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Postby Boijoy » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:37 pm

Agreed!! W/ teardropper. The main problem is, buy the time you see a darkwad your ability to avoid a collision is greatly reduced.
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Postby mars » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:37 pm

Especially if you're like me and you left your regular glasses at the camp and have to wear prescription sunglasses all night in the dark.
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Postby gyre » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:49 am

If we are going to call the Unseen something, how about unlitiots?
Or unlidiots?
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Postby Fire_Moose » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:10 pm

I've been thinking of a name for the people with too much light...or the headlamp to eyes people....


You might have nailed it with Litiots Gyre :)
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Postby Marscrumbs » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:36 pm

Having gotten wacked real good on the open playa my first year as a darkwad I've learned my lesson. Having wacked a few darkwads on the second year I hope they have learned theirs.

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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:25 am

It's just a concept, but

http://vimeo.com/14933963
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Postby Colonel Monk » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:46 am

C.f.M. wrote:It's just a concept, but

http://vimeo.com/14933963


I like it.

Mine would say

Light
UP
Facking
Dark
WADS!
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Postby Tin Halo » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:55 am

Some LEO would get one and make it read "Anyone have any hippie cigarettes?"

I'd love to know who the music was in that clip. Drawing straight out of the Bachrach playbook, there.
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Postby Eric » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:13 pm

Tin Halo wrote:Some LEO would get one and make it read "Anyone have any hippie cigarettes?"

I'd love to know who the music was in that clip. Drawing straight out of the Bachrach playbook, there.


It's Bacharach all right: "Paper Mache", originally done by Dionne Warwick. Not sure who did this cover, but it's really pretty.
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Postby Eklypz » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:43 pm

I bought a bunch of LED bracelet blinkies to help with the darkwad problem. My first couple years, yes, I was a darkwad. I liked being a creature of the night, sidestepping through the darkness muahaha but I learned the error of my ways and the peace of mind of some random idiot not running into your backside and finally come full circle and give away sustainable lighting.

During the beginning of the week I will circle around groups of darkwads and give them educate on why lighting is important in a non-confrontational way but by the weekend, the flux was too strong so just whipped LED blinkies with, "CATCH THAT DARKWAD!", most were caught or soon picked up off the ground. So, be a part of the solution and not just whine and yell at them.

Of course next year, I am hopping on an artboat with my fishing pole and reeling in some big darkwads :D
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Postby Tin Halo » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:25 pm

Eric wrote:
Tin Halo wrote:Some LEO would get one and make it read "Anyone have any hippie cigarettes?"

I'd love to know who the music was in that clip. Drawing straight out of the Bachrach playbook, there.


It's Bacharach all right: "Paper Mache", originally done by Dionne Warwick. Not sure who did this cover, but it's really pretty.


Paper Mache is probably one of the few Bacharach works I've not heard, then. Yeah, this version really does Burt justice.
Again, with the weird timings of things: I've been experimenting with paper mache recipes this week. :shock:
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Postby kman » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:59 pm

Eklypz wrote:I bought a bunch of LED bracelet blinkies to help with the darkwad problem. My first couple years, yes, I was a darkwad. I liked being a creature of the night, sidestepping through the darkness muahaha but I learned the error of my ways and the peace of mind of some random idiot not running into your backside and finally come full circle and give away sustainable lighting.

During the beginning of the week I will circle around groups of darkwads and give them educate on why lighting is important in a non-confrontational way but by the weekend, the flux was too strong so just whipped LED blinkies with, "CATCH THAT DARKWAD!", most were caught or soon picked up off the ground. So, be a part of the solution and not just whine and yell at them.

Of course next year, I am hopping on an artboat with my fishing pole and reeling in some big darkwads :D


Local 99 cent store had red blinky bike lights (the kind you usually mount under the bike seat) that ran off two AAA batteries (included, amazingly). Could clip to a belt, a backpack, the hem of your shorts, your hat band, whatever. I gave away 5 this year. Next year I'll be bringing more, that's for sure.
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Postby The CO » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:11 pm

Some years back, I found a lid that fits on a Nalgene type water bottle, has 3 LEDs under the lid, lights up the bottle. I always have my water, visibility light and JoTS seat-check light all in one.
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Postby kman » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:35 pm

The CO wrote:Some years back, I found a lid that fits on a Nalgene type water bottle, has 3 LEDs under the lid, lights up the bottle. I always have my water, visibility light and JoTS seat-check light all in one.


Seen those, look nifty although I haven't actually picked one up yet, for all the times I've held them in my hand. By Guyot Designs, called a FireFlye. Sport Chalet carries them, along with the various online vendors.

http://www.amazon.com/Guyot-Designs-Fir ... B000LGZWJW

I wish they made one that integrates with the Better Bottle lids, as I don't carry Nalgenes at BM since I discovered them. Great for camping, though.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:56 am

I saw one of those nalgene light lids that is solar....

Kinda dumb id ya ask me.
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Postby C.f.M. » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:01 am

The CO wrote:Some years back, I found a lid that fits on a Nalgene type water bottle, has 3 LEDs under the lid, lights up the bottle. I always have my water, visibility light and JoTS seat-check light all in one.


That's the "Firefly."

http://boingboing.net/2006/10/25/firefl ... -for-.html

I got one for my bd - took it, but didn't use it. One of our twins had one, too. Attached it to a long rope and swung it around like a meteor.

If I took my Nalgene (that I only have because it came with the light...) out with me, I'd use it. Just a simply way to light up.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:24 am

and then you can always drop a glow stick into yer nalgene...
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Postby Elorrum » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:25 am

I have a firefly. Used it this year as last tent light of the night, night drinking water combo. I just love it, though I don't use it thoroughly? I like it as my last light in the shade shelter, sitting, thinking of going to sleep, come on kid, go to bed already light.
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