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
What’s Special: A pocket tool that holds a pill box, bandages, disinfectant spray and whistle.
What’s Special: A water sprinkler system that includes an LED light system to illuminate the room during emergencies.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!