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7/5/12

Tip of Week: Flashlight Duct Tape Wrap

A bit of gorilla tape makes for a handy bite spot when holding alight in your mouth. .
This tip comes from the Bush Hippy himself, Cody Lundin, mentioned in his excellent book When All Hell Breaks Loose. It's pretty simple, but it works well. Just wrap a bit of your duct tape of choice towards the end of your flashlight light. This gives you some extra tape on hand, but more importantly gives you a great surface for holding the flashlight in your mouth.
We've all had to do it - need both hands and light at the same time, and not had a headlamp handy - and biting down on a metal flashlight body just doesn't work very well--hard on the teeth, slips around, and the drool is inevitable. Just a little bit of duct tape makes things much better.

Yep - this won't work very well with some lights, with pocket clips and what not, but there are a lot of lights that this trick will work with. As you can see, the Fenix E11 from yesterday's $40 a week series is a great candidate--you'll also note the addition of a pocket clip, taken from an old Mini MagLite. The tape is not needed to hold the clip tight - it's a very snug fit on its own. This trick works on other lights, too - smaller AAA lights, Mini MagLites and others are good candidates.

Try it out!

4 comments :

  1. Nice tip but I would rather keep a headlamp around instead of using my teeth regardless.

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  2. I agree completely...but sometimes you don't always have a headlamp.

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  3. I bought 6 of these VIPERTEK VTS-989 Flashlight stun guns for Christmas presents. I got mine on ebay for less than $16 each with free shipping. When I bought 6 I got the seventh one free.

    My wife showed my sister-in-law the one she carries in her purse the last time the two of them went out of town together and my sister-in-law decided that was a must have item so we have put her one back for Christmas. The only negative I have about these is the carrying case belt loop is week and I had to super glue mineto reinforce it.

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  4. Just wrapped all of our flashlights with gorilla tape this weekend. Took my time and made sure that everything lined up. For our kiddos, makes the handle bigger with a better grip.

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