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Safety Gear

The best safety gear, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on November 28, 2023. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
UST Survival Blanket 2.0 Emergency Shelter
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2 Camp Shovel/Trowel
$15 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent Treatment for Clothing, Gear, and Tents Insect Repellent
$10 - $21
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .7 First Aid Kit
$33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$3 - $13
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)
Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Day Tripper Lite Medical Kit First Aid Kit
$18
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Ursack Major Bear Canister / Food Bag
$16 - $299
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool Fire Starter
$12
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Hygiene Supply/Device
$6 - $11
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Yaktrax Hand Warmers Survival
$11
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller Insect Repellent
$18 - $39
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
UCO Stormproof Matches Fire Starter
$6 - $9
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
SOL Thermal Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$30 - $36
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
pStyle Urination Device
$12
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Mosquito Head Net Bug Net
$13 - $16
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel Camp Shovel/Trowel
$3
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
BearVault BV500 Journey Bear Canister
$93 - $94
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Garcia Backpackers' Cache Bear Canister
$79
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Dr. Bronner Tea Tree Liquid Soap Soap/Cleanser
$13
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
UCO Sweetfire Strikable Fire Starter Fire Starter
$8 - $11
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Stormproof Match Kit Fire Starter
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Titanium Emergency Whistle Whistle/Horn
$11
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Foot Glide Hygiene Supply/Device
$6 - $9
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
BSN Medical Leukotape P First Aid/Hygiene Product
$7
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$7 - $8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Bag Balm Original Skin Moisturizer First Aid/Hygiene Product
$22
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Cleanwaste Go Anywhere Toilet Kit Wag Bag Waste Bag
$3 - $304
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter Fire Starter
$25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Waterproof Fire Sticks Fire Starter
$4 - $127
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR Strike Igniter Fire Starter
$18
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash Soap/Cleanser
$2 - $9
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vargo Dig Dig Tool Camp Shovel/Trowel
$25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Exotac MatchCap XL Fire Starter
$36
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
RinseKit Pro 3.5 Gallon Portable Shower Shower
$325
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Sea to Summit Pocket Shower Shower
$37 - $39
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Repel Permanone Insect Repellent
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
HotHands Super Warmer Survival
$2 - $7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Tick Key The Tick Key First Aid Supply
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SAM Medical SAM Splint First Aid Supply
$17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SOL Survival Poncho Emergency Shelter
$9
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
BearVault BV450 Jaunt Bear Canister
$38 - $157
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mautz Fire Ribbon Fire Starter
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Sport Axe II
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
QuikClot Sport First Aid Supply
$19 - $29
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Incrediwear Knee Sleeve First Aid Supply
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
U-Dig-It Pro Folding Shovel Camp Shovel/Trowel
$20
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit Fire Starter
$12
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Recent Safety Gear Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Kula Cloth

  So collectible    REI's page has a lot of enthusiastic reviews of this item, but I have not seen any on Trailspace. As a woman who has backpacked, day hiked and just plain escaped down any available trail for 50+ years,  this is a must-have. For anyone with less than ultra-marathon-capable internal plumbing, there's always been the problem of carrying enough TP for the hike and then taking it out in a somewhat sanitary manner.  This solves that problem very well.  I should mention that is… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

Horrible company. They keep changing their names; it’s now called “The Wonder Pax.” Stupid name and evil people. Nothing they said was true. You can feel the evilness as they celebrated a whopping $40 sale. Such a scam; they pretty much pressure you into buying it. They keep changing their names, from ClickHeat to now “The Wonder Pax.” Beware. Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

BEWARE if you buy anything from Click Heaters they will take your money and run. They sell faulty products and claim they are non-refundable without actually telling you this. Do not support this business, they are a scam. Paid over 600$ at a popup shop, to find the product to be faulty. They claimed they have a no refund fee and all shops have a sign. THERE WAS NO SIGN, this was never brought to my attention or else I NEVER would’ve made the purchase. They are shady, and they will hang up on… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Primus PowerLighter

Do not buy this piece of junk! I purchased this lighter brand new from a retailer here in Sweden. Took it home, waited until I had the necessary adapter to fill it from a camping gas refill. Filled it and then tried to use it... NOTHING. You can see it occasionally try to light but never does. It sparks just fine. I have even tried adjusting the "intensity screw" both to minimum and maximum and many stops in between. Still Nothing! I would not recommend this lighter to anyone!! An expensive waste… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #1

Pages could be written about an ultralight backpacking trowel...I believe the Official Moto is "They help you doo-doo the right thing." But enough has already been said about TheTentLab's Deuce #2 and #3, so I'm here to finish the Trilogy with my few inputs on this wonderfully functional and compact tool: It helps me dig tiny holes in the backcountry and has been a reliable companion for a long time. Mostly I just forget it's there...until I desperately need it. First off, I wanted to use this opportunity… Full review

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

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