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Edilble Business Card Gives You a Boost, Leads You to the Right Direction

Edible Business Card

 

High altitudes do weird things to the human body, even if it might be one that belongs to a seasoned trekker. Dizziness, nausea, fatigue, headaches–these are pains you wouldn’t want to have to go through in the middle of a climb. That’s what the folks from the Kokopelli Backpackers hostel had in mind when they rolled out their edible business cards that double as anti-altitude sickness remedies.

First of all, it’s a business card, so all the hostel’s pertinent contact information are printed on it. Then comes the interesting part: each card has a detachable, edible section made from coca leaves that gives climbers an extra boost as they chew on it.

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About To Get Caught In An Avalanche? Stay Afloat With This Airbag System

The power and intensity of avalanches is hard to put in words. No one wants to be caught in one but if it unfortunately does happen, you can be prepared. The Patrol 24 ABS Avalanche Airbag Backpack features two Nitrogen-inflated bags that can be deployed with a rip cord. The idea is that while the avalanche is actually happening, it has much the same properties as a liquid. But once it stops, the snow becomes compacted and if you’re trapped underneath, is sure to asphyxiate you. So you want to do your best to stay afloat so that you’re near the surface when everything ends. That’s why the airbags could save you. Of course it does nothing to prevent you from getting crushed by a felled tree or a rock, but you can try to put the odds on your side.

The system isn’t cheap however, clocking in at an impressive $1,179. Of course at that price, you do get an actual backpack, not just the safety system. But still, you bette be one serious mountain hiker if you’re going to splurge on that.

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