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Old 05-11-2010, 05:47 PM   #811
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I picked up a Streamlight Nanolight the other day:



This thing is great for the small tool kit, lasts 8 hours, and is VERY bright!

I found them on eBay for less than $5 each. I ordered a handful more to put in glove compartments, etc.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:55 PM   #812
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More cheap LED keychain lights

Just to add to the mini-LED light options. I purchased ten (they shipped 11) LED keychain lights for ~13$.
Bought through Amazon
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:27 PM   #813
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Platypus problems

I've had several brands of bladder and it seems like eventually they all leak so I try to keep my water hating gear like cameras above these units. My platypus was the worst; after just a few months of light use the bottom seal totally delaminated. I won't use one again.

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Not sure how they'd they do with oil, but I've had nothing but problems with them holding water. I'll only use Camelbak for water. Might work for oil since it's thicker.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:36 PM   #814
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Never-never-never had a problem with camelbak bladders. They've gone through some pretty crazy testing in order to get mil-spec certified. The hose and attachment point becomes the weak link.
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:58 AM   #815
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Never-never-never had a problem with camelbak bladders. They've gone through some pretty crazy testing in order to get mil-spec certified. The hose and attachment point becomes the weak link.
Yeah, I've never had a problem either... Funny thing is, in the Marines we don't use Camelbak, we use Source, an Israeli company.

What's funnier is that the Israeli Defense Force uses the American-made Camelbak!
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:03 PM   #816
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American-made Camelbak!
The CamelBak Pakteen carrier that I have here is made in Phillipines. I don't know about the bladders though. I would expect a similar country of origin.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:06 PM   #817
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The CamelBak Pakteen carrier that I have here is made in Phillipines. I don't know about the bladders though. I would expect a similar country of origin.
You're probably right. It's an American company though, even if they moved production overseas. From their website: "CamelBak is a privately-held company headquartered in Petaluma, California."
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:18 PM   #818
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Just to add to the mini-LED light options. I purchased ten (they shipped 11) LED keychain lights for ~13$.
Bought through Amazon

Same lights are $4.47 shipped here.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1253

...I have bought dozens and dozens of these and put them everywhere, every set of keys, every coat zipper, every first aid kit, toolbox etc and give them away by the handful to family and coworkers. I even velcro them under the visor of base ball hats and MX helmets.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:10 PM   #819
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Same lights are $4.47 shipped here.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1253

...I have bought dozens and dozens of these and put them everywhere, every set of keys, every coat zipper, every first aid kit, toolbox etc and give them away by the handful to family and coworkers. I even velcro them under the visor of base ball hats and MX helmets.
I had a few of those. LED bulb is exposed and is very susceptible to damage. The push-button is also too easy to get bumped on. My flashlights all went dead, just from getting jostled around. Bought a couple of those streamlight nanolights and I'm much happier with them. The amount of 'twist' that it takes to turn them on/off is inconsistent, but for under $5ea...
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:15 AM   #820
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Same lights are $4.47 shipped here.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1253

...I have bought dozens and dozens of these and put them everywhere, every set of keys, every coat zipper, every first aid kit, toolbox etc and give them away by the handful to family and coworkers. I even velcro them under the visor of base ball hats and MX helmets.
A much better price, thanks.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:30 AM   #821
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Anybody know of a small leakproof container suitable for carrying say 1/2 quart of oil?
I use an MSR fuel bottle:
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...45524442625386
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:34 AM   #822
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I went to The Container Store and got a leak proof plastic bottle for under $3.00 and it works great!!
http://www.containerstore.com/shop/t...uctId=10000243
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:16 PM   #823
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I went to The Container Store and got a leak proof plastic bottle for under $3.00 and it works great!!
http://www.containerstore.com/shop/t...uctId=10000243

+1 on the Nalgenes. You can get them at REI and any good outfitter type store.
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:33 PM   #824
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I am using an old No-Toil container to carry some extra oil (about 1 pint) on my KLX650. It fits nicely into a empty space on my skid plate and lived thru quite a few miles of bouncing around in Death Valley without popping the top even though my skid plate is not quite exactly the same shape it started out in after Echo Canyon (or maybe it was from going up Lippencott Grade). You can see it there tucked into the skid plate in front of the motor.

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Old 05-29-2010, 11:04 PM   #825
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I've been using a bleach (like clorox) bottle for the last 15,000km stuffed in one of the new wolfman container holders , it's seen some tough going and never leaked. Nice long neck for adding oil, can do without a funnel.


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