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Old 04-07-2012, 19:28   #1
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It's "test your flares" night in the US

go shoot a few off.
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Old 04-07-2012, 20:49   #2
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Re: It's "test your flares" night in the US

So I'm out back watching the neighbors try to blow the town apart with every possible type of firework known to man. In the middle of this I spot a flight of sky lanterns just go by lazy on a breeze. Some people know how to relax
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Re: It's "test your flares" night in the US

This thread's a troll if there ever was one.

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Old 04-07-2012, 21:37   #4
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Re: It's "test your flares" night in the US

So if I test them and they work OK do I put them back in the cannister for use later?
They are the good working ones after all.
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Re: It's "test your flares" night in the US

A month late perhaps?
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Re: It's "test your flares" night in the US

Well, since everyone in the vacinity (and all over the country) is shooting guns into the air and launching fireworks, might as well take advantage of the opportunity.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:02   #7
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Re: It's "test your flares" night in the US

A few years ago I bought 6 out-of-date industrial strength parachute flares. I tested one once up here in field in the mountains . . . it went up about 500 feet and lit up the night sky.

I need all my will power not to shoot off the remaining five flares. Every 4th of July is a terrible internal struggle . . .

But really I'm glad to save them for an onboard emergency, and should that ever happen, I know we'll have some incredible signaling power. They make a regular handheld flare seem like a 10W bulb by comparison.
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Re: It's "test your flares" night in the US

Then, I understand it's not the right moment to be in distress at sea off the US coast...

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Re: It's "test your flares" night in the US

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A few years ago I bought 6 out-of-date industrial strength parachute flares. I tested one once up here in field in the mountains . . . it went up about 500 feet and lit up the night sky.

I need all my will power not to shoot off the remaining five flares. Every 4th of July is a terrible internal struggle . . .

But really I'm glad to save them for an onboard emergency, and should that ever happen, I know we'll have some incredible signaling power. They make a regular handheld flare seem like a 10W bulb by comparison.
There was a couple of those parachute flares launched here in Mission Bay, (San Diego) last night. I can attest to there brightness and "hang time". Very impressive.
Oh, so was the San Diego "Big Bay Boom....Bust". All 15 seconds of it... heh heh...
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