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Monthly Archives: September 2014

12 Sep

When I was in grade school, I took a Pringles potato chip can (and Pringles were brand-spanking new, so that’s how old I am) and filled it with coal and a pack of matches, put the lid back on, and hid it in the cave on my grandparent’s farm.  Pringles were introduced in 1967, so by the time they made their way to Tennessee, let’s call it 1968.  In 1968 I was in second grade, and already stashing away supplies.

I hadn’t given any consideration to food, but I had worked out shelter (the cave) water (stream coming from the …

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04 Sep

When someone tells me they want “affordable” night vision they are usually expecting to see Generation 3 quality at a Gen 1 price point. Many people buy Generation 1 units only to become frustrated and disappointed. No, a $250 night vision device is not going to turn night into day. Generation 3 night vision is capable of this but is also out of the price range of someone who was initially looking into cheaper Gen 1 units.

Traditional Generation 1 night vision gives a much distorted and not very usable picture. Generation 1 gives a sight picture that is like …

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04 Sep

Over the past four years I have probably had no less than two dozen customers ask for a hand held spot light that will illuminate a field out to 1 mile.  They often point out the "million candle power" spot lights that sell for under $50.  While useable in as an illumination tool – without spending significantly more than that – there is no white light that will illuminate out to 1 mile at night.

Enter Laser Genetics.  These guys came on a few years ago with a bang.  For those of you that are not familiar with the technology; …

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