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I was driving through Washington DC on I-95 at about 8 p.m. Traffic was moving well, and I was making great time, until I came across a wreck on the highway. I scooted past it and saw two cars that had just been in an accident. Being an ever-prepared Good Samaritan, I pulled over, grabbed my roadside emergency bag from the back of the car (containing some screwdrivers, a first-aid kit, and, of course, my SureFire E2L Outdoorsman, and headed toward the accident.

I made my way to the second car, an SUV that had been flipped onto its side, trapping the older woman driver inside. I could see through the windshield that she had a head wound that was bleeding pretty badly, and she was starting to panic, so I grabbed the hardest object I could find my SureFire Outdoorsman and started trying to bash in the back windshield. After a few good blows, the windshield shattered. I coaxed the woman out, put on a pair of rubber gloves, and examined her head. The wound wasn't as bad as it looked, but I was concerned about the possibility of brain damage, so I did a quick pupil-dilation test, which requires a flashlight. I had my doubts that my SureFire would still work after using it as a smashing tool, but, much to my surprise, it lit right up and worked as if nothing had ever happened. The woman turned out to be okay and was rushed off in an ambulance. In the meantime, my SureFire continued to work at the scene, directing traffic until the local police arrived. I'm certain that woman would've remained trapped in that car until the cops arrived if it weren't for me and my SureFire.

Nicholas L.
New Rochelle, NY


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About 0030 hours, my wife woke me, saying the disaster sirens were going off and that a tornado had been spotted and was getting close. I placed my wife and daughter in the safest room in the house and grabbed my "disaster kit," which included a SureFire E2L Outdoorsman. We called to warn my father-in-law, who lives about 25 miles away. Ten minutes later we called him again, on his cell phone, and he told us that his farm was no longer there. "It's all gone," he said.

I immediately headed out with my E2L. I could only drive within a half mile of what was left of the farmhouse, so I got out and walked, in the driving rain, my E2L in hand and my spares carrier around my neck. Moving through the terrain, I had to avoid needing rescuing myselfâsome of the downed power lines were still live, and the possibility of being punctured from debris was a real threat. As I maneuvered through, I found three other people in the dark, trying to search for anyone who needed assistance. One of them did not have a light source, and two of them had dead flashlights that were no longer usable. None of them could see well enough to safely navigate their way out of the debris. Using my E2L, we all managed the terrain safely and made it to the farmhouse. If it hadn't been for my E2L, four people could have sustained injuries or gotten hypothermia. Luckily, my father-in-law was okay and everyone was safely accounted for. Now every member of my family has a SureFire flashlight. Thanks, SureFire.

Kelly J.
Springfield, MO


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One cold, stormy night in March, I received a phone called from one of my friends. He told me he couldn't get his boat to start and he was 15 miles downriver from where he put in. He and another one of my friends had been catfishing that night, when they were caught by a storm, and now their boat wouldn't start. Before we hung up, they told me both of their cell phones were dying, so I wouldn't be able to call them again. I called another friend to go with me, and we put in our boat at the same landing. He brought two rechargeable spotlights, and I brought a corded spotlight and my SureFire E2L Outdoorsman. The river was low when we started down the river to find them. Both of us had been on this river but never that far down, so we were going slow, due to the weather and all the exposed debris caused by the low water level. We started out using my spotlight, which ran off of the boat battery, but it had a short in it, so it quit working about two miles down the river. My friend started using his rechargeable spotlights, and we made it about 15 miles in the rain, finding my stranded friend, but by then they were drained.

We got my friend's boat cranked, but we were out of lights to navigate back upriver—until I remembered that my E2L was in my pocket. I gave it to my friend, and he laid on the bow and used it to navigate the 15 miles back upriver. It provided more than enough light for us to see where we were going and dodge all the debris in the river from the storm. Thanks to my E2L, we all made it home safely that cold, stormy night.

Patrick R.
Willard, NC

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After reading a bunch of articles on the SureFire LEDs, and having excellent experience with my incandescent SureFire 6P®, I bought SureFire E2L Outdoorsman in December 2007. One July evening my wife got a call from my brother-in-law's wife saying that his car broke down on I-85. I grabbed my L1 and my E2L, just in case I needed them both. Well, I got there, and sure enough the water pump shaft was moving freely in the engine. We drove to the nearest auto-parts store, bought a new water pump, and came back to the car to start working on it. Good thing I had the E2L with me €”it provided us with light for seven hours straight. My brother-in-law even said, "Your flashlight sure paid off tonight." It sure did. Thank you, SureFire, for making an excellent product with such great runtime and reliability.

Chris C.
Suwanee, GA

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It was the evening of our town's summer festival, and it was still an hour or so before the fireworks were scheduled to start. Hundreds of kids had bought toy light-sabers from a festival vendor and were playing with them in the soccer field. It looked like a tryout for a little league Star Wars competition. My five-year-old managed to break his toy light-saber, and the vendor was completely sold out, so we couldn't replace it. It broke my heart to see my little one crying, so I went to my car, grabbed my E2L Outdoorsman and some duct tape, cut the colored plastic "beam" from its cheap, broken light source, and taped it to my E2L. Bingo my kid had the meanest, brightest light-saber that ever was.

Edward R.
Medfield, MA

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A few months ago, I was in Kenya, with a medical team, working out of many of the slums outside of Nairobi. Since so many areas are without power, it is pitch black most nights. While in an area called Rongai, we had many people with infections and wounds that needed to be cleaned and treated, but without power it was almost impossible. Good thing I had my SureFire Outdoorsman. The flashlight lasted all day, providing enough light to help over 370 people who desperately needed medical attention. I ended up giving up my light to a local doctor who runs into the same issues we dealt with, on a daily basis. It's nice to know my light is still doing some good over there.

John V. Orange, CA

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I have a Harley Davidson 1200 custom Sportster, and one night I was out for a ride when my headlight went out. Luckily I had my Surefire E2L Outdoorsman with me. I was using it to light my way down the highway when, suddenly, I dropped it at 65 mph. I pulled over and found it, and it was still on. I couldn't believe it got dropped onto hard pavement at that speed and it was still on. The impact barely scratched the body of the light, but it broke the metal clip. So I called SureFire the next day, and they sent me a replacement clip for free. SureFire makes the strongest, most powerful flashlight I've ever seen.

Arthur G.
Lewisville, TX


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