Posts Tagged ‘led flashlight’

Outfitting Your Mountain Bike for Night Trips

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

mountain bike at nightMountain biking at night can provide a rush you just can’t get during the daytime. For some busy enthusiasts, nighttime may even be the only available time to ride, particularly when daylight hours are in short supply. In either case, nighttime mountain biking requires extra safety precautions and different gear, including LED lights, that you normally don’t need for riding during the day. Following are suggestions for what to bring and how to trick out your mountain bike for night riding. (more…)

5 LED Headlamp Etiquette Tips for Outdoorsmen

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

LED headlamp at dinnerOutdoor enthusiasts love LED headlamps. You can strap one onto your forehead and then forget about it while you go about your nighttime business bathed in powerful light.

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Rafting the Grande Ronde River

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Grande Ronde RiverOregon’s network of rivers is a gold mine for rafting enthusiasts, with a wide variety of rapids ranging from mild to highly technical. Whitewater rafters travel to the Northwest from all over the world to navigate the region’s renowned rapids and scenic rivers. For beginners, or rafters who want a more laid-back experience, the Grande Ronde offers a stunning combination of mild rapids and scenic beauty.

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9 Survival Tips for Solo Backpackers

Monday, April 25th, 2011

BackpackingThere’s safety in numbers, and nowhere is this more the case than on a hiking or backpacking trip. However, there’s also something special about venturing into the wilderness alone, to commune with nature and enjoy the peace of solitude.

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Why Tactical LED Flashlights Are Better

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

When some people think of tactical flashlights their minds jump to images of firefighters, police officers, and soldiers on the battlefield, with a flashlight tucked into their belt next to a tactical knife. While it’s true that tactical lights have traditionally been used by people in these professions, more and more people are starting to use tactical LED flashlights instead of regular flashlights. The following are four reasons why everyday people are turning to tactical flashlights for all their illumination needs.

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5 Essentials for an Emergency Survival Pack

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Packing for an oFirst Aidutdoor adventure involves more than just a warm jacket and thick boots. Every good outdoor enthusiast knows to pack an emergency survival pack. Here are five essential items for every survival pack, no matter where you’re headed.

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LED Flashlights for Spelunkers

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Whether you are new toSpelunking spelunking or a veteran cave explorer, it is imperative that you have a quality light source. LED flashlights come in many sizes and levels of quality; thus, there are some important factors to consider when purchasing your light source for spelunking. This article provides some suggestions on what to look for when choosing your LED flashlight.

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3 Compact LED Lights for Tight Packing

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

An LED flashlight can come in handy in many situations. However, big, bulky flashlights aren’t always appropriate, especially when you’re traveling. Luckily for you, Coast has three compact LED lights that are perfect for hikers, bikers, and anyone that wants to lighten their load.

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How to Signal for Help with an LED Flashlight

Monday, March 28th, 2011

No matter how experienced a hiker is, the unpredictability of the wilderness can turn a simple pleasure outing into a fight for survival. An injury, sudden changes in the weather, an encounter with an aggressive animal or a simple navigational miscalculation can drop you squarely into an emergency situation.

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How to Survive in the Wilderness Overnight

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Hiking in the wilTwenty Mile Creek Wildernessderness can bring about a sense of tremendous peace and relaxation, and the Pacific Northwest offers plenty of deep forests and long tracts of wilderness for escaping the demands of daily life. The farther you stray from the beaten path, however, the greater the chances your situation might turn on a dime, transforming peace and relaxation into a fight for survival.

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