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THE BEST EDC FLASHLIGHTS FOR CAMPING: CAMPING FLASHLIGHTS FOR THE GALLANTRY MAN

THE BEST EDC FLASHLIGHTS FOR CAMPING: CAMPING FLASHLIGHTS FOR THE GALLANTRY MAN

David Spielman
15 minute read

The Best EDC Camping Flashlights 20220429  -  Predator 1“Are you going to just stand there and stare or are you going to hook a fellow Gallantry Man up with a fire everyday carry camping flashlight?”

THE EVERYDAY CARRY CAMPING “TORCH”

These days there is an everyday carry flashlight for every kind of Gallantry Man, as the product itself is highly malleable and adaptable for many special uses. When it comes to camping, Gallantry carries a wide assortment of flashlights to suit your EDC needs.

A Gallantry Man is a prepared man, so for those times when electric-power light sources aren’t likely to be at your immediate disposal, you can be rest assured that we’ve got you covered… and then some.

The Best EDC Camping Flashlights 20220429  - Predator 2“Gallantry was right. Those everyday carry flashlights we scooped up do also make for pretty great camping flashlights.”

EDC FLASHLIGHTS MAKE GREAT CAMPING FLASHLIGHTS

The truth of the matter is that when it comes to camping, 99.9999% of the Gallantry Man population will be in great shape with a simple, sturdy, and reliable everyday carry flashlight (that they carry on non-camping days, too).

In other words, everyday carry flashlights make great camping flashlights.

Best of all, there is no shortage of greatness when it comes to terrific, dependable everyday carry flashlights that you can use for your next camping adventure.

Whether you’re a city slicker, a minimalist that loves to hike and fish, or a survivalist preparing for the apocalypse, the one constant is that you’re going to need a good everyday carry flashlight to serve all your practical needs, so you might take advantage of the fact that said flashlight will also always be there for you when you’re camping.

Let’s break down why YOU need a solid everyday carry flashlight when camping as well as what key features you should be looking for in it.

Let’s break it down NOW!

The Best EDC Camping Flashlights 20220429  - The edge 3“Dude. Please tell me you remembered to bring that EDC camping flashlight that you bought from Gallantry with you.”

WHY YOU NEED A GOOD FLASHLIGHT WHEN CAMPING

Simply relying on your phone as a flashlight is not the move for the always prepared Gallantry Man. Whether you need to light up the night trail to “water the plants” or you just need some precise beam assistance to help you pitch a tent and get that crackling campfire started, there are a multitude of reasons that you need a good flashlight when camping.

Some of these awesome reasons include…

SELF-DEFENSE

Catching some forest goober or unannounced animal in the woods and aiming a bright light in their eyes to temporarily blind them or scare them away can buy you some serious time whether the situation is life-threatening or not.

Meanwhile, if you’ve got balls of stainless steel and don’t mind getting up close and personal, you can also use your torch (larger ones packing some heavy-duty poundage work the best) as a baton-like tool in order to administer some serious blunt force trauma!

Here comes the BOOM!

MULTIPURPOSE TOOL

A handy everyday carry light can be used to crack ice, open nuts, and break glass. When the situation at hand is dire enough that its worth a broken flashlight, do not hesitate to git er done with an everyday carry light as a last resort.

BEACON OR MORSE CODE

Using your everyday carry flashlight to signal your location is such a clutch move that some manufacturers have even begun to design flashlights with a specific built-in Morse function (i.e. SOS mode).

OH YEAH!

The Best EDC Camping Flashlights 20220429  -The Grey 4“So many excellent everyday carry flashlight choices from Gallantry, so little time. I’m just so grateful they’ve provided me with such a useful list of functions to look out for as I approach making my final selection.”

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A CAMPING FLASHLIGHT

When it comes to choosing the right portable, hand-held everyday carry flashlight for you, you’re going to have options up the wazoo.

You’ve got rechargeable flashlights (these money-savers tend to use lithium-ion batteries and can be recharged via USB ports, so they’re not great for extended periods of time), battery-powered flashlights (these are ideal for camping, as they use disposable batteries – if you’ve got spares, you’ll always have a power source nearby), solar flashlights (though not ideal for nighttime use, they’re great if you have environmental light at your disposal), and shake flashlights.

Of course, your checklist of functions to consider once you have decided on the type of everyday carry flashlight that you’d like will inevitably vary depending on you, your needs, and the activities that you have planned for the kinds of camping trips that your most likely to go on.

