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Safety Gear

The best safety gear, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on June 24, 2021. 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
$6 - $19
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)
Space All-Weather Blanket Emergency Shelter
$17
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
pStyle Urination Device
$12
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Ursack Major Bear Bag/Bell
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool Fire Starter
$19
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
UCO Stormproof Matches Fire Starter
$5 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Dr. Bronner Tea Tree Liquid Soap Soap/Cleanser
$13
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 30 Sun Protection
$9 - $13
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 - $33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Bag Balm Original Skin Moisturizer First Aid/Hygiene Product
$22
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mautz Fire Ribbon Fire Starter
$6
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
$46 - $70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Hygiene Supply/Device
$5 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
QuikClot Sport First Aid Supply
$16 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Stormproof Match Kit Fire Starter
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Foot Glide Hygiene Supply/Device
$5 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Titanium Emergency Whistle Whistle/Horn
$11
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Yaktrax Hand Warmers Survival
$1 - $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 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #3 Camp Shovel/Trowel
$22
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Garcia Backpackers' Cache Bear Canister
$75
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$7 - $8
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
SOL Thermal Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
BearVault BV450 Solo Bear Canister
$70 - $73
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
BearVault BV500 Bear Canister
$80
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 - $304
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 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Waterproof Fire Sticks Fire Starter
$3 - $4
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Hiker Medical Kit First Aid Kit
$25 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SOL Survival Poncho Emergency Shelter
$8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towel Towel
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Day Tripper Lite Medical Kit First Aid Kit
$15
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: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$7 - $10
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
PackTowl Personal Towel
$6 - $41
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Counter Assault Bear Keg Bear Canister
$80
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
UCO Sweetfire Strikable Fire Starter Fire Starter
$6
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Recent Safety Gear Reviews

rated 3 of 5 stars
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent

We have to use this at work as deet isn't allowed due to wearing rubber gloves. They say there's a chance the rubber could be compromised. This stuff works ok, I still get eat up from time to time. The biggest drawback that hasn't been mentioned is that the stuff STINKS! The smell is just strong. There's still no replacement for deet that I've found. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent

Very effective I have used this product for a couple years now. I moved from DEET after it damaged some of my hiking equipment. Be prepared to have plastic goo on your hands after applying DEET and handling equipment unless you wash your hands after application. I have read conflicting articles concerning DEET over the years and decided it just wasn't worth the possible health risk to continue using it. I found Repel to be very effective against mosquitoes, but it is not long-lasting.  Reapplication… Full review

Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent

As a biochemist, I have to mention that Eucalyptus oil and DEET, along with almost every chemical on the planet, are both toxic at some doses. The public has the erroneous idea that "natural" chemicals are inherently safe and synthetic chemicals are dangerous. One of the most toxic chemicals ever discovered is a natural compound, botulinum toxin. The estimated lethal dose is 85 to 137 nanograms per adult human. Approximately one ounce would be enough to kill every person in the USA. Aflatoxin, a… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent

Works well for mosquitoes, does not damage synthetic fabrics, less likely to have health risks. This is the best non-DEET repellent I have tried. It works well for mosquitoes, possibly for ticks, but I just try hard to avoid them anyway, so it is hard to say. It does not last as long as DEET, but I don't mind re-applying. The absolute biggest benefit is that it does not damage synthetic fabrics. Since most of my hiking, biking, running, etc. shirts, hats, and pants are both synthetic and expensive… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent

I fish trout streams in southwestern Michigan. The mosquitoes hold their conventions on these streams. Lemon oil- eucalyptus works quite well. YOU CAN GET IT FOR $4.97 AT WAL MART. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent

Searching for a DEET-free bug repellent? This stuff seems to work pretty well and is priced right. Was looking for a DEET-free repellent that was less chemical and more natural.  I'm pleased to say this works awesome. I was in our yard doing some cleanup in 90-degree heat today when I grabbed my recently purchased bottle. The mosquitos and gnats had come at me out of nowhere so I went to the garage  for the new spray. One spray on each arm, once on each leg, and then I used the hand that I spread… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Badger Active Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Clear Zinc Sunscreen

Mineral-based sunscreen in an effort to avoid chemicals—98% organic, active ingredient is "clear" zinc oxide. Inactive ingredients are things like beeswax, sunflower oil, good moisturizers. On the plus, it does not sweat off and provides good sun protection. On the downside, it can feel greasy and a chore to wash off. A while ago, I started experimenting with natural sunscreens. I read an article that suggested the staple sun-blocking chemicals aren‘t very healthy for one’s hormonal health. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
BSN Medical Leukotape P

Leukotape has been in my first aid kit for 6 years. I first heard people were using it to fix blisters online. Then I saw hikers using it to protect the blistered areas and treat them. Leukotape is much better than moleskin for blister treatment. It's a thin faced sticky tape that can cover the blister and any area that has damage. It has stretch in the material and contours to the wound well.Most people that have it in their first aid kits heard it on another forum first. When I started to plan… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Bag Balm Original Skin Moisturizer

This product is for dry, cracked skin and pruned skin. The properties in the balm are worth having at your house or in a small tin with you. This balm is a product of Vermont. It has such a good reputation that it's used here in Virginia as well and can be found at co-ops and feed stores. My family found it at the local hardware store. I've been using it since. The balm has lanolin in it. I turned to this due to my company's work. We work with concrete and the chemicals will dry your hands. I have… Full review