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5 Ultimate Survival Technology Products For Camping

Going into the woods for a camping weekend without the correct gear can have disastrous results. Thankfully that is where UST (Ultimate Survival Technologies) products come in. UST provides quality, inexpensive survival products for everyone from beginners to experienced survivalists.

Survival Compass
Survival Compass

Find Your Way

First up is the UST Lensatic Compass, probably the most basic and commonly used survival tool. It’s perfect for finding your bearings after you’ve lost them.

This tough, pint-sized compass features a compact design, adjustable lens, shock resistant casing, and even includes glow in the dark directional letters for compass use at night. If you don’t already own a compass this is a dependable choice and an absolute must-have instrument for nature excursions.

Trekker Lighter
Trekker Lighter

Start a Fire

Next on the list of survival must-haves is the UST Trekker Stormproof Lighter, which is built to provide fire even in the most testing conditions. The Trekker contains an extra-large fuel tank that will provide over 1,000 ignitions on a single fill, and a catalyzer coil which provides flames that can withstand winds of up to 70-80 miles per hour.

WetFire
WetFire

If you find yourself in wet conditions where wood will not light, then you will be happy that you brought along the UST WetFire Firestarting Tinder. This handy tinder will help you get a fire going in wet weather, and will even burn longer when the material is wet or moist. The tinder packs come wrapped individually and only require a small amount of shaving to start the fire, which can be a lifesaver when you’re stuck in cold wet weather without the proper gear.

Survival Cutlery

SaberCut Para Knife
SaberCut Para Knife

Next up is the UST SaberCut Para Knife which is a great cutting tool to have with you for your next camping trip. The SaberCut has a partially serrated blade which is useful for stabbing and cutting, and includes a handle wrapped in 5 feet of glow-in-the-dark paracord which can be unwound for a number of uses. With a titanium coated 440C steel blade and an included nylon sheath, this is the perfect companion knife for your survival needs.

Dependable Lighting

30-Day Survival Lantern
30-Day Survival Lantern

Surviving nature is difficult enough during the day, but when night comes around you will want to have some long-lasting quality light sources with you. Luckily UST has you covered. The UST 30-Day LED Lantern just what you need for long-lasting light. This lantern features a high mode of 700 lumens for 30 hours or a low/dim mode that will last up to 30 days off of three D cell batteries! This lantern is durable with impact resistance up to 1 meter and an IPX4 water resistance rating which allows lighting in conditions that are normally hazardous for other lights.

These are just a few of the great survival items by UST that we offer. Come over to Battery Junction and gear up for your next nature expedition!

Jetbeam 3M Pro – Quick Look from Battery Junction

The new Jetbeam 3M Pro is a great buy for those looking for a quality tactical flashlight on a budget. The new version of the 3M features a retro finish or matte black finish and comes with a holster, pocket clip, lanyard, rubber tail cap, and spare O-rings. The 3M boasts dual turbo light outputs, as well as a high, medium, low, eco, and strobe mode making it perfect for any level of lighting. At $69 for the matte black and $84.45 for the retro finish this 3M is a great tactical light at an affordable price point. Jetbeam 3M Pro

 

Flashlight Self Defense

Effective Self Defense With Your Flashlight

When people think of self-defense tools items like pepper spray, whistles, or weapons come to mind, but not flashlights. This blog post will explain the possible benefits that a flashlight can give you in a situation where self-defense is required.

Bezel:

Crenelated Bezel
Crenelated Flashlight Bezel

The bezel is usually found in the front area of a flashlight in a ring around the lens. Some bezels are more specialized for striking would-be attackers. These are known as crenelated bezels with the word “crenel” coming from the rocky outcrops seen on the top of the battlements of old castles. Bezels come in varying sizes and shapes with the more weaponized bezels being larger and sharper. Crenelated bezels are good for smaller tactical flashlights because they’re discreet and portable. The majority of flashlights make removing and replacing bezels simple, with most simply screwing on to the lens cap.

