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Essential Survival Gears

Aron Ralston.

Does it ring a bell?

Ralston will forever be known as the guy who cut his hand off to escape a climbing accident that left him trapped between two boulders.

Ralston was climbing in Blue John Canyon in Utah alone. As he shimmied down a canyon, a boulder came loose, and trapped Ralston's hand.

No one knew he was there, and he only had a little bit of water and a little bit of food. It was up to him to rescue himself. He struggled for three days, before deciding to self-amputate in order to extricate himself. But after two days of trying various methods, he nearly gave up. At this point, he was out of water and surviving on his own urine.

That is until an idea came to him on day six: he could amputate a portion of his own arm much easier if he could only break his radius and ulna. After an hour of work with a cheap multitool, he had amputated his hand successfully, and had to still get back to his vehicle, descending a 65 foot wall with one hand.

He was eventually discovered by a European family on a camp out, and six hours after his self-amputation, he was rescued by authorities. He was found just in time: Ralston was on the brink of death from blood loss. He survives today, still taking outdoor expeditions and climbing adventures when not giving speeches or having movies made about his life. (127 Hours, if you haven't seen it.)

Ralston’s story is not the first survival story we’ve heard, but it is one of the most relatable experience we can hear if we are fond of doing outdoor activities.

True enough, doing outdoor activities helps us in every aspect of our lives. It gives us experiences and emotions we can never expect. But accidents are also unexpected and the story of Ralston proves it.

Many people underwent accident outdoors and survived to tell their stories. But many did not survive also.

As the saying goes, “Don’t wait until it’s too late, you might not get another chance.”

Preparedness is always the key.

Survival Gears Depot dedicated itself into crafting the most useful, durable, but affordable items to aid your outdoor activity needs.

Wherever we are and whatever we do, we always need to have something to keep track of the time. A simple watch may do. But if we are to survive from any events that may come and in whatever weather condition, getting a watch that will guide you all the way is what you need.

Survival Gears Depot’s EDC Waterproof Military Survival Watch is made to do just that. With its ability to resist water to 328 ft., this watch will even be suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports. The scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coating feature of this watch proves that even with the hardest activity you got, it will still be left untouched. This multi-jeweled, Swiss quartz watch movement with a double gasket crown is all in all held by a comfortable polyurethane (PU) diver's strap in black.

This material is just one of the many survival gears that you must bring when going outdoors to prepare for unexpected events.

Survival Gears Depot products are sure to be your best partner in getting ready for all that is to come. With its wide range of selection, you are sure to get the quality gears you need at a very reasonable price.

As what they say, No man is wise than a man whose expecting the unexpected.