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Safety Gear

The best safety gear, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on July 29, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2 Camp Shovel/Trowel
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent Treatment for Clothing, Gear, and Tents Insect Repellent
$7 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel Camp Shovel/Trowel
$2
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Repel Permanone Insect Repellent
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
pStyle Urination Device
$12
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Ursack Major Bear Canister / Food Bag
$85 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
UCO Stormproof Matches Fire Starter
$6 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Dr. Bronner Tea Tree Liquid Soap Soap/Cleanser
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
SOL Thermal Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$37
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller Insect Repellent
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .7 First Aid Kit
$29 - $32
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Bag Balm Original Skin Moisturizer First Aid/Hygiene Product
$22
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool Fire Starter
$12
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mautz Fire Ribbon Fire Starter
$7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$8 - $20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
BSN Medical Leukotape P First Aid/Hygiene Product
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Sport Axe II
$53 - $63
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
RinseKit Pro 3.5 Gallon Portable Shower Shower
$325
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Hygiene Supply/Device
$9 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
QuikClot Sport First Aid Supply
$16 - $36
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Stormproof Match Kit Fire Starter
$6 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Foot Glide Hygiene Supply/Device
$6 - $9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Titanium Emergency Whistle Whistle/Horn
$11
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Yaktrax Hand Warmers Survival
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
climbOn Bar First Aid Supply
$7 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Mosquito Head Net Bug Net
$11 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #3 Camp Shovel/Trowel
$22
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
HotHands Super Warmer Survival
$1
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$7 - $8
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
BearVault BV450 Solo Bear Canister
$74 - $87
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
BearVault BV500 Bear Canister
$88 - $92
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Sea to Summit Pocket Shower Shower
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
U-Dig-It Pro Folding Shovel Camp Shovel/Trowel
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Cleanwaste Go Anywhere Toilet Kit Wag Bag Waste Bag
$3 - $277
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Tick Key The Tick Key First Aid Supply
$8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
PackTowl UltraLite Towel
$15 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Waterproof Fire Sticks Fire Starter
$3 - $5
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Hiker Medical Kit First Aid Kit
$30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SOL Survival Poncho Emergency Shelter
$8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
UCO Waterproof Matches Fire Starter
$3
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Day Tripper Lite Medical Kit First Aid Kit
$18
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Exotac MatchCap XL Fire Starter
$29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash Soap/Cleanser
$4 - $7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SAM Medical SAM Splint First Aid Supply
$15
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
PackTowl Personal Towel
$6 - $41
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Counter Assault Bear Keg Bear Canister
$80 - $94
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
UCO Sweetfire Strikable Fire Starter Fire Starter
$8
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Badger Active Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Clear Zinc Sunscreen First Aid/Hygiene Product
$15
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Recent Safety Gear Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent

Best for moderate bugs.   Picaridin Insect Repellent Skeets on the tent fly at High Emigrant Lake Growing up in the western Cascades of the Pacific Northwest I'm well acquainted with mosquitoes. In the Sierras they burn out quicker, but not as quick as I'd anticipated for a 10-day mid-July scamper that went above 9,000 ft for 3 days. They were insufferable in the high 8's at dusk; but above that so persistently thick it was at times literally hard to breathe without choking on them. They were so… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Emberlit Flint and Steel

I have the Trout and T Rex strikers—they work great. I have the Trout and T Rex strikers that I bought back in 2017. The striking surface is shorter than other strikers that I have and I believe this is why they appear weak to other strikes. I did a comparison between my two Emberlt strikers and two other strikers: https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/flint-striker-comparison.270433/ One of my other strikers did not do good at all. Maybe the steel was not tempered right. My other Pskook striker… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Sea to Summit Pocket Shampoo with Conditioner

Need too many leaves to wash hair. I bought this product to use on a hike to save weight. I tried it out at home. I have short hair so first tried two leaves to wash my hair. I put to leaves in my hand got them a little wet and tried to wash my hair. There was no foam and I didn't feel like it was doing anything. Next time I used 4 leaves also no suds. I would not recommend it. Better take regular soap or a bar.  Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Wild Ideas Bearikade Expedition

Perfect size for 10-nighter; most efficient volume-to-weight. MKII's benefits come to bear on trips requiring 10 person/days of food storage: 2.25 lbs of SIBBG (Sierra Interagency Black Bear Group)-tested and approved, 900-cubic-inch capacity.  I'm not aware of any legal alternative (for Yosemite or King's Canyon) close to the volume/weight ratio of the Expedition MKII. I’ve carried this can on 274 nights of outings over 12 seasons. Bearikades are made from a carbon fiber tube with high-grade… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
HotHands Super Warmer

The best way to endure cold temperatures when your sleeping bag is not good enough. This is a review of "HotHands Body & Hand Super Warmers - Long Lasting Safe Natural Odorless Air Activated Warmers - Up to 18 Hours of Heat - 10 Individual Warmers."  Recently took up snow camping. Discovered my 5°F sleeping bag did not keep me warm at 8°F to 16°F despite sleeping pads over 8 R rating, a good 4-season tent, synthetic thermals, down socks, down pants, down jacket, and a wool baclava. First… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Tinkle Belle The Tinkle Belle

The Tinkle Belle is a urinary device that allows women to pee on the go. In just a few moves, you can set yourself up to pee standing up with a product like this one. MSRP: $27.50 Have you ever been stuck in a dirty restroom, and you didn’t want to squat near the toilet to tinkle? Do you ever wish that you could pee in the backcountry as easily as men? There’s nothing worse than having to slip your harness off to pee. But you don’t have to anymore.  The Tinkle Belle The Tinkle Belle is a… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Morakniv Survival Kit for Kansbol/Garberg

A reasonably priced accessory for the popular Mora Kansbol and Garberg knives that provides a sheath-mounted ferrocerium rod for fire-starting and a diamond sharpener for field sharpening. Quality materials and solid design make this a win for any Kansbol or Garberg owner whose knife use includes fire-starting and hard tasks.   Morakniv Survival Kit for Kansbol and Garberg Background I am the sort of hiker, camper, and backpacker who is never without a knife. I’ve enjoyed going down the gram-shaving… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

Stayed hot for less than 30 minutes, then I carried a cold pack around. Horrible. Stayed hot less than 30 minutes. Horrible. Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Chill Out Heat Relief

Purchased on a whim, curious of what could be special about a heat-related first aid kit. I really purchased more for the cool carrying case. Has all you would need to treat heat-related issues. Think it could have had a good first aid card on how to identify heat-related issues, something that if you had no idea about (which may be why someone would purchase this item) would seem like it should be included.   The outside of the kit   The kit folds out and contains compartments for all the items… Full review