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April 16, 2014

GAIA | A Video From our Journey into the Earth

The most important ingredient: a group of experienced cavers to help us safely move around the cave, from the entry, to squeezing thtough cracks and chimneying along major fissures. Click image above for the video.

Area Lighting:
8 PTEC Shockwave LED
2 PTEC Miniwave LED

Personal Lighting:
Vizz (primary headlamp)
Fuel (backup headlamp)
Impulse (backup to the backup)
Spare Batteries for all lights

Photography and Personal:
dSLR body, lenses, stobes
Solid footwear
Water and something to eat

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April 14, 2014

Tommy Caldwell’s “Water”

Is it really water?

We’re looking forward to this year’s 24HHH.

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April 3, 2014

Backpacker Ultralight Value

Backpacker inducts PTEC BYTE into its Hall of Fame, calling it the “Ultralight Value” headlamp.

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April 2, 2014

What to Pack For a Weekend

There are twenty-four things on Backpacker Mag’s pack list. Item number five is a Princeton Tec Vizz headlamp.

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April 2, 2014

Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey Visits PTEC

Kim Guadagno, the first Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, paid Princeton Tec a visit this morning. Guadagno toured the PTEC factory, discussing the challenges associated with manufacturing in the US (and specifically NJ) with the ownership, management and employees of the company.

The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is an elected constitutional officer in the executive branch of the state government of New Jersey in the United States. The lieutenant governor is the second highest-ranking official in the state government and is elected concurrently on a ticket with the governor for a four-year term. via Wikipedia

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March 25, 2014


We all need to send more postcards out into the world. They are awesome. Just got this postcard from JayP, following the 1st Annual JayP’s Backyard Fat Pursuit. So happy to be working with this dude for as many years as we have – he’s the best. Also amped to see the partnership between Jay and Salsa Cycles paying off.

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February 22, 2014

Dive Communication

Princeton Tec users are smart folks. Take this Shockwave primary light for instance – the owner used a permanent marker to write common phrases she wants to say while diving. Sure, you could bring a slate. But why not make communication that much more efficient so you can enjoy more time exploring and taking in the sights during each dive? We always love seeing the creative ways that folks customize your gear. Hint hint: hit us up with your ideas.

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February 19, 2014


Joe, did you know that Princeton Tec manufactures the 165 lumen Vizz nearby?

Richard, that headlamp is really bright. Could you please stop shining it in my eyes?

Sometimes we install headlamps on inanimate objects. Oh, you too? Let’s see what you got. Bonus points if you can name the location. (We’re looking at you, NJ and PA folks.)

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February 13, 2014

Open in the Inclement Weather

It’s another snowy, frozen NJ day. This is just a quick note to say that we are open and running on a limited staff. We’ll still be here to take your calls and orders, there are just fewer of us than normal. Stay warm!


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February 12, 2014

Feedback on the QUAD Tactical MPLS

This is one of those letters that means a lot to us and help us keep doing what we do everyday. It’s a reminder that you can buy cheaper. And in the end, you’ll spend more on batteries and replacement headlamps. Buy the right tool for the job, once.


I just wanted to say that your product, the QUAD Tactical MPLS is the only headlamp that I will ever buy from now on. As an outdoor professional for the past ten years, I have used many headlamps, and the last one I bought, a few years back, was the QUAD. It has outlasted and outperformed any other headlamp I’ve ever had, and it’s been through some heavy use in both summers and winters and has been out with me in all kinds of weather.

My favorite feature is the red filter. I’ve not had to use the green or blue filters, but knowing they’re there and easy to change out is nice. I find the red filter handy because I can never find headlamps anymore with red filters or even red LEDs, and it really saves my nightvision. Thank you for still putting a product out ther with this feature!

I am a big user of REI, and I will definitely be putting a five star rating review on the page for this product. Just wanted to say something beforehand and tell you how much I appreciate a well built, versatile, durable headlamp.

Thank you,


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Hitting the road. That’s what this is all about.


Life at PT sure is interesting, but it’s what happens when we saddle up and head out of Bordentown that fuels our passion and provides inspiration. Our travels present the opportunity to explore new places, see old friends, meet strangers that grow into old friends, and share our enthusiasm for the outdoors. www.livingonthedash.com is our outlet to share these experiences.


Sit back, enjoy and spread the love.