Few things epitomize the Be Prepared motto more than the new Adventure Medical Kits S.O.L. 3 — Survive Outdoors Longer ($56; www.adventuremedicalkits.com).
This one-pound kit is about the size of The Boy Scout Handbook and includes all sorts of things you might need in the event of an emergency. If you or one of your friends gets injured, you’ve got a full featured first aid kit. Blow the strap on your backpack or rip a hole in your tent, this kit includes handy gear repair items like zipties, safety pins, nylon cord and duct tape. Finally, for those times when things go really wrong, the S.O.L. 3 includes survival gear like an emergency LED headlamp, space blanket, rescue whistle, flint fire starter, compass, and signal mirror.
All of the above is organized inside a water-resistant bag with a cheat sheet on how to handle many medical and survival situations.