Here are some consideration biggies to bare in mind when you are making your incredible everyday carry camping flashlight selection…

The Best EDC Camping Flashlights 20220429  - Hard Rain5“You heard me! Mo’ lumens means mo’ brightness!”

BRIGHTNESS

There’s just no getting around it. No matter what kind of camping you like to get into, brightness (along with battery life) is a primary deciding factor when it comes to choosing the right light.

Though 100 lumens (a lumen is a unit measure of the total amount of visible light emitted by your flashlight) is considered the industry standard for your typical flashlight, the best and most powerful everyday carry flashlights for camping are going to be packing even more than that. After all, you want your tactical everyday carry camping flashlight to be able to strut its stuff when your hiking at night or emergency signaling.

BATTERY

When it comes to camping, much of a flashlight’s performance is contingent on the kind of battery that it utilizes. As such, knowing how you’ll be using your flashlight will help you figure out the right kind of battery for you.

In general, a flashlight with a high number of lumens will require a heftier battery with superior capacity. Larger batteries usually have a short runtime (i.e. the amount of time it takes for a flashlight’s brightness to deteriorate to 10%), while smaller batteries tend to have a longer runtime.

Then there’s the matter of battery capacity. The better capacity a battery has, the longer its runtime will be, and the longer a battery’s runtime is, the better shape you’re going to be in when it comes to your everyday carry camping flashlight.

LIGHT SETTINGS

Versatile flashlights with multiple settings are great because they give you the ability to adjust light levels in order to prolong your battery’s runtime.

SIZE

We do everyday carry at Gallantry so obviously we’re fans of a flashlight that you can tuck into your pocket to keep your ergonomic situation nice and tight. That being said, if you’re planning on carrying your everyday carry torch in a bag, you can go bigger in size. Again, it’s all about what is going to work best for you and your particular situation.

WEIGHT

In most cases, the larger a flashlight is, the heavier it will be. So if your camping trip is going to involve hiking, fishing, or hunting, you are definitely going to want a flashlight that’s lightweight, as this will make it dependable and easy to carry.

The Best EDC Camping Flashlights 20220429  - The edge 6“Umm, this is not an everyday carry flashlight.”

MATERIALS

The construction of your flashlight is critical to its functionality, weight, and general aesthetic. That’s why when it comes to camping, you’re going to want a tough, shockproof torch made from durable, corrosion and abrasion-resistant materials like anodized aluminum (lightweight, strong, can perform in most environments), stainless steel (heavier than aluminum, but incredibly resilient and resistant to wear), titanium (heavier, offers form, function, and appearance variety, and can also be polished, bead blasted, or colored), and, last but not least, brass and copper (both develop unique patinas with time, making them popular for EDC enthusiasts specifically concerned with maintaining an attractive aesthetic).

BEAM TYPE

The more lumens a flashlight has, the stronger its beam will be. However, the type of beam that you will require will invariably differ based on whatever the task at hand is.

Most flashlights have a flood beam (this beam will light a wider area, making it particularly useful for lighting your camp kitchen or inside of your tent), a spot beam (this intense beam allows the light to focus and reach a greater distance, a big plus when you are walking at night), or a versatile adjustable beam.

BEAM DISTANCE

Measured in meters, beam distance is defined as the distance that you can effectively see by the beam of your flashlight. If you plan to use your flashlight for night hikes, you’ll definitely want a beam that reaches a minimum of 100 meters (shorter beams, meanwhile, are sufficient for your campsite).

CONTROLS

The standard flashlight has either an on/off switch or a simple push button that you can use to power your flashlight on and off. Some lights also come with a safety lock that can help prevent your flashlight from turning on unintentionally.

IMPACT-RESISTANCE

A flashlight’s impact resistance is the height from which it can be dropped and still work well. If your flashlight is particularly small (i.e. likely to be more fragile) or you happen to be clumsy, you’re definitely going to want an impact-resistant flashlight in order to ensure a longer lifespan.

WATER-RESISTANCE

You never know when you’ll need your everyday carry flashlight when camping, so if the moment strikes during a flood or rainstorm, having a flashlight that isn’t water-resistant (water-resistance is measured after an impact test, a process that involves dropping the light six times onto concrete to see if it still operates at full capacity, is fully conducted) is about as useful as, well, not even having a flashlight on your person in the first place.

You can identify a light’s waterproof rating by its IPX code. Here are a few code examples…

IPX4 = Flashlight can be splashed from every direction and still work.

IPX7 = Flashlight can still work well after being one meter underwater for 30 minutes.

IPX8 = Flashlight will still work after a full 1-hour submersion at indicate depth.

