1. “5,250,650 lumens”?! Wow! That’s one bright light! (Just kidding.)
    Happy Anniversary! I remember reading your article about that helicopter crash and the fact that due to proper finger indexing there were no negligent discharges all the way down. And I thought of it recently when I read an article about how a police officer was shot accidentally by one of her colleagues when a large dog broke out of its cage in a house they were searching and chased the officer out the door (he shot her through the door as he was running out). I was very surprised the department chose not to discipline the officer in any way, claiming the incident “was not a result of an act of negligence, carelessness or otherwise reckless behavior…”. I think otherwise. Had that officer not had his finger on the trigger when running out toward his fellow officers, his colleague would not have been shot.


    Best wishes and stay out of helicopters – I don’t think they like you,

    John Mohan

  2. Jim and Mas,

    Thanks for the excellent reports. And a special thanks to Al Gore for inventing the Internet, so we could view these products from almost anywhere in the world. (That’s a joke. Al Gore didn’t invent the Internet, but I have heard that Google uses Al Gore rhythms).

    Those Maxpedition packs look like they would work well for people who want to practice the “grey man” concept.

  3. I want one… of EACH! lol
    Congrats for your coverage Jim, and for Mas keeping himself in one piece!