June 15, 2015
VSSL: If you’re hankering for the feel of old school technology, the flashlight form-factor of this range of survival gear will do more than scratch that itch. An aluminum tube topped with an LED light, this modern-day torch eschews big, bulky batteries, replacing them with small canisters full of life-saving stuff. So, for $105 you’ll get the LED, a compass, a first aid kit, a razor blade, water purification tabs, a wire saw, an emergency whistle, waterproof matches, fishing gear, and more. Refills vary in price, but are modest, starting at just $2 for a can opener.