COMFORT

When it comes to everyday carry camping flashlights, ergonomics really do matter. A good rubber grip on a flashlight’s body will not only provide better (and more comfortable) handling, but also increased protection.

Meanwhile, if you don’t like the prospect of your flashlight rolling around all over the place, consider getting one with a flatter shape.

MODES

Though certain modes like red lights, strobe lights, SOS, and different dim/bright settings are definitely not essential features for any basic everyday carry camping flashlight, they absolutely can be neat.

BONUS FEATURES

Many flashlights come with accessories like straps, belt clips, holsters, stun gun/taser functions, zoom capability, and more!

The Best EDC Camping Flashlights 20220429  - The grey 7“Let’s go! Let’s go! It’s time to buy all the everyday carry flashlights that are perfect for camping from Gallantry right now!”

When all is said and done, you just want to have the perfect everyday carry flashlight on you, one capable of handling the tasks that you’ll inevitably - intentionally or unintentionally - put before it.

You have high standards, deservedly so, and, as such, you deserve an efficient, reliable, comfortable, high-quality, high-performing everyday carry camping flashlight with a solid run time that works for you (without impeding your movement or interfering with your style along the way, that is).

Now that you have an incredible grasp of the how, what, and why when it comes to everyday carry camping flashlights, let’s get into the where (that would be us, Gallantry) and when

RIGHT NOW!


Let’s take a look at the goods, Gallantry Man Legend.

THE PS16 2,000-LUMEN EDC FLASHLIGHT FROM MECARMY

PS16 2,000-LUMEN EDC FLASHLIGHT FROM MECARMY STONEWASHED

The portable daylight that is The MecArmy PS16 produces a truly remarkable maximum output of 2,000 lumens via its 4 CREE XP-G2 S4 LED emitters, and, yet this sleek stainless steel package is still small enough to fit in your pocket with its epic attached clip. With a simple tail switch operation, this bad boy can run on both 16340 or 18350 lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.

If durability, brightness, and portability are the features that really matter to you, then it’s time for you to buckle up because the everyday carry torch that you’ve been waiting for has officially arrived.

LIGHT! IT! UP!

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Max output 2,000 lumens
  • 4x CREE XP-G2 S4 LEDs
  • Runs on 16340 or 18350 Li-ion rechargeable batteries
  • Tail switch operation
  • Stainless steel construction

PS16 2,000-Lumen EDC Flashlight

PS16 2,000-Lumen EDC Flashlight

$89.99

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THE ILLUMINEX-1S TITANIUM EDC FLASHLIGHT FROM MECARMY

ILLUMINEX-1S TITANIUM EDC FLASHLIGHT FROM MECARMY BRUSHED TITANIUM

Sometimes the value of a great flashlight can still occasionally be underrated (don’t ask us how this happens, we have no idea). The MecArmy Illuminex-1S Titanium EDC Flashlight, however, makes such a feat impossible, as it packs some seriously heavy-duty brightness (130 lumens to be exact) while still being small enough (it's literally the size of a AAA battery) to fit snug on your keyring.

When you’ve got this stunner on you, you won’t have to fret the next time you drop a tiny screw or need to take a peek under the hood of your vehicle in the middle of the night. Instead, you’ll be able to just flash a grin to show off just how prepared you are.

Rechargeable via a micro USB, this gem is absolutely a must-have… so have it!

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Titanium construction with brushed finish
  • CREE-XP G2 LED
  • 130 lumens maximum
  • 6 hour maximum runtime
  • 10180 lithium ion battery
  • Micro USB rechargeable in 1 hour
  • Simple twist switch
  • Waterproof to 2m
  • Impact resistant to 1.5m
  • Micro USB cable not included
  • 8.9g
  • 1.61" L x 0.5" D

IllumineX-1S Titanium EDC Flashlight

IllumineX-1S Titanium EDC Flashlight

$45.90

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The Best EDC Camping Flashlights 20220429  - The Grey 8 “Did you just ask me if I wanted the Eiger Flashlight from Peak LED Solutions in Stainless Steel, Brass, or Black? I’m a Gallantry Man. I want all three.”

THE EIGER FLASHLIGHT FROM PEAK LED SOLUTIONS

EIGER FLASHLIGHT FROM PEAK LED SOLUTIONS STAINLESS STEEL

Designed with professional applications in mind, The Eiger Flashlight from Peak LED Solutions is compact, comes with a keyring attachment, and has one of the best light outputs available on the market.

