Life in the field can be a bit rough. With all the struggles of field life, any soldier would yearn for the happiness that comes from a bit of comfort. This is where modern tech and innovations come in handy! Here are some of the gadgets that make life tolerable for soldiers on the field:
Phones have grown to be more than personal devices for most people. Nowadays, they are not just used for simple communication. We use them for recording, creating & sharing information, checking the weather, performing complex calculations, telling directions, and many more. They are also quite essential on the field, albeit there they come in the form of rugged phones. Yes, rugged phones have massive batteries that are convenient for places without electricity. They also tend to be more dust and water-resistant, and at times completely waterproof.
Some of these rugged phones have tough shells that are so hard to break even when the phone is dropped on a hard surface. These are some of the coolest military devices that will survive tough conditions without bearing even a scratch. They might be expensive but they are worth every penny. No wonder, they are a popular feature in the field!
Mosquito Repellent Device
Mosquitoes are undoubtedly a big annoyance. The last thing you want to deal with is blood-sucking bugs trying to eat you alive in the field! Not only are they annoying, but they are also a threat to health and wellbeing as you strive to survive other tough conditions.
Sometimes, the only option is to slather some bug repellent on your skin to keep them at bay. However, when you’d rather stay away from chemicals, you can try the Thermacell mosquito repellent device. This gadget has a technology that creates a protection zone of up to 21 square meters.
It is an excellent way of doing away with lotions that tend to be messy. In fact, it is very convenient in places where there is no electricity. It is powered by a fuel cartridge. Other variations of the Thermacell mosquito repellents are battery-powered while some can use a standard camping gas canister.
It is good that there are gadgets small enough that you can slip into your pockets that keep the bugs away and make life more tolerable.
A headset is another of the most vital tools for any soldier. Top-grade communication headsets help to facilitate secure communication even in the most dangerous environments. They are also very critical in protecting the ears when soldiers are out in field missions that tend to involve loud gunshots. Now, our hearing systems are sensitive to sound frequencies ranging from 20Hz to 20,000Hz. Any exposure to sounds above this limit, and you risk permanent hearing loss.
Hearing loss is irreversible and it is where tactical military headsets are making life much easier. Advanced communication headsets with 3D Hear-Through Technology boost hearing efficacy in tough terrains and environments. This is one technology that improves situational awareness even in a high noise situation. It does all this while giving hearing protection to soldiers.
If you are a lover of books, you will want to use your free time with your nose in a book. However, no one wants to carry their entire library to the field. Well, you could use a phone or tablet to read e-books. The problem is that it just doesn’t cut it because these devices also need to be powered often. E-readers come as a good solution to this problem. They have batteries that can last up to 2 months. Very convenient for field life.
You can download electronic books, magazines, or newspapers to keep you occupied. Some e-readers allow you to change the font, making your reading experience more impressive. E-readers tend to be smaller and lighter compared to tablets. They are far more portable and easier to hold. To add to that, most of them have non-glare screens that make them better for reading in bright sunlight.
Being cold is miserable. However, just because the temperatures are dropping does not mean the troops have down their tools. When things get pretty chilly, especially in the cold months, it is slightly more bearable with a heating pad. Having a heating pad on your chest or in your pocket makes it easier to get through the cold nights and cold months. You could consider using reusable heating pads that are better for the environment. They will make life much easier and tolerable in tough weather.
A Solar Battery Charger
Solar tech is also proving very useful in the field. The beauty is that solar panels are becoming much smaller plus the battery technology is getting better. In the absence of grid-connected electricity, small solar battery chargers are the next best thing in the field. You can use them to store energy that you will use later at night. It is one of the best ways to charge phones and other gadgets on the field. It helps that they are portable. All you need to do is place your charger in a safe place where it is exposed to maximum sunlight and you are good to go!
You can also use portable batteries like lithium packs to store the energy for use later to charge tablets, phones, laptops, etc.
A flashlight is another simple but essential in the everyday life of a soldier. It does come in very handy as you maneuver around in the dark. Well, head flashlights take the functionality of flashlights up a notch higher. For starters, with headlamps, your hands are free. Of course, you can easily do other things including even defending yourself when you are not carrying anything.
Technological advancement has come a long way over the years. New gadgets are being designed and developed to make life easier. The troops out in the field couldn’t be happier with new tech coming thick & fast. As tough as it may be out there in the field away from loved ones, at least there are gadgets making life a little more tolerable.