Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Riverwalker’s Gear - Survival Cell Phone - LG Shine

Being able to communicate during an emergency or a crisis is of the utmost importance.
One of the things I use is an LG Shine cell phone. This cell phone from AT&T, while fulfilling all the basic requirements for communication, also serves a dual use. The shiny mirror portion of the cell phone gives you increased options for survival. Even though the battery may go dead, the cell phone may break, or there may be no signal, it is still useful as a signal mirror. The use of a mirror as a signaling device is well known as a survival tool. It is always good to have items that are dual use. This saves money and helps you to be better prepared.

Technical Specifications for the LG Shine

Battery Capacity

900 mAH: Talk Time up to 3 hours / Standby Time up to 10 days

Weight: 4.23 ounces / Size: 3.93 x 1.99 x 0.59 inches

Internal Memory Storage: 70 MB / Expandable Memory Storage: 4 GB

Memory Format: MicroSD(TM)

Wireless Technology
GSM/GPRS: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz / 3G: 850/1900 MHz
EDGE High Speed Data Network
Bluetooth Technology 1.2

Display Size: 2.2 inches with 240 x 320 resolution (pixels)

Additional Details:
Camera, Music Player, E-mail, Web Browser, and Full Media Features

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

DIY Gear - Survival Lamp

You can make a survival lamp out of a drink can. Make a slit about an inch from the top and an inch from the bottom of an aluminum soda or beer can. Then cut the slit about half way around the outside of the can. Then cut along the center of the two cuts. The two pieces can then be folded out to reflect the light from a small fire or candle. The lantern can then be hung by the top of the can. Just punch a couple of holes in the rim that are opposite each other and attach a small piece of wire for a handle. Place a small candle or tea light in the can and you have a home-made lantern.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Riverwalker's Gear - Stinger Streamlight Flashlight

This Stinger flashlight is small in size at 7 inches but has a huge light output. It can put out as much as 15,000 candlepower. The Stinger is brightest flashlight ever made for its size. Stingers are the number one selling rechargeable flashlights in the United States. I have the original Stinger Streamlight with the optional 12 VDC and 120 volt AC Piggyback chargers in the 10 hour charge model.


Battery: Nickel-cadmium 3.6 Volt, 1.8 amp hour, sub-C; rechargeable up to 1,000 times.
Bulb: 3.7 Volt, 6 watt, xenon gas filled bi-pin; spare bulb in tail cap.
Material: Machined aluminum housing anodized against corrosion inside and out.
Lens: Unbreakable polycarbonate lens.
Color: Black
Weight: 10 ounces
Length: 7.4 inches
Run Time: 1 hour of continuous use between charges.
Candlepower: Up to 15,000 (depending upon battery charge status)
Special Features: 120V AC and 12V DC Piggyback chargers in 10 hour model.

I also have an optional leather flashlight holder for my utility (web) belt. This is an EDC (Every Day Carry) item for me and goes wherever I go! The original battery lasted over five years with constant recharges and every day use. This is a great flashlight with good versatility due to the 12 Volt DC and 120 Volt AC charging options.