Ok Guys and Gals one of the first things that I wanted to show you that I picked up from the Self Reliance Expo is the UVPaqlite.
I had seen this odd looking green bag at every single one of the survival and self reliance expos that I have attended over the last few years.
(In fact they will also be at the NRA convention that I am heading to in Houston later today)
I had never really given them much of a thought until my wife came out of their “blackout” tent and dragged me back in.
At first i thought that these were just a normal glowstick like the ones that I grew up with, until I watched this:
I shot this video on my phone and I couldn't believe how bright the little key chain got.
I talked to Theresa and Alexis and they explained a little bit about what made these work so well and how they worked… but I could never fully explain it back to you. 🙂
Luckily they have it posted on their site:
What Makes UVPaqlite Products Brighter?
Glow-in-the-dark intensity (brightness) depends on the particle size; generally, the bigger the particles, the better the glow. Our products use patent pending larger crystals of strontium aluminate making them brighter, charge faster, and even glow longer than emergency signage.
How Do the Crystals Charge?
Strontium aluminate is a photoluminescent phosphorous material, it absorbs photons (electromagnetic radiation) & UV rays to charge. It does NOT require direct or indirect sunlight to charge. It will charge well in low level indoor light conditions.
Basically, these are not the everyday glow in the dark stars that every child has stuck to their ceilings at some point.
And after having to put the larger Paqlite in a drawer just to be able to get some sleep (I can't sleep unless it's pitch black and this thing lit up the whole room!), that these things work.
These things fit perfectly in just about any back pack are fully flexible and take up no space at all.
The Price is a little higher than I would have expected for “glow” lights, but after 24 hours these things were still glowing, it does show that you really do get what you pay for.
I personally have the Medium Paqlite and the UVgloStick ( I'm going to be using this one for my go bag and or keychain when I go camping)
I have found a few of the paqlites on amazon:
The Scout Pack. chas a wide range of glow products inside it for multiple uses. and it only runs about $20.00 ( + shipping)
Now I know that this doesn't replace a good flashlight, but in any situation where light is limited and batteries need to be saved for extreme circumstances, these could really hep you out.
What do ya'll think?
Have you used these before?
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