By Bruce Eaton

Safety is a big deal with me, hence my no-running-with-scissors policy. So when my house is on fire, I run for the hills, scissorless. But in order to do that safely, Coporate Security Supply offers the EVAC-U8? Escape Smoke Hood.

Constructed out of transparent Kapton?, the hood is heat-resistant and see through. The canister uses “complex technologies” (aka “the company thinks you’re too dumb to understand such things”) to filter out carbon monoxide and other bad stuff to let you escape to safety. It is $99 per canister. A bunch, but truthfully, you can’t price personal safety or that of loved ones.

[EVAC-U8?] VIA [SkyMall Magazine]

PS-Yes SkyMall, that magazine from the airplane when you fly domestic. Yes, I actually read it when I fly.

[Anyone else find this product strangely, uh, sadistic looking? -Ed.]

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A graduate of Colgate University, Bruce is one of the elite Henro or pilgrims who have completed the 900 mile 88 Temple Pilgrimage on the island of Shikoku, Japan by means of foot power, a feat (no pun intended.... ok maybe alittle) which is no laughing matter. He not only finished this task with a crippling leg injury but he has attained enlightenment according to the monks on Koyasan. Currently the 23 year old is living in San Antonio where he spends his time working as a Data Analyst but also trying to accomplish his next great challenge, drinking all 200 beers at the Flying Saucer. Having recently married his long time friend from college and seen as nuts for doing so, Bruce relishes his life and hot dogs generously. KANPAI!!


  1. I got one of these after 9/11 (I worked in a skyscraper in downtown Manhattan at the time). I never go anywhere without it – I got mine for $68, though, so shop around. If you actually have to use it in a fire, you send it back to the manufacturer and they send you a new one.

    And those “airline magazines” pay pretty well if you’re a writer, so read on.

  2. Interesting, but as far as I know, these things aren’t exactly a new invention. I saw this exact product (same pictures, no less) quite a few years back. I think I’d have a hard time remembering to take it with me.
    Think they’d let it through airport security?