Generally, to get around in the dark I lug this thing around. The photo does not even begin to get across the hugeness of this flashlight. 

It’s a bummer because in order to actually do something, like drag the hose out and fill the tank, I have to keep putting the flashlight down and picking it back up again. And if I have more than just the flashlight to carry, like when I go get wood, it’s a big juggling act.

Some of my friends have suggested I get a headlamp so I can ski with Java in the evening after work, since I whine a lot about never getting to do anything because of the big, bad darkness. 

So I went to Cabela’s and bought a headlamp. I was disappointed that they didn’t have anything even remotely stylish. If you are going to wear a light strapped to your head, it should at least have a snappy-colored band and say something like “Bad Ass” on it. But no, I ended up with a muddy green, army fatigue looking thing that appears to be a billboard for Cabela’s. I wonder if I could dye the strap and write on it with permanent marker…

But it does have a very bright setting, along with a lower setting and can be switched to flash if you really want to annoy people. It has served me well so far for doing morning and evening chores hands-free and will work well for skiing around the house too.

I was surprised when the horses ran away from me when I was setting their pans of feed outside. They were snorting and looking at me like I was some sort of monster or something. They wouldn’t let me near them. Silly horses…

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  1. My sister got my OH one of these for Christmas a few years ago. He feeds the horses at 4:00 in the morning, and of course it’s dark at that hour. Having to push a wheelbarrow full of hay was impossible with a flashlight. HE LOVES IT!! Hands free is the way to go! Our horses never really freaked out about it. Yours should adjust quickly to the light.
    There has been a few times where after my OH has fed the horses, he gets in his car, stops for gas, goes in to pay, and he kept wondering why the cashier was looking at him funny. He finally figured out that he kept forgetting to take the head lamp off and was going into the gas station with it still on his head!! So the moral of this story is, don’t forget to take it off your head before you go into public places!! LOL!

  2. Far side – They were still afraid this morning. One of these days they’ll figure it out.

    Paint Girl – Ooh, major social faux pas… Too funny.

    Lori – Thanks. I’m always shooting for being on the cutting edge of technology.

  3. We are headlamp junkies over here. I’m glad that you got one. It keeps your hands free to do what you need to do.

    Yours looks very bight!

  4. Hi Maery, I got a headlamp hat from Home Depot or Lowe’s and I love it. It’s a regular baseball hat and the switch is on the bill of the cap. It takes a camera battery but works great and it hasn’t run out yet. My horses are not fans of headlamps either. But they’re not fans of flashlights as well. Crazy mixed up animals. Nice blog.

  5. What fun. Surely ya’ll can doll the thing up a bit. I can’t wait to see what ya’ll come up with. The horses will soon learn that the weird light commin’ toward them means feed.

    Have a great day you little fashion diva!

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