Detail Reviews from a Search and Rescue Perspective
Winter Storm Elliot provided a unique opportunity to test the Cyansky P25 V2 MAO edition in extreme cold weather (at least by Texas standards). Nearly four hours of exposure was coupled with impact tests, some of which were above the ANSI/FL-1 rating for this flashlight.View Video
This video compares the beam from the CyanSky K3 Long-Throw flashlight to the Fenix TK 20R V2, Cloud Defensive MCH-HC, Fenix TK 30, and Fenix TK 22 UE flashlights.
Potential use of this flashlight in wilderness Search and Rescue is also demonstrated.
This detail review takes place in the context of a night Search and Rescue exercise at the LBJ Grasslands outside of Decatur, TX
I have three versions of this training scenario and the one presented in this video is the most difficult as it involves not one but two lost persons, who have split up.
This review of the Fenix TK 30 White Laser LEP light, provided by fenix-store.com, was filmed over the course of a full month across multiple locations, both urban and wilderness.
A wide variety of beam shots are presented from multiple ranges. The use of the light as a rescue beacon is also demonstrated.
This was one of the more dangerous Search and Rescue training exercises and reviews I've ever performed. I'm almost certain I smelled a large cat (or fresh kill) along the SW edge of Eureka Lake.
I confirmed large cat tracks on a later review during daylight hours. I hope you enjoy this one!!
This review of the Powertac M5 G2 was filmed at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, Texas.
In the video, I illustrate multiple ways a handheld free light can be used in Search and Rescue. The smaller form factor of the M5-G2 makes it suitable as an EDC light.
4200 Lumens sounds impressive and it looks great in a single beam shot. How does it hold up over time and continued use?
This video features a pair of back-to-back Search and Rescue training scenarios at the LBJ Grasslands outside of Decatur, Texas. The Warrior G4-FL was put through its paces over and over ... and over.