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Shomer-Tec Escape & Survival Module


The Escape & Survival Module was developed for a US military unit, but it also can be a lifesaving device for those who travel in harm’s way or in dangerous regions. This kit provides effective tools to enable escape from captivity and subsequent survival. It’s all contained in a special o-ring sealed module which was designed to provide maximum concealment options when capture is imminent.

Despite its small size, it includes all of the following components: 4 lock picks, handcuff key, 2 styles of lock shims, Kevlar® escape saw, diamond rod saw, ferrocerium fire rod, 3 waxed jute fire starters, and ceramic razor blade. Even the module itself is a working component – it’s milled from magnesium and can be shaved down with the back edge of the ceramic razor blade for fire starting. Also included is a small packet of petrolatum (does not fit inside the module), for uses that include first aid, fire accelerant, etc.

Government contract over-runs, so quantities are very limited. Dimensions and weight (w/o petrolatum packet): 3.2” length x 0.7” diameter, 1.1 oz.


42 Responses to “Shomer-Tec Escape & Survival Module”

  1. OhBilly says:

    YES!!! Hahahahhahahahajjahaha!!!

  2. Forrest says:

    Looks very … discreet.

    I am, however, a little worried about capacity and shoving all of those items in such a small cavity. Can we get a banana for scale?

  3. A.K. for T-7 says:

    Actually the diameter is the only aspect of this gear that you should care about…

  4. mudd says:

    Is there an optional ribbed for pleasure version?

  5. dan says:

    Seeing stuff like this makes me glad I joined the Air Force. Say what you will, I did not have to worry about shoving E&E tools up my ass.

    • The Stig says:

      My first guess as to who asked for it would be the Air Force SERE guys. They’re big into this stuff.

  6. AAA says:

    “maximum concealment options”

    might be a little hard to relax under those circumstances,

    cus you know….

  7. D308 says:

    Will it fit my watch?

    • jon says:

      I was just thinking about that scene from Pulp Fiction… Your father’s watch…

  8. Alpha2 says:

    If I was in prison I would trade 10 soups for one.

    • Deadpool says:

      … the old prison wallet

    • SamHill says:

      I worked at a maximum security prison for a number of years. There was one inmate who stored contraband in a shampoo bottle that he kept up there. No real way to stop him. Just chalk that one up as a loss.

      People might be amazed at some of the stuff these guys did. Realistic soap sculptures, various tools made from things like toilet paper, starting fires with batteries, “inmate fishing” where they would hook their ID card to home-made string and fling it across the rows, sometimes even from one floor to another, to pass stuff back and forth, some of it was kind of amazing, thinking back. Many even kept pet bugs or spiders. 99% of them were homosexuals, I didn’t believe it for a long time. Even the ones you thought wouldn’t get down like that, until late one quiet night on a wing check you’re walking by and…

      Damn why u mention prison?

  9. “I can hear you rummaging around in there!”

    The ol’ prison wallet…

  10. JM Gavin says:

    “Also included is a small packet of petrolatum (does not fit inside the module), for uses that include first aid, fire accelerant, etc.”

    Any other possible uses for that petrolatum lube?

  11. D308 says:

    Satisfaction or your money back?

  12. Duncan says:

    “o-ring sealed…”

    I’ll bet.

  13. Shield Boss says:

    Thanks for the laughs, lads.

  14. Jk says:

    Came here for the comments, not disappointed… “the ole prison wallet” hahahaha… just imagine that being said from the Indian sidekick dude in Deadpool 2…

  15. Stefan S. says:

    The R&D guy still can’t sit down.

  16. SGT Rock says:

    Does the o-ring double as a cock ring as well?

  17. Lad says:

    Is it advised that we practice regularly with it to ensure proficiency?

  18. Spence says:

    If it doesn’t vibrate I don’t want it

  19. William says:

    You just store it on the little shelf.

  20. the hun says:

    “Beware of the CLONK!”

  21. TominVA says:

    I guess sometimes Hollywood gets it right?

  22. Rich275 says:

    Needs a lanyard ring.

  23. AbnMedOps says:

    In “Papillon” they used metal screw-cap cigar tubes, IIRC.

  24. Jack Boothe says:

    Is there a MILSPEC or ISO standard for this? Do you think it will eventually get an NATO Stock Number (NSN)? Is it going to be issued individually or as part of organizational clothing and equipment and have to returned for reissue? Finally, I wonder are hard it was to find service members to field test it?

  25. the hun says:

    Is there chance to produce one Special Edition with Mattis and Trumps signature?!

  26. Raul says:

    Oh man, these comments are great! Need different colors (purple dragon) and perhaps a vape kit edition.

  27. Chase says:

    Now available at ‘Doug’s Plugs’ and ‘Bob’s Knobs.’

  28. SShink says:

    Ad campaign;
    “The Shomer-Tec Escape & Survival Module – how do you take yours, lubed or dry?”

  29. Robert says:

    Might I suggest a small tampon style ripcord on future versions. I would also rename it the BOHICA kit.

  30. the hun says:

    Perhaps its possible to “install” a modern Version of a blood chit!
    in korean?!
    Or a soundmodul with a message in parsi?!
    But instead of money a solar Lcd Monitor with lifelong Netflix …

  31. EODMadBomb says:

    I’m waiting for the version that fits an MRE and a bottle of water.

  32. straps says:

    This comment thread is everything I thought it would be.

  33. the hun says:

    Shomer-tec should add alittle extra ….
    tatoos of Northkorean borderguard at he Gultae Maximae/Buttocks ,looking each other in the eyes, with a korean warning:
    “Your entering sensible Areas at your own risk!”
    or the classic Psalm 23,4….
    “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.”
    perhaps not approbiate for everyone….
    Then something from
    The Mission – Sometimes The Brightest Light Comes From The Darkest Place
    “Once in a while you can get shown the light
    in the strangest of places if you look at it right” The Grateful Dead
    but inspirational quotes at places,where you can`t read them…