I've never even been near a snowy white mass large enough to cause an avalanche and the threat of being buried from head to toe in a frozen water flood is a terrifying thought, but thankfully these essential avalanche survival tools features essential devices, products and vehicles necessary for living through any snowy apocalypse.

Being bombarded by a rushing wall of snow that hits you at many miles faster than anything you've ever experienced is frightening, but it's being trapped under this densely packed snow that is more likely to kill you.

This list of avalanche survival tools contains important devices like Ekaterina Dekhtyarenko's Universal Rescue Equipment that protects you during the most extreme phases of natural disasters, while other ingenious high-tech vehicles like the Airborne Avalanche Rescue System are examples of the rescue procedures we'll hopefully be seeing in the future.