Shopping for products that will only be used in case of an emergency might seem pointless at first. A needless expense. I mean, c'mon – an emergency wound closer? But when the time comes that you actually need to use the product, whether it be for your health or for your household, you'll be so glad you followed through with the purchase. Safety first. In a word: lifesavers. From waterproof and weather-resistant lighters to OSHA-approved first aid kits, this list has everything you need to feel prepared for an emergency. Your health is your number one priority, so you deserve to stock up on the best products that will keep the bad news from progressing to worse news. And while you're at it, check out our selection of household goods that will revolutionize the way you store space and complete simple household tasks. From automatic stirrers to sunglass racks, there's an Amazon item on this list for everybody. Upgrade your home hospital and storage systems in just a few scrolls!
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This Survival Tool Fits in Your Pocketvia Amazon
What can't this tiny survival card do? It's small enough to fit in your pocket or wallet, but packs 17 tools into one slim package! From a mini knife to fishing hooks and lure, to two kinds of saws, you're going to want this with you whenever you explore the great outdoors.
This Emergency Wound Closure is a Must-Havevia Amazon
If you're going out in the wilderness with no chance of getting to a hospital quickly if you get injured, you'll want to carry these emergency wound closures with you. They're also an excellent addition to your emergency bag, just in case. They can close wounds up to 1.5 inches long and could eliminate the need for stitches.
These Emergency Ponchos Double as Survival Blanketsvia Amazon
If it's raining and you're freezing or recovering from shock, you don't want to be trying to keep an emergency blanket wrapped around you. That's why these hybrid emergency poncho and survival blankets are so much better - they keep you fully covered and warm, protected from the elements. You'll get a set of four, enough for the whole family.
This Headlamp is Extremely Brightvia Amazon
Although my husband uses his headlamp to read in bed, they're actually very useful for much more adventurous or dangerous situations. If you're in an emergency and need both hands to safely make your way, or you're camping and just trying to find your way to the bathroom, this headlamp's going to be your new best friend. It's ultra-bright, with 6,000 lumens and three LED bulbs to let you see clearly no matter the situation.
These 3M WorkTunes Headphones Protect Your Hearingvia Amazon
If you're operating a lawnmower or other loud machinery, it's a smart idea to protect your hearing. This pair of 3M WorkTunes Headphones not only provides noise-reducing protection for your hearing but also lets you stream audio via Bluetooth. These headphones even have a built-in microphone for phone calls or voice commands.
This Camping Multitool is Incredibly Handyvia Amazon
If you're the outdoorsy type, you'll want this camping multitool that can also be quite handy in survival situations. It includes a hammer, axe, knife, bottle opener, screwdriver, pliers, and a wire cutter, among its total of 16 tools. It gets glowing reviews for having everything you need in one compact package.
Give Your Room the Look of Daylight With This Floor Lampvia Amazon
There's nothing worse than dark spaces and artificial lighting. That's where this floor lamp comes in. It helps you light up your space, but it's small and sleek and provides light that looks extremely natural. It also comes with a remote control dimmer that lets you switch between five different color temperatures and ten brightness levels.
Dress Up Your Walls With These Art Printsvia Amazon
I have always struggled with finding wall art that I love. Everything doesn't match my aesthetic or way overpriced. So I was pleasantly surprised when I found these wall prints. They're colorful yet neutral, so they match almost every room, plus you can mix and match on multiple different walls.
You Mil-do Need this Gel Mold and Mildew Cleanervia Amazon
I loathe the dirt and grime that clings to grout and sealants in places like your shower and around your sinks. That stuff never wants to come off. Enter this mold and mildew gel cleaner. All you have to do is apply it and walk away. No, seriously. Go put your feet up or read a book. After three to five hours, you can return to the scene of the crime, wipe the cleaner away and enjoy clean grout and sealant again.
These Cleaning Tools Are Tiny — Intentionallyvia Amazon
We all have those tiny places and spaces that we need to clean but can't get into. Think about it: Window grooves, car vents, sliding door tracks, computer keyboards, none of these spots can be cleaned with traditional means. This set of tiny cleaning tools will get into all of those spaces with ease. You'll get five pieces meant for handling those hard-to-reach tracks, vents, and more. Stop struggling to clean hard-to-reach places and start living life on easy mode with this amazing tiny cleaning tool set!
These Frames Allow You Create a Pretty Feature Wallvia Amazon
Trying to come up with the perfect gallery layout can be tricky. Trust me; I've tried (and failed) one too many times. This 7-pack of frames comes with a variety of different sized frames, so all you have to do is put in the artwork or photos and hang them up. It requires very little planning or thought process on your end, which is the best way to do things in life, in my opinion.
