Three Items to Pack in Case the Worst Happens on Vacation

Avoid a worst case scenario by packing these essential items that can save your life in a bind.

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Anything that can go wrong, no matter how careful you are, might go wrong, so it pays to be a little more prepared.Shutterstock

No one wants to think about what can go wrong on vacation, particularly when hiking, camping, canoeing, or engaging in other outdoor adventures. But rather than leaving fate up to the elements, an ounce of precaution can go a long way in the face of adversary. As the Boy Scouts have taught us, it’s always best to be prepared.

Cleans and Purifies Most Types of Fresh Water

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There are many efficient ways of carrying water on outdoor adventures, between thermoses, canteens, and hydration packs. But in the event you ever run dry in the middle of nowhere, you'll want to make sure you have a portable water filtration system. A BPA-free water bottle filters water while you drink, removing 99.999999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.999% of waterborne protozoan parasites without chemicals, iodine, or batteries.

Emergency Blankets To Keep Safe Until Help Arrives

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Exposure to the elements can lead to permanent injury or loss of life, so why chance fate when you can conveniently pack military-grade mylar blankets. Advanced dual-sided aluminized mylar technology is designed to retain up to 90% of your body heat, while completely blocking out rain, snow, and moisture.

Portable Urine Bags Ideal For Emergencies

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MeiMeiDa 12 PCS/Set Portable Disposable Urine BagsAmazon

When traveling with a little one, non-toxic and odorless disposable urine bags ensure that there is always a bathroom nearby. Easily stowed in a backpack, purse, or glove compartment, these bags come in handy for a variety of situations, whether camping or just getting stuck in traffic. Liquids instantly turn into a spill-proof gel after absorption making for a convenient way to dispose of waste.