A few days ago, Sarah from GO>ID contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in checking out one of their new Emergency ID Kits. After receiving the email, I checked out the GO>ID website and liked what I saw, so I responded to Sarah’s email and said sure! This was about 4 days ago, then yesterday when I came home from work, I found the kit already in my mailbox… talk about quick…
To date, I have always simply carried my Wa-Ben cuben fiber wallet with me on my hikes, which also happens to be my EDC wallet. Despite the weight, I never remove items from my wallet before heading out for a hike, although, I will admit, even with my normal every day contents, the weight is still only 2.6 oz, so it is not an issue for me. However, due to this, I have never needed to carry my ID in forms of tags or bracelets. But after checking out the GO>ID kits, I decided change may be good…
What stood out to me about this kit, as opposed to the ID tags/bracelets that others sell, is the fact that this is a DIY kit. What this means is I don’t have to enter in my personal information (such as SSN, DOB, address, etc…) into a website, and then let them transfer that information over for me. With the GO>ID kit, I simply pick what size tag I want, along with color combination, and then once it gets here it comes with a kit so I can print all of this information myself, and then apply it to the tag. This way, no one gets my info but me.
So, I decided to make a video this morning to show how the process works, from beginning to end:
I will admit, it took me a minute to get the printing process down, but this was due to me having to get the print settings correct on my printer. Once this was done, it was actually quite easy. (Although, I may have made it look hard in the video…)
I am looking forward to using this Emergency ID tag, and likely leaving my wallet behind on my hiking trips. After finishing up the tag, the total weight (including the supplied hang clip) comes to 7 grams. Considering how important the information on it is, this is more than acceptable, even for a hiker with a “UL” mindset.
So, how do you carry your emergency information?
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Disclaimer: GO>ID supplied me with this Emergency ID Kit for free. I am not affiliated with GO>ID, nor am I obligated to write about this product, or being compensated for writing this post in any way. However, I find that this product is a valuable item to have, and it provides a high level of protection of ones own personal information, so I felt it is worth sharing.