Surviving a Wildfire: Protective shute by Anchor Industries of Evansville Ind., reflects to 95 percent of radiant heat. It’s fairly compact and lightweight, measuring only 81⁄2 by 51⁄2 by 4 inches and weighing about 5 pounds in its pack ($340–$400; firecache.com). Of course, proper training in the use of the shelter is an absolute must. A good place to start is “The New Generation Fire Shelter,” from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (nwcg.gov/teams/pmswt/pms.htm). —R.J.