10 High-Tech Survival Items

Innovative solutions for wilderness living

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted May 4, 2008 1:09 PM CDT

(Newser) Wired sees a distinct lack of cool high-tech outdoor gear, and gives its favorite examples of steps in the right direction:

  1. The Cocoon, a hanging teardrop-shaped tent/sleeping bag.
  2. The Adamant, an earthquake-proof bed.
  3. The Bedu Emergency Rapid Response Kit, a keg full of enough essentials to keep a family alive for up to 5 years.
  4. The Urban Skiff, a portable sailboat.
  5. The Firun Inflatable Sled, a snowsled that folds down into a backpack.

  1. The Life Saver, a water bottle with a built-in carbon filter.
  2. The Hydran Turbine, a wind generator that uses its power to thaw snow into drinking water.
  3. The BCK, a hotpot that works by focusing the sun’s energy.
  4. The ACR Microfix, a small personal GPS locator beacon.
  5. The Campa All Terrain Unit, a customized mobile trailer crammed with survival tools.

The lifesaver bottle is a water bottle and filtration system all in one.
The lifesaver bottle is a water bottle and filtration system all in one.   (LifeSaver Systems)
The lifesaver bottle is a water bottle and filtration system all in one.
The lifesaver bottle is a water bottle and filtration system all in one.   (LifeSaver Systems)
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