The avalanche can be a very scary thing to get caught up in, as who knows how deep you might be buried, and it can be difficult to figure out just which side is up and its opposite end. Well, the Patrol 24 ABS Avalanche Airbag Backpack might help buy you some time to be rescued, or miraculously, to find your way out of the snow which you are buried in. Just how does it work? For starters, there is a couple of nitrogen-inflated bags which can be deployed with a rip cord. As an avalanche happens, it more or less shares the same properties as that of a liquid, but once the entire avalanche stops, snow ends up compacted and you are bound to suffocate if trapped underneath.

Your best chances of survival would be to remain afloat so that you are always near the surface, and this is where airbags come in handy. Of course, this still won’t prevent an onrushing tree or rock from knocking you out, but at least it improves your odds of survival. Still, how much of a price would you place on your life with the Patrol 24 ABS Avalanche Airbag Backpack going for $1,179?

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