With this many (gear ) addicts in this forum , there must be tonnes of old/obsolete gear filling your drawers and closets. So, what do you do with older knives, flashlights, bags ..etc. ? I don't like throwing anything. And most my gear is cheap and not worth going to flea market to try and sell. So, I move them to "backup" category. Like many of you, I have some non-LED flashlights ( good old days ), and I have moved some of them to backup kits like the one in my office where the chance of anything bad happeneing is not big , but you never know. So, I have prepared that kit to help me shelter in place in the office for 2-3 days. Those flashlight are very nice for staying in place, especially if power is out. The flashlight has a rotating head to change light pattern from narrow beam to flood. If you unscrew it further, the head comes off and the flashlight looks like a battery-operated candle (throws light in 360 degress - all around). Better yet, that head which came off fits the flashlight base ( where you insert the betteries ) and makes the "candle" more stable in standing position. I thought that after having the LED flashlights , those old flashlight/candles should be moved to where a candle may be needed. And so two of them now sit in the office locker with a bunch of AA batteries. Beside them in the same kit, there is half a dozen tealight candles. Do you have stories of "new life" for obsolete gear ??