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The GREATEST NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH Ever!

The Helo Rescue Bracelet is Here! 

Survival Straps® is fired up to launch one of the coolest products we have ever created. This is the Helo Rescue Bracelet, inspired by all of our friends and family in the military who have spent a portion of their service in and out of helicopters. Survival Straps® has partnered with one of America's top, outside the box, jewelry designers to create this special piece of gear. The Rescue Bracelet is made from the actual cable and a replica of the hook used on the hoist mechanism found on most helicopters. This is an extremely durable, stunning, high quality, and very unique statement piece.

This initial launch is a LIMITED EDITION.  We are offering this at introductory pricing to our current customers only.  Each limited edition bracelet from this initial launch will be engraved with a limited edition number.    

For the past 9 years, Survival Straps has manufactured the highest quality paracord products here in America.  We have always believed in using the best materials and putting out the highest quality product.  The Helo Rescue Bracelet is no exception.  You are going to love this special piece of gear!

For more information and to order, visit:  www.survivalstraps.com 

 

By Survival Straps | | Bracelet, Helicopter, Helo, Jewelry, Rescue, Stainless Steel, Survival Straps | Read more

Active Edge Received Great Review on Gear Diary!

Active Edge Technology is available as an add-on option for all Survival Straps products.  Below is an excerpt from a great review on Gear Diary. 

A Skeptics review of Active Edge by Dan Cohen.

When I first heard about Active Edge, I was skeptical. Carly had written about them some time ago, and her review left me curious. When I was offered an Active Edge shirt to try, I wasn’t sure what my experience might be. This post holds my subjective thoughts on the product.

As someone who deals with Rheumatoid Arthritis, my inflammatory disease is largely under control, but it has left me with a fused right wrist. Despite the collections of medications I take to control it, frequent swelling my ankles and hands. Active Edge claims to help with that inflammation. This is achieved by Active Edge products being embedded with a proprietary electromagnetic frequency technology specifically geared to fight inflammation……. 

……….Thus far I have no doubt this review sounds like an infomercial for Active Edge products. I’m not aiming for that, but all of that information was necessary for me to explain why, when I read the website after receiving a $64.99 review sample shirt, I became suspicious and was slow to review the product.

Into my review queue it went, and there it stayed for some time. Fast forward many weeks, and I reread the website. It makes lofty claims and, while I was still suspicious, I decided to see if the shirt actually DID improve my sleep. So, one night late spring, I pulled the review sample out of the drawer and put it on before heading to bed for the night.

Most days I don’t sleep particularly well and, when I wake up in the morning, I am remarkably stiff for the first twenty to thirty minutes. The first morning after sleeping in the Active Edge shirt, I found that I not only had slept better than usual, but I also had little to no morning stiffness. I assumed, however, that this was a case of the placebo effect.

So I slept another night in the shirt and had the same results. And I started to wonder… Is it possible that there actually IS something to the company’s claims? After a few more days with the same impact, I went to the company site and ordered two more of their products, a black nylon bracelet for $69.99 and a black nylon necklace for $69.99.

They were pricey, but I was actually starting to believe the claims made on the website. Both arrived a few days later. The necklace is a bit too thick and rigid for me to wear comfortably, but the bracelet was a different story. I began wearing it all day and sleeping in the Active Edge shirt at night, and I noticed a significant diminishing of the pain in my wrists during the day. And on the days when I have not worn the bracelet, a conscious choice to see if it made a difference, I’ve noticed a significant increase in stiffness and pain. Color me surprised.

Now look, I am totally open to the possibility that most of what I have experienced being largely the power of suggestion or the placebo effect. Still, since I feel better when I wear the bracelet and/or sleep in the shirt, I’m not going to argue.

Long story short, the company can add one more fan to their growing list of people who appreciate their products. But while I’m a fan, I make no claims to confirm the company promises. For that, you will have to try the products yourself. That’s easy since they offer a decent guarantee and, if you aren’t satisfied, you can return the products for up to 30 days.

We at Active Edge, strongly believe in the quality of our products. We want you to be 100 percent satisfied. Check your gear out once it arrives and if this is not the case, please contact our customer service team and we will make it right. We gladly accept exchanges or returns of unwashed, unworn or defective merchandise within 30 days of receiving your purchase.

I’m personally a fan, and I will keep wearing Active Edge’s products. In fact, since they make a dog collar, I’m going to see if I can get a sample of that for our new puppy who arrives later this week. Check them out here.

Source: Manufacturer review sample of the Active Edge shirt and personal purchase of the bracelet and necklace

What I Like: My experience actually lives up to the claims made by the company on the product pages

What Needs Improvement: Company claims scientific studies but bases it on just 2500 people; Items are pricey

Click here to learn more about Active Edge Technology.

To read the full article in its entirety, please visit Gear Diary.

