Preppers who are serious about being prepared for anything when they grab their bug out bags may want to check out the Foldboat, a plastic rowboat that can be folded down small enough to be easily carried.
Using a sheet of high-density polyethylene plastic, the designers crafted a vessel that can be folded away and packed into the trunk of a car or slung over the shoulder. The durable plastic can be folded up to 6,000 times before wearing out. The boat when folded is a little longer than a yardstick and about 2 feet in diameter.
Another version of the boat does not fold quite as small, but can be folded into a flat sheet that would be easily transported in a car. The makers say that it can be put together in just about two minutes.
Design students Max Frommeld, 29, and Arno Mathies, 26, were both studying for their master’s degrees in production design at London’s Royal College of Art when they came up with the idea for the Foldboat, according to the Daily Mail. One of the uses the pair envisions for the boat is conducting rescues in areas where devastating floods have occurred.
The boats sell for about $1,200 each. Foldboat also sells compact oars and inflatable pillows to go with the boats.