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Recent Safety Gear Reviews

BodyGlide Anti-Chafe

rated 5 of 5 stars BodyGlide can be a real problem solver for the skin discomfort bain of many outdoor adventurers, blisters and chafing! Provided that the gear has the right physical design, non-aggressive surface texturing, and size for you, test this as your potential solution. Basically it makes your skin surface less wettable, thus less swellable. And it adds some tenacious slick, slipperiness that can be washed off later. Smoother skin texture, with better skin glide, literally bettet slides the problem away. Full review

Zippo 12 Hour Hand Warmer

rated 2.5 of 5 stars It does what it advertises, but I would add a couple of caveats. These hand warmers actually "burn" the propane, not with a flame, but they cause the naptha to combine with oxygen in the presence of a catalyst.  The burning of an organic fuel produces carbon dioxide and water.  If you keep this device inside your clothing the water vapor will eventually diminish the insulating properties of your outerwear.  Kept in a jacket's outer pocket, as a hand warmer rather than a body warmer, it should… Full review

Zippo 12 Hour Hand Warmer

rated 4 of 5 stars Refillable catalyst handwarmer. These are easy to use and work pretty well. The large Zippo handwarmer works really well. In the '70s my grandfather gave me two Jon-e handwarmers for backpacking. Those were great. Yhey probably still work, but I cannot find them. I have two of the Zippo handwarmers and have used them both. My wife uses one and I use the other. It is fairly easy to fill. The newer models have a hole in the fuel absorption material that allows for faster easier filling, but these… Full review

Ultralight Backpacking Titanium Cathole Trowel

rated 5 of 5 stars Leave No Trace is a backpacker's greatest responsibility. Digging a cathole has become easy thanks to ultralight titanium trowels. They do not break like the orange plastic ones. They are super light, do not take up any space in a pack, carrabiner to the outside. Not too expensive. Everybody that backpacks and poops in the wilderness should have one. I got tried of the cheap, stupid, orange plastic cathole trowels that break all the time. I would end up using a stick, and it takes forever to dig… Full review

Road ID Ankle ID

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great way to offer a little security when you are exercising or hiking alone. It's a quick way to identify you, allergies, or provide contact information. I have had my road id for a few years now. It's like a security blanket for me know. I feel naked without it. I wear it hiking, swimming, cycling and in triathlons. I don't know that it will save my life, but if I'm unconscious or worse, at least I can be identified and my husband or parents can be notified.   There are enough lines… Full review

Road ID Interactive

rated 5 of 5 stars Road I.D. has an item, wrist band, that gives basic information on the plate. However, on the back of the plate is a toll free number and an individual password that the EMT can call and have access to any medical/contact information you want to make available. Costs more but much greater information. I have a fairly involved medical history that EMT should be aware of if found in need of assistance and not able to respond. Far too much information to put on the Road ID wrist band or dog tag. The… Full review

Road ID Wrist ID Sport

rated 5 of 5 stars There are few products that I feel EVERY on-the-go person should own, and Road ID is one of those “must haves.” Road ID is a simple and effective way to communicate critical information to Emergency personnel and provide peace of mind for your loved ones while you are on the trail or on the road. A few years ago a friend’s elderly father died from heart failure along a hiking trail. He was found sitting peacefully on a rock, resting on his hiking staff. While my friend was content that his… Full review

SOL Survival Poncho

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A light, effective emergency blanket/poncho. I've been a big fan of SOL/AMK Heatsheet blankets for some time now. Much more durable and useable than the chintzy ones you so often see labeled as emergency blankets. I've got to test the Heatsheets out a couple of times and with a little work was able to refold them and reuse them. The SOL Survival Poncho is made of the exact same proven material. Obviously at this light weight (2.7 oz) it isn't bombproof, but plenty durable for its intended purposes—a… Full review

Dr. Bronner Liquid Soap

rated 4 of 5 stars Dr. Bronner's liquid soap has been a backwoods staple for as long as I can remember. This pure castile soap (meaning it is made using vegetable oil) is environmentally friendly and smells great. I was first introduced to Dr. Bronner's pure castile soap when I was about 8 years old. Back then, it was a camp staple as it was environmentally safe, and so could be used in the pond as well as the showers (try getting a hundred 8-year old boys to shower. Having them jump in a pond is much easier!). INGREDIENTS: Castile… Full review

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Coghlan's Candles Survival Kit
$1 - $4
Zippo Replacement Flint Fire Starter
Zippo Replacement Wick Fire Starter
Ultimate Survival Technologies Emergency Poncho Emergency Shelter
Liberty Mountain Aluminum Whistle Whistle/Horn
Lifeline Instant Cold Pack First Aid Supply
UCO Strike-On-Box Matches Fire Starter
Zippo Campfire Starter Cedar Puck Fire Starter
Ultimate Survival Technologies Emergency Blanket Emergency Shelter
Coghlan's Soap Holder Hygiene Supply/Device
Coghlan's Toothbrush Covers Hygiene Supply/Device
Coghlan's Fire Disc Fire Starter
Dermatone SPF 23 Twist Up Lip Balm First Aid/Hygiene Product
Sierra Dawn Campsuds Soap/Cleanser
$2 - $11
Dermatone SPF 23 Moisturizing Lip Protector Twist-up Stick First Aid/Hygiene Product
Metolius Wag Bag Waste and Sanitation Supply/Device
Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 30 Lotion Sunscreen
EK Cat Crap Lip Balm First Aid/Hygiene Product
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash Soap/Cleanser
$2 - $17
All Terrain Lip Armor Natural Lip Balm Sunscreen
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel Camp Shovel/Trowel
Coghlan's Mosquito Coils Insect Repellent
Coghlan's Personal Toilet Tissue Waste and Sanitation Supply/Device
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Waterproof Fire Sticks Fire Starter
Coghlan's Toilet Paper Hygiene Supply/Device
Space Emergency Blanket Emergency Shelter
$3 - $4
ACR Survival Res-Q Whistle Whistle/Horn
All Terrain Hand Sanz Natural Sanitizer Soap/Cleanser
Adventure Medical Kits Adventure Dog Wipes Dog Gear / Soap/Cleanser
$3 - $4
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Tender AfterBite First Aid Supply
$3 - $5
Sea to Summit Citronella Wilderness Wash Soap/Cleanser
$3 - $6
REI Secure Strip Wound Closures First Aid Supply
Zippo Waxed Tinder Sticks Fire Starter
Counter Assault Bear Bell Bear Bag/Bell
Sawyer Premium Sunblock with Insect Repellent Sunscreen
Coghlan's No-See-Um Head Net Bug Net
UCO Long-Burn Matches Fire Starter
UCO Survival Matches Fire Starter
Lightning Nuggets Firestarters Fire Starter
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
UCO Citronella Candles Insect Repellent
$3 - $4
Tender Ben’s 30 Deet Tick & Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$3 - $7
Cleanwaste Wag Bag Waste and Sanitation Supply/Device
$3 - $34
Mack's Pillow Soft Earplugs First Aid Supply
Coghlan's Soap Caddy Hygiene Supply/Device
Beyond Coastal SPF 15 Active Lip Balm Sunscreen
Coghlan's Clothes Clips Hygiene Supply/Device
Coghlan's Tick Remover First Aid Supply
Coghlan's Toothbrush Holders Hygiene Supply/Device
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Coleman Waterproof Matches Fire Starter
Coghlan's Featherweight Mirror Signal Mirror/Flag
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