Any avid outdoor enthusiast will tell you that when it comes to safety equipment, it doesn’t pay to go cheap. Sure, it may seem tempting to simply pick up a plastic flashlight from the local convenience store when it only costs $1.99, but what happens if that shoddily-made light goes out when you really need it? You would be left in an inconvenient and possibly dangerous situation. High-quality LED lights and strong, durable hunting and fishing knives can make all the difference in the world if you find yourself in a survival situation. Camping, hunting, backpacking and fishing equipment follow the same basic rule as anything else you could possibly buy: You get what you pay for.
Of course, you may unknowingly buy an inferior flashlight or utility knife simply because you don’t know quite what to look for. When it comes to lights, only light emitting diodes (or, LEDs) will do. These patented lighting devices produce brilliant, reliable beams while remaining energy efficient and safe. LED lights produce almost no heat and don’t use filaments, meaning there’s virtually no risk of them burning out. They are also compact, versatile, and surprisingly affordable.
As far as knives go, a flimsy pocketknife is about as useful as a butter knife in a survival situation. Look for knives that are made with only high-quality materials, such as a tough-as-nails stainless steel blade. The handle of the knife should also be of high-quality — look out for cheaply-made or poorly-attached handles. They could easily break and leave you with a useless blade.
Coast Portland have been producing high-quality flashlights, camp lights, knives and outdoor equipment for ninety years. They use only the best materials to create a wide range of durable, affordable tools such as LED general use lights, professional lights, tactical and emergency lights, hunting/fishing/camping knives, and a slew of basic survival tools. Coast products are so reliable they come recommended by military personnel, emergency response workers, and everyday outdoor enthusiasts.
George J., a former U.S. paratrooper, recounted a frightening airborne operational training exercise in which his main chute reopened after landing and dragged him down the drop zone at an alarming speed. “I can’t remember the exact details that put [the Coast] knife in my hands,” George wrote, “but [...] I was able to cut away one of the riser straps, collapsing the parachute.” There’s no saying what would have happened had George not had his reliable Coast C50S pocketknife/light keychain unit. (Read the complete testimonial from George J.)
John A. wrote to Coast Portland to rave about his V2 Tactical Torch personal lighting device. “It is simply amazing how much light this device produces,” John wrote. “I have worn a personal light for many years and this is, without a doubt, the most complete flashlight unit in terms of price, quality and performance that I have ever owned.” John recommended Coast products to all of his “like-minded friends, family and work associates,” sure that they would feel “the same reaction I felt when I first used it: Wow!” (Read the complete testimonial from John A.)
Satisfied Coast customer Damon D. also shared an amazing story about his Tac Torch light. “I was working on clearing a blockage in a process water effluent ditch,” Damon shared. “My Tac Torch was dropped in the ditch by a co-worker. [Three days later] they opened one of the manholes [and] saw what they thought was a reflection off something lying in the bottom of the ditch. It turns out it was my light, sill burning.” Damon, amazed at the ruggedness and durability of that Tac Torch, is still using the same light today. (Read the complete testimonial from Damon D.)
Durability and affordability aren’t the only reasons people turn to Coast Portland again and again for all their outdoor needs. Coast also offers a lifetime guarantee on all knives, tools and LED Lenser lights. All of the aforementioned items are guaranteed to be free of defect in material and workmanship for the life of the original purchaser. They also offer online customer support as well as a toll-free help line. That’s certainly going the extra mile to provide excellent customer service and a big reason Coast has so many satisfied customers.
Yes, high-quality LED lights and stainless steel knives and tools can make all the difference in a survival situation. They are also the most cost effective, outliving their poorly-made counterparts. And at Coast, they’re backed by a lifetime guarantee. With Coast, you do get what you pay for. And then some.