Back in the 1930’s, vagabonds traveling between communities developed something called “The Hobo Code.” It was a set of hieroglyphic symbols that could be quickly painted on the wall, written on a sheet of paper tacked to a telephone pole, or even scrawled in the dirt. Each symbol informed the next hobo of valuable information — such as “safe place to camp,” or “work for food.”
While The Hobo Code isn’t really suitable for emergency survival situations, it got me to thinking that a set of symbols that survivors could leave for one another would be quite useful. As such, I developed a set of “Survivor Symbols” that can be used to denote safe/dangerous areas, as well as inform other survivors of various threats or available resources.
The symbols consist of two parts, an inner one that identifies a resource or threat (such as water or criminals), and an outer one that tells whether it is nearby, available, needed, etc. By combining the two symbols, warnings, requests, and other informative messages can easily be created.
Check out the front and back of the card:
Front of Card:
Back of Card:
Cool and Protective!
What’s really cool is that these symbols are printed on a fantastic RFID-blocking card that will protect all your credit cards from RFID skimming.
I have personally tested the Survivor Card and found it to work exceptionally well. It’s easy to use, effective, durable, and cheaper than other high-performing cards! It is also the only card on the market that has what could be lifesaving symbols printed on both sides.
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