Hate to say it, but Bright & Cheap is the easiest trick to pull off in the flashlight industry. You honestly overpaid for that light. Not a huge fan of Maglite. But honestly if the Gerber is going to be your main light out in Belize, you might want to seriously consider getting a better quality light that isn't very expensive to use. Something like a Mini-Mag 2AA LED model. I say that because there's a very common misconception that somehow "quality" is simply tossed in for free when someone buys a light that is specifically billed as "bright" & "cheap." It never is.