Archive for the ‘Survival’ Category

Stay Prepared Throughout Hurricane Season

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Hurricane Bud

The end of summer does not signal the end of hurricane danger. Officially, hurricane season runs between June 1st and November 30th of each year. Typically, August and September are the most active months for hurricanes. However, as last year’s Superstorm Sandy proved, it’s quite possible that severe weather could hit closer to Thanksgiving. And some of history’s most destructive hurricanes have made their appearance in the fall months.

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Get Ready to be Prepared: Free eBooks by COAST

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

COAST Products eBooksIf you’re like us, you prefer to be prepared whenever possible. Understanding the jargon surrounding a particular product, for instance, allows you to make more informed consumer choices; when you know how power tools are rated, you can more easily select the best model for your needs and price point. With such educated shoppers in mind, we’ve created two highly informative eBooks that will bring you up to speed on the ins and outs of the products we’re passionate about – namely LED flashlights, multi-tools and tactical knives.

The first title in our library of eBooks is A Flashaholic’s Guide to LED Flashlights. This is the perfect quick read for understanding the ANSI FL1 LED flashlight rating standards. You’ll learn how many lumens you actually need according to your intended use of the torch. Run time, light output, impact resistance and other features are illuminated in our guide. You’ll also gain insight into what makes a truly long-lasting, durable, high-quality LED flashlight.

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Why a Tactical LED Flashlight Makes a Great Self-Defense Tool

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

You have the right to remain silent…

Tactical LED flashlights are the perfect self-defense tools because they have no lasting effect. One blast from a tactical LED flashlight is enough to temporarily disorient and therefore halt any questionable character in his or her tracks. This means you can feel fairly safe walking alone at night with an LED flashlight. If a problem arises, you can surprise an attacker with the beam – and if it turns out your use of LED light was a mistake, you can apologize and move on, knowing any effects will fade in a matter of minutes. Indeed, police officers and military personnel are trained to use this humane weapon first, by shining their LED flashlights in the eyes of suspects to gain a moment of threat assessment.

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Emergency Area Lights to Have on Hand before Disaster Strikes

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

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Tornado season is just around the corner, and hurricane season isn’t far behind. Before the next catastrophe hits, make sure your home and workplace are equipped with LED emergency area lights. Remember, in the aftermath of a disaster, it may be difficult (if not impossible) to get access to energy. You will need reliable, energy-efficient area lights to get anything done – and to stay safe. Our COAST LED lanterns are an excellent choice, since they boast long run times.

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3 Reasons to Choose an LED Flashlight for Your Emergency Kit

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Aerial photos of New Jersey coastline in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Hopefully, the devastation of Hurricane Sandy has made every American a little more aware of his or her level of emergency preparedness. If the “Frankenstorm” has inspired you to create or supplement your disaster readiness kit (or “bug out bag,” as it is known in some circles), we recommend including an LED flashlight for the following reasons:

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HP14 LED Flashlight Passes Survival Bros Stress Test

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

HP14 LED Flashlight“The HP14 is solid, reliable, easy to use, and best of all, it’s a COAST Product, so you know it will never fail.” We were thrilled to read this concluding sentence rounding out a glowing review of our HP14 LED flashlight at the Survival Bros blog. Here are a few more highlights from the review:

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Hurricane Sandy: Lessons in Disaster Preparation

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Hurricane Sandy & Marblehead [Front Street 7]Hurricane Sandy’s path along the East Coast was one of incredible destruction. Although the storm was officially downgraded from hurricane to “superstorm” just before hitting the New Jersey shore, Sandy is predicted to have caused at least $20 billion in property damage. Ninety-four people lost their lives in the storm. As survivors piece their lives back together, the rest of us naturally wonder what we can learn from this horrific event. Hopefully, Sandy’s terror will spur all Americans to better prepare for emergencies.

Here are a few lessons the so-called “Frankenstorm” taught us:

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Disaster Checklist: LED Flashlight, Multi-Tool and… Smartphone App?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

iPhone Home Screen ca. January 11, 2010Smartphones are humanity’s wünder-multi-tool. These tiny gadgets can contain a universe of information and a forum of applications – no wonder so many people walk around looking like their smartphones are surgically attached to their palms. When disaster hits, your smartphone can even take on extra importance as a survival tool. And we’re not just talking about the built-in LED flashlight on many smartphone models. With the right apps, you can prepare for and respond to any emergency more effectively.

FEMA recently released a thorough disaster smartphone app without flashy visuals – a good combination for post-disaster usability. The FEMA app is organized into several tabs:

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