This Bathtub Caddy Turns Your Bathroom Into a Spavia Amazon
This bathtub caddy has been a game-changer for my baths. It turns my plain-jane bathroom into a full-fledged spa. I use it to hold my wine, a candle, and my iPad. Once you try it out, you'll never want to take another bath without it.
You Aren't an Adult Till You Have a Nice Set of Table Coastersvia Amazon
It's only now that I have these that I consider myself adulting because if there's one thing I neglected buying for way too long, it's a nice set of coasters. I had a random collection of unmatched ones I've collected (via bar hopping), and it made my dinner parties look less than adult-ish. These are simple, cute, and look good in whatever room I choose to drink in.
These Bandages Stop Bleeding Fastvia Amazon
Bleeding is a major problem if you can't get to help, fast. These special bandages help control bleeding with a naturally derived blood-stopping agent so you stay safer and don't suffer excess blood loss. These would be great to keep around the house, too, with two accident-prone kiddos!
I Give This TENS Unit A 10via Amazon
I first discovered TENS therapy some years back while doing physical therapy. I never thought it was something I could buy to have in my house and use at my discretion. Then came Amazon. This TENS unit features 24 modes and 12 large electrode pads that can deliver relief from muscle aches, joint pains, and tension, and you don't need an M.D. to figure out how to use it.
You Knee-d This Ice Packvia Amazon
Ice is great for injuries and inflammation, but in today's busy world, who has time to sit down and really ice sore muscles or joints? This ice pack was designed specifically for the knee to help with arthritis, patella issues, meniscus injuries, chronic knee pain, sprains, and sports injuries. The best feature is the elastic straps that hold the ice pack in place so you can get on with life.
The Best Part of Waking Up is Your Stainless Steel Thermos
Not only does this stainless steel thermos keep liquids hot and cold, but it also doubles as a can-insulator. Say goodbye to warm beer and flat soda when you can nestle your favorite beverage in the loving arms of this incredible thermos.
This Flameless Lighter is Weatherproofvia Amazon
When you're trying to start a fire in wet or windy weather, normal matches just aren't going to cut it. Try this flameless lighter which is not only weatherproof but also rechargeable and can be used up to 300 times on a single charge. It comes with a survival tool and a paracord with an emergency whistle attached, as well.
I've Got To Hand It to This Dustervia Amazon
If you've ever read anything else I've written, you know I have a love-love relationship with all OXO gadgets. I've never tried a single one that wasn't excellent. This microfiber hand duster is another to add to that list. The generously sized microfiber head scoops up dust and debris with ease and can be thrown into the washer when it needed a bit of cleaning itself.
Say "Goodbye" To Your Out-Of-Reach Cleaning Excusesvia Amazon
Admit it: You've got high shelves that haven't been dusted since you moved in. Or, maybe it's that ceiling fan you never shut off (or clean) and shrug it off like it's no big deal. This microfiber duster says "poo" to your cleaning excuses because it has a bendable head (to reach anywhere) and an adjustable pole (from 30 inches to 100 inches). Now you have no more excuses for cleaning those hard-to-reach places.
Every Boho Room Needs These Macrame Mirrorsvia Amazon
Pieces like these macrame mirrors are such an easy way to incorporate boho elements to a room or gallery wall while also adding some texture. Pair them with other artwork (I have a couple of adorable prints if you keep scrolling) or hang them by themselves on a small wall that needs a little extra oomph.
This Steam Cleaner Powers Through the Toughest Jobsvia Amazon
Got some grimy tile that could use a deep clean? This steam shot using ultra-hot water to power through all sorts of stubborn dirt — without needing any help from harsh cleaners. It only takes about 30 seconds to heat up, and each order even comes with tools to help you clean grout.
This Bohemian Faux Pampas Grass is a Lasting Decorationvia Amazon
Pampas grass is a huge trend right now, and they look fabulous no matter how you've styled your home. The boho-chic faux plant sits perfectly in a vase for any room of the home, and the best part is the price tag on Amazon.
These Cold Therapy Socks Help Ease Swellingvia Amazon
Sure, you can pop these cold therapy socks on if your feet are hot — but they feel especially great if you've got plantar fasciitis or any type of swelling. One size is made to fit most feet, and reviewers raved about how great they feel. "I've been wearing them for about 30 minutes & they are still fairly cold," wrote one. "I would highly recommend it for anyone with foot problems needing ice."
