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  • prkchp76
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    hey at radio shack they have the wind up eton radios they have a led light a usb port radio solar power plus crank 12 volt and 110 as well for 80 bucks as well as cheaper versions down to 30

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Diesel View Post
    fixed, i didnt even notice that lol
    Much appreciated. Been traveling a lot lately so was pretty tired when I posted this.

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  • das
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    I like the wind up radio's and have one for the house. For my every day carry bag in the car I carry the 2x AA battery powered Gundig World Radio shortwave receiver. The radio is slightly larger than a pack of cards but has one feature I find indespensible a radio alarm that turns on the radio at a pre-set station. I think I paid $20 for it but can't find a link for it to share with everyone though there are some fancier ones now that are $40+ on the http://www.grundig.com site. It also has a 12v adapter port/plug but I haven't tested that.

    For me the danger of outlasting the AA's I carry is balanced by my knowledge that if I haven't made it home by the time they run out I'm probably not going to make it any way. I have standardized on the AA battery for everything but my home gear that uses the cr123's.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Legionnaire View Post
    That almost makes me want to try and take it apart now just to see that in action.

    I do not recommend it. You will NEVER get it back together and when I say it has a tough spring...I mean it is tough!!

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  • kenno
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    Back in the day when I was teaching Jar Heads to disassemble the Hispano Suiza 20mm there was a recoil spring that could kill you if you were not very careful. I never had a vidieo camera but could have won AFHV filming the Marines who ignored my advise! Punched a hole in a wall locker door on one occasion!

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  • Diesel
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    lol!! video tape it

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  • Legionnaire
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    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
    This is the radio I own. One word of caution, NEVER TAKE THEM APART TO SEE HOW THEY WORK. The spring in them is strong enough, and wound tight enough to cut your head off. I tried to take one apart to see if I could "improve" the design. I cut my arm, broke a lamp and punched a hole in the wall when the spring uncoiled.


    http://www.ccrane.com/radios/wind-up...led-radio.aspx

    That almost makes me want to try and take it apart now just to see that in action.

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  • Diesel
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    fixed, i didnt even notice that lol

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    My apologies. I meant to post this string in the "Gear" section. Not sure what I was (not) thinking when it ended up in the shelter section.

    No, this flashlight would not make good shelter, but you could use it in the tent to make shadow puppets.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by kenno View Post
    Rusty does this light have a standard type bulb or an LED unit?


    LED. I do have one complaint. The sprectrum of the bulb is too blue.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by kenno View Post
    Hand crank flashlights go back to WW2 (the Germans had em).
    I first heard of these lights/radios coming from South Africa but all of the lights I have seen were marked 'China'.
    Harbor Frieght has a crank powered "spotlight" for $20.00 as well as crank powered AM/FM radios but thier product's quality is very spoty and thier customer service on returns has never made me happy.
    This is the radio I own. One word of caution, NEVER TAKE THEM APART TO SEE HOW THEY WORK. The spring in them is strong enough, and wound tight enough to cut your head off. I tried to take one apart to see if I could "improve" the design. I cut my arm, broke a lamp and punched a hole in the wall when the spring uncoiled.


    http://www.ccrane.com/radios/wind-up...led-radio.aspx

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  • Diesel
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    believe he said led

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  • kenno
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    Rusty does this light have a standard type bulb or an LED unit?

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  • Diesel
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    I have a pretty sweet crank and rechargeable spotlight i will do a wrtie up on at some point

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  • kenno
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    Hand crank flashlights go back to WW2 (the Germans had em).
    I first heard of these lights/radios coming from South Africa but all of the lights I have seen were marked 'China'.
    Harbor Frieght has a crank powered "spotlight" for $20.00 as well as crank powered AM/FM radios but thier product's quality is very spoty and thier customer service on returns has never made me happy.
    Last edited by kenno; 10-14-2008, 01:59 PM.

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