There are certain traits that define an adventurer. Curiosity, preparation, fitness and grit to name a few. There’s also an expectation that comes along with being an adventurer. You are likely to get hurt.
Depending on the activity, the frequency of the activity and the inherent risk of the activity, the level of potential injury may vary from simple abrasions or blisters to more serious trauma situations, to even, God forbid, death. It’s this sense of living on the edge that makes some of us feel more alive. The closer to the edge you get, the closer you are to getting hurt or winding up in a compromised position. Hence the other aforementioned traits of preparation and attention to detail should hopefully afford calculated decisions in potentially life threatening situations. However, sometimes it goes wrong and the final trait of emergency preparedness is called into action.
There’s really two parts to emergency preparation: training and tools. There are many vendors entering into the space of emergency preparation, training and product development. Particularly given the increased frequency of mass shootings, terrorist attacks and unpredictable weather patterns, the need for people to be trained and have the tools to execute the training is becoming more paramount than ever.