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FlareSafe – the backpacker’s 3-in-1 friend


The FlareSafe is a rather handy little tool for travellers which combines a ‘powerful LED torch’ with an optical smoke detector and an ear splitting 110db distress alarm which will go on and on for over 60 hours. Enough to scare most mothers-in-law away from your location we reckon. Oops, did we say m-in-l? Meant bears. Sorry. £49.95.

 Ideal for use in hostels, tents, boats and caravans, the FlareSafe’s smoke alarm function is armed via a quick twist. The second the sensor detects smoke, a siren sounds and the torch light automatically turns on. This really is a great feature as we all know how much naughty backpackers and festival fans love fiddling around with fires, matches and other incendiary devices. What’s more, many countries’ safety precautions are slightly – how can we put it? – lax…

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