Saturday, April 16, 2016

A Cool Thing

I got this Cool Thing on an Amazon Lightening Deal for $12. Do you know what it is yet? 


You can store it flattened like this. Landon uses it a lot. They're even bits of sand on it.

When you're ready to use it, you blow it up. Do you know yet?

It's a Solar Charging Inflatable Lantern!

It uses no batteries.

It doesn't emit a whole lot of light, but sometimes when you're fishing at night, you don't really want a bright light that might frighten the fish away.

It's A Cool Thing, right?  

If you want your own Cool Thing, you can check it out here


Honolulu Aunty said...

Very cool! And if the light is too bright, you can use those funky funny sunglasses you got from the swap meet!

jalna said...


Mark Shelby said...

That's a kewl idea! Here in California I go 4 wheeling and camping a lot. And to many other western States. Always looking for good solar idea's. Some 4x4 guys bring out huge solar panels and set then up on the ground at an angle to continue to recharge their car battery as they run their Refrigerator and other electrical gadgets and lights in their campers.

jalna said...

Wow, that's so awesome, Mark!

Mark Shelby said...

I found a couple of fun videos explaining 4x4 camping with Solar.....

Most people are not aware that this even exists.


K and S said...


jalna said...

Mark, that's so cool. I like the solar blanket idea. Do you know what the chimney-looking thing that the cars in both videos had are?

Mark Shelby said...

Jalna, That's called a Snorkel. It's an air breather for the engine air intake. It keeps water out of the inside of the engine working parts. These trucks are made all waterproof underneath. And they can drive through a stream or river that is over their engine hood!

It's ok if the engine get's wet on the outside under the hood. But no water can go through the carburetor and into the engine or the water will destroy the internals of the engine.

Here is a fun video that explains the 4x4 snorkel.


jalna said...

I didn't know there was such a thing, Mark. Thanks!

Leslie's pics said...

so neat!