We choose to be prepared for unlikely yet potentially catastrophic situations. This prompts us to consider scenarios that most people don’t think about, and to possess items that most people don’t have. All of this is for the sake of having peace of mind that most people wouldn’t experience when SHTF.
I’ve compiled a list of 7 interesting things that can be useful in extraordinary scenarios or even sporadic day-to-day situations, undoubtedly enhancing your survival capability, and of course, they are a lot of fun.
I won’t talk about firearms, water, or food in this list. I know you’ve already considered those. The idea is to showcase objects you might not have acquired or thought about yet.
Let’s get started!
(1) Faraday Bags
Whether to protect your information from unwanted access or to ensure your electronic devices survive solar explosions, Faraday Bags isolate phones, tablets, and other electronics from the rest of the world. You can find them in various sizes, designed for anything from your car key to notebooks and more.
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Of course! It couldn’t be left out of any prepper’s list. Masks against all sorts of airborne agents. Protect your family’s breathing.
(3) Pelican 7600 Tactical Flashlight
Obviously, illumination. I might be biased, but on a regular day, I carry an average of three different light sources with me. At the very least, you need a quality flashlight with you every day.
(4) Simtek Stealth ALERT
This Simtek sensor is a tool that detects unwanted access to environments, safes, luggage, etc., based on information from light, vibration, or IR. It doesn’t depend on wifi but operates with its card, ensuring more reliability.
(5) QuadraPro Solar Power Bank
Imagine an endless power source for your GPS, phone, or tablet. QuadraPro is a solar databank that offers this possibility. Very useful for those staying away from civilization for days, for BOB, or to impress friends in unexpected moments.
(6) BaoFeng Tech BF-F8HP Ham Radio
Come on, if you don’t have at least a pair of BaoFengs, you’ve never really thought about preparing. Communication is the link that turns a group of people into a team. Never underestimate the importance of investing in communication means.
(7) Iridium Extreme 9575 Satellite Phone
Still in the communication realm, a more sophisticated solution is Iridium, allowing calls from any location globally. I wouldn’t go on an expedition to any truly remote location without one.