The five things to have in your arsenal now:
1. No matter how remote you go, the two-way SOS capabilities of the Delorme InReach Communicator keep civilization a keypad-click away. $379, with monthly plans from $12; delorme.com.
2. Bose’s latest headphones, the QuietComfort 25 (which NFL coaches rely on), boast the most refined noise-canceling technology to date. Plus, they work even if the battery dies. $300; bose.com.
3. The Lytro Illum is the first camera to capture the light field (all the rays moving in a space), rendering images with more depth than traditional 2-D photos. $1,600; lytro.com.
4. The subtly stylish DUBS Acoustic Filters (a.k.a. earplugs) use a high-tech filtration system to turn down the volume by up to 12 decibels without muffling the sound. $25; getdubs.com.
5. The Road Warrior Go!con W2, by Japanese company Shiroshita, is an all-in-one adapter that works in 150 countries. $20; amazon.com.