8 Useful Things That We All Should Have in Our Purse in Case of an Emergency

We’re prone to think that anything bad can happen, but we don’t want you to throw caution to the wind. It’s better to minimize the risk of being in an emergency, and you can always carry simple everyday objects with you that can be used as survival tools if necessary. For example, zip locks have at least 4 ways of use, in case of an accident.

We at Bright Side recommend you take look at these 8 items that could literally save your life one day. And that being said, we hope you’ll never have to use these tips.

1. Salt

Apart from making food taste good, salt can be used as a protective tool. When in danger, throw salt at the face of the attacker, aiming for the eyes. It will help win you some time to run away. Moreover, if you find yourself on ice or any slippery surface, unable to walk, throw some salt to create traction and escape to safety.

2. A fake wallet

It can be used as a distraction when being robbed. While running away, throw a fake wallet so the thief will stop to pick it up. This way, you won’t lose any of your important documents or money, and you’ll be able to escape the attack safely.

3. A reusable bottle

A transparent reusable bottle is much more than a trendy eco-tool — it can help you to disinfect water. Research has shown that water placed under a UV light for 6 hours becomes free of most germs, including Escherichia coli. While chemicals from pollution won’t disappear, if there are any, the water can still be drinkable, and it’s a better option than thirst.

Moreover, a reusable bottle can quickly become a self-protection tool. Attach it to your belt and start quickly spinning it. We hope that you’ll never be in a situation where you’ll have to actively protect yourself, but this tool will aid those who have to.

4. A wristwatch

A wristwatch placed inside your fist, across your middle knuckles, can quickly become a knuckle buster that can be used for self-protection to break glass when you need to escape. In addition, simply displaying the time is a useful feature that comes into play if you’re lost in nature. Having a sense of how much time is left till the sunset, when to build or find night shelter, or for how long you’ve been in the water — when stuck out in nature — can be a game-changer.

5. A hair brush

It’s likely you already have a hair brush in your purse, but apart from being a handy grooming tool, it can help you protect yourself. Use it to attack a criminal in their face, aiming for the eyes. Plus, many hair brushes can be used to hide money and copies of your ID. Many models are easy to take apart and can hide what you think might help you one day. And if anyone goes through your valuables, they’ll never take the hair brush.

6. Dental floss

It won’t make your bag any havier, and your dentist will be thankful if you will use it, even when outside — plus it has a lot of potential uses in case something bad happens. You can use it to secure bandages, cut food, make an emergency shoelace, catch a fish, or even restrain somebody. While it’s so small and useful in everyday life, you’d never know how many potential uses it might have if you find yourself in danger.

7. Ziplock bags

Ziplock bags don’t take up much space and can protect your valuables from water. There have been cases when a phone being stored in something waterproof saved people’s lives. Plus, they also can be used to purify water under the sunlight if your reusable water bottle isn’t transparent. In everyday life, you can keep a piece of paper, like your medical information, a list of your allergies, or relatives’ numbers in these bags in case you need them in an emergency.

8. A refillable perfume bottle

You can use a small refillable bottle to store water and soap, or even spicy water, as it will work the same way as pepper spray. Aim for the eyes to temporarily blind a person, then run away to safety. You can also use your perfume or deodorant as an improvised alternative to pepper spray.

What items do you carry in your bag? Have you ever found yourself in an emergency?

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