As camping gains popularity, people are ditching town with reckless abandon. In all this frenzy, some are losing sight of campsite safety, but glow-in-the-dark ropes can help.
Nothing can ruin a vacation faster than an injury. No one wants to spend their trip in the emergency room. Glow-in-the-dark ropes by LiLuo cut down on accidents around the campfire. Let’s find out more.
Glow-in-the-Dark Ropes Are a Thing…and Every Camper Needs Them
What do you get when you mix 65 feet of paracord with reflective material? Glow-in-the-dark rope!
This simple accessory can keep campers safe after the sun has set. Durable polypropylene glows in the dark after being “charged” in sunlight for 10 to 15 minutes. In fact, the longer it stays in the sun, the longer it’ll glow at night. It’s also reflective when hit with a flashlight.
Campers use it to tie down tents, make clotheslines, or hold up canopies. You can outline your campsite to find it in the dark or use this rope for hiking or fishing. It even floats in water.
The Problem with Regular Ropes
Most regular ropes function by day and trip by night. Glow-in-the-dark ropes eliminate the surprise of a guy line or clothesline hiding in the dark. This helps avoid both injury and embarrassment.
Replace All Your Camping Tie-Downs with Glow-in-the-Dark Ropes
Glow-in-the-dark rope can replace any kind of tie-down that uses a rope. The rope works especially well outdoors, where it can sit in the sun and charge all day.
However, it can serve other purposes, even indoors. For instance, using a glow-in-the-dark rope tied to fishing buoys will enable fishers to find a buoy at night. You don’t need sunlight to spot the cord’s reflection in the dark, just a little light from a headlamp or flashlight.
Put glow-in-the-dark rope to work as a tent tie-down as well. Use the accompanying tensioners to pull the lines tight. Hang towels and swimsuits on a glowing clothesline, and carry the rope in your backpack as a safety precaution while hiking.
How Long Do Glow-in-the-Dark Ropes Glow?
According to LiLuo, 10 to 15 minutes in the sun should mean six to eight hours of glowing in the darkness. Be sure to use your rope in a sunny spot, leaving it outside all day for many charging hours. Even after it stops glowing, you can use the reflective properties of the rope to find your tent.
Benefits of Glow-in-the-Dark Ropes
Glow-in-the-dark ropes perform just as well as regular ropes when tying items together and securing equipment. Here are a few other bonuses.
Eliminate Tripping Hazards
You will always know where your tent stakes and tie-downs are when using glow-in-the-dark ropes. If you wander around your campsite after dark or get back to your tent as the sun sets, you can still find everything. Avoid sprains, strains, and scratches from falling over tie-downs or running into clotheslines by using glowing paracord at your campsite.
Make Your Campsite Glow
Give your campsite a unique look. Enjoy the glow of the rope and the distinctive look of your camp.
Never Forget Where Your Tent Is
Never struggle to find your spot again. Outline your campsite, and even after the glow recedes, you’ll still be able to locate your tent. Simply shine a flashlight on the reflective material in the cord.
Are Glow-in-the-Dark Ropes Really Worth It?
For some campers, they may be. Since glow-in-the-dark ropes do the same job as regular ropes, why not enjoy the added benefits? After all, by using an illuminating rope, you might be sparing yourself an injury. And you could entertain other campers with a cool campsite light show!
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