By Adelia Ladson
So, it’s that time of year again. You are planning your strategies and finalizing your plan of attack. The goal: Secure a gift for everyone on your Christmas list. As a veteran Black Friday Shopper, you know it will be a pitched battle to get the best possible deals before they’re gone. Sometimes, you even have to resort to hand-to-hand combat! Black Friday can be ugly, and blood will be spilled! This year make sure you’re really ready for combat and arm yourself with these five essentials.
Sixty seconds of cover. Sixty seconds of cover.
When things go flying through the air.
When you go into the Black Friday combat zone, you need to be properly outfitted and the most important part of your body to protect is your noggin. You never know what may come flying through the air when you’re forging through the crowd at the Two-For-One Towel Sale. So, make sure you wear something you can count on to protect you like our NATO Steel Helmet
. It was good enough for decades of soldiers' noggins, so you can rest assured that it will stop a stray flying clothes hanger, a thrown elbow or even an airborne television.
When you need 60 seconds of good cover.
Sometimes the best tactic is to disappear in a cloud of smoke, especially, if you’re taking off with the goods! Once you get your hands on that super deluxe smart phone or tablet (the last one on the shelf), you want to get away with it and not have it wrestled out of your hands. For this, you need a good 60 seconds of cover and that’s what you get when you arm yourself with a few Smoke Grenades
. Make your get away under the cover of thick, white smoke!
Shock and awe. Shock and awe.
When you need a distraction.
Sometimes the best tactic is a good, loud distraction to pull fellow shoppers’ attention away from that awesome power tool or designer purse sale. Dropping a couple of our Super Loud Poppers
will do the trick and allow you to quickly grab what you need when everyone else is distracted by the super loud BANG! These are especially great for when those items go on sale at midnight and you want to get that few seconds of jump on the waiting crowd.
When you’re under attack.
Sometimes when you’re out in the shopping fray, you’re going to need back up from your shopping partner. Afterall, it is a war out there! The quickest way to signal that you are in a tug-o-war with another shopper and need some help is to make sure that you carry an Emergency Whistle
. We have a few to choose from that conveniently fit on your keyring and put out a shrill sound that can definitely be heard over the piped in Christmas music. When that old lady is beating you with her purse over the last copy of Battlefield V, you’ll be glad you have an emergency whistle with you!
Call for back-up. Call for back-up.
For those battle wounds.
You never know what kind of wounds you may sustain when fighting your way through the sale-rabid shoppers. So, finally, the last thing you need to gear up with for the Black Friday combat zone is a small first aid kit. Our Elite First Aid Kit
conveniently straps to your waist, so that it’s close at hand. After coming off the shopping battlefield, you'll need band aids and antiseptic for those cuts and scratches. And, yes, it does include the most important thing of all – aspirin!