Travel Safety is not something you need to worry about too much in Canada, until something goes wrong.
Whether flying or traveling on one of Canada’s many ferries, the biggest threat you face, is to your lungs, in the case of fire.
This week alone there have been three Canadian flights that had to make emergency landings due to smoke in the aircraft.
Aircraft interiors are built with materials which when burned, create extremely toxic gasses which can incapacitate and kill people in only a few minutes.
This is a nightmare, there is nowhere to go and no way to prevent sucking toxic smoke, unless you carry an Xcaper mask kit.
Xcaper masks have been tested and approved by the US Navy (see page 7) for use in US Navy and DOD facilities. Depending on the smoke density, Xcaper masks can provide anywhere from 45 minutes to 8 hours of filtration of the toxic constituents of smoke, including Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen Cyanide and Acrolein; the three main killers in smoke.
Fires on board cruise ships and ferries is unfortunately getting a fair amount of press in the last few years as well. The moral of the story if take responsibility for yourself, be a good Boyscout and Always be Prepared.
Is your life not worth $65?