The Buddy Pack contains the following items:
Waist Pack: This pack is specifically designed for Buddy Packs. It is easy to use and comfortable for any age child so they can “forget about it” when they are wearing it and therefore keep it on and available. Durable fabric and zippers, quick release buckle, adjustable waist belt. Very cool Buddy Pack logo on front.
Parent Pack: A small ziplock bag containing a parent whistle and the Parent Guide, which they use to teach their child how to use the pack. Takes about 20 minutes.
Picture Card: Made of non-tear waterproof paper and is attached to the Pack. It is a picture/word reminder of what the parent taught them.
Adventure Buddy: A small stuffed-animal puppy that provides comfort and companionship to the child.
Fox 40 Micro Whistle: Many whistles were tested by children to determine which was easiest to blow and made the loudest noise. This whistle was selected for both reasons. Some other whistles are probably just as loud, but the shape of this mouthpiece works best for a child. According to the product description:
- It is small and flat, with no pressure points
- It has no moving parts to freeze, jam, or deteriorate
- It is flawless, consistent and reliable
- The harder you blow, the louder the sound
- It is easy to blow and cannot be overblown
- Chambers are designed to self-clear when submerged in water
- It will be heard above ambient noise, loud crowds, the roar of engines, breaking waves and thundering gale-force winds
- It is a 3-chamber pealess whistle with a sound power of 110 dB
Reflective Locator Ribbon: This item was specifically created by Buddy Packs. It is made of bright orange rip-stop nylon 2” x 60” and has 6 patches of reflective tape on one end (three on each side). The child is taught to tie it onto a tree branch or bush (see Parent Guide for details). It is a reminder to the child to stay where they are so they can more easily be found. The reflective tape may be seen in the beam of a flashlight if searchers are looking at night.
Survive Outdoors Longer (SOL) Emergency Blanket: This blanket is made of high-quality material and is meant to be reused and refolded. It is durable and large enough (84” x 56”) for a child to wrap up in. According to the product description:
Reflects 90% of body heat
Opens and refolds easily (see Parent Guide for refolding instructions)
Will not shred, is easily repaired
Is quiet and won’t crinkle in high winds
Is made of high visibility orange and silver
Life Gear Glow Mini Flashlight: If your first reaction to this flashlight is, “there are lots of flashlights brighter than this,” you’re right. But this was chosen because:
It is easy for a child to turn on
Includes a long-lasting LED battery
Has an automatic turn-off switch at 1 hour
Has 5 lighting modes, the last of which will burn for 100 hours
Has an elastic wrist strap added by Buddy Packs, making it easier for a child to keep with them.
Plastic Water Bottle: 12 oz. clear PET plastic. Chosen to fit comfortably in the Pack, and stay centered and balanced when full.
In the front pocket there is a 3×5 card the parent can use to write an encouraging note—and a surprise!
Comes with lots of love,
and a surprise in the front pocket!
See your Parent Guide for details about each survival
item, and a list of items to add as the child is ready.