5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Tactical Knife

January 28th, 2014
DX 355

DX 355 Knife

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.

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Which COAST Product Owned in 2013? LED Flashlights

January 23rd, 2014
HP17

HP 17 LED Flashlight

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:

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Doomsday Survival, Brought To You By…Paper?

January 6th, 2014

Shigeru BanJust 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.

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Product Comparison: TX7 & G15

January 2nd, 2014

G15TX7

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.

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A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep: Disaster Preparedness

December 30th, 2013

Pack GongThey 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

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Gift Ideas for The Survivalist in Your Life

December 18th, 2013

Paracord Bracelets
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

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LED Lights: Should You Get Them for Your Christmas tree?

December 16th, 2013

Fairy City Lights
When it comes to Christmas tree lights, “To LED or not to LED?” is the question for many homeowners. Unlike Hamlet’s question, this one has an easy answer: YES! LED lights are the best choice for new lighting, as they offer significant energy savings, along with many other advantages over traditional incandescent Christmas tree lights.

Christmas Lighting: Advantages of using LED Lights

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Snowed In with COAST LED Lights

December 12th, 2013

img_6300At first, being snowed in is a novelty. It’s fun to be cozy indoors, watching the snow pile up outside. After a while, though, families may become bored and a bit stir-crazy. Creativity is the answer! Put your thinking caps on and brainstorm some indoor activities that will keep the whole family engaged until the snow stops. To get you started, we’ve listed a few of our favorite things to do when snowed in—as you’d probably be quick to guess, most of them include the use of LED lights.

Shadow Plays. Why not put on a shadow play for the family? Since ancient times, shadow plays have been delighting audiences around the world. Make your own shadow puppets using card stock, paper fasteners, and wooden rods. Cut out the different body parts for your puppet, and attach them at the joints using paper fasteners. Then tape the rods onto the back of the puppet at the points of articulation—where you want the puppet to move. You can recreate your children’s favorite stories as puppet plays. You’ll need a large piece of fabric to act as your scrim, as well as LED lights bright enough to create a strong contrast.

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