Designed by two experienced backpackers, the Flaresafe was conceived after the tragic deaths of 15 backpackers who perished in the blaze at the Childer Hostel in Australia in June 2000.It might look like a torch. And it might actually be a powerful LED torch, but it’s also a smoke detector and 110dB SOS/distress alarm that makes it pretty much essential for anyone thinking of taking a lengthy sojourn to foreign climes. PredicamentThe fact is, travelling involves a certain degree of risk, since many countries don’t have the stringent safety guidelines we endeavour to enforce in this country. Should you find yourself in a tight spot, the Flaresafe is undoubtedly the most useful bit of kit you can have. Other than a very big knife, of course, but you can get those at any large department store.So, if you’re off on a big Crocodile Dundee-style adventure, why not pack a Flaresafe? If all else fails, it’d make a decent cosh.
FlaresafePrice: £50 On sale: NowContact: Flarebrands