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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Industry Outsider recently published a glowing review of COAST´s HP7R LED rechargeable flashlight. Industry Outsider is an online magazine devoted to outdoor gear reviews. Site founder and reviewer Brian seemed most impressed with the LED flashlight’s extra batteries (Coast packs each HP7R with two lithium ion battery packs), as well as the versatility that the Flex Charge Dual Power system provides. Brian’s review also praises the overall qualities of the HP7R—being the self-acclaimed flashlight geeks that he is, Brian knows that having a flashlight that is compact, powerful, versatile, and durable is important to people who use their equipment daily, “sometimes in life or death situations,” as he writes in the review.
Other positive features highlighted in the Industry Outsider review include the ergonomic design, the consistent and powerful light output, and our innovative Flex Charge Dual Power system. Since, as Brian points out in his review, “a flashlight with dead batteries is pretty useless,” we’ve built this flashlight for power versatility. Each HPR7 kit comes with two rechargeable lithium ion battery packs, a battery cartridge with four AAA Duracells included, a USB charging cable, a wall outlet adapter, and a 12V DC charger for plugging into your car’s cigarette lighter.
This September marks the 10th annual recognition of National Preparedness Month. From Superstorm Sandy to Hurricane Katrina, the last decade has presented us with plenty of reasons to prepare for the worst. Even if you weren’t personally affected by these storms, hopefully every passing disaster nudged you to update your emergency preparedness kit. The CDC and FEMA are hosting events all across the country, partnering with more than 3,000 organizations and hoping to spur Americans to get ready for the next big storm, flood, fire, or earthquake.
Our A25R LED rechargeable flashlight was recently featured in Tools of the Trade online magazine. Tools of the Trade calls itself “the complete resource for the tools used in the construction industry today.” For construction workers, having the right tool makes all the difference. Tools of the Trade helps contractors select the best tool for every project. The magazine specializes in side-by-side comparisons of tools; these detailed specs are specifically geared toward construction professionals.
Tools of the Trade’s Review of the A25R LED Flashlight
Tools of the Trade reviewer Michael Davis called the A25R “one of the coolest flashlights [he’s] ever seen.” Here are a few A25R features that Mr. Davis highlighted in his review of this top-notch COAST product: (more…)
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.
Jerry Hall has been breaking diving records since 2002, when he beat the previous Guinness World Record for longest freshwater SCUBA dive. At over 71 hours, Jerry’s dive was more than 12 hours longer than the previous record dive. But Jerry didn’t stop there. In 2004, he broke his own record with a dive that lasted 120 hours, one minute, and nine seconds. The dive did take a toll on Hall’s body—he emerged from the depths of Tennessee’s South Holston Lake 20 pounds lighter, with bloodshot eyes due to burst blood vessels. His feet were so saturated that he couldn’t walk normally for about six hours following the dive.
In fashion, size is important, but it doesn’t tell you a whole lot about how a garment fits to an individual’s body shape. In nutrition, a calorie count can tell you how much energy a food provides, but you also need exercise information to understand how a certain dish will impact a person’s waistline. A similar measurement conundrum exists in the world of LED flashlights. Lumen is often the go-to stat for flashlight makers and consumers – yet this oft-touted number doesn’t tell you everything about the value or quality of light that a certain torch provides.
Indeed, it would be unwise to select a flashlight based solely on lumen production. Here are a few things that lumen statistics can’t tell you about how a certain flashlight performs. (more…)