Published on September 28th, 2016 | by Rodrigo Cokting
Discover the Perfect Gear for Every Situation
You don’t have to be a boy scout to understand the importance of always being prepared.
These cutting edge gadgets are perfect for fans of the outdoors and those concerned with emergency preparedness.
The versatile equipment offers owners multiple ways to charge the products including AC, solar power, built-in dynamos and even USB/micro-USB compatibility.
You can find these products at CAA Stores while supplies last, but we wanted to take a moment to highlight five of our favourites.
Torch 250 Flashlight
This flashlight’s alternative energy sources make it a must-have in any emergency preparedness kit. Whether you’re planning on using it during a blackout or on a dark hike outdoors, toggle between its settings to obtain the perfect illumination you’re looking for. Plus, its slim design allows it to fit in some tight spaces that other flashlights couldn’t reach.
Digital Solar Radio
As an avid music fan, this product was an early favourite. Listen to today’s hits no matter where you go with this AM/FM digital radio. This portable device is a true triple threat with additional functions allowing it to work as a flashlight and a cell phone charger.
Folding Solar Lantern
Out of the box, this item was a bit of a puzzler. I wasn’t sure when or where I’d ever use it, but as soon as it got dark, the lantern’s foldable arms, bright LED lights and hook provided a versatility that I wasn’t expecting. Whether that meant hanging it atop a barbeque to continue grilling or setting it near a picnic table to shed some light well after the sun was gone, this lantern was a real stand out.
Six-in-one Car Charger
Its “main” function might be a car charger that can transfer the energy from your car’s cigarette lighter to anything you connect a USB outlet, but in reality this gadget can do so much more. It can also function as an emergency window breaker, seatbelt cutter, flashlight, emergency light and power bank. This is an item that everyone should have in their car–even if they don’t consider themselves outdoorsy.
Can you really imagine letting your cell phone just run out of power in this day and age? Well, you won’t have to with this small charger with a built-in solar panel. Use the carabiner hanging hook to safely attach it somewhere and connect your electronic devices through the USB and micro USB ports. As long as there’s sun, you won’t have to disconnect from your phone next time you head into the wild.
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