Available in solid stainless steel, brass, or black solid anodized aluminum, this scorcher is able to utilize a multitude of different battery types, and it is both durable and versatile. Plus, with its Quantum Tunneling Composite technology, this beauty can be set at any brightness between a dim glow and the brightest light of any single AAA powered flashlight on the market.

American light is the best light and everyone knows it. Why else would The Eiger be entirely manufactured in the USA?

American light rules!

USA! USA! USA!

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Stainless steel
  • Shock and water resistant
  • Unbreakable scratch-resistant polycarbonate window
  • Twist switch operation
  • Cree XPG LED
  • Quantum Tunneling Composite variable output
  • Functions with AAA alkaline, AAA lithium, rechargeable NiMH, and 3.7v Li-Ion rechargeable 10440
  • Made in Arizona, USA
  • Battery included
  • 1.87oz
  • 3.75" L x 0.5" D

Eiger Flashlight

Eiger Flashlight

$80.00

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THE BRASS EIGER FLASHLIGHT FROM PEAK LED SOLUTIONS

EIGER FLASHLIGHT FROM PEAK LED SOLUTIONS BRASS

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Brass construction
  • Shock and water-resistant
  • Unbreakable scratch-resistant polycarbonate window
  • Twist switch operation
  • Cree XPG LED
  • Quantum Tunneling Composite variable output
  • Functions with AAA alkaline, AAA lithium, rechargeable NiMH, and 3.7v Li-Ion rechargeable 10440
  • Made in Arizona, USA
  • Battery included
  • 0.99oz
  • 3.75" L x 0.5" D

Eiger Flashlight

Eiger Flashlight

$65.00

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THE BLACK EIGER FLASHLIGHT FROM PEAK LED SOLUTIONS

EIGER FLASHLIGHT FROM PEAK LED SOLUTIONS BLACK

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Hard-anodized aluminum construction
  • Shock and water resistant
  • Unbreakable scratch-resistant polycarbonate window
  • Twist switch operation
  • Cree XPG LED
  • Quantum Tunneling Composite variable output
  • Functions with AAA alkaline, AAA lithium, rechargeable NiMH, and 3.7v Li-Ion rechargeable 10440
  • Made in Arizona, USA
  • Battery included
  • 0.99oz
  • 3.75" L x 0.5" D

Eiger Flashlight

Eiger Flashlight

$60.00

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The Best EDC Camping Flashlights 20220429  - The Grey 9 “Wow. That VSSL isn’t just an everyday carry camping flashlight. It’s a whole camp supplies kit. Time to add this baby to the shopping cart stat!”

The Gallantry Man is always prepared for whatever comes his way. Period. End of story. So? Have you gotten your VSSL CAMP Supplies Compact Adventure Kit yet?

THE VSSL CAMP SUPPLIES COMPACT ADVENTURE KIT

VSSL CAMP SUPPLIES COMPACT ADVENTURE KIT BLACK

The VSSL CAMP Supplies Compact Adventure Kit (see more HERE) is perfectly stocked with over 70 pieces of essential outdoor gear. It’s basically the multi-tool of camp lights, and we can assure you that it will change the way you prepare for outdoor adventure.

Inside your waterproof, indestructible military-grade aluminum (to ensure that whatever essentials you put inside stay dry and safe in any environment) VSSL CAMP you will find the following pre-packed, ready-to-go camping necessities: Mini First Aid Kit, Compass, Rope + Razor Kit, Water Purification Kit, Firestarter Kit, Fishing Kit, Wire Saw, Misc. Gear Kit, Adventure Tape, an Expandable Bamboo Cloth, and a Pure Canadian Beeswax Candle.

The VSSL genuinely has everything you could need for your next camping adventure. What more could you want?

YES! LET’S GO!

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Packed with over 70 essential items for camping and adventure
  • Built from 6061 Military Grade Aluminum, Waterproof
  • 4-Mode LED Light (High, Medium, Red, and SOS)
  • Contains a Mini First Aid Kit, Compass, Rope + Razor Kit, Water Purification Kit, Firestarter Kit, Fishing Kit, Wire Saw, Misc. Gear Kit, Adventure Tape, an Expandable Bamboo Cloth, and a Pure Canadian Beeswax Candle
  • 9" Tall, 2" Diameter

VSSL Camp Supplies Compact Adventure Kit

VSSL Camp Supplies Compact Adventure Kit

$135.00

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The Best EDC Camping Flashlights 20220429  - Predator 10“Got a light? An everyday carry flashlight for camping from Gallantry, that is.”

#LIGHTSOUT

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