Having previously introduced the United States Marine Corps, it’s about time to talk about the marine’s individual equipment, particularly their flashlights. Regardless of whether or not you’re in the military, the flashlight is one of the most important survival/camping/home-repair/self-defense tools, second only to the knife.
Pictured above are 2 flashlights that the marines use. The one on the left was in use from the Vietnam War to 2009. The newer one on the right went into service afterwards. As with most military equipment, the technology is more sophisticated than current civilian models. The newer Streamlight Sidewinder HandHeld FlashLight (HHFL) has a 185-degree adjustable neck, 5 different LED lighting intensities, 4 different colors, a strobe function, can be mounted on the helmet, and runs on AA batteries.
No flashlight in the market is as versatile as this one, not even my recently purchased Olight S10R Baton II. There’s only 1 color, but to compensate for that, you can stick it on any magnetic surface and can recharge the batteries on a cool charger.