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Flashlight Fantasy Draft 2015

Which Flashlight will earn the most points?

fantasy-flashlight-draftWe’re getting geared up and powered on for football season, and along with it one of our favorite pre-season activities: fantasy drafting! Combining love of the game with statistics and management, there is no better way to invest yourself into the season then taking part in a fantasy league. But how could we possibly enjoy this event even more? How could we optimize our play and combine all of our favorite things in to one glorious mess of pigskin, projected statistics and LED flashlights? You guessed it, this is the first annual Flashlight Fantasy Draft.

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How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

fear-the-walking-deadIn honor of the new series, Fear the Walking Dead, I thought it would be suitable to write Zombie Apocalypse survival guide for our readers – How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse. BatteryJunction.com sells a plethora of flashlights, batteries, survival gear and cutlery – all of which would be extremely helpful during such a time of crisis. Check out the list below and add your suggestions and ideas in the comments!

 

1. You Need a Weaponsog-knife
We all know that the only way to eliminate a zombie is to destroy its brain. That being said, the first weapon that probably comes to mind is a gun (or if you are a Walking Dead fan, then a crossbow.) Unfortunately, guns and crossbows require good aim. If you are anything like me, I would probably panic if a zombie is running towards me, therefore eliminating any aiming skills I may have acquired at the shooting range, thus leaving me with a bullet-less hunk of metal. (This is one of the many reasons why I don’t currently own a gun – I know my limits.) So for this reason, I would suggest a fixed pocket knife. Sure you have to get closer to the zombie in order to destroy the brain, but it is effective and reusable. Plus it is quiet! Remember, zombies are attracted to noise. So when you are stabbing the gruesome monster in the eye socket, please refrain from letting out a Serena Williams-esk shout. My knife of choice is the SOG Fixation Bowie Fixed Blade Knife. This knife has a bad-ass 7-inch-long blade with clip point and a really sleek-looking black finish. The knife was developed by SOG with military experts so you know it will last through a zombie apocalypse. The stainless steel construction is incredible durable and it even comes with a nylon sheath for when you aren’t saving your loved ones’ lives. To clarify though, in most cases, I think the best solution is to run. Unless the zombies are from World War Z and can run, you should be able to get away…

led-lenser-h72. You Need to be Able to See
For whatever reason, zombie apocalypses always seem to start at nighttime. Yes, I know zombies are not vampires – they can wander during the day without fear of being disintegrated by the sun(or twinkling – any Twilight fans out there?) But when the power grid goes out, because it’s bound to happen, you need to have a reliable tool to help you see at night. In my opinion, I think a headlamp would be the best choice for a situation like this. Your hands need to be free at all times so that you can fight off a zombie attack if necessary. You may also have to climb over fallen furniture, trees, cars, you name it so the hands-free way is, in my opinion, the way to go. My headlamp of choice is the LED Lenser H7.2. The light is pretty bright at 250 lumens and it features an adjustable head strap that fits most and is comfortable for long periods of time. Another important feature is runtime. When in Low mode, the headlamp can last up to 30 hours. Zombie apocalypses typically last for many many days, weeks or even years. You need a flashlight on which you can rely. Most importantly, this headlamp runs on four AAA alkaline batteries. There is no electricity when the zombies attack. You need to make sure you have a light that runs on primary batteries. Speaking of batteries…

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What type of knife is best for me?

bowiefixedKnives are fascinating tools, because, appropriately enough, they have a dual nature in the fact that they are so straightforward, and yet they are so incredibly versatile. They are actually quite a complicated subject when you learn about them, but I will guide you through some relatively basic information about different types of knives and their characteristics. First off, there are two major categories of knives: folding and fixed. Both are equally interesting and valuable, but each has different uses depending upon your needs and your desires.

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Flashlight Science, Your Questions Answered!

We’re introducing a new segment to your Youtube Channel, the Battery Junction Science Lab!
Here we’ll be testing all of the latest flashlight myths, mysteries and oddities for your viewing pleasure.
Do you have any flashlight or battery questions you want answered? Just leave a comment and we will do the investigation for you!