Posts Tagged ‘LED lantern’

Emergency Kits: A 2012 New Year’s Resolution for Home Safety

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Earthquake Survival KitOne New Year’s resolution for 2012 all homeowners should consider is to create or update their home emergency kits. The safety and well-being of your family could depend on whether or not you have the proper emergency equipment. Be it a storm, earthquake or flood, there are many scenarios in which an emergency kit will come in handy. So get out that LED flashlight and head up to the attic (or down to the basement), and start assembling your 2012 emergency kit.

For starters, pick a large, sturdy, preferably water- and fire-resistant container that can hold your emergency kit. Make sure it has a solid lid and ample room for larger items such as a backup emergency LED lantern. Next, decide where you will store your kit and make sure there is enough room for everything to fit before you go about filling it.


Three LED Lights Occupy Movement Participants Could Appreciate

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Tent city in the occupied parkOccupy Wall Street began with a tent among the trees. Admittedly, the tent was surrounded by hundreds of others, and the trees were in Zuccotti Park, in the financial district, but the point remains: The people who are “occupying” Wall Street – and Portland – are living in the urban wild, with no connection to local power utilities for electrical needs such as lighting.

Whether participants in the Occupy movement realize it or not, portable LED light products – such as LED flashlights and lanterns – provide the perfect solution to their lack of power. Here’s why: (more…)

Gearing Up for Snow Camping: Knives and other Essentials

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Snow Camping at Lake Easton State ParkCold weather does not mean the end to outdoor fun. The winter season can provide an exciting challenge if you love to camp because of the new experiences it provides and because it gives you a good excuse to use your camping knives and multi-tool. Snow camping requires more preparation and special equipment than camping during other weather conditions, so you’ll need to take extra precautions and take the time to prepare in order to maximize the amount of fun you will have.

Snow Camping Overview


Maintaining Your Winter Storm Kit

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Bokeh Snow tree branches in Massachusetts blizzardArtists often depict winter as a cranky old man – and for good reason. Winter weather can be harsh and unforgiving, and it isn’t unusual for severe winter storms to wipe out electricity and isolate families in their homes. During such emergencies, preparation is key. Read on to learn how to maintain your winter emergency kit and keep your family happy and safe while Old Man Winter rages outside.

Review Basic Emergency Preparedness Kit


Group Camping Etiquette

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Group Camp Site #1One of the best things about going camping is the ability to get away from the cramped city and stretch out into open space. At the same time, however, when you’re camping with a group of friends, the campsite can begin to feel crowded pretty quickly – the walls of even the best tent are pretty thin.

To keep from getting under each other’s skin, and to avoid angering your neighbors, there are some basic camping etiquette guidelines you can follow:


Summer Road Trip Travel Tips

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Route 66Few things in life are as freeing as hitting the road. A road trip can be an exciting adventure you and your companions will talk about for years – or a nightmare you’ll be groaning over for decades. Either way, you’ll have a story to tell, but if you’d prefer to go the exciting adventure route, here are a few tips for making your trip a success:

Don’t get stuck in the dark. Truly, there’s no predicting when or where your car will break down. Every car emergency kit should include a flashlight of some sort in case of emergencies. Better yet, make it an LED headlamp or lantern to leave your hands free for the dirty work. An LED lantern can make fixing a flat infinitely easier, while an LED headlamp is ideal for fiddling under the hood. And if for some reason you end up having to hike to the next town or gas station, an emergency LED lantern will make the trek safer and can double as a signal for help.


Go Glamping – a Look at Glamorous Camping

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

GlampingSome people are just natural MacGyvers. Send them into the woods with nothing but a compass and a multi tool, and within hours they’ll have a shelter built, a campfire blazing and a foraged meal cooking away.


Best Uses for an LED Lantern

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

LED LanternPop quiz: Where do you keep your LED lantern?

If you’re like most people, it’s probably buried under an avalanche of camping gear, waiting to be pulled out for your next foray into the great outdoors. LED Lanterns are so heavily associated with camping that people often forget they can be useful in a whole passel of other situations. Here are five reasons to pull your LED lantern out of storage and keep it handy year-round: