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My emergency kit during this trouble period

19 Nov

survival kit for urban people1. Communication
Data don’t go through when you are in crowded areas, calls don’t go through. The best is to send texts. They always go through even with a tiny little signal.

If you have an iPhone, make sure to switch to send texts instead of IM (IM means data).

Go to Settings > Messages and turn the IM option off.

2. Flashlight
Don’t forget you have a flashlight on your iPhone available straight from the home screen. I have an extra flashlight from Surefire.

3. Food
Have a snack in your bag (jerky, bar, …), something that has a long due date. I go for the Healthy Warrior energy bar.

4. Drink
Bring a bottle of water with you. I carry every day my Klean Kanteen (dishwasher safe).

5. Rope
I wear my survival bracelet, as you never know. Having a rope can be useful to close a door, tie a bad guy down … You never know. I wear my Survival Strap.

6. Extra battery
Add battery life to you smartphone.

7. Exit
Don’t panic, stay close to exits to be out as fast as possible if anything happens.

8. ID
Don’t forget to carry your ID with you! Mine is protected by my Trayvax wallet.

I hope those advises won’t be helpful for you because you won’t face emergency situation.

Stay calm and safe!

The Kodiak by Outdoor element

7 Jun

OE_IMG_ProductBraid2I discovered survival bracelet online and have been wearing one since then, just in case … you never know. Recently I discovered the Outdoor Element survival bracelet and those guys bring something new to the plate. I might be tempted by one of their bracelets…

Let’s chat with Michael Mojica, an avid outdoors enthusiast and entrepreneur working for the company Outdoor Element.

. What makes a true survival braid ?
First let’s define survival: if one can make fire and fill his belly, odds are he will survive. This braid provides that opportunity.

. What are the specificities of your survival band ?
We are working with a MIL-spec vendor for the survival cord. We will do pull tests to determine final strength.

. Usually it’s only a band, not yours. Tell us. How many models do you have ?
Currently we have
.. The TR series with standard 550 cord and fishing hook (nylon core may be used as fishing line)
.. The SR Series with integrated whistle in the buckle
.. The AK Series with fire starting buckle and survival cord (tinder and real fishing line)

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. Are you planning new added functions ?
Yes, there many things in the sandbox we will reveal as the further develop but we are dedicated to evolve and redefine the outdoor element.

. Did you already use Survival braid ? What happened to you ?
We were out shooting the video for kickstarter and Mike fell in a small ice cold river (it was snowing hard). Instead of calling it quits we stayed out for a few more hours…but a fire was crucial. So it was do or die. The Kodiak proved itself solid as we successfully created a fire.

. How did you decide to launch a crowd funded campaign ?
Like many entrepreneurs we had a great idea but lacked the capital to really launch it. We met with a couple of mentors and they suggested crowd funding (specifically kickstarter). We loved the idea.

Currently, the Kodiak, the new survival bracelet integrating a fire starting buckle, a fire starting tinder, a braided fishing line and a fishing hook is available to funding on Kickstarter. Check it out and back it before it’s too late.

Back the Kodiak on Kickstarter.

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