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Flares and rescue tools

Rescue tools to help you get found in an emergency

If you get lost in the wilderness, having a few safety tools on hand is key to getting out and home safe. Being prepared will save you a lot of headaches and a lot of stress, and the rescue tools you’ll find here are one essential you don’t want to leave home without.

Rescue tools have a simple purpose: they make it easier to find you if you’re lost. They’re meant to make you more visible and to help you get the attention of search teams or even other hikers. Simple options like signal mirrors are easy to slip into your pack, while flares offer an enormous amount of visibility in an emergency.

As with any safety gear, make sure you know how to use your rescue tools properly before you head out with them – they won’t do you any good if you can’t figure out how they work.

For more guidance on safety and preparation when you head out hiking or camping, check out our articles on the 10 essentials for hiking and camping and hiking safety. Want to round out your emergency kit? Our selection of emergency and survival gear will get you started.