Creative minds churn out amazing products. Like the items in this section. From calling for help to taking a shower in the great outdoors to finding your way home, these miscellaneous tools do it all. Make sure they are in your bug-out bag.
Product: American Red Cross Rover
Description: Hand turbine technology makes the Rover powered by hand cranking; one minute of cranking powers your cell phone enough for a 30-second call .
Compatible to charge most smartphones and USB devices.
3 LED flashlight
Product: Bear Grylls Scout Essentials Kit
MSRP : $43
The polypropylene case even doubles as a water capturing device.
Useful, at only 5.4 ounces of additional weight in your pack.
Product: Sportsman’s Tool 625L
Description: Four great tools in one! (compass, thermometer, magnifying glass and safety whistle)
Compact and lightweight, it even floats
On a lanyard for easy use
Product: Pocket Shower
Description: Weighs only 4.25 ounces and measures 3 by 6 inches—taking up little space in your pack
Contoured shower head with graduated apertures for equal spray
Flow adjustment, 20-foot cord included and can also be used as a regular dry sack to transport clothes/sleeping bag
Product: The Pocket Chainshaw
Description: Quick-cutting, portable, compact and foldable
Includes the saw, hook, handles and carrying tin
Made of durable, high-strength steel coated so it won’t rust
Product: Victory HT
Description: High-end binoculars that achieve nearly 95% light transmission for longer usage in lower light conditions
High-transmission glass and multi-layer coating
Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in a 2013 print issue of American Survival Guide.