Adventurers, sailors or anyone else that might be walking or exploring forests or the wilderness in the near future may be interested in a new SOS rescue device called the Rescue Me Balloon.
The Rescue Me Balloon has been specifically designed to provide a compact, easy-to-carry canister that launches an SOS balloon, 150 feet above your position for a week, and illuminates an SOS signal using an LED light. Perfect when you need to be found quickly.
“In detail, Rescue Me Balloon is a cylindrical canister, similar to a lightsaber. It is Coast Guard Orange in color, about 6 inches in length and 2 inches in diameter and weighs about a quarter of a pound. The canister is easy to hold, and has a hoop for a clip for attaching to a belt, backpack, or life jacket, with glow-in-the-dark reflective tape to make it easy to find at night.
Inside the canister at the bottom is a small helium tank attached to a deflated and folded inflatable balloon. Also attached to the balloon is a 150 feet of monofilament string with a super-bright LED connected to small circuit board. In the Emergency Version, the circuit board is programmed to flash an SOS signal; in the Recreational Version, it is programmed to be a solid light. All of this is sealed inside the canister by a cap at the top with an O-Ring installed, making a water-tight seal when closed.”
For more information on the new Rescue Me Balloon jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and make a pledge from $40 to be one of the first to own one, and be prepared for that emergency before it happens via the link below.