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    • madlyn
    • By madlyn 4th Oct 17, 7:26 PM
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    Torch
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    • 4th Oct 17, 7:26 PM
    Torch 4th Oct 17 at 7:26 PM
    Not sure if this is on the right board so feel free to move it.
    Now the dark nights and mornings are here I'm looking for a small torch clip on or pocket to use whilst I'm walking my dog and I can see where she is in the field and I can see where I am going.
    I thought the runners or cyclists may be able to help??
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 4th Oct 17, 7:34 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 7:34 PM
    Do you have a budget in mind ?
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • madlyn
    • By madlyn 4th Oct 17, 8:03 PM
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    up to about £10
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 5th Oct 17, 8:29 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 8:29 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 8:29 AM
    Why not get a headtorch?
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • madlyn
    • By madlyn 5th Oct 17, 11:00 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 11:00 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 11:00 AM
    Personally I prefer something I can hold or clip onto a coat.
    • AirJoe
    • By AirJoe 5th Oct 17, 12:16 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 12:16 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 12:16 PM
    I second the headtorch suggestion. A tenner on Amazon gets you a rechargeable LED jobbie, which looks good enough.
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 5th Oct 17, 12:20 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 12:20 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 12:20 PM
    I needed a torch for taking the dogs out early morning before work and I got a brilliant led headtorch for £12 on ebay.

    Why don't you want a headtorch? - it looks where you look!!!
    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 5th Oct 17, 1:01 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 1:01 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 1:01 PM
    Get a headtorch - they're so convenient, they light up the direction you're walking in, and leave your hands free.


    We got this recently for my lad when he was doing his DofE hike, it's brilliant :
    https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/camping/equipment/head-torches/head-torch-10-led-p2115.aspx/charcoal/
    I may not know much about art, but I know what I like.
    • madlyn
    • By madlyn 5th Oct 17, 1:40 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 1:40 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 1:40 PM
    Just had a look on Ebay and found a decent one for a Tenner, will order once I get home from work.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 5th Oct 17, 1:50 PM
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    Also it may be worth getting an LED collar for your dog too so that you can see where it is. Also helps other people not run / walk into your dog when they can't see it.
    I spend a lot of time in the winter months kicking dogs when I am running because you can't see them!
    As an aside I will never understand why dog walkers insist on walking dark coloured dogs whilst wearing dark coloured clothing.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • madlyn
    • By madlyn 5th Oct 17, 2:40 PM
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    My dog is white, but for a few quid it may be worth getting one as an added extra for seeing where she is when we go into a field.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 5th Oct 17, 5:49 PM
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    Nitecore tube as per my post here.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5700697&highlight=nitecore#5
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 6th Oct 17, 9:03 AM
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    If you want stuff like that you can pick up stuff from amazon for about £2 from china. Full metal body torches. Think that one says its 45 lumens which isn't very bright really.

    I will say for a light weight headtorch ~150 lumens then you can't go wrong with the alpkit gamma. Its £18 and its what most of us at our club use for winter trail running at night.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 6th Oct 17, 7:38 PM
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    Head torches are OK for working or running, but they always make you look a bit strange if you're just walking about. (At least I think they do, and I don't really care what people think much).
    The little Nitecore really is a good bit of kit if you really do want a small torch for "walking about" with. Don't know if it's got the range for what the OP wants though re-reading. Good spread.
    Apparently the two quid copies aren't as good, but I haven't tried one.
    • sillygoose
    • By sillygoose 7th Oct 17, 2:37 PM
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    Those light up dog collars are awesome, as someone who cycles winter evenings for exercise I see most people using them and lets me avoid their pets for both our safety.
    • dunroving
    • By dunroving 10th Oct 17, 4:12 PM
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    I just saw a metal LED torch in Tesco for £2.99. It was in the household section, with the car stuff, light bulbs, etc.
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