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11 Mind-Blowing Tactical Products Every Person Needs

November 26, 2017 at 10:37 am EDT | Sponsored Content

People love gadgets, whether for fun or for self-preservation. And when tech combines with tactical, it’s just cool. These days, with natural disasters seemingly on the rise and the threat of worldwide terrorism growing, keeping tactical gadgets handy is more than cool. It might be a necessary precaution. Have you given serious thought to what you would do if your city shut down? Or if the power was out for an extended period of time? We’re talking days or weeks, not hours. Do you have provisions to get you and your loved ones through? Do you have gear that will help you work and see in the dark, or protect you if you are attacked? What do you carry now? Will it help you in state of emergency? Here are eleven tactical gadgets engineered for anyone who wants to be prepared for every day, and for when the pressure is on..

1. Fixt Filtration Straw - Clean Water

The most obvious thing everyone needs to survive is water, without that, let’s face it, you’re doomed from the get go. One gallon of filtered water per person per day for a minimum of three days. You should have a lot of bottled water ready in your house, but what if you need to leave the house in a hurry?

Then the Fixt Survival Filtration Straw is what you want. It works like a regular straw, except you put the bottom end into contaminated water you wouldn’t normally think about swallowing. Then you drink! You have to exert extra force to pull the water up, almost like sucking a milkshake through a straw. The reason for the resistance is you need to pull the water through the dual cleansing chambers that remove 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and parasites (including parasites like e-coli, campylobacter, shigella, vibrio cholera, and salmonella). The 9” straw is built to last and the filter will provide 1000 liters (about one year’s worth) of filtered water. Take it camping, hiking or carry it “just in case,” and be able to drink worry-free from streams, rivers, ponds, lakes and more. You can even drink dirty toilet water by using this straw!

If you don’t have water, there won’t be any way you for you to survive a disaster situation. Make sure this is the first thing you have in your survival tool kit.

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2. TC1200 Tactical Flashlight

You might be thinking that you already have a flashlight. But do the U.S. Navy Seals and the U.S. Coast Guard rely on the kind of flashlight you have? The TC1200 Flashlight uses military-grade LED technology that can illuminate a field or blanket a work area with 800 lumens of light. It can also blind an attacker. The skin is tough aircraft-grade-aluminum. Throw it, drive over it—it’ll still work. Drop it in six feet of water—it’ll still work. This tough gadget is also versatile. It comes with a strobe setting if you are stranded and need to signal for help, and you can zoom and focus its LED beam to see far, far away. 3 AAA batteries give it 1,000 hours of life. That makes it ideal for reliable, abundant light during a prolonged natural disaster or emergency…and for lots of everyday uses. This is standard gear if you want to be prepared.

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3. Lindon Farms Food Kit

Natural disasters—a flood, hurricane, blizzard—often come with little or no warning. Stocking up now on the right nonperishable food items will help you weather the storm with less stress.

Because you’ll probably expend more energy than you normally would, you should eat high-energy, high-protein foods. And because you’ll have a limited supply, the higher-quality foods you eat—and the less of them—the better. “In a disaster or an emergency you want those calories,” says Barry Swanson, a food scientist at Washington State University. “You want some nutrients and some fiber—something to keep your diet normal.”

One of the best portable kits you can purchase to make sure you have the right food in preparation for an emergency situation is the Lindon Farms emergency food kit. It has a shelf life of 25 years, is easy to store, and its the highest quality food you can get in an emergency situation.

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4. Trusty Charge Power Source

When an emergency situation hits, whether it’s man made or a natural disaster, there’s one thing that’s vital - being able to communicate with others. That’s why this brilliant new emergency device called the Trusty Charge is selling out quickly. It’s an emergency device designed to keep you connected, no matter what the scenario is. It has a built-in flashlight and is solar powered which means it’s reliable when power outages occur. The AM/FM radio can provide important information in a time of crisis, and most importantly, a solar handcrank powered outlet with a USB port will charge your cell phone and other devices.

It’s waterproof too, which makes it ideal for bringing on boats or if you’re caught in a flood. Once again, the great part about it is that it has a hand crank to manually charge the devices in the event there is no power source or it’s nighttime (the device has a solar charging feature too).

Just thinking about what I would do in the event of a disaster, if I couldn’t get in touch with my family or 911 gave me chills.

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5. TL900 LED Headlamp

In emergency situations many people forget that it might be best to have your hands free, so on top of having a flashlight it would also be great to have a tactical headlamp with you. The TL900 LED Headlamp is perfect to have for any emergency situation. This Tactical Headlamp is survival gear at its best. It blasts a massive 1000 lumen beam, enough to illuminate a field, blanket an emergency work area or a fill a room with light. With five settings, you can focus the beam to pinpoint targets at a distance of 500 meters! (That’s over 1640 feet…or 546 yards.) The design is the result of multiple attempts at perfection. It seems these guys have nailed it with a 90° pivoting spotlight and a completely water-resistant head unit. The beauty of this equipment, though, and what makes it a top-tier tactical tool, is the hands-free capabilities it gives you. You never know into what situation you might be forced to work or search in the dark, and being able to freely use both hands could be the difference between success and failure…even in mundane use when there’s no pressure.

