There is one popular saying about hunting, “not every trip into the woods ends with a deer, but hunters always come with a new story”. That’s right, every hunter has at least one good story about their hunting seasons – these stories can be good, bad, or even downright frustrating. My late father was a hunter, he would show off his catch after he got back from a hunting trip over the weekend. I could remember how we would all gather in the backyard listening to his tale about the trip as he cleaned up and cut up his deers and my mother prepared things needed for barbecue. His tale was always a treat, and it was something we would look forward to every hunting season. Unlike the old saying I mentioned earlier, my father was an exceptional hunter – he never came home empty-handed. It just a matter of how many kills he got. His hunting prowess was the reason why I wanted to hunt as well. I was 16 years old when he first took me to the wood – sadly unlike him who had managed to kill his first deer when he was 12 years old, I couldn’t manage to get any kills on my first hunt.
Although I didn’t manage to kill my first deer at the time, my first hunting season was one for the books. I might not have anything to show for it, but the moment I spent with my father and the lessons he taught me during the trip made me who I am today. Now, I am not saying I’m at his level – I’m sure no one can beat my father’s skills or records. But everything about hunting that I know now, I owe it to him. This doesn’t mean I didn’t manage to learn anything on my own. After all, they say experience is the best teacher, right?
Speaking of experience, this reminds me of one of my hunting stories. Wonder which category this story falls under? It’s “bad” borderline “downright frustrating” kind of story. Really, that hunt was a disaster despite the fact that I managed to end the trip on a good note. If there is one lesson I can take from that hunting season, it’s the importance of flashlight. I’m aware that not all hunters agree that one must have fancy and expensive gears in order to be successful at hunting – especially those who hunt during the day, but bear with me when I say this: every hunter needs a high quality flashlight and a reliable backup, regardless of when they hunt. You may not need it during the day as you can see your targets and surrounding clearly, but these flashlights still come in handy for blood-tracking. Now, when I said high quality flashlight, I wasn’t referring to a $250 flashlight. Even that amount of money is ridiculous for someone who knows the importance of a good tactical flashlight from a hunting-fiasco like me. Back in the day I didn’t give much thought about flashlight – so you can imagine how frustrating it was when my flashlight all of a sudden, and at the worst possible moment, started fizzling out. My backup at the time was just as bad as it was too bright and the deers just started running.
Once I got home, I decided to get a replacement and backup – but not before I learned what I needed to know about flashlights and weighed in my options. Fortunately I came across wholesale flashlights and found Outback flashlight that isn’t only perfect for finding paths, reading maps, as well as making the kill, but is also of impressive built-quality. The flashlights come with a sturdy, and deep-knurled body – losing grip during use is impossible. The material is of anodized aluminium which contributes to its lightweight and anti-corrosion nature, take them apart and you’ll find gaskets that keep water and moisture out which means you can drop it in the water and it won’t fizzle out. But do you know what makes this flashlight the best one in the market? The compact built and price. You’ll find it difficult to resist a water-resistant, durable 3 watt cree LED flashlight with 200 lumens and more than 350 yard beam at less than $50. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.