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Some of These Lifesaving Tools Are Real, Some Are Fake. Which Is Which?

The world is dangerous, so having the right tools is important. Here’s some gear that could come in handy. But beware: Three of these could save you; the rest are pure fiction. Can you tell which is which? (Answers at bottom.)

SurvivorBoot  These utilitarian boots have a removable knife, flint, and can opener and a compartment beneath the insole for a compass in case you find yourself lost in the woods—or, you know, camping.

Avalanche Airbags  You know how it is. You’re heli-skiing in the Alps with your heiress friends when an avalanche threatens to take all of you out. This backpack helps you float to the top, toward precious air.

BabySaver  The backyard pool can be a dangerous place for new swimmers. Sew this sensor into your child’s bathing suit or stick it onto a floatie and it will sound an alarm before the little one gets in over their head.

Navimate  Ever see the movie Open Water? This GPS device tracks you during a dive and makes sure that even after you’re abandoned at sea and the sharks eat your body, at least your air tank will be recovered.

LAND/Shark  No matter where you’re stuck, this bag o’ shelter will keep you warm. At sea it will protect you from jellyfish stings, and in the snow the massive orange sack is visible from a chopper.

CarFloat  The problem with getting out of your car once it’s in water: The weight of the engine flips the thing upside down. This airbag keeps you level longer, giving you more time to escape.

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