I didn’t notice a difference, but it’s possible with road tires you would.
Some road tires are lined with kevlar or mixed with other materials so they wouldn’t need any liners too.
I own a specialized StumpJumper 29er. It is big, but I can ride pretty fast. The tires are slim and made for packed earth. You can replace them with road tires too.
I’ve been considering 29inch tires as not a good idea because they would be harder to replace post SHTF. That being said my tires did last me several thousand km. I used to ride to the office and back everyday is about 20km total. So I guess if you have spares that’s ok as they will last several years.
Another good upgrade is to install Mr.Tuffy tire liners. My first year I got 6 flats from tiny rocks or glass on the road as I pump my tires pretty hard. After installing the liners I’ve never gotten a flat again.
Answering my own question :P. Looks like Petzl has started releasing 350 Lumen Tactikka + so they end up with the same stats at the Tika Core. They’re also camo. I did not find at my outdoor store a camo 250l one. So I got the black. I rather have longer life than that extra Lumens. I rarely every use max brightness.
When I look at the Petzl website none of their lights reach the times listed here. Normally hovering around the 160 hours mark instead of the ~250 hour mark. Is that because the CORE rechargeable cuts about 100 hours vs Alkaline batteries?
What do you expect time will be with rechargeables like the long life ones you recommend in your battery article.
I’m getting serious about prepping and your website has been invaluable, thank you.
MSR also makes a Chroline maker, but is much less portable.
https://www.msrgear.com/ca/products/global-health/se200-community-chlorine-maker/10275.html and is much more expensive.
The Wirecutter also seem to dislike the Berkey, and note in their lab tests they were unreliable, and results fluctuated a fair bit.