Posts Tagged ‘lights’

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.

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Jason shows off his big bad three wheeler at The Cove near the beach.  This vehicle can carry massive amounts of cargo, and it handles extremely well.  I’ve seen him drift it, and ride on two wheels down the prom in Seaside, OR.  Like his survival cycle?  It’s comfortable, and functional.  You’ll see it coming with the contrasting red and flat black paint.  Survival Bros loves that it’s high visibility, even though it sits low.  The extra lights make it considerably safer on the road less traveled.  Thanks for visiting our emergency preparedness blog.  Enter your email on the top left of the screen to subscribe!  Peace.

chopper trike

 The Custom Chopper Trike ready to roll

By Cameron McKirdy

My everyday carry knife rotation was looking a little weak (just kidding), so I acquired another Coast Products knife to test out.  In my pocket now is the new COAST FX352 folding knife.  As you can see in the picture, this blade is just like the FX350 model, but all blacked out.  G10 on the main side, and it’s bare on the frame lock side of the handle.  The knife features a deep pocket carry style clip, so it sinks in low.  Coast’s FX352 is tough, sharp, and comfortable to hold.  Check out all the tech specs, and the full line of Coast Products on their website http://www.coastportland.com  You’ll see us using this in future HD video tests.   Please SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel right now.  Thanks!

Coast FX352 KnifeThe Coast FX352 is Survival Bros Tested and Approved!

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Survival Bros has a bug out bike tuned up and ready for camping this summer.  I will produce another HD video on this vintage bicycle when all the bags are on, and the project is complete.  Here’s a previous post on finding the Univega at a garage sale last summer.  

Mens Univega Bicycle Repairs

Before the repairs 

Univega Alpina Pro Bike

After being tuned up, restored to like new condition, and cleaned properly

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In this HD video I demonstrate the power of the high-performance Coast HP314 Focusing LED Light.  This monster has three modes: high, stobe, and low.  On high the beam will travel up to 2240 feet!  Plus, the four D batteries (included) boast an impressive run time of 4 hours 15 minutes.  On low, the HP314 works effectively for 192 hours, at 185 meters.  The long range focusing optic worked extremely well.  You can go from broad view flood beam, to X-Range spot beam with a quick adjustment forward or back.  It illuminates all ranges in between, so you have ultimate control of the intense light.

In the box you get a heavy-duty shoulder strap, and thick protective end caps.  However, they have to be removed after each use, because the light wont fit in the carrying case with them attached.  The HP314 has an amazing feel.  With the strap, its weight is evenly balanced.  I had no issues with grip even when Survival Bros tested it in the rain.  My hands were cold, but it’s just the right size width to grasp naturally.  In addition, the diamond shaped knurling pattern on the casing gives it just enough texture, without being overly abrasive.

It’s durable casing is made of lightweight professional grade aluminum.  The light kept shining after a shock test, when I threw it on the ground several times.  I even had it submerged in murky water for minutes while turned on.  This is an epic tool for rescue and law enforcement professionals, or anyone who needs to see at long distances.  The HP314 weathered the Survival Bros stress test.  All Coast products have a lifetime guarantee.  Their quality is unmatched.  Check out the full line of products at http://www.coastportland.com  More product reviews soon.  Thanks for watching, and visiting my emergency preparedness blog.  Please subscribe to this website, and our Youtube channel to receive all of our posts.  Peace.

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I just got the NEW Coast Products EAL20 LED lantern.  It retails for $40.  A bargain for any high quality light.  But I had to put it to the test.  So I went into the woods, and kicked it around.  First I scoped it from a distance.  I was pleased by the brightness of the flashing red LED light.  The EAL20 would be great to have around in case of emergency.  It’s very visible,  but also portable.  I also like the way it feels.  It’s rubbery, and easy to handle.  It’s a good size when you’re on the go.  I can see myself using this indoors, and outdoors; while camping, or working on a project.  Few lanterns are this versatile,  if any.

I beat it up too.  I dropped it from my side, at hip level, onto the frozen ground.  It still worked.  I booted it hard, and it didn’t mind.  Then I tossed it in the bushes.  No problem for the Coast product.  It’s durable, just like they say.  I was impressed.  It passed the Survival Bros stress test with ease.  I’m sure I will have this emergency lantern for years to come.  It will be by my bedside this evening.  I love using the red light during the night, because it doesn’t affect my night vision like white light does.  I’m still able to see fine when I turn it off, because my eyes don’t have to adjust after using the red light.  Plus, the EAL20 is loaded with features.  The best part about the design is the dimmer.  Using it at the level you want saves battery power.  There’s even a sly battery life indicator on the front, so you know how much juice is left.  In the video I misspoke, there are actually 8 red LED lights, and one bright white light bulb in the center.  I highly recommend this LED lantern.  I don’t have any issues with it at this time.  

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