Tip Sheet

In case of emergency

No Battery
THE EMERGENCY Away from the office, your cell-phone battery goes dead while on a critical conference call. THE FIX Plug a Cellboost disposable battery into your phone (works with Motorola, Siemens, Sony Ericsson, and Nokia). You'll have 60 more minutes to save the deal. THE PRICE $6 on www.buy.com.

No Passport
THE EMERGENCY You are packing for Dubai when you realize your passport is expired. THE FIX Overnight your paperwork from anywhere in the United States to Help U Travel in New York. They'll send you back a renewed passport in 24 to 48 hours. THE PRICE $100 service fee, in addition to government fees. 212-213-2100.

No Idea Where You Are
THE EMERGENCY You take a spill while skiing in the Altai Mountains of Siberia. You're injured and here comes an avalanche. THE FIX Use your ACR Personal Locator Beacon, which sends international satellite signals from anywhere in the world to the nearest search and rescue post. THE PRICE $700 at www.backcountrystore.com.

No Doctor In the House
THE EMERGENCY You fracture your shoulder in Shanghai and need surgery. THE FIX Available anytime, anywhere, Pinnacle Care International will find you the top specialist in China or arrange transport home. THE PRICE $10,000-$30,000 initial fee; $5,000-$25,000 a year. www.pinnaclecareinternational.com.