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How Well Do You Know Your State’s Concealed Carry Laws?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

DX 355 Knife

Every state has its own laws regarding concealed weapons. Here in Oregon, state law regarding ownership of knives is quite lenient. It is legal for Oregonians to own any kind of knife they choose. However, the Beaver state does restrict certain knives as illegal to conceal and carry. Here’s a summary of Oregon law regarding the concealed carrying of knives.

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Top 5 Valentines Gift Ideas for the Survivalist in Your Life

Friday, February 14th, 2014
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HP7R Rechargeable Flashlight

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be predictable and cheesy. It can be a chance to show your heartmate that you know them well—well enough to get something that they would actually want on the big romantic holiday. Forget the flowers and chocolates—this year, go for the rugged, top-of-the-line survivalist tools that your outdoor man or lady lusts for. If you’re in love with a camper/survivalist/outdoorsman or –woman, this shopping list of COAST Products should be handy this Valentine’s Day. (more…)

COAST LED Flashlights, Emergency Area Lights, Knives Lifetime Warranty in North America

Monday, February 10th, 2014
COAST's HL8 LED Headlamp

COAST’s HL8 LED Headlamp

Every COAST knife, tool, and light purchased in North America is protected by our lifetime warranty. To be more specific, our warranty promises that our LED emergency Area lights, knives, lanterns, flashlights, and headlamps will be free of workmanship and material defects for the life of the product owner. We stand behind our labor and choice of materials.

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Top 3 COAST LED Flashlights to Use for Inspecting Firearms

Monday, December 9th, 2013
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A9R

Whether you’re looking to buy a firearm or simply hoping to take care of the guns you already own, bore inspection is an important step in checking and maintaining a gun’s operability. A strong flashlight is key in inspecting and cleaning bores.

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Portland Biking Safety for Fall/Winter

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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Portland biking ebbs and flows. In the summer, the bike paths are packed. But once the rains set in each fall, the numbers of cyclists drops dramatically. It’s unfortunate that so many bikers let Portland’s rainy season dictate their riding patterns. Really, the Rose City is a great town for biking, even in the dead of winter. We don’t see the frozen roads and snow piles that Minneapolis bikers face in the winter, for instance. (There, avid bike commuters are known to put studded snow tires on their rides to maintain a proper grip on slippery winter roads.) Portland’s weather rarely dips below freezing. As long as you have the right gear, you can enjoy cycling in Portland all year round, even during the rainy season from October through April.

Wind, rain, and darkness are your main concerns. To combat biting winds and incessant rains, wear multiple layers. Start off with a wicking bottom layer to draw sweat away from your skin while you ride. Second, add an insulating middle layer to keep you warm on your commute. And to top it all off, wear a waterproof windbreaker that will keep you dry. Also: make sure your bike is equipped to tackle stormy weather, with fenders and good tires. Don’t forget to get a tune-up this fall, to ensure no unexpected breakdowns on the road. Finally, wader boots are a great way for newbie winter commuters to keep their feet dry. As you’re ready to invest in better rain gear, look for shoe covers to fit over your biking shoes. Finally, you’ll need a good pair of gloves, a hat that fits under your helmet, and warm socks to stay comfortable on your ride.

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Top 5 Most Important Things to Include in Your BOB (Bug Out Bag)

Monday, December 2nd, 2013
LED Lantern

LED Lantern

Winter is around the corner and it is a good time to remind ourselves to make sure we are prepared for emergencies. Let’s take a look at five of the most important things to include in your Bug Out Bag (BOB), the grab-and-go bag you’ll grab if a disaster hits.

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Top 3 Things to Look for in an EDC (Everyday Carry) Knife

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
DX 355

DX 355

In our grandparents’ days, a knife was considered a critical tool that should be carried on a regular basis. To this day, a knife comes in handy for a variety of daily tasks that require cutting. Today, it’s less likely you’ll need your knife to skin a carcass or clean a fish, as our past generations did. Still, the everyday carry (EDC) knife does seem to be making a resurgence of sorts.

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Winter Camping: Don’t Forget Your Coast Products

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
HP17TAC LED Flashlight

HP17TAC LED Flashlight

The silence of a winter evening spent in nature; the absence of camping crowds and flying insects; the chance to play in the snow. These are just a few of the many delights awaiting you in winter camping. Now we’re not here to make winter camping seem like a piece of cake—it does take quite a bit more planning than summer camping, simply because you have to take freezing cold weather into account.

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