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A Grand Adventure on the Mississippi River

A Grand Adventure on the Mississippi River

October 03, 2018

Erik Elsea is canoeing the entire length of the Mississippi River this summer to raise awareness and funds for ShelterBox, a disaster response organization and longtime humanitarian partner of LuminAID. Elsea is lighting his way with the help of several LuminAID solar lanterns and phone chargers.
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How You Can Help Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

How You Can Help Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

September 21, 2018

Hurricane Florence has devastated the North Carolina coastline, leaving families without power and causing flood waters to drastically rise. The need for solar phone chargers and lanterns is substantial, and we have partnered with Mercy Corps, as a featured Give Light, Get Light partner, to distribute our lights to those left without power.

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Hurricane Season: When Is It and What to Expect

Hurricane Season: When Is It and What to Expect

September 05, 2018

As the summer comes to an end and the warm days of June and July cool down to the final days of August and September, the most dangerous storms on earth begin to form: hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, but typically peaks at this time towards the end of summer.
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How To Prepare for Hurricane Season

How To Prepare for Hurricane Season

September 04, 2018

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts through the end of November. Hurricanes can be devastating, with high winds, heavy rain, potential flooding inland and on the coast, and storm surges. If you live in an area affected by hurricanes, it’s important to have a plan in place should one strike.
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How To Create the Perfect Backyard Atmosphere

How To Create the Perfect Backyard Atmosphere

August 28, 2018

Summer may be winding down, but adding a few decorative items can make your outdoor space that much more enjoyable even into fall. Use your outdoor space to make your home feel bigger and more alive with tricks like mood lighting and succulents.
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PackLite Nova USB Price Update

PackLite Nova USB Price Update

August 22, 2018

On September 1st we will be raising the price of the PackLite Nova USB to $24.99. Our products are proudly designed in the United States and responsibly manufactured in China. Due to recent increased tariffs on Chinese imports, the cost to produce our lights has increased as well.
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5 Festivals to End Your Summer With a Bang

5 Festivals to End Your Summer With a Bang

August 20, 2018

With the end of summer comes the end of festival season. But not to worry, there are still a bunch of great festivals left to look forward to! Here are 5 fantastic festivals you don’t want to miss before summer’s end.
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Advice & Stories from a Solo Female Traveler and True Explorer

Advice & Stories from a Solo Female Traveler and True Explorer

August 15, 2018

An interview with Emily Hart, a painter-teacher-yogi-adventurer living in Colorado, who tells about her experience as a woman traveling solo through the National Parks.
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How We've Updated our Light Designs

How We've Updated our Light Designs

August 13, 2018

Here at LuminAID, we have an ethos of constant improvement. We strive to ensure that every light that leaves our hands meets the exacting usability and quality standards that our team and our customers have come to expect from our products. In this post we've outlined a few of the changes we've made over the years.
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Hurricane Safety for Your Family

Hurricane Safety for Your Family

August 02, 2018

How to formulate a disaster plan, ensure you have the correct supplies, and regularly maintain your hurricane prep kit. In conjunction with the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Preparedness Week, we have put together some tips to help protect you and your family for hurricane season.
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Defeating the Blackout: Light & Power in Emergencies

Defeating the Blackout: Light & Power in Emergencies

August 02, 2018

Power outages can occur everywhere. Do you know what to look for in an emergency lantern? Here's a rundown of how to choose the best emergency light and backup phone charger. Read what hurricane and wildfire survivors recommend when buying a backup light and power device.
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What You Need to Pack for Your Peace Corps Mission

What You Need to Pack for Your Peace Corps Mission

August 02, 2018

Packing for the Peace Corps is quite the undertaking. So what do you need to bring with you for the next 27 months? Here's a list of must-have items for Peace Corps Volunteers, based on feedback from past PCVs. Make sure you're prepared with the items you need, but may not think of before departing. Know someone becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer? Here's where you'll find the perfect useful gift for their mission.
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