival strobe. I also like the little Photon lights that have a strobe function, not bright enough for heavy woods but good for open terrain. Another thing that works very well is a buzzsaw. Tie a chemlight to a two foot line and spin it around in a circle or figure 8. We could see that a long ways out even in an area with lots of other lights.

Edited by CRO54, 28 April 2012 - 01:27 PM.






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