Despite the brand name, you won’t be S.O.L. if you find yourself in an emergency and you’re carrying this survival kit. It comes in a waterproof bag and includes eight kinds of items that can help you light a fire, signal rescuers, perform emergency repairs, and survive in extreme conditions.
Emergency room physician, U.S. Air Force veteran, and NBC Senior Medical Correspondent John Torres, MD authored this guide to help us prepare for the worst. The 240-page book includes essential advice on surviving and saving lives in natural disasters, wildlife encounters, accidents, terrorist attacks, and more.
Jet packs might seem like a novelty, but this video from Gravity shows how their jet suits could save lives. With poor visibility that would ground helicopters, Company founder Richard Browning flew to the summit of a 3100-foot mountain to simulate a rescue mission, getting a medic on the scene in less than 4 minutes.
This folding tool from Mitusmoto Sakari provides first responders or anyone in an emergency with critical life-saving abilities. In addition to its trauma scissors, it has a pocket knife, a wrench, a strap cutter, a ruler, a round cutter, a Philips screwdriver, a carbide glass breaker, and a travel key fob.
Be prepared for power outages with this 1000W battery backup unit. It has three 110V AC outlets, two USB-C ports with PD 18W, one USB-A port with 5V/2.4A, one USB-A w/Quick Charge 3.0, and one 12V/10A car outlet. It’s capable of running some devices for up to seven days. Save an extra 15% through 8.4.21 with code ANNUAL15.
GETXGO kit is a waterproof and fire-resistant bag that can help you survive in an emergency. The kit comes with food, water, and first aid supplies, as well as a solar battery pack, charging cables, and a crank-powered radio. An upgraded version includes a matching backpack and a fireproof pouch for important documents.
Nitecore’s NWE30 is an ultra-compact electronic emergency whistle which activates with a simple twist. It cranks out up to 120dB of volume in all directions, and flashes a 2,000 lumen emergency beacon at night. Measures just 0.98″ x 2.64″ and easily hangs on a backpack.
Terra Frma’s pocket-sized, water-resistant deck includes quick reference cards for numerous kinds of disasters. It provides useful information in the event of an emergency, especially when you don’t have access to a phone or internet service. Keep one in your glovebox, one in your suitcase, and another in your bugout bag.
StatGear’s smartly-designed stainless steel tool belongs in every vehicle. It includes two essential safety functions – a seatbelt cutter, and a carbide glassbreaker tip. It also comes with a visor-mounted carrying case for quick access in an emergency. Sold in a pack of two, so you can keep one on each visor or in two cars.
Whether you’re a first responder or just want to be prepared, Leatherman’s special emergency tool is a great addition to any tool kit or bugout bag. It combines a strap cutter for ripping through seatbelts, a carbide tip glass breaker, a 1/4″ hex bit driver, and an oxygen tank wrench in a single stainless steel gadget.
The CarAIDE is a versatile tool to keep in your car’s trunk. In addition to being able to jumpstart a dead car battery and charge other gadgets via USB, it packs a flashlight, compass, thermometer, hook, emergency rope, emergency alarm, window breaker, seat belt cutter, a strong magnet, and more. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.
Designed for professional first responders, but a great tool in any emergency bag, Leatherman’s shears make quick work of gauze, tape, and seatbelts, and can also cut off a ring, break glass, or operate an oxygen tank’s valve. Made from durable stainless steel and glass-filled nylon.
Whether you’re working from home or out on the road, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for emergencies. An essential part of your survival pack should be a good first aid kit. Everyday Carry recommends a few off-the-shelf kits, along with a handful of add-on tools to enhance their life-saving abilities.
Has your car ever needed a jump-start? If you had the JumpSmart in your trunk, you could have started it back up without another vehicle. This powerful 37,000 mWh li-Po battery has enough kick to start most everyday cars, trucks, and SUVs. It also includes a 330-lumen LED flashlight, and can charge gadgets via its USB port.
If you’re in the field and need to stitch up something (or someone) in an emergency, Grim Workshop’s stainless steel card could be a lifesaver. It comes with a wide variety of needles and awls, along with four replacement buttons. No thread in your kit? Fishing line, dental floss, or paracord strands will do in a pinch.