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neoaliphant

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Hers an odd one
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable...179560?hash=item363d72fb28:g:KXUAAOSwlKlbvA5a

its a cable to charge 18650 or CR123 batteries or similar
however it also acts as a battery bank if you have a fully charged battery in.

So what I do is rip open old laptop batteries, which usually have 12 to 16 18650 batteries in, each holds 3000mah

so for £7 i made a 48,000 mah battery bank.

just need to swop out batteries as they get used up, which also emans that you only need to take what you need.
i might store mine in a molle shotgun shell pouch at some point.

if im just playing pokemon go then i just strap the cable and battery to wrist.
 
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Nice65

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Hers an odd one
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable...179560?hash=item363d72fb28:g:KXUAAOSwlKlbvA5a

its a cable to charge 18650 or CR123 batteries or similar
however it also acts as a battery bank if you have a fully charged battery in.

So what I do is rip open old laptop batteries, which usually have 12 to 16 18650 batteries in, each holds 3000mah

so for £7 i made a 48,000 mah battery bank.

just need to swop out batteries as they get used up, which also emans that you only need to take what you need.
i might store mine in a molle shotgun shell pouch at some point.

if im just playing pokemon go then i just strap the cable and battery to wrist.
Better option from a reliable manufacturer, though it’s not a power bank. It’ll charge anything from an Eneloop type 1.2V to a 4.2V lithium ion, reads the voltages and shuts off when full.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Universal-...ocphy=9045777&hvtargid=pla-563119718089&psc=1

Personally I wouldn’t harvest batteries from old laptop packs and assume mAh. I buy batch tested, high draw 18650s from Fogstar as I have several multicell torches and a couple of vape mods needing power. No affiliation, just a recommended company doing good things regarding battery safety.
 

Paul_B

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Not sure how much of a bargain but alpkit tarp 3.4 x 2.5m IIRC reduced from £129 to £49 until February 2nd. I like the company's attitude to customers namely their alpine bond refund policy. Their products are decent for the price too I reckon.
 
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neoaliphant

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Better option from a reliable manufacturer, though it’s not a power bank. It’ll charge anything from an Eneloop type 1.2V to a 4.2V lithium ion, reads the voltages and shuts off when full.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Universal-...ocphy=9045777&hvtargid=pla-563119718089&psc=1

Personally I wouldn’t harvest batteries from old laptop packs and assume mAh. I buy batch tested, high draw 18650s from Fogstar as I have several multicell torches and a couple of vape mods needing power. No affiliation, just a recommended company doing good things regarding battery safety.
Good point, I dont use them in my torches, just as I was recycling dead laptop parts,
i like Olight, i use on the road m3 pro which is an olight baton clone. has a few for features
good tip on fogstar
 

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Cobmaster Khaki Metal Framed Rucksack 65+ Litre, empty weight approx 1400g
Bit of a rare beastie on this side of the atlantic nearly always found in high-vis dayglow Red, Blue and Orange. Rubberised interior coating so no faffing with rain cover. Rides well when fully loaded and feels like a British Army Bergen without the skin being flayed from your back.

Currently at 0 bids with 2 days to go here on ebay



[no affiliation or kickbacks from seller , ebay suggested it to me as I am trying to sell blue one.. go figure]
 

Jared

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If anyone is after an AA EDC torch.

Amazon seems to have the Lumintop Tool AA 2 kit at £16. Light, 14500 battery (tech details says battery is included) and magnetic base.
For price comparison,. it's on sale on Lumintop's Aliexpress store for £18 (down from £23)

Unfortunately I bought one beginning of the year when it was more expensive and didn't come with the mag base tail. Typical :D

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Torch-Smal...07X3BMZXS/ref=pd_sbs_60_1/261-4159556-0076056

Edit: Not certain it's a micro USB rechargeable battery. One I got was. And the pic shows a different sleeve design.

Edit2:
They've edited the listing. So I guess it was a mess up on their part.
 
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Jared

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If anyone is after an AA EDC torch.

Amazon seems to have the Lumintop Tool AA 2 kit at £16. Light, 14500 battery (tech details says battery is included) and magnetic base.
For price comparison,. it's on sale on Lumintop's Aliexpress store for £18 (down from £23)

Unfortunately I bought one beginning of the year when it was more expensive and didn't come with the mag base tail. Typical :D

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Torch-Smal...07X3BMZXS/ref=pd_sbs_60_1/261-4159556-0076056

Edit: Not certain it's a micro USB rechargeable battery. One I got was. And the pic shows a different sleeve design.
They've edited the listing. So I guess it was a mess up on their part.
 

Bishop

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House around the corner from me had a load of flint chippings dropped on his front yard before the lockdown. Not really big enough for serious knapping but thumbsize enough for fire lighting practice.. Got some bemused / evil looks this morning from the owner in the window as I swept up some of the pieces that had fallen onto the pavement and dropped them into my rucksack :sneaky:
 
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Broch

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The Book People are having a closing down sale; a couple of relevant books:

Loft Wiseman - "Ultimate SAS Survival" - £2
Catapults and Key Hooks - £1

Plus a couple of others that may appeal to some.
 
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Mesquite

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Just a heads up Ronnie Sunshine have their camp fire grill at a bargain price of £11.99.

With postage on top it's just under £20 for what's a well constructed grill


Standard disclaimer of no affiliation with Ronnie Sunshines apart from an owner of said grill :)
 
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Jared

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Tescos did have the 122g Smartie Easter eggs for 18p and Thorntons dinosaur egg for £1.
This was last Tuesday though.