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6. Plazma Windproof Lighter

This is the baddest lighter on the market since ZIPPO set the bar in the 1930’s. It is engineered to make you look cool, and cool you will be wherever you break it out: bar, ball game, backpacking, hunting. In fact, it might be worth becoming a smoker just to use the lighter. (Don’t actually start smoking just to use the lighter.) Forget harmful butane, because that’s not its fuel. Pay no mind to rain because water does not affect it. Don’t worry about blocking the wind, because there is no flame to protect. Get that? There. Is. No. Flame. Just an electric current forming a hot X that ignites anything in its crosshairs. Tactical, practical and flat out cool. You recharge it via a USB and you ignite it by pressing a button. Keep it in your pocket for those times you need firel. Real cool.

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7. Smart Backpack - #1 Anti-Theft Backpack

Here’s a product that’s created a lot of buzz recently. A backpack with a brain! Designed to carry all your tech, and also to charge it and track it as well. This back pack is a charging station with its own internal tracker! Whether you are a traveller or a student or a busy work commuter this Back Pack is for you. There are compartments for each of your devices, even laptops with up to 15.6” screens, and charging ports for each of them.

If you leave your bag behind, it can alert your phone! (This is available on the higher priced models.) They’re water-resistant, include anti-theft features, and are intelligently padded to protect your devices. Not only do you have style options, you can get a great discount because these bags are new and the producers are trying to gain a big market share fast. This is a perfect tactical gadget for people to have.

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8. 1Tac Tactical Pen

When you think of tactical products, it’s doubtful you think of anyone rushing to buy a pen. But this isn’t just any regular pen… It’s a tactical pen that could just end up saving your life. In fact, it’s been selling so well that you might have already purchased one of these! The 1Tac Tactical Pen has sold over 5 million units in 2017 and is continuing to sell like crazy before the upcoming holidays. No other personal defense item is as versatile, compact, affordable and functional as the 1Tac Tactical Pen. Designed from aircraft-grade aluminum, it boasts a tungsten steel glass-break tip, a stainless steel removable razor-sharp blade, a blindingly bright LED light and a smooth-writing rollerball pen. If you’re ever in the unfortunate situation of having to thwart an attacker or need to break a window to get out of a bad situation then you’ll appreciate having this pen close at hand.

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9. The EverStryke Pro Fire Starter

If you don’t have spare lighters with you or matches then the next best thing is the EverStryke Pro. Let’s face it: besides shelter, water and food, fire is what you’d crave if you were ever lost, stranded or washed up on deserted island. (Chances are slim, but you never know. Did you ever see the movie Castaway?) It’s probably more likely you’ll be hunkered down in a prolonged state of emergency. Whatever your survival situation might be, use of fire is vital. That’s one reason you have so many product options to obtain fire quickly, easily… and in style. The Everstryke Pro is one such option—a sleek little canister that delivers a flame with a flick, 30,000 times! It’s waterproof, rain proof, sleet proof and snow proof, and it won’t leak lighter fluid. The O ring sees to that. This item can easily be carried around on your keychain or in your pocket. Its effectiveness and its size make it ideal for bug out bags as well.

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10. Siren Song Personal Safety Alarm

Inspired by the Military, the Siren Song uses ear piercing sound (over 130 decibels) to deter bad guys and is quickly becoming one of the most sought after safety devices in America. It will most likely be on every kid’s keychains or backpacks by the end of the year, but it should also be carried by every man & woman in America. With over 100,000 units sold in 2017 alone, this product isn’t just tactical, it’s practical!

But the Siren Song isn’t just to help protect you, your kids and your grandkids from an attack. It can also be used as a life saving device to call for help if you’re having a heart attack or have some other health condition that can prevent you from yelling for help.

Don’t let your worst nightmare become your reality. Safety doesn’t happen by accident. Purchase a personal alarm for yourself, for your child, or for a loved one. The Siren Song is particularly suitable for teenagers, parents, night owls, delivery route employees, business owners, and college students, or the elderly who may need to call for help. The keychain design is perfect for use with house keys or car keys. It can also be attached to a backpack or a purse.

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11. Trackr - The Tiniest Tracking Device

This isn’t a necessity in emergency situations but it’s always a good gadget to have with you in case you need to keep track of items and make sure you don’t lose them. The TrackR bravo is a tiny tracking device that you can attach to anything. You then just need to load the app and you can get the last known coordinates with your smartphone. You can use this to keep track of your hidden supplies and make sure that they aren’t touched. When you attach this coin-size tracking device to an item and lose the item, you have a 20,000-times chance of getting it back. The accompanying app enlists the network of 20,000 TrackR users to locate your lost bag, bike or dog. You can also track your lost wallet (or whatever) yourself. The TrackR app displays how far you are from your keys or briefcase you dropped, and it will sound the alarm to help you pinpoint its exact location. If you realize you left your bag in another location, all other TrackR users in the network are notified, and when one passes your missing article, you’ll get an update sent to your phone. What if you can’t find your phone? Use TrackR to ring it, even if it’s on silent mode, and you’ll find your phone fast. TrackR helps you keep your stuff…especially if you’re a chronic (keys/wallet/bike/car/bag) misplacer.

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