It's a Space Racevia Amazon
I have a condition. It's called "chronic over-packer-itis." It doesn't matter where I'm going or who I'm with, I promise you I'll have more clothes than I need and definitely more shoes than I need once I get where I'm going. These storage bags make overpacking a thing of the past because they shrink your stuff, all without the use of a vacuum. This set includes eight bags — four large and four medium.
Protect the Indoors, Outdoors With This Video Doorbellvia Amazon
Can't stomach the cost of the more popular video doorbells? I hear you. This one, from battery big boy Energizer, is an affordable option that has all the features you're looking for with a price tag that won't break your piggy bank. This video doorbell uses your existing doorbell's wiring with two-way audio, night vision, local and cloud storage, and a convenient smartphone app.
This Multi-Purpose Sunglass Holder Stores all Your Sunnies and Accessoriesvia Amazon
If you've got more sunglasses than you know what to do with, get this sunglass organizer to keep your collection in order. It can hold up to 10 pairs of adult sunglasses, displayed boutique style so you can see exactly what you have when you need to grab a pair and go. Reviewers say it's super simple to put together, and is ready in no time to work as your very own display case.
Flex On Your Friends With This Smoker Gunvia Amazon
Invite some friends over for dinner, then break out this smoker gun — it'll be sure to impress even the toughest crowd. The smoke level is adjustable up to two levels, and each order comes with a bag of applewood chips to help you get started.
These Beach Cup Holders Won't Fall Overvia Amazon
Lounging at the beach wouldn't be complete with a cold drink and a safe spot for my phone. That's why I'm ordering a 4-pack of these Beach Cup Holders, which feature spikes that dig into the sand to keep it stable. It even has a built-in bottle opener!
These Electrolyte Tabs Keep You Hydratedvia Amazon
Water's often in short supply during emergencies or outdoor adventures. Make the most of your hydration with these electrolyte tabs that'll help you avoid dehydration by replenishing your sodium and vitamins. I can personally vouch for these, they taste so good I use them during and after workouts, too.
Every Home and Car Should Have a Fully Stocked First Aid Kitvia Amazon
Everyone needs a good first aid kit, and this one's among the best since it's so comprehensively stocked. It includes the usual bandages, antibacterial wipes, gauze, and tape, but also has scissors, an emergency blanket, compass, and a light stick. The 215-piece larger kit also comes with a 43-piece mini kit you can keep in the car or your hiking or camping pack.
This Electric Wine Opener is Efficient and Never Breaks a Corkvia Amazon
This electric wine opener couldn't be easier or faster to use - just place it over the neck of your wine bottle, press a button, and in seven seconds, you have a bottle ready to drink! That's much faster than I can open one by hand! And this kit comes with everything you need, including a wine pouring spout, bottle stopper, and foil cutter
Upgrade Your Spice Rack with this Lazy Susanvia Amazon
This two-story clear lazy Susan rack makes the most of the limited space in your kitchen cabinets, leaving you more room for the snacks you really love. Stack and swirl all your seasonings in one lazy Susan. And if you know your way around the kitchen, she won't be lazy for long! Neatly organize all your favorite spices and seasonings at a terrific bargain.
For Those Days You Need an Extra Hand Whilst You are Cooking
Have you ever wished for an extra set of hands in the kitchen? Or, even an extra set of hands in the morning? This automatic stirrer gives you just that. Now, you can start oatmeal or hot chocolate in the mornings and walk off to finish getting the kids ready without worrying about your mixtures bubbling over or burning on the bottom. This stirrer has three-speed options and is battery-operated.
Running Low On Storage? You Need This Storage Cartvia Amazon
I am a big fan of older, historic homes. Unfortunately for me, they don't have a ton of storage space because of their small size. I'm constantly running out of cabinet room in the kitchen and storage in the bathroom. That's why this storage cart is a must-have for me. It's great for extra toilet paper, towels, soap, shampoo, or kitchen items like spices and other ingredients.
This Reusable Garden Bag is Basically a Giant-Sized Dust Panvia Amazon
Raking grass clippings and leaves isn't a lot of fun, but at least the job is easier with these Reusable Garden Bags. Each bag holds 53 gallons of yard waste and is designed with a flat side and carrying strap to make filling easier.
Easy Access to All Your Shoes in Seconds With This Portable Shoe Rackvia Amazon
I love love love shoes. They're such an easy way to dress up an outfit. What I don't love is trying to store them all. I have a pretty small closet, and while I do have a shoe rack, half of my shoes live under a bench in the doorway. To say that it's less than ideal is an understatement. This portable shoe rack not only houses up to 48 shoes but also has small doors that cover them up, so they're not a constant reminder of your addiction.