Stayin' Alive

Item of the Week: SOL Origin Survival Kit (Sponsored)

Surviving at the office typically entails being the first to the coffee pot, but for those who venture outside of cubicle land, making it through the day can be far more serious. We’ll always be firm believers in the utility of survival kits, and have even offered suggestions on what we keep in ours, but if you’d prefer buying a one-stop solution, the SOL Origin Survival Kit ($60) is a good bet. The exterior may look like any other palm-sized multitool, but it’s ABS-plastic waterproof case hides additional goodies such as a compass, an emergency signal mirror, a 150lb-test braided nylon cord, mil-spec stainless steel wire, a fishing line with hook, a rescue whistle, an emergency sewing kit, and a TinderQuik firestarter. The AUS-8 drop-point blade also features an ultra-bright LED integrated into the handle. Just in case you have no idea what to do with it, there’s even survival instructions from expert Buck Tilton, which contains over 60 techniques for keeping a pulse in the wilderness.

Disclosure: Promotional consideration was provided by Hyundai via Brash Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Hyundai.