UST Duro 30 Day LED Lantern

15 11 2015

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The UST Duro 30 Day LED Lantern in GLO. Great for home and camping. Photo: UST

The UST Duro 30 Day LED Lantern in GLO.is great for home and camping.
Photo: UST

When I received the Ultimate Survival Technologies (UST) Duro 30 Day LED Lantern, I was excited to be able to use it while camping this Summer and Fall. Never did I envision I would be using it much, much sooner.

The UST Duro 30 Day LED Lantern in GLO is a 300 lumen LED light that is water-resistant and can be left on for thirty days on low. The lifetime LED bulb is unbreakable and never needs changing. The light can be used as is on a table, the globe can be removed to provide forward area light, or the recessed hook on the base can be used to provide down light. At just 7.2” x 3.75”, you get a lot of light out of a small lantern, and it only takes three D batteries. The cool part is that the GLO actually glows in the dark, so you can find the lantern in an emergency.

Generally, I am prepared for most emergency situations, but when the power went out, and the temperature was fifteen below zero, I went into a bit of a panic! Thankfully I had already put batteries into the GLO Lantern, and with its ability to glow in the dark, it was only a matter of a few minutes before I had light on. Then I was able to focus on heat! How many times have you known you were ready for an emergency, but then during the suddenness of the situation, you can’t find your lantern because the house is already dark? No more!

Using the 30 Day Duro Lantern by UST on a dark evening to play cards. We had plenty of light to enjoy our game. Photo: Diane Hassinger

Using the 30 Day Duro Lantern by UST on a dark evening to play cards. We had plenty of light to enjoy our game.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

We camp several times a year. We generally rough it; we use a lot of kerosene lanterns, but the light is generally dim. The GLO is small enough to pack in tight spots, and the light it puts off is plenty bright enough to light the area you are in. We use it over our camp stove for cooking and on the camp table for the grand-kids to work on book work or to play cards. Later the GLO lights up our box trailer to illuminate our sleeping quarters. I haven’t had to use the light for a full thirty days, but I can attest to the lantern lasting for a week in the evenings and a bit in the early mornings on the same set of batteries.

The MSRP of the UST Duro 30 Day LED Lantern is $49.99 and can be purchased at http://www.ustbrands.com/product/30-day-led-lantern-glo/. You can get more information by watching the YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW8gNWfwOjE

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UST FlexWare for Camping

13 11 2015

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The FlexWare Bowl 1.0 in Lime. Photo: UST

When camping, I am always looking for ways to save space without foregoing the items I need to have with us. The UST Blue Sky Gear line of FlexWare is the perfect solution to this problem. Their unique design makes them collapsible while still being strong, durable, heat-resistant and flexible, making them easy to use and easy to store.

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The FlexWare 2.0 in blue. Photo: UST

They are made of food grade silicon and the flexible rim is perfect for pouring. They can withstand temperatures up to 300°. All FlexWare is dishwasher and microwave safe.All FlexWare comes with a 2 year limited warranty.

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The FlexWare Mug in orange. Photo: UST

The FlexWare Bowl 1.0 expands to 2 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ and holds a little over 16 ounces. Collapse the bowl and it takes up just 1/2″ X 5 1/2″. You can stack a lot of bowls when they only take up a little space! The FlexWare 2.0 Bowl features a rigid rim for secure handling, and expands to 4″ X 5″. You can collapse the bowl to a mere 1″ X 5″. The bowl holds approximately 24 ounces when expanded. The FlexWare Mug features a handle that folds tight to the cup for storage, and expands to hold 6.8 fluid ounces. The cup expands to 3.4″ X 3″ and folds down to a tiny 1″ X 3″. Using the FlexWare products free up a lot of room in my limited storage while camping. There are a lot of other products that I am looking to add, including a Coffee Drip and a Water Bottle. While the products I have are in blue, lime and orange are also offered on the website.

While on an extended camping trip with our family, we found more and more ways to use the FlexWare products. Our grandchildren used them at every opportunity for meals and snacks. Being as the bowls and mugs were flexible, I did not worry about them falling and breaking the items, or being cut by them. The kids felt free to take their snacks to whatever spot they felt comfortable in, including the hammock.

The Mug, Bowl 2.0 and Bowl 1.0 on a recent camping trip. Photo: Diane Hassinger

The Mug, Bowl 2.0 and Bowl 1.0 on a recent camping trip.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

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The FlexWare Bowl 2.0 collapsed. Photo: UST

The MSRP’s are:

FlexWare 1.0 Bowl $4.99

FlexWare Bowl 2.0 $7.99

FlexWare Mug $3.99

Find these and many more items at https://www.ustbrands.com/product-category/ust/camp-care/camp-kitchen/.  For a list of retailers that carry these innovative kitchen products, go to https://www.ustbrands.com/buy/.

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Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these product reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

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