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Illuminating The Wild with Forrest Galante

Forrest Galante in the wild

Hi folks—Forrest Galante here, your go-to guy for all things wild and adventurous. I'm thrilled to share some insights on a game-changing brand that has become an indispensable part of my overlanding and wildlife-centric expeditions: Nite Ize. Known for their innovative and reliable products, Nite Ize has become my trusted companion in the untamed world.


When you're out in the wilderness, one thing's for certain – the night can be as enchanting as it is mysterious. Nite Ize has revolutionized the way I pack for an adventure, and in doing so, how I set up my overlanding rig. I break it down by three categories; organization, lighting, and convenience. Watch the video below to see just how I rig my truck and camper to have everything I need, ready for anything the open road can throw at me.

To understand how and why I use these products, keep reading. 


Keeping my rig organized on expeditions is absolutely critical. An organized space allows me to keep a clear head, staying ready for whatever adventure awaits.


Gear Tie Reusable Rubber Twist Ties

Gear Tie Reusable Rubber Twist Ties wrangling fishing rods on a boatGear Tie Reusable Rubber Twist Ties wrangling fishing rods on a boat

These little wonders are the unsung heroes of my gear organization strategy. From securing the snapping jaws of a crocodile to bundling pole spears on the boat, Gear Tie Reusable Rubber Twist Ties have proven their worth time and time again. Durable, versatile, and endlessly reusable – what's not to love?

Man holding S-Biner Dual CarabinerMan holding S-Biner Dual Carabiner

Have you ever struggled with attaching and detaching gear quickly? The S-Biner is a brilliant solution. Whether it's organizing my generator cables or securing a pack to the roof rack, this little tool ensures everything stays in place during the most demanding adventures.


GearLine Organization System

Forrest Galante using the GearLine Organization SystemForrest Galante using the GearLine Organization System

As someone who travels with A LOT of gear, the GearLine revolutionizes the art of wilderness organization, providing an efficient and adaptable solution for the historic ‘gear corner’. With its innovative S-Biner double-gated carabiners and sturdy Gear Ties, the GearLine transforms any space into a neatly organized hub for all outdoor tools. Its versatile hanging system, accommodating various attachments and setups, makes it an invaluable addition to overlanding and camping adventures. Crafted with durability in mind, the GearLine withstands the rigors of the wild, offering quick and easy access to gear in any outdoor scenario. From utensils to gadgets, the GearLine is a game-changer, providing a systematic and efficient approach to gear management in the otherwise unpredictable world of overlanding and wilderness.


Wildlife-centric expeditions often mean traversing through challenging terrains. Nite Ize provides the tools to light up your path, making every step a bit more secure.


Radiant RH2 PowerSwitch Rechargeable Headlamp


Forrest Galante and family wearing Nite Ize headlampsForrest Galante and family wearing Nite Ize headlamps

A reliable headlamp is a must, and the Radiant RH2 Headlamp has become my go-to choice. Its easy dual button control and multiple modes allow me to adapt to different situations seamlessly. Whether I'm tracking animals, getting the family ready for a wildlife night walk, or setting up camp after dark, this headlamp illuminates the way with ease.

For those moments when you need to keep an eye on your four-legged expedition partner, the NiteDog Rechargeable LED Collar is a game-changer. The weather-resistant design ensures it stands up to the elements, and the rechargeable battery keeps it shining bright throughout the night.


INOVA T11R Rechargeable Tactical Flashlight

INOVA T11R Rechargeable Tactical FlashlightINOVA T11R Rechargeable Tactical Flashlight

The INOVA T11R, a compact powerhouse emitting 5800 lumens, stands as my ultimate tool for wildlife-centric expeditions. Its potent beam pierces through the darkness, illuminating treetops and distant landscapes with unparalleled clarity. Precision is its forte, allowing me to spot elusive creatures in the canopy or at a distance. Built tough with a durable aluminum body and waterproof design, the T11R thrives in the unpredictable conditions of the wild. Its versatility shines through with multiple lighting modes, adapting seamlessly to various situations. A rechargeable marvel, it aligns with my commitment to minimizing environmental impact during expeditions. 


Even with the best planning, every expedition has conditions you can’t predict. For changing climates, heavy cargo, and beyond, I rely on convenient, quality gear from Nite Ize. 

RunOff Waterproof Bags

Forrest Galante on a boat using the RunOff Waterproof Packing CubeForrest Galante on a boat using the RunOff Waterproof Packing Cube

RunOff Bags are my go-to solution for conquering the unpredictable elements during expeditions. With an unmatched level of protection, these airtight and waterproof bags shield essential gear from rain, dust, and whatever challenges nature presents. Featuring a durable TRU Zip™ zipper, they provide a reliable seal, ensuring the contents remain secure and dry. The clear, tough TPU material not only allows for easy visibility but also contributes to efficient organization, complemented by convenient attachment points and various sizes. From river crossings to sudden downpours, RunOff Bags adapt seamlessly, safeguarding everything from sensitive electronics to clothing.


CamJam Tie Down Straps

Forrest Galante using the Nite Ize CamJam Tie Down StrapsForrest Galante using the Nite Ize CamJam Tie Down Straps

In a world of a zillion strap choices, the Nite Ize CamJam Tie Down strap emerges as an indispensable tool for securing gear with unparalleled confidence. Its adjustable tensioning power, crafted from robust, cast aluminum and corrosion-resistant components, ensures durability in the face of the wild's rugged conditions. The CamJam Tie Down user-friendly design, featuring an intuitive cam mechanism for easy tension adjustment and simple cord release, makes it a versatile and efficient solution for various applications, from securing wood to the roof of a truck going 90 miles an hour down a dirt road, to organizing equipment on the boat.

Final Thoughts

In the ever-evolving world of overlanding and wildlife expeditions, having reliable gear can make all the difference. Nite Ize has proven time and time again that their products are up to the challenge, providing innovative solutions for illumination, organization, and navigation.

So, as you gear up for your next wild escapade, consider adding Nite Ize to your arsenal. Illuminate your path, keep your gear in check, and venture into the wild with confidence – just as nature intended.


Happy exploring!