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Hiking and Camping Gear: Rechargeable LED Spotlights

In my search for hiking gear, I’ve been going to the usual stores and outlets. Perhaps there are obvious choices, but I was looking for some unique and durable items not necessarily found in those places.

For one, I’ve been searching for a good flashlight that would be dependable for hiking, camping and backpacking trips.

With so many choices out there, one can find a variety of flashlights at your local hardware stores, or camping and backpacking outlets… well, just about anywhere. But nothing can be more dependable than Rechargeable LED Spotlights.

These durable, professional grade spotlights are pretty nifty, and I was looking for something that could last a long time, and was totally dependable.

The Rechargeable LED Spotlight

Characteristics and features of a rechargeable LED spotlight:

  • Usually comes with a 12volt rechargeable battery for quick charging.
  • Solid, durable plastic and metal materials in a sturdy housing.
  • These are profesional grade lights that typically provide 100 lamp-life hours per charge.
  • A super bright LED/halogen light.

Uses for Hiking, Camping and Backpacking

A flashlight or spotlight is one of the 10 or 12 essential hiking items to carry with you when heading out to the backcountry and exploring the trails.

In the event that the duration of a day hike was mis-calculated, for instance, when it suddenly gets dark on the way back to the trailhead and to your car, then having such a portable light source will be indispensable. This has happened to me a couple of times, when it was completely dark and even the “flashlight” app on my iPhone wasn’t really strong enough to provide a safe, encompassing light. And, in the event your iPhone loses battery power, the extra light source will be invaluable for safety out there in the wilderness.

And at times when you are setting up camp for the night in total darkness, a reliable spotlight that can provide light for many hours is definitely a life saver out there on the trails.

I reliable light source is definitely one of the essential tools needed when heading outdoors.



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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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  1. remic69

    Rechargeable LED lights are great! However, I really like to have the option of a cranking charger or dynamo in addition to plug in recharge. At http://www.hurricanecamping.com they also have one that recharges cellphones and mp3 players thru a USB port…

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