Ten Necessities When Disaster Strikes

Natural disasters and accidents happen with little or NO warnings. One of the best ways to deal with such situations is by being a bit prepared. By being prepared I mean more than just the First Aid Box; stuff like lights, shelter, tools, supplies, installations and kits that can help you deal with emergencies. Here’s a look at Ten Necessities When Disaster Strikes; a compilation of what we got on YD.

10) Swiss Peace Knife by Qian Jiang, Yiying Wu & Carolina Flores

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What’s Special: A pocket tool that holds a pill box, bandages, disinfectant spray and whistle.

9) Unified Sprinkler And Light by Duck Image Studio

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What’s Special: A water sprinkler system that includes an LED light system to illuminate the room during emergencies.

8 ) H2O by Leonardo Manavella

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What’s Special: Almost always water is in of short supply during the salvaging operations and at the disaster site. H2O is a specialized container that turns urine into drinkable water. Before you go ewww…consider this…dying parched or drinking re-cycled pee?

7) Disposable Pre-Paid Phone by IDEA

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What’s Special: This disposable phone can be worn like a bracelet and has very basic features. It’s meant for quick calls for help and supports pre-paid services.

6) Ocean Rescue by Seol-Hee Sohn, Seung-Hyun Yoon & Cheol-Yeon Cho

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What’s Special: The Ocean Rescue distills the salty sea water into pure drinking water, it provides location information of the ship-wrecked victims by emitting light at night and colorful smoke during the day.

5) Recover Shelter by Matthew Malone, Amanda Goldberg, Jennifer Metcalf and Grant Meacham

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What’s Special: Designed for disaster relief, the Recover Shelter can house a family of four for a month. It can be set up by one person in minutes, collapsed into either of two configurations for transportation (horse-shoe shape or flat), and is made of 100% polypropylene. Another big plus is that the ridges can collect drinking water when it rains.

4) The Wizard by HJC Design

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What’s Special: The Wizard is a safety-harness that can help people get off buildings during an emergency. It uses webbing woven from liquid polyester capable of withstanding forces in excess of 2 tonnes. Engineering plastics based on semi-crystalline polyamides were specified for the case and internal drum, encasing a cassette spring recoil system capable of deploying a 50-250m Kevlar lanyard.

3) Emergency Stool by d e Sellers

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What’s Special: Wall mounted and unassuming, this flat-pack Baltic Birch plywood opens up to form an Emergency Stool to help you climb out of sticky situations.

2) The Shooter Fire Extinguisher by Eunjung Kim, Yangwoo Kim & Junyi Heo

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What’s Special: This Shooter is a light weight gun loaded with CO2 cartridges. A laser guidance system helps you take aim and an alarm button to let the rest of the gang know your position.

1) Pullight Dynamo by Sebastien Sauvage

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What’s Special: This flashlight is powered by stored kinetic energy built up from pulling a string. The dynamo can charge devices like a mobile phone or iPod, making it the perfect handy device during an emergency situation!

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