Survival Straps™ Stories
ear from our customers of how they’ve used their Survival Straps gear! Here’s an awesome story from our friend Jeramy: “I’ve owned the firefighter survival bracelet for over a year and deployed it for the first time yesterday. When a 16 year old fell over 60 feet from a waterfall and landed on a rocky outcropping, my fire department was dispatched to respond. I hiked in with the engine and rescue companies to begin treating the patient, who suffered serious injury and required chest decompression in the field. While the high angle rescue team was setting up to hoist the patient out, we used my survival bracelet to help shuttle medical equipment to the patient’s side. A fantastic product that performed exactly as I expected. Thank you for such a well-made, American product!
Jeramy Houston Firefighter/Paramedic”
How have you used your Survival Straps gear? Send your pictures and stories to stories@. If you use it, we’ll replace it-for free! How’s that for a lifetime warranty?
Survival Strap helped him out! “Greetings! My name is Kirk Lites. I am currently serving in the United States Navy as a Master-at-Arms, and am currently located in Sicily, Italy. I ordered a Survival Strap bracelet from your company about a month ago and was actually excited to be able to use it a few days ago. Here is the story as to why I broke the bracelet down: It all started as a regular day at work, get up before the sun, arm up, take over the watch at the main gate here on base. About 2 hours into our shift my supervisor began to have trouble opening a drawer full of M9s in our weapons safe. After about an hour of pulling and prying on the drawer to little or no avail, we had to call the duty armorer (the safe expert) to see if there was anything he would be able do to get this drawer open. He arrived and he again tried pulling and prying, event went so far as to borrow as ASP baton from another sentry to lodge in the drawer for leverage to pry it open. Still nothing. He takes a step back, scratches his head and says “You know, we could really use some 550 paracord right about now.” Lucky us because I carry 2 of your straps in my duty bag. I say to him “I actually have some in a bracelet that I ordered from survivalstraps.com!” We went back and forth for a second about how he didnt want to break up my bracelet, and I explained to him your websites policy. Finally he gave in and allowed me to use my bracelet. Once we got the cord out and ready to go The duty armorer, myself, and another gate sentry all 3 began to pull on the weapons drawer and after 4 good tugs the drawer slid open and we were able to continue our daily duties as gate sentries. The drawer actually had an M9 handgun lodged between the top of the safe and a hinge on the back side of the drawer. We may have damaged the weapon, but all in all, your bracelet kept us from having to take apart the safe as well as the drawer to remove the weapon that was stuck! Thanks for your support of the military and a quality bracelet!! Very respectfully, Kirk E. Lites, Jr. “ Have you used your survival strap? Send us your story and a picture of how you’ve used your Survival Straps gear and we’ll replace it for free (shoot us an email at stories@ )!
My family and I took a vacation to Minnesota. We stayed in a cabin on Eagle Lake in Bigfork MN. One windy day my father and I decided to test our sailing skills and pull the sail boat out of the garage. The boat is older and has some wear, but it seemed solid so we hit the water. The wind was strong, blowing us over and flipping the boat a couple of times (given we are not the most experienced sailors). After we made it out of our bay the wind really picked up, and the old boat parts starting giving out. We had to re-tie the sail down a couple of times and after one final tip over the rope and pulley system holding the boom down snapped, a cotter pin had broken, leaving the boat un-usable. We had no tools with us to straighten and re-install the cotter pin so we were stuck in the middle of the lake, then I remembered I was wearing my Survival Straps Survival Bracelet!
I untied the two ends and used about a foot of the strap to secure the pulley that had come loose, which successfully held the boom down, allowing us to sail back to the cabin safely and soundly! I was glad I was wearing the bracelet, without it, we would have had to paddle back a very long way or wait for a stranger to come give us a tow. Thanks for saving the sailing day! Seth Bernardez”
Survival Strap saved his vacation! “It’s not often that I take the time to write a company about their products but I believe it’s important to recognize excellence. Survival Straps embodies everything that is good about American Business. I particularly like the fact that the company supports our troops. As a former Marine, it is ingrained in me to be prepared for any circumstance…and well…let’s face it, these things are pretty cool so, I bought a desert camo strap last October. Fast forward to March. My family and I were on vacation in Breckenridge, CO picking up a rental car. There were 8 of us and we had rented the largest SUV available. Since we were planning to rent our ski gear on the mountain, we thought there would be plenty of room for the luggage and the lone snow board that one of our friends brought along. After stuffing (and I mean STUFFING) 8 bags in the trunk of the SUV and the rest of us in the car, there was simply nowhere for the board to go. Being that this is a ski town, we figured we would just rent a rack for the SUV and be on our way. Unfortunately, the only racks available were for skis. Upon asking the rental car agent if they had any rope or twine to secure the board to the standard roof rails, we discovered that rental car agencies frown upon this sort of thing. The agent explained that they could not provide any lashings because it was a liability issue. Luckily, I remembered I had my survival strap. I quickly unraveled the 16′ feet of mil spec paracord and we proceeded to lash the board to the racks. The board stayed safe and secure for the two hour ride up the mountain as well as the return trip a week later. Thanks for a Great Product! Sincerely, Kevin Updegrove”