Sure, you packed the season pass, but did you remember to bring an LED flashlight on your last skiing expedition? Even if you’re just traveling to and from base lodge, it’s smart to have an emergency flashlight and other supplies in your car. Remember, inclement weather strikes quickly in the mountains, where a sunny day can shift suddenly into whiteout conditions. Having the right survival equipment on hand could save your life. So, take heed skiers and snowboarders: stow the items we’ve listed below in your car emergency kit.
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It’s the holiday season, and that means there are gifts to buy, festive decorations to put up and parties to attend – some of which are sure to last well past sunset. Walking to your car or even home late in the dark can be risky; possible dangers include icy surfaces, attackers and cars full of drunk or distracted fellow partygoers.
Luckily, if you have a sturdy emergency flashlight, you can increase your chances of arriving safe and sound at your next destination – be it your car, your home or the next holiday party. Here are three ways your LED flashlight can protect you while walking at night:
You fumble with your keys as you walk through the shadowy parking garage. Images of ruthless carjackers, kidnappers and thieves run through your mind. Your eyes dart left and right as your brain jumps into “fight or flight” mode. You wish you had stuck one of those LED flashlights in your backpack – an emergency flashlight would sure help you feel safer! Once you reach your car, you furtively glance in the back seat or under the car to make sure no one is hiding there. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, all is well – you get into your car and drive away, letting out a sigh of relief as you leave the parking garage.
However, we all know this situation is rife with danger. Parking lots and garages are isolated, dark places where criminals know that their acts will likely go unnoticed. Indeed, one inmate on death row explained to security strategist J.R. Roberts that he targeted Wal-Mart parking lots, saying, “You just go there (Wal-Mart) and if you park, you can just watch people pull up. Like some people, they will put stuff in their trunk. And if you sit there and watch the people, you know which ones put stuff in their trunk or got stuff in their cars.” This criminal began his romance with Wal-Mart parking lots by stealing purses, returning packages he had stolen from trunks, and so forth. Eventually his crime record reached a crescendo when he kidnapped, raped and murdered a young mother, being so bold as to abduct her from a Wal-Mart parking lot in broad daylight. This criminal represents the two major crimes that are typically carried out in parking garages: car break-ins and assaults.
Summer is here! Well, almost. But now is the perfect time to stock up on all the gear you’re going to need for your summer camping trip. Knives, camping lights, all-purpose tools — Coast Portland has them all! Here are our top picks for summer camping essentials:
1. Emergency Area Light
Not just for emergencies anymore, this powerful area light features a whopping 125 lumen output, 100-hour runtime and five high-quality LED lights. This lantern also features an energy-saving light setting, so you know you’re getting the most LED bang for your buck.
Most everyone has experienced a blackout of some sort. The electricity goes off in a storm, you lose your batteries on a camping trip, or you lose the flashlight you keep in your car. Blackouts may not seem like a life-and-death situation at the time, but there are certain instances in which not having the proper lighting can cause major problems. Here are a few such instances, as well as the best types of emergency LED lights to have on hand: