Archive for September, 2013

COAST’s HL7 LED Headlamp and a Story of Survival in the NZ Wilderness

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

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The COAST HL7 LED headlamp recently saved Matthew Parrett’s day—and perhaps his life! Matthew works for Charton International, one of our major distributors in New Zealand. He and his lively crew have quite a mountaineering tale to tell—one that involves over 30 extra hours of hiking, walking, and route finding. (more…)

Tips from COAST for National Preparedness Month

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

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This September marks the 10th annual recognition of National Preparedness Month. From Superstorm Sandy to Hurricane Katrina, the last decade has presented us with plenty of reasons to prepare for the worst. Even if you weren’t personally affected by these storms, hopefully every passing disaster nudged you to update your emergency preparedness kit. The CDC and FEMA are hosting events all across the country, partnering with more than 3,000 organizations and hoping to spur Americans to get ready for the next big storm, flood, fire, or earthquake.

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COAST Resources: Helpful Articles on LED Lanterns

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

COAST EAL20 LED LanternWhen you’ve been blogging as long as we have, you come to realize which of your posts have been the most useful for readers. In the last few weeks, we’ve been reviewing our blogs on LED Lanterns. Based upon Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools data, we’ve compiled the following list of the most popular LED emergency lantern resources on the COAST Portland website. Whether you’re looking for a refresher on LED emergency area lights, or you just need some advice on what to look for in a good camping lantern, these resources will come in handy.

“Camping Lanterns: Propane vs. LED Battery”
This blog, originally published in April of 2012, has drawn over 1,800 pageviews in the period between June 2012 and June 2013, and we can guess why. It’s a helpful post comparing traditional propane lanterns and their modern counterparts, LED battery camping lanterns. The blog compares these two LED lantern options according to brightness, cost, safety, maintenance, energy efficiency, sound, and durability. A great read for those who are considering ditching their old propane models for slick new LED emergency lanterns.

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Tools of the Trade Puts COAST’s A25R Rechargeable Flashlight to the Test

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

A25R Rechargeable FlashlightOur A25R LED rechargeable flashlight was recently featured in Tools of the Trade online magazine. Tools of the Trade calls itself “the complete resource for the tools used in the construction industry today.” For construction workers, having the right tool makes all the difference. Tools of the Trade helps contractors select the best tool for every project. The magazine specializes in side-by-side comparisons of tools; these detailed specs are specifically geared toward construction professionals.

Tools of the Trade’s Review of the A25R LED Flashlight
Tools of the Trade reviewer Michael Davis called the A25R “one of the coolest flashlights [he’s] ever seen.” Here are a few A25R features that Mr. Davis highlighted in his review of this top-notch COAST product: (more…)