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Customer Story: Battery Charger Saves the Day! (Er, Night!)

Our first winning entry comes from our home state, Connecticut! It’s a cool look at how some of our gizmos can come to the rescue – or prevent an emergency before it starts.

Photo by Joseph on FlickrCC BY-SA 2.0

Well for a start, a bit of backstory; I play airsoft as both my favored method of recreation and exercise. one of the type of match types is called milsim (military simulation) which is basically a pre-built scenario based game usually over the course of a couple days or more.

this was back in the end of 2013 in the dead of October and was at a blacksheep milsim (the organizing company) called camp bobriwka which is hosted up in the northern border of connecticut and Massachusetts at a campground called bobriwka that spans about 220 acres up in Colebrook, CT. now this place has bare minimum in amenities; they have a mess hall cabin with some power but for the most part this place was both devoid of shelter and power.

so on on the last night (we camped there; temps hit around 14 degrees Fahrenheit through the night).

we were going to go start the car and get some food, me and two of my friends went together in the same SUV. when we all got in the car my friend who owns the SUV tried to start it, turns the key and we hear it just sorta die after half a turnover. so we all look at each other and Corey says “shit I think I left the lights on in the middle of the night”.
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Wiley X Goggles

Skiing Essentials for the Winter at Battery Junction!

Its that time of year again, it’s skiing season! Once the stress and intensity of the holiday season subsides it is time to hit the slopes, and there is no better place to gear up for your skiing trip than Battery Junction! This post will show you a few of the great cold winter sport accessories that we carry at Battery Junction.

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The Thermite Versipack from Maxpedition is a great product for your next trip to the mountains. Originally designed for tactical and military use, this pack can also double as one of the sturdiest skiing bags you can find. The Versipack has the ability to either be worn as a shoulder sling or to be firmly attached to the waist and leg. The waist and leg attachment is a great option for more high intensity skiing as it provides a much tighter grip. The Thermite features abrasion resistant nylon material that can stand up to the most rigorous and testing circumstances. Carrying a cell phone and other semi breakable material while skiing has never been safer with a #AS-100 high grade closed-cell foam padding material that can absorb the impact from some of your hardest falls. Competitively priced with other name brand skiing bags, this multifaceted Maxpedition bag is a great way to carry around all you need while on the slopes.

theshorelinemarket_2447_3616607494Wiley X Nerve Goggles

The Wiley X Nerve Goggles are a high quality alternative to the standard skiing goggles that most people choose to use. These Wiley X goggles are all you need and more for the job of  protecting your eyes while skiing. Originally designed for high speed biking and combat situations, the Nerve Goggles meet ANSI Z87.1-2003 high velocity safety and MIL-PRF-31013 Vo Ballistic Standards. ANSI Z87.1-2003 high velocity safety means that the glasses meet the protection standards for impact, non-ionizing radiation, and liquid splash exposures. MIL-PRF-31013 Vo Ballistic Standards refer to military standards testing with reference to the size caliber bullet that the glasses can absorb without breaking. In addition to being tough as nails these goggles also feature no-fog ventilation technology and the ability to insert a prescription into the lenses. The no fog ventilation technology will keep your vision field clear from clouding during those high intensity mogul runs. These goggles are a great buy for any skiing enthusiast who is serious about their eye protection!

Leatherman Hail Snowboard/Skiing Tool 

theshorelinemarket_2450_1470375334The Hail Snowboard Tool from Leatherman is a must have for both skiers and snowboarders alike. This handy pocket tool fulfills 5 different functions that are perfect for the most hardcore skiing enthusiasts. The scraper tool is perfect for shaving off any excess wax on the bottom of skiis or snowboards. The scraper can also smooth out any divots that you may have picked up while skiing through the woods. The flat/phillips head screwdriver and 10mm wrench tools are perfect for tightening or loosening bindings depending on preference and conditions. The handy lace assist tool is great for helping snowboarders get their boots tightened and ready in record time. The anti-tangle headphone holder keeps headphone organized and ready for use at all times. Finally, no multi tool would be complete without a bottle opener and the Hail Snowboard does not disappoint. The Hail Multitool is a great piece of equipment to have for quick on-the-go adjustments while out on the mountain!

SkiingOlight S1 Baton EDC Flashlight

The Olight S1 Baton is a great everyday carry flashlight to bring with you on the slopes. Whether skiing in back country or doing some “off trail” skiing it’s always good to have a light source handy. The S1 is easily portable at just under 2.5″ but also packs a punch with a 500 lumen maximum output. Easily attach the clip to any ski jacket for a hands free carry when daylight gets low. Competitively priced and rechargeable, this light is a no-brainer for anyone who likes to ski into the evening.

Skiing trips are a fun time only if you are fully prepared for the possible range of weather and conditions. Make sure you are prepared for any possibility on the slopes by shopping at Battery Junction for your ski accessories!

 

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Tips to Stay Safe and Happy This Holiday Season!

Avoid Holiday Disasters!

With the holidays fast approaching, it is important to make sure you are taking the proper measures to avoid these common mistakes.

1. Don’t get too lit this holiday season

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First and foremost, house fires are an all too common disaster during the holidays, especially with family and friends all gathering to celebrate. Consequently, with young kids running around, candles can easily get knocked over. To avoid a catastrophe, try using these Sillites Electric Window Candles. Not only do they look great, but your mind will be kept at ease knowing you have safe and festive illumination throughout your house.Image result for block emojiImage result for fire emojiImage result for block emoji

 

2. Become the master of quick fixes with the perfect multitool!

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Loose Christmas tree stand? Trouble hanging lights? Trying to crack open a cold one only to find the bottle isn’t twist off like you thought? The holidays are stressful enough, and it is easy for one small problem to cause a meltdown. Don’t let this happen to you. With the Tool-A-long Pine Tree from UST, utilize any of the several tools to get you out of a jam. Not the tool you were looking for or have a more complex problem? Check out our wide selection of multi-tools to find the one to best fit your needs.

 

3. Secure large decorations with ease using our handy dandy carabiner clips and strong paracords!

 

Holiday Carabiner

Holiday Paracord

 

 

 

Need to transport trees or larger decorations with your car? Kids acting up and need to threaten to tie them to the roof rack? They should know you’re not making an empty threat. Make sure they are securely fastened with one of our handy dandy carabiner clips and strong paracords! Additionally, along with being super versatile, they are able to support many times their weight. The paracord rope itself is capable of supporting up to 550 pounds! So have peace of mind knowing that nothing will go flying off your house, car, or roof rack! 😉 100% kidding please don’t actually tie your children to the roof it’s the holidays.

 

4. Don’t get caught in the dark!

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This goes without saying, but it is always important to have a quality flashlight around or in your car. With severe weather such as blizzards or thunderstorms, power outages are even more of a threat during the colder months. Plus, the risk for black ice increases anytime you venture outside. Might I suggest the powerful Nitecore Explorer? Check out our vast selection here. More importantly, in the event your car breaks down, nothing can ruin holiday spirits more than a flat tire in the dark. Jack Frost getting the best of you? Enjoy the light you need to get the furnace up and running again. All things considered, along with a powerful strobe option, this flashlight is a must have. Always make sure you are aware of your surroundings and have a safe holiday season!

Happy Holidays from Battery Junction!