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The Dechoker Is For When The Heimlich Manoeuvre Doesn’t Work Out


Choking is bad, m’kay? It’s probably one of the most horrifying ways to die, so we’re happy that most people are at least somewhat aware of life-saving techniques like the Heimlich manoeuvre. But you know, it doesn’t always work. Or even worse, not everyone knows how to perform it, so a person in distress that could otherwise be saved ends up kicking the bucket needlessly. Well, the Dechoker is a product intended to come into the fray after Heimlich has either failed to work, or failed to be performed for lack of knowledge. It’s basically a vacuum pump that you place over a person’s mouth, while they’re on their back; you pull the plunger and hopefully dislodge your blockage in the process. You then place them on the side until they recover. It’s a brilliant tool to keep in your first aid kit, and definitely worth the astronomical $149.95 asking price.


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More Useful Than First Aid: Emergency Nap Kit


Ok, you should still keep a first aid kit in the office. But we suspect you’ll get more usage out of the above Emergency Nap Kit. It contains an inflatable mattress and a full-length, one-size-fits-most sleeping suit. So stash this on a bookshelf somewhere, or in a desk drawer, and when the urge becomes irresistible, just open it up for an impromptu nap. You might get a few looks from your co-workers, but you’ll get the last laugh when your refreshing power nap causes you to blow those quarterly reports out of the water. It’s £29.99, or roughly $45.

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ZeroHour Relic XR Provides Emergency Lighting and Power

ZeroHour Relic XR


The ZeroHour Relic XR lights up your path when you find yourself in the dark and powers up your mobile devices when you need to use them the most. It’s a flashlight-slash-power bank that’ll definitely come in handy in times of emergency. It’s also pretty handy to have when you’re out in the great outdoors or when you’re travelling.

The ZeroHour is crafted from aircraft grade aluminum and illuminates with its 1000-lumen capacity Cree XLamp XP- LED. It’s up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $130 will get you one of your very own.

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Deal Of The Day: 33% Off On SpareOne Plus Emergency Phone

SpareOne Plus Emergency Phone


Two things you need during an emergency: your survival kit and the SpareOne Plus Emergency Phone. It’s a charge-free mobile phone that won’t fail you when you need it the most. It’s powered by an AA battery and provides up to 10 hours of talk time. It does away with most features that you’d find on a phone and keeps it to the essentials– the very essentials that might just save your life.

Other features include a panic siren and an SOS flashlight. Just stock up on batteries and you’ll be good until help arrives. It’s currently on sale for $39.99.

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SOG Key Knife: It’s a Key, It’s a Knife, No Wait–It’s Just a Knife!

SOG Key Knife


If the blade on your multi-tool just doesn’t cut it, then you might want to check the SOG Key Knife out. It looks like a key, although it’s a bit thicker than the average because it packs a small-but-still-functional blade right in the shaft. You can go for a plain blade or a Key Knife with a nail file if you’re the type who picks at your nails a lot.

The Key Knife will set you back about $10-$11, whichever type you pick.

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Eton Blackout Buddy Flashlight Runs On Nothing But Water

Eton Blackout Buddy H2O


When it rains, it pours. And when there’s a blackout, well, that’s seemingly the only time when you seem to have misplaced all of your batteries… batteries which you could have otherwise used to power up your flashlight. The good news is that there’s an alternative torch by Eton called the Blackout Buddy H2O.

Its name gives a clue when it comes to what it needs to power up, and it ain’t batteries. Yep, you got that right: this handy flashlight needs nothing but water to run. Just put the Blackout Buddy into a cup that’s filled with water and boom, you’ve got light. It can provide up to 72 hours of illumination, which should hopefully be more than enough. The best part? It retails for only $10.

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Wallet Ninja is a Sleep Multi-Tool for the Modern Ninja

Now who doesn’t need a bottle opener, can opener, screw driver, or a ruler every once in a while? It’s no problem at all if you’re at home and have full access to your toolbox. It becomes a problem if you’re out and about and find yourself needing one or two or more of these tools. The solution? Keep one of these handy-dandy credit card-sized multi-tools in your wallet.

This particular one is the Wallet Ninja, and it’s one of the funner multi-tools out there that sports a fun design and a bevy of tools and features that the average ninja would need, including a slot where you’re supposed to insert a card to transform it into a phone stand. Made from heat-treated steal, the Wallet Ninja is all of the above and more: a bottle opener, a ruler, a letter opener, six different sized hex wrenches, a fruit peeler, a can opener,  and a Philips or flathead screw driver.

The Wallet Ninja retails for $15.

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GoTenna Keeps You Connected, Even Off The Grid

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There are times when cellular services just stop working. Whether it’s because we’re off the grid in the wilderness, or in the middle of a natural disaster, our lives have become dependant on being able to communicate with one another and when outages happen, we tend to freak out. GoTenna is a device that connects to a smartphone and allows it to communicate with another GoTenna-connected phone, even when you have no service. It uses low-frequency radio waves to transmit low-density data over long distances, which in ideal conditions can give you a 50.5 miles range. You can send texts to one another, or share locations so you can find your loved ones even when everyone around you is desperately trying to use their cellphones to do the same. You can even send encrypted messages to one another which aren’t stored anywhere.

It’s a powerful device with tons of features and we feel it completely warrants the $150/pair asking price. That’s the pre-order rate, which is expected to go up to $300 for a pair once it fully hits retail distribution. It ships in late Fall 2014.

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Fuel Emergency Charger Gives Your Phone Some Extra Power When You Need It the Most

Fuel Charger

There are a number of portable phone chargers currently available, but most of these are bulky and are pretty much a hassle to carry around–especially if you’re a guy (who doesn’t carry a bag) or a girl (who doesn’t carry a purse).

And then came the Fuel emergency charger. It’s creators claim that it’s ‘the world’s smallest cell phone charger’, and they might just be right. It’s the same size as your typical keyring–it measures 1.3 by 0.9 by half an inch–but don’t let it’s compact size fool you.

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