Saturday, October 22, 2011

ResQMe Keychain Rescue Tool

The gals and I try to be prepared for the curve balls life throws our way.  Sometimes life throws you an inside pitch that about takes your head off while driving your car or truck.  I've been in several accidents while driving over the last thirty or so years and it doesn't matter how careful I was... as none were my fault.

Sometimes the unexpected happens and tragedy strikes... like it did for three college students our neighbor knew while attending Dickinson State in North Dakota back in 2009.  I once managed to sink an Allis-Chalmers tractor and loader while moving rocks around the edge of a stone quarry when I was fifteen years old... a stone quarry that had long ago filled about twenty-five feet deep with water.  Almost drowning with a tractor that wasn't even green, to say the least, was a life-altering experience.

The point is, no matter how careful you are or how prepared you try to be... good ol' Murphy and his law will sneak up on you when you least expect it and a ResQMe Keychain Tool would have been nice to have in the cold water of the quarry that fall day long ago.

We have ResQMe Keychain Rescue Tools zip-tied to the sun-visor post by the a-pillar in each of our vehicles.  We also have some to carry on our keychains, man-bags, and purses.  Until you've been upside-down in an overturned vehicle and can't get the seatbelt released, trapped when the doors of your wrecked vehicle won't open, or worse yet... under water only to find your electric windows and locks are no longer working... you'll never know who valuable these inexpensive tools are.

The ResQMe tool unsnaps from its keychain holder with a firm pull.  It has ridges that make it easy to hold and you can get them in a variety of colors.

The razor-sharp blade will slice through the seat-belt... I even tried them on an old seat-belt a couple of years ago.

A spring-loaded punch breaks tempered and laminated glass when pressed against a window.  ResQMe recommends protecting your eyes and punching glass windows in each corner instead of the center.

There are a lot of seat-belt-cutting-window-breaking tools on the market, but considering the size, quality and fact that you can purchase a pair for under $20 online or for a single unit for $15 at Ace Hardware, you should pick some up for you and your gals or family too... maybe even your mother-in-law.

It's hard to pass up the peace of mind you'll get knowing you have an escape plan in place for your vehicle with easy access to a ResQMe Keychain Rescue Tool.

1 comment:

  1. Good point, and you have them exactly where you can get to them...