Sunday, August 05, 2007

Read this and save your life

In light of the horrific bridge collapse in Minneapolis, it seems like a good idea to pass along this link from Slate: How Do You Escape From a Sinking Car?

It's trickier than you would think. It's worth taking a look at that excellent article right now. And while you're thinking about it, consider buying a Life Hammer, a device for quickly breaking out a car window. That's the Amazon link from the article, but your local auto parts stores carry them, too.

You'll probably never need this stuff. But you never know.


Carly said...

Hi Vicki

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we have so many bridges up here. I need to get one of those hammers, the facts about the bridges here in Northern California were a real wake up call. It's another staple for any emergency kit.

Tammie Jean said...

We got a coworker one of those hammers for his birthday (among other things) because he's such a boy scout we thought he would appreciate it.

He keeps it in his desk drawer. Maybe he'll think about putting it in his car now...