When you get a cut or scrape, keeping it clean is a top priority. Adhesive bandages are not always the best fit for sealing off wounds and fending off infection. This is where spray bandage comes in. These four liquid bandages seal off cuts to help them heal faster without having to deal with bandages that won’t stay put.
Water bottles are an infinitely important piece of gear to bring on any outdoor adventure. But you cannot rely solely on water bottles for enough water to cook, clean and hydrate with when you’re on a desert camping trip, a river rafting adventure or even just a weekend camping trip to nearby state park. Plastic reusable water containers can be great to bring a lot more water with you or to carry more easily. Here are three different types of bags to consider on your next adventure.
If you’re pulling out a tourniquet, big trouble has already found you. Once maligned, tourniquets are back in regular use because nothing stops arterial bleeds faster than a tourniquet. To be clear: Only apply a tourniquet when the other option is death. Tourniquets completely cut off blood supply to the distal side of an injury, meaning you’ll lose the limb. Good tourniquets are quick to apply, hold fast, and are thick enough to keep from damaging or digging into the skin. Tourniquets are uncomfortable by design and do not relieve pain. Their chief function, and they do it well, is to stop an arterial bleed to save the victim’s life.
A tactical pen offers a variety of different features, most commonly a steel point on the cap that’s ideal for breaking glass in situations like a car accident or self-defense. There are many multi-tools on the market designed for emergency situations, but they’re easy to forget at home. A pen is a tool you’ll be reaching for again and again, making it the perfect instrument to turn tactical.
In a world of flashy new outdoor products that evolve every year, there are some classics that we’ve spotted out on the trails. Canteens are one of them. With a cup and often a carrying case, these old-school beverage holders can get you some second glances and kudos for being old school while you’re outdoors. Here are four to check out.
Whether you’re headed to your backyard wilderness or out on an international expedition, you need a compact, organized pouch that keeps all of your most important documents, credit cards, and ID in one place. These four passport wallets fit the bill; sturdy, well-organized, and as ready as you are to face whatever the trip throws at you. Keep all your key documents safe and cut down on hassle with any one of these choices.