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.
It’s a new year and a new chance to improve your survival skills. Here are ten skills every disaster prepper should keep well honed.
1. A Positive, Practical Attitude! It may sound corny, but positive thinking really can make the difference in an emergency situation. Panic is your enemy. There are many rules that survivalists use to stay focused in tough moments. For instance the “Rule of 3s” states that a person can live for 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without body temperature regulation (shelter), 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food. This makes it easy to see that shelter is a must-have in an emergency situation. Another rule: SPEAR, short for Stop, Plan, Execute, Assess, and Re-evaluate. This rule of thumb can help you stay confident and focused in the face of a survival situation.
Refined taste comes only with experience. The more tactical knives that you use, the better you know what you’re looking for. Still, there are a few things that should be considered with every tactical knife purchase, as we outline below.
We’re looking forward to 2014 as another great year of creating innovative, exceptional LED flashlights and headlamps, knives, and multi-tools. But before we get too far into the New Year, we want to a look back at the top selling COAST Products in 2013. The most popular COAST Products of last year were:
Just as the digital age appears to be relegating many paper products to the dustbins of history, Architect Shigeru Ban has found a new purpose for paper: construction. Since 1990, innovator Shigeru Ban has been using paper and cardboard tubes to build structures. Typically, these paper buildings are intended for temporary use in post-disaster scenarios. However, they are often so well loved that locals keep the paper & cardboard structures around long after the disaster has passed.
Paper may seem far too flimsy for use as a dependable building product, but Shigeru Ban has found ways to make his tubes water- and fireproof, and industrial strength to boot. The cardboard or paper tube “bones” of Ban’s structures are recycled from local sources.
Today we’re comparing two of our most popular clip lights, the TX7 LED flashlight and the G15 LED flashlight. Both have clips that make it easy to attach the torch to a nearby surface, or even the bill of a baseball cap. Auto mechanics, home inspectors, and anyone else who requires a compact, versatile light will be attracted to these flashlights, which by the way would make perfect stocking stuffers! To help you pick between these two COAST Products, we’ve produced a handy table, below. Here you can compare and contrast the various attributes of these handy clip lights.
They say the only constant in life is change. To wit, we can never know where or when the next natural disaster will hit. So, the best way to get ready for 2014 is to double check that your emergency plan is up to snuff. A strong emergency plan will keep you ready for whatever change next year throws your way.
3 Ways to Update Your Emergency Plan for the New Year
What do you give to a person who’s already prepared for anything? If you have survivalist friends, it can be difficult to find good holiday gifts. Fortunately, our Survivalist giving guide below can help you score big with the Preppers on your list this year. Read on to discover five gift ideas for survivalists.
The Gift of Survival: What to Give Survivalists this Holiday Season