SHOT Show Debut: Survival Items for 2007

Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) Guppie

Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) Guppie

While the "Guppie" looks "cute," it's big on survival features in a very small package. It's a tough-working multi-tool with an adjustable wrench, knife, screwdriver with four hex bits, a bottle opener, and non-weight-bearing carabiner. The magnetic bit holder has a bright LED light, too. MSRP is $29.99.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Gerber Gorge Folding Shovel

Gerber Gorge Folding Shovel

This light and easily packable folding shovel features a fast, easy-to-use push-button slide mechanism, a glass-filled nylon handle with rubberized overgrip, and a "hammer mode" for use as a durable pounding instrument. MSRP is $27.50.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Buck Knives X-Tract Model 730
This unique multi-functional tool features one-hand operation for all its uses. It's a compact tool measuring just 4.25-inches overall, and weighing 5.6-ounces, with a steel frame and thermoplastic sides. It features spring-loaded needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, two screwdrivers, can/bottle opener and a metal lanyard loop. MSRP is $50.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Browning Crowell-Barker Competition Knife

Browning Crowell-Barker Competition Knife

This knife is big enough and bad enough to chop through a 2x4 piece of wood in seconds. It's the joint design of renown knife makers James Crowell and Reggie Barker. With a 10-inch blade of high-carbon steel, a heavy drop point and Micarta laminate handle with three rivets and wrist lanyard, this sheath knife is built to last, and work hard. It sells for $149.95.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Smith & Wesson Disaster Ready Kit

Smith & Wesson Disaster Ready Kit

Smith & Wesson has just what hurricane, tornado, snow storm and other disaster survivers need in their "Disaster Ready Kit." Included in the waterproof contailer are: Emergency food for 4 people, water purification tablets, first aid kit, crank radio and flashlight, four space blankets, pocket survival pack, and a 9mm or .40-caliber S&W; semi-auto handgun. It sells for $790.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Ruko Fox MPSK

Ruko Fox MPSK

This rescue-style tool features Teflon-coated knife blades. The main 3.75-inch blade also is made from special N690Co steel. It has a comfortable neoprene-like handle with a "breakout punch" for windows, a 1000D Cordura sheath, plus tool bits and an adaptor for them. Suggested retail price is unavailable.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Zero Tolerance Knives Model 0500 Mud Knife
Resistant to sand, dirt and water, this folding military-style locking knife features polyurethane seals around the pivot and lock to keep out the elements. The 5/16-inch diameter, 3.75-inch long blade is Tungsten DLC coated, and it has an anodized aluminum handle. The knife weighs 4.9 ounces, and comes in a matte black. MSRP is $180.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Brunton Solaris 6
A foldable, portable, easy-to-use solar panel that can power anything from camera and GPS batteries to even jumping your car's battery, is something almost anyone outdoors can use and enjoy. In a pinch, it could re-charge your cell phone and maybe even save your life. The Solaris 6 is a 6-watt unit that folds to the size of a CD wallet, and sells retail for $129.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Victorinox (Swiss Army) Rescue Tool

Victorinox (Swiss Army) Rescue Tool

New for 2007 from the Swiss Army knife folks is a special "Rescue Tool" that contains a lot of needed utensils in a small folding-knife-like case. Housed in a high-vis yellow Luminescent handle, the tool has a wire striper, seat belt cutter, disc saw for shatterproof glass, special "window breaker," bottle opener, screwdrivers and other rescue items, too, all for an $80 suggested retail price.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) Guppie

Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) Guppie

While the "Guppie" looks "cute," it's big on survival features in a very small package. It's a tough-working multi-tool with an adjustable wrench, knife, screwdriver with four hex bits, a bottle opener, and non-weight-bearing carabiner. The magnetic bit holder has a bright LED light, too. MSRP is $29.99.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) Guppie

Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) Guppie

While the "Guppie" looks "cute," it's big on survival features in a very small package. It's a tough-working multi-tool with an adjustable wrench, knife, screwdriver with four hex bits, a bottle opener, and non-weight-bearing carabiner. The magnetic bit holder has a bright LED light, too. MSRP is $29.99.Outdoor Life Online Editor

The days of a map and compass seem so distant given the furious pace of technological innovation. Example: with one of this year's new products, hunters can navigate with actual satellite photography. Consider it the new map. And real-time weather and coordinates will be standard fare soon.