Why Packing Emergency Glow Sticks in Your Backpack Could be a Life Saver

Why Packing Emergency Glow Sticks in Your Backpack Could be a Life Saver

Emergency Glow Sticks are an essential piece of kit to pack if you are into your outdoor pursuits and leisure activities. They can provide life-saving light in an emergency situation as well as being a valuable light source for a wide range of outdoor sports and nocturnal activities like reading maps during night-orientating, going pot-holing and caving using them as route markers, aiding night-fishing on boats as well as being handy whilst camping out at night as an alternative to torches or camping lanterns. There are numerous bits of essential kit to have in your rucksack when taking on the great outdoors. Making sure you’re properly equipped for your chosen outdoor activity before you start out will ensure that should you get into difficult when out; you can deal with the situation. By having light-weight emergency essentials to hand will provide you with the necessary means to create light and heat and/or basic shelter will improve your survival rate as well as carrying vital visual and sound aids that will help locate your position to the Emergency Rescue Services in bad weather conditions or in the dark. Your backpack should contain the following items and essential kit for you to be fully prepared your outdoor adventure: An up-to-date O.S. Map of the area you are visiting, Compass, Sunglasses and Sun Protection Cream, Light-weight Waterproofs, Change of Warm Clothes, Heat Blanket or Survival Bag, First Aid Kit, Fire Starter Kit or Matches, Glow Sticks or Torch, Whistle, Knife, Survival food like Kendal Mint Cake, Water Treatment Tablets and a Repair kit with basic Sewing Materials.

Carrying emergency light sticks instead of a heavy, battery-powered flash torch are a better option as Glow Sticks are waterproof, light-weight and take up less room in your rucksack. They are simple to activate and quickly provide a long-lasting light for over 12 hours that could be potentially be life saving. Emergency Glow Sticks are an affordable life-saving necessity. There are two types of Emergency Light Sticks available from The Glow Company. All their glow products are UK Certified, meeting RoHS Standards and their Safety Light Sticks are even NATO Registered for being suitable for all applications of providing emergency light in an accident or disaster situation. The first type are High Intensity Light Sticks which when activated, provide an intense light that can be used to mark your position in an emergency or an accident. They come in two colours; with a brighter glow than normal glow sticks available in yellow that will last approx. 30 minutes or a super-bright glow available in orange that lasts for approx. 5 minutes that can be a vital visual aid to help Search & Rescue teams locate you in poor visibility weather conditions or at night. Secondly, there are Safety Light Sticks that will give a guaranteed 12 hour glow time. Perfect emergency lighting sticks that are 6″ high, come with a hook, eye and length of string that allow you to tie or hang them from above to provide a non-directional light source when needed. These glow sticks are ideal to pack as an essential piece of kit for those interested in outdoor activities to provide immediate emergency lighting when needed.

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