Monday, October 24, 2016

Lumen lust

Sometimes there's nothing to do on long winter nights around the campfire except compare flashlights. It's pretty much a guy thing, like comparing certain other cylindrical objects we hold dear.

"Look at mine. Five-hundred lumens."

"That's nothing. Mine is 850 lumens."

Then I whip out my foot long Bushnell. "Twelve-hundred eye-scorching lumens, amigos." There's awed, envy-laden silence.

Well, the lumen war keeps escalating. Now there's a flashlight bright enough and hot enough to start fires or use as a stove. A guy needs to have one, or he'll be considered laughably impotent.


  1. I can see that the bunch of you there are just having way too much fun!

    Lumen wars indeed.

    Tempted to drive straight through instead of weeks of slow sightseeing, just to see the fun in person.

    Miss y'all!

  2. Sometimes it's better to have fewer lumens so you don't kill your night vision as much. At least that's one female's perspective. :)


  3. WOW, I want one of those, I wonder how much they cost.