Posts Tagged ‘hardcore’

By Cameron McKirdy

Survival Bros breaks the new Coast TX100 LED flashlight featuring three (3) colors: red, white, and blue!  We smash it on the concrete, throw it really far, and even run it over with a VW hippie van.  Before it was destroyed in our epic torture test, we did get some use out of it.  The light is lots of fun to play with in the woods, and on the street, yet tactical with the different lighting options.  I prefer to use red light in the dark, primarily so I’m less likely to be seen.  Using red at night helps preserve your optimal vision, as white light is hard on the eyes and takes maybe 15 minutes for you to adjust to.  Blue is excellent for cutting through fog in order to see, and be seen.  

In conclusion, Survival Bros uses the TX100 because it’s durable, light weight, and practical.  Plus, with a scalloped bevel on the end, it’s perfect for self defense.  You could blind an attacker, then punch them with the sharp rim around the LEDs.  The small light sure took a beating.  I figured it would have broken sooner when I was hitting it on the pavement.  But all of Coast’s lights, knives, and lanterns have tested well in our product reviews.  Visit Coast’s website for all the tech specs, and make sure to read their fascinating blog articles too.  http://www.coastportland.com  More gear stress tests soon.  Keep checking back here.  Much appreciated.

tx100Consider getting new gear from Coast Products out of Portland, Oregon

 

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 We’ve compiled an extreme reading list that is sure to make you more self-sufficient.  These are our favorite books.  Please comment if you have other suggestions.  Turn the page.

The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide – The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare For Any Crisis by Sean Brodrick

How To Survive The End Of The World As We Know It – Tactics, Techniques, And Technologies For Uncertain Times by James Wesley Rawles

Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse by James Wesley Rawles

Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook – Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis by Peggy Layton

Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners by Suzanne Ashworth and Kent Whealy

A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicine by Eric A. Weiss

The Revolution – A Manifesto by Ron Paul

How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere by Bradford Angier

Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora

Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times by Steve Solomon

When Technology Fails (Revised & Expanded): A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency by Matthew Stein

Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From the Economic Collapse