Using the Light:

There are a multitude of ways that you can use your flashlight’s standard functions to help ward off attackers.

Identification:

The majority of muggings and assaults occur at night, so simply having the ability to expose an assailant before they get close enough to attack you may be Lighting up dark parking lot
all you need to defend yourself. Using the light to properly identify your attacker should also double as an attention grabber for others to help you if you’re in a populated area.

Stun/Blinding:

Another function that can be used for effective self-defense is the strobe or high mode on your flashlight. Shining a strobe or high-powered beam into an attackers eyes is a great way to stun or blind the assailant. Stunning your attacker can give you the crucial few seconds needed to either escape, or fight back while they are unable to defend themselves. Low kicks or jabs are effective as the attacker will most likely raise their hands to cover their eyes leaving the lower half of their body exposed. Also, if your flashlight has a crenelated bezel attachment, this is the perfect opportunity for you to use it. Your flashlight should be sufficiently bright (over 100 lumens) in order for it to be truly effective in disorienting an attacker.

Use with a Gun:

Using Light with a GunMany people exercise their right to carry a firearm to defend themselves, but in dark situations, gun use may be dangerous or ineffective. Having a small tactical flashlight on your person is an easy fix to this problem because it allows you to light up your surroundings with one hand and use the gun with the other. It is important to note that you will not want to have your flashlight and gun pointing together, like on TV, or you may accidentally fire your gun if you are startled by something that your light beam uncovers.

Take it with you Anywhere:

Another big advantage to carrying a flashlight for self-defense is that you can take it with you almost anywhere, which cannot be said for other forms of defense like firearms and knives. The only situation that might cause you trouble is if the flashlight is fitted with a bezel that is deemed too dangerous, but this rarely happens if the bezel teeth are within reason. Most flashlights are small enough to be carried on your belt or in your purse and if you never end up needing to use it for defense, you will always have a high quality light source when you need it. Come visit our tactical flashlight section at Battery Junction and see what flashlights interest you!

Pelican Cases and Logo

The Best Protective Cases For You!

This blog will introduce you to the variety of high performance protective cases that we have at Battery Junction and why they are a great way to keep your valuables safe. Both Pelican and Underwater Kinetics offer top of the line protection for your valuables and will keep your equipment safe in most any circumstances. These cases are wonderful for everybody from divers and extreme sports enthusiast who will be enduring some of the harshest conditions, to bands looking to keep their sound equipment and instruments safe, to regular consumers who just want to keep their firearm from rusting or getting clogged. These cases provide the highest quality protection for your most valuable possessions.

Pelican Protective CasesPelican Cases:

Pelican protective cases, like UK cases, are produced and tested under the toughest conditions in order to make sure your equipment stays safe no matter the situation. Pelican Protector Cases are airtight, watertight, dustproof, and constructed from the highest quality plastic and stainless steel materials. From micro cases for your smallest gear, to long cases for keeping your guns dust and moisture free, chances are Pelican has your storage needs covered.

Pelican Coolers:

Pelican also offers arguably the most high quality coolers on the market from 20 quart to 250 quart sizes covering all yourPelican High Performance Cooler
refrigeration needs. Pelican claims to have the thickest wall insulation in the industry which allows the coolers to keep ice for up to 10 days. As with the other cases, the cooler includes locking latches, handles, and wheels for easy transportation.

 

UK Ultrabox Protective Cases
UK Ultrabox

Underwater Kinetics:

Underwater Kinetics is a premier brand in the protective case market because of the high quality materials and design that goes into the company’s dry cases. The cases are constructed using high strength ABS plastic that can operate effectively anywhere within the temperature range of  -20°C and 80°C. UK cases come with silicone O-rings for waterproofing and provide the option for foam inserts, custom coloring, or electrical instrument panel installation for in the field use of equipment.

