I really liked last week's post from paulOv2 showing 10 Super Cool Gadgets for Designer. As I love cool and creative gadgets and I also like the ThinkGeek website, I decided to make a selection of 'survival gadgets' using their travel and outdoors section to show you. These gadgets are useful for designers, programmers, general geeks and regular curious people.

From a digital wifi detector to a solar light cap... you will see many interesting and creative gadgets here! Enjoy. :)

Digital WiFi Detector

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Want to find a wifi connection in any place? You will need this digital wifi detector. This gadget will show you the presence of a signal and will inform its strength. So you can go around holding it till you find a good and strong signal. Cool.

Available at thinkgeek.com

Swedish FireSteel

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Planning to go camping or want to impress someone with your great capability to make fire? You definitely need one of those. Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, Swedish FireSteel is a flash of genius and it will help you making fire in any condition.

Available at thinkgeek.com

Dissolving Travel Toiletries

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Each of these Travel Toiletries is a marvel of modern science. What they do? Just open the pack, get one of the 50 sheets available and add water. The miracle is done and you will have shampoo, body wash or hand soap. Great!

Available at thinkgeek.com

FreeLoader Pro Solar Charger

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This is another awesome gadget for those who like the outdoors. The FreeLoader Pro is a solar charger that can really help you in a sunny day. The charger uses high power solar panels to charge its internal batteries (7 - 9 hours in sunny conditions). The fully charged FreeLoader Pro can help you charging your cell phone (around 70 hours of standby time) and your eBook (around 5000 page turns.

Available at thinkgeek.com

BodyGard Self-Powered Emergency Tool

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The Body-Gard Self-Powered Emergency Tool has several great features to help you solving problems outdoors and also at the comfort of your home office. This tool would cause envy even to MacGyver, believe me. Check out some features: Powerful Hand Crank to Generate Power, Super-Bright LED Flashlight, Red Emergency Flasher, Panic Button with piercing sonic alarm, Motion Activated Security Alarm, Easy to Read Compass, Signaling Mirror, Cell Phone Charging Output...

Available at thinkgeek.com

Survival Kit in a Sardine Can

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Another good option to help you is this sardine can packed with survival goodies. The survival kit is a genuine air-tight, waterproof, crushproof sardine can packed full of 25 survival items. From medical supplies, navigation aids and general tool, check out everything you will find in it:

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Available at thinkgeek.com

OverBoard Waterproof Gadgets Cases

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You are so attached to your gadgets that you can't be apart of them even in a swimming pool, at the shower or anywhere near water? That's not a problem anymore... You can take them with you anywhere now using this waterproof gadgets cases. They want allow you to use the gadgets, but at least you will feel good just by seeing them around! :)

Available at thinkgeek.com

Ultimate Survival Kit in a Water Bottle

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Another great survival kit that would let our old friend MacGyver a bit envious. The water bottle kit doesn't contain water, but it has a bunch of helpful and life saving things. Besides an emergency poncho, a candle and a survival blancket the kit has the following items:

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Available at thinkgeek.com

OHSO Pocket Toothbrush

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You are one of those that never have a toothbrush when you need it? Your problems are over with the OHSO pocket toothbrush. This is a small and cool gadget that will save you from that bean or salad that insist on stuck to your teeth...

Available at thinkgeek.com

Solar Light Cap

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A great gadget that will help you outdoors or in any other place when the lights are out. This useful cap has a solar panel in it, so what you need to do is charge the thing during the day (sunny days, please) and use it during the night. :)

Available at thinkgeek.com

About the author of this post

I'm Gisele Muller, someone who loves communication, design, creativity, technology and everything in between. A brazilian current living in San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Twitter user: @gismullr