Can anyone please recommend me an excellent camping torch? (I'm a bit of a newbie at this)?
What are the main specs I should look out for?
Basically anything from Surefire.
for general camping, any torch will do really, it just helps you see in the dark... But, personally I would get a headtorch as it's a lot easier for use when setting up camp in the dark.
Alpkit do a very cheap but good headtorch called the gamma. Or if you want to spend a bit more money, any of the headtorches from the petzl range are pretty decent.
I'm a flashaholic and I would personally recommend the following lights.
1. Fenix TK 70 - 2200 Lumens of light and a 720 meter throw. It has a good runtime and takes 4 non lithium D cells.
2. Olight SR95 UT (UT meaning ultimate thrower) This light has 1050 lumens of light and a throw of 820 meters. Again takes D batteries.
3. Maxabeam - 12.5 million candle power and a throw of around 5 miles. Battery life isn't as good as the above but it's definitely a light to be reckoned with.
You should definitely have a torch with a output of more that 1000 lumens and don't bother with it if it is not cree.
Look at candle power forums for more help
People camp with claymores and c4
What the hell do you need a torch for?
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id recommend taking a wind up one as a back up whatever you decide... every time i use a torch it seems to be dead or dying :|
The Iphone 4S light is pretty decent. Helped me countless number of times when i have been out in the dark
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