Survival Straps Backs the Blue & Red

Support our Law Enforcement and Firefighters!

On 9/11, America lost 343 firefighters and 60 policemen. That doesn't count all of the first responders who currently suffer or have died since from 9/11 related illnesses, and all those who have been wounded or lost in the line of duty. At Survival Straps®, we believe in giving our full support to our first responders. 

Today, Survival Straps® adds our newest support product:  Back the Blue & Red. This product shows the strength of the partnership between law enforcement and firefighters, and allows you to show your support for both.  

We support our law enforcement and firefighters because they believe in America, and have unwavering and selfless passion to help serve our families and our communities. They put their lives at risk EVERY DAY. When we run from danger, they run towards it to help us, knowing that it may cost them their lives. We thank God every day for these brave men and women, 

Get yourself or someone you love a Back the Blue & Red Survival Bracelet™, Key Fob, or Neck ID Lanyard, and wear it proudly to show your support of America’s law enforcement officers and firefighters.   Please get involved in supporting your local law enforcement and firefighters. It does not have to be complicated. Drop cookies off at your local police station or firehouse. Donate to your local police station or firehouse’s charity. Pay for lunch when you see them at a restaurant and leave them a little note of encouragement. Even something as simple as stopping to shake their hand and say ‘Thank You for serving our community’ can go a long way to encourage them and really make a difference.  We all must stand together as Americans to support these brave men and women. 

Back the Blue & Red products can be found in both the Survival Straps® Law Enforcement and Firefighter Collections.  Visit www.survivalstraps.com 

Survival Straps Supports Law Enforcement with Back The Blue

Survival Straps® has added new 'Back the Blue' products to our Law Enforcement Collection in support of all law enforcement officers across America. We will be giving 25% of the sales price for all products within our Law Enforcement Collection to The Assist The Officer Foundation - Dallas. This organization is directly supporting the families of the fallen officers in Dallas. God bless all the police officers and families involved in the Dallas tragedy.

We support our Police Officers and all Law Enforcement because they believe in America, and have unwavering and selfless passion to help serve our families and our communities. They put their lives at risk EVERY DAY that they put on the uniform. When we run from danger, they run towards it to help us, knowing that it may cost them their lives. We thank God every day for the brave men and women of Law Enforcement.

Get yourself or someone you love a Back the Blue Survival Bracelet™, Key Fob, or Neck ID Lanyard, and wear it proudly to show your support of America's Law Enforcement Officers. Please get involved in supporting your local law enforcement: Drop cookies off at your local police station. Donate to your local police station’s charity. Even something as simple as stopping to shake an officer's hand and say "Thank You for serving our community" can go a long way to encourage them and really make a difference. We all must stand together as Americans to support the men and women of Law Enforcement.

25% of the sales price goes directly to The Assist the Officer Foundation - Dallas!

Visit our Law Enforcement Collection here.   www.survivalStraps.com 

By Survival Straps | | Dallas, Law Enforcement, Paracord Bracelet, Police, Survival Straps, Texas | Read more

Active Edge Technology Featured On FoxNews.com!

Active Edge™ is fired up to be receiving national media attention! Click this link to read the story on Fox News or you can read the article in it's entirety below.

Fox News National article as it appeared on May 20, 2015, by Melinda Carstensen.

Wearable technology may improve sleep, endurance and chronic pain

Sixty-three-year-old David Baker made a living driving tractor trailers in the South for 40 years. But when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006, the condition meant the days he could still operate the equipment, much less walk without stumbling, were numbered.

Baker went on disability two years after his diagnosis, at which point he began to rely on a walker. Today, however, Baker can stand strong, most often without assistance— a capability due in large part, he said, to a bracelet infused with pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMFT) that he has worn since 2013.

Baker is one of about 30,000 people worldwide who is using the device, which was created by Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.-based company Active Edge. PEMF works by pulsing electromagnetic waves through the body to increase blood flow and reduce inflammation. PEMFT has been approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for decades, but Active Edge said its products are the first to offer these health benefits via wearable technology.

Gainesville, Fla.-based InBalance Technologies created the specialized PEMF technology that can be infused into fabric, and began collaborating with Active Edge CEO and founder Kurt Walchle after being introduced by a mutual contact through the Navy Seal Foundation.

Walchle and his wife, Melissa, had made a name for themselves in the U.S. military community for their success with Survival Straps, the couple’s previous venture which has resulted in the sale of over 1 million paracord bracelets— multipurpose bands that can be used to create shelter, traps for food, fire and more if the wearer is stranded in the outdoors— in the past six years. The Walchles began that company about eight years ago.

When Walchle heard about the potential business opportunity with InBalance, he was skeptical. But when he tested the technology himself and began sleeping better, having reduced pain in his elbow and more endurance while running, he was sold, and decided to embed the technology in the same material used to make Survival Straps.

“Our Survival Straps products have been credