Tag Archives: Emergencies

U Safe May Make Wet Bodied Beach Lifeguards A Thing Of The Past

Call it a drone, remote control lifesaver, unmanned sea vehicle, or whatever, the U Safe from Portugal-based Noras Performance may just end the days of wet-bodied beach lifeguards. U Safe is a remotely control lifesaver (or life preserver, if you will) that lets lifeguard gets to and save a person in trouble in the sea without putting him/herself at risks. It is much like the AEF Electric Bodyboard we saw last month, but with a life-saving purpose as its only focus. Continue reading U Safe May Make Wet Bodied Beach Lifeguards A Thing Of The Past

Here’s A Leisure Electric Bodyboard From China’s FZBlue

Here are a pair of bodyboards which you may have not heard of from China’s “water entertainment products, marine rescue facilities and unmanned waterborne systems” maker, FZBlue. The first is called AEF Electric Bodyboard a bodyboard style, electrically-powered flotation device for leisure and the second, called UEF, is the lifesaver variant of the first. Continue reading Here’s A Leisure Electric Bodyboard From China’s FZBlue

This Minimalistic Clock Is Also Your Handy Emergency Preparedness Kit

You need a clock and you need some sort of survival kit in your home for peace of mind. With that in mind, you can either get a sleek clock and a separate survival kit, or you could look to KGC Life Clock Disaster Preparation Clock Kit as a (stylish) two-in-one solution. Designed by Seoul-based industrial design studio, SWNA (formerly SWBK), Life Clock is both a minimalist clock and also a survival kit. In short, Life Clock is a functional time-telling device that could also save your life in time of a disaster. The obvious boon about this is, you have the kit right in plain sight while not actually being an eyesore. Seriously, we can’t see how is it not brilliant. Continue reading This Minimalistic Clock Is Also Your Handy Emergency Preparedness Kit

This Sleek Tube Is Actually A Survival Kit For Surviving A Natural Disaster

Folks living in peaceful and relatively natural disaster-free regions may not understand what it takes to survive the nature’s wraths, but to Japan, it is a second nature when it comes to dealing with the inevitable unleashed by Mother Nature. In view of this predicament, hardware manufacturer Sugita Ace and design studio Nendo, both Japanese companies, have come together to create a new type of emergency preparedness kit called Minim+Aid Survival Kit. Minim+Aid comes in a form of a sleek tube designed to enable an individual urbanite to make his or her way to a place of refuge during natural disasters such as an earthquake. Continue reading This Sleek Tube Is Actually A Survival Kit For Surviving A Natural Disaster

This Is The World’s First Solar Power Generator With Swappable Battery

Can you live without electricity? Probably not and therefore it is wise to have some form of back up power when power outage strikes. In the past, diesel generators were the choice of power generation, but those things create too much of a ding and that’s not to mention the fumes it serves up, which does not quite help in your quest to reduce your carbon footprint. While Tesla Home Battery can address the power outage woe, it still adds to your utility as it recharges from the grid, unless you have solar panel rigged. The Lycan Powerbox Solar Rechargeable Generator does what Tesla Home Battery does, which means it can provide you with power when it is out, but it can do the same outside of your home, in the field or in the wild. Continue reading This Is The World’s First Solar Power Generator With Swappable Battery

Thuraya XT-PRO Advanced Satellite Phone – The Gadget You Want to Have When in the Middle of Nowhere

When you are in the middle of nowhere, your typical cellphone is as good as brick. That said, if you anticipate that you may be heading to no man’s land, a satellite phone is your only hope of any communication with the greater world. However, in such scenario, you wouldn’t trust your life to any satellite phone. You would want to go with one that promised highest accuracy and added security wherever you may be. Those are exactly what Thuraya XT-PRO Advanced Satellite Phone has to offer. It is not a gloried smartphone. This is a real deal, pro-grade satellite phone that’s gear towards professional users, or basically any adventurers who have the money to drop for the device and the subscription plan to have them covered the world over. Continue reading Thuraya XT-PRO Advanced Satellite Phone – The Gadget You Want to Have When in the Middle of Nowhere

Here’s a Portable Washing Machine That Operates Without Electricity

If having clean attire is what matters even when you are out camping, then we think you may like the idea of Yirego Drumi Off Grid Washer, a super compact portable washing machine that’s essentially human-powered. Standing at 22 inches tall, Drumi looks more like a space-age rice cooker or steamer than a washing machine and is designed to hold up to 5L of water, which should comfortably wash 6 or 7 pieces of clothing. The real draw here is of course, it operates without any form of electricity. It can wash as long as you have water, detergent and have the energy to pump the textured pedal to get the drum to spin. And yes, it has a drum to aid in better washing performance and it even has a detergent tray to hold up to 3 different detergents at a time. Continue reading Here’s a Portable Washing Machine That Operates Without Electricity

This Portable Battery System Can Power a 60” LED TV for 10 Hours

These days, adventurers and camping enthusiasts heads into the great outdoor with a lot of gadgets, but probably not as many as they would have love to have due to the electricity needed to power them, which kind of explains the popularity of products like the world’s most funded cooler. The prospect of being able to power a blender even in somewhere remote is indeed really enticing and what if, hypothetically speaking, you can power a 42 inch TV for hours on ends, out in the woods? Wouldn’t that be super cool? Not that anyone will be doing something that frivolous, but in any case that the concept sounds like music to your ears, then we bet you will dig what Joule Case Portable Battery System has to offer. Continue reading This Portable Battery System Can Power a 60” LED TV for 10 Hours

Belgian Engineering Graduate Developed a Drone That Might One Day Save Your Life

It is good to know that there are folks out there who are thinking about other uses of drones for purposes other than sniffing out threat, delivering beer, pizza or other frivolous products. Late last month, we ran a news about DHL’s pilot program to deliver medication using a specially designed drone to Island of Juist in Germany, and today we stumble yet another aspiring development: the Ambulance Drone. The brainchild of Dutch-based Belgian engineering graduate Alec Momont, this six-rotor “ambulance” is not an ambulance per se, instead, it an autonomous flying defibrillator that could reach out to heart attack victims within life-saving minutes. Continue reading Belgian Engineering Graduate Developed a Drone That Might One Day Save Your Life

Just Add Water and This Emergency Light Will Shine for 72 Hours

when was the last time you needed a flashlight and it turned out that the batteries were flat (or worst, corroded) because it has been left inactive for too long? it happens at some point in time and that’s not ok if there is an emergency like power outage when all the lights are out. with the Eton Blackout Buddy H2O, you won’t have such a problem. in fact, Eton said its magnesium-oxide battery will continue to work even if it is left untouched for up to 10 years. and when the situation calls for lights, all you need is add water and voila, a flashlight that will run continuously for 72 hours is there to light up the bleakest moments – literally, not emotionally though. Continue reading Just Add Water and This Emergency Light Will Shine for 72 Hours