American Survival Guide


Over the years, I’ve learned that there are some things you can’t afford to compromise on; a good flashlight is at the top of the list. A durable and dependable light source is of the utmost importance during emergencies, and finding yourself in the dark doesn’t only happen at night. Some sort of illumination should be part of your everyday carry or EDC kit—as well as in your home for safety and security during power outages and in your vehicle for roadside emergencies.

In this review, we’ll look at several different lights from Fenix Lighting that are suitable for use in emergencies and recreational activities alike. Each light is rechargeable from a 5-volt USB port or charger, and one of them can even charge other mobile devices. Due to space constraints, only the most important specifications and features are listed here (full details of these and other models are available on the Fenix Lighting website:


All three Fenix handheld flashlights tested include a nylon holster, wrist lanyard, USB charging cable and spare O-ring to maintain the IP68 water/dust protection rating. The LED lamps have a 50,000-hour lifespan. The flashlight bodies are precision machined from aluminum alloy and have a durable, hard-anodized

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