Transit Protective Case
Transit Case

Transit Case:

UK’s transit protective cases are great for safely transporting larger fragile gear, making them a favorite traveling case for band equipment, medical supplies, photography equipment and more. Transit cases are dust proof, waterproof up to 1 meter and have 3 inch wheels with an extendable handle for easy transportation. The transit case is a great option when you need to transport large and fragile materials to their destination damage free.

 

Ultra Case
Ultra Case


UltraCase:

The UltraCase, similar to the Transit case is perfect for keeping medium-sized gear damage free wherever it needs to go. The UltraCase is made with the same strong ABS material as the other UK cases and is also dustproof/waterproof. The case is also outfitted with venting latches that equalize pressure from the exterior with pressure in the case when it is opened, while also keeping the case airtight while it is closed. The UltraCase is stackable with other cases of the same model providing a safe and efficient way of transporting your medium-sized gear.

Dry Box Protective Case
Dry Box


DryBox:

The DryBox is very similar to the UltraCase in construction and materials used, but is meant for more of a protective carry as opposed to travel. The DryBox offers many of the same features including being watertight, dustproof, crushproof, and airtight in order to keep gas from entering the case. The DryBox has customization options including clear or solid colored lids and different foam inserts.

Ultra Box Protective Case
Ultra Box

UltraBox:

The UltraBox is the smallest option of the four protective cases and is meant for small electronics while providing the same protection that larger cases offer. The UltraBox is waterproof, airtight, dustproof, and boasts a lighter weight than its larger counterparts. The UltraBox gives the option of either a clear or solid lid, nylon mesh pouches, or shock-absorbent rubber liner. The UltraBox is the perfect high protection case for small electronics and gear that you need to bring with you on the go.

If you have sensitive equipment that needs transporting, or if you just need a quality cooler to bring to the tailgate then come by our protective storage cases section on Battery Junction and take a look at our selection. For further information about case materials, construction, or ratings visit either the Underwater Kinetics website or the Pelican site.

New i2 2016

New Product Spotlight: Nitecore’s Chargers Get Beefy Upgrades

Remember this guy?i2 Charger 2014 Model

It’s one of the best chargers we sell. Heck, it’s one of the best-selling chargers of all time. But doesn’t it look a little … I dunno, Radio Shack? Well, Nitecore decided that it was time to give their charger a makeover. They threw in some extra muscle as well. Meet the New i2.

 

New Paint + More Power = Better Charger

New i2 Charger 2016 ModelThe strength of the i2 series (and its 4-bay sister model, the i4) has always been that it can charge anything you throw at it. (I recently used our office’s old i2 to recharge my desk’s mini stapler and a piece of broccoli. Seriously, those bays will accept anything.) The New i2 upgrades the display of the previous version, offering more information about real-time charge level and voltage. The addition of buttons under the display allows you to set the charging voltage on each slot independently. Best of all, the new i2 allows you to put double the juice into whichever bay you select. The old i2 topped out at 500mA per bay, but the new version allows you to fast-charge one of your cells with 1000mA. One full amp of current means your battery is ready to rock that much more quickly.

 

 

Meet the Monster

SC2 ChargerWant even more control and flexibility? Step up to the new SC2, with even more features and raw power than the i2. With a selectable charge up to a whopping 3 amps of current, the SC2 allows you to recharge your lithium batteries in record time. This feature is ideal for IMR batteries, which are popular for vaping. (IMR chemistry can often accept higher recharge currents than other types of batteries. So while the new i2’s 1000mA current may be pushing it for some cells, lots of vape batteries are happy to accept 2 or even 3 amps of current.) Dual power inputs and a USB output give it maximum versatility. Compatible with a wide variety of cell formats, chemistries, and voltages, the SC2 is perfect whether you’re a vaper, flashoholic, photographer, or tinkerer.

 

It’s hard to beat Nitecore‘s chargers for their versatility, features, and speed. If you’ve been looking for your dream charger, grab an upgraded i2 or SC2 today!