Tag Archives: emergencies

  • Open Homes: Airbnb Lets Hosts Volunteer Homes in Emergencies

    Open Homes: Airbnb Lets Hosts Volunteer Homes in Emergencies

    There are a lot of people who believe that Airbnb is crippling local communities by eliminating properties from the rental market and displacing residents in favor of tourists all year round, but a new program from the service might be a good way for guilty gentrifiers to relieve their consciences. It’s called¬†Open Homes, and it […]

  • Saver Emergency Breath System Prevents Smoke Inhalation (Video)

    Saver Emergency Breath System Prevents Smoke Inhalation (Video)

    If you’re in the unfortunate circumstance of being inside a house that’s on fire, you actually have as much to fear from sucking down smoke than you do the flames themselves. So if you’re the cautious sort who keeps a fire extinguisher on hand, Saver Emergency Breath System¬†makes for a logical next step in fire […]

  • Beartooth: Stay Connected Even When WiFi and Cell Networks Fail (Video)

    Beartooth: Stay Connected Even When WiFi and Cell Networks Fail (Video)

    Communications companies like to put forth the idea that no matter where you go, you can get cell phone service. Anyone who’s actually traveled far enough outside the city limits knows this to be false, though. And those of us who make those kinds of treks regularly (or maybe even live in those uncrowded rural […]

  • Goal Zero 90110 Torch 250 Power Hub and Flashlight

    Goal Zero 90110 Torch 250 Power Hub and Flashlight

    Do you have a crippling phobia of being plunged into total darkness and having no way to charge up your iPad? Allow me to introduce your savior on Earth, the new Goal Zero 90110 Torch 250. Not only is it a high-powered flashlight, but it also has solar panels and a hand crank for distributing […]

  • Silent Beacon: Wearable Emergency Alert System and Tracker (Video)

    Silent Beacon: Wearable Emergency Alert System and Tracker (Video)

    When you’re out there in the world, you never quite know what’s going to happen to you. There are lots of different ways to prepare yourself for unpleasant contingencies, and one of them is in the midst of a fundraising campaign: The Silent Beacon. The Silent Beacon is a small accessory that links up to […]