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Jetbeam HP35

Jetbeam HP35 Review

The Jetbeam HP35 is a lot more expensive than the other Chinese headlamps tested with a price around $20 USD. It claims to use a CREE XP-G3 for a main and is rated for a reasonable 335 Lumens. This headlamp also comes with 2 red LED’s on the sides of the main white LED. RED […]

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NiteCore HC60 Review

It’s really not fair to lump in a $60 headlamp with a bunch of $7 ones, but I thought it’d be interesting to review a headlamp that uses a very different design. It also comes with a $30 18650 battery, so it’s practically a $30 headlamp. The NiteCore HC60 uses a single 18650 battery horizontally […]

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5000 Lumen XM-L Headlamp Review

This headlamp was unbranded, and at a princely $10, came with (2) 18650 batteries, wall charger, and car charger. At this price point, the batteries can be assumed to be counterfeit, and are unlikely to be anywhere in the vicinity of their claimed mAh. Loaded up with 2 18650 batteries, the headlamp comes in at […]

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Bunkerhead System

Best Hunting Face Masks

Because I hunt in Northern Alberta, hunting with a mask is more of a consideration for survival and comfort than it is for camouflage or fashion. Over the years, I’ve collected several different styles of hunting face masks, some for the cold, some for bow hunting in warmer months, and some that are better for duck hunting. […]

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18650 Batteries compared with other batteries

18650 Batteries

I mention 18650 batteries so often in my headlamp and flashlight reviews, that I thought I’d do a dedicated article on 18650 batteries. 18650 batteries are rechargeable lithium ion cells used in laptop power packs, Tesla cars, high powered vapes, electric bikes, heated jackets, high power laser pointers, flashlights, headlamps, and many other battery applications. Realistically, […]

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