I started researching outdoor lighting back when I stumbled across the Biolite Mini and I was planning my first real camping trip with my whole family.
I had actually book marked another led light string (from Lightforce that I’ll link here) that I purchased…but like most research I do on gadgets…I couldn’t stop. Somehow I stumbled across a top 10 list and the Luminoodle caught my eye.
This was actually a Kickstarter campaign back in 2015 and the company has continued to grow from the original product line.
The Basecamp version is 20 feet long, has a remote to control brightness and colors, and runs off of a 12v socket (or 12v battery pack…not all usb battery packs are 12v).
Let me tell you…1000 lumens of leds really lights up a campground.
Head out to any crag these days, and you’re as likely—maybe more likely—to see people scrolling through Mountain Project on their smartphones as you are to see them leafing through traditional guidebooks.
I remember when MP first started up…never thought my stack of climbing guide books would be obsolete. still cool to see this site continue to grow.
Some of the most famous climbers in the world, such as Lynn Hill, came from gymnastics backgrounds. When I started climbing, I had a high degree of bodyweight strength and conditioning from my time in gymnastics and parkour
I was a gymnast and let me tell you, lots of that translated to climbing. But just like this author, I had to work my climbing technique before I really started to progress.
I love the fact that this company is focused on renewable, eco-friendly system of outdoor gear. This light system is pretty neat too:
Bring indoor-inspired lighting to the outdoors with this rechargeable system of modular lighting & power. Anchored by 3 edge-lit lanterns providing bright, even light without any wasted space, the NanoGrid can light multiple spaces efficiently and easily with minimal setup. Included SiteLights provide overhead illumination, replacing harsh shadows with welcome ambient light. Designed to work together seamlessly, find the right light for any job with this kit.
You can find the individual lights here on Amazon. (the minis are only $15-$20!!!)