Survival kits are quite fascinating; almost everyone would love to have one. Who wouldn't want to walk around feeling like Batman? Why not have some form of equipment to deal with every situation?
Unfortunately, putting together an assortment of items with which to counter every negative situation would probably create such a situation itself. It just isn't feasible.
You could, however, throw a few things together that would probably save you from imminent danger or even save your life. But sometimes it's better to have them all in different places, as you'll see below.
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Jesse Will of Popular Science has put together five items in an article published this week, detailing how one could have them stored in different locations for certain situations.
First up is a foldable 13-foot ladder made of flame-resistant nylon webbing and anti-slip steel rungs that could support up to 1,000 pounds. This would come in pretty handy if you and/or your family need to get out of your house via a window in the event of a fire or some other emergency.
The Kidde Fire Escape Ladder is available from Amazon, as is everything else on here, and its importance can't be overstated. Of course, you may never get to use it, which would be ideal. But why not be prepared?
Next up is the LifeHammer, which can break tempered glass quite easily if, say your car, God forbid, ends up in some body of water or flips over. So, yeah, this one should be kept in your vehicle, nowhere else.
The stainless steel Hostage Escape Card is the size of a credit card and fits snugly in your wallet. The card contains several pop-out tools and weighs just 0.4 ounces.
The rake and tension wrench could be used to pick locks while the saw can cut through zip ties. As a bonus, you get a practice pair so you know just what to do if you're ever faced with a situation in which you're a hostage of some sort.
If you ever get lost in the wild, chances are, no one will hear your screams. The lightweight polymer HyperWhistle, though, could make all the difference as it is said to be as loud as a jet engine when blown (that is incredible).
The device is able to emit a shrill blast that travels up to two miles. it's claimed that it's so loud, it actually hurts, which probably means it can be used to scare off would-be attackers.
Last, but obviously not least, is the 9-ounce can of Guard Alaska pepper spray. according to survival experts, pepper spray is more effective against a grizzly bear than a firearm.
Guard Alaska, in particular, blasts a 20-foot cloud of unwanted heat an attacker's way. It contains 1.34 percent of capsaicin, which is the chemical that gives hot peppers their spice.
In total, these items cost around $160 on Amazon. Of course, there are other things you could throw in, maybe something that can be used to start a fire, but the above seem like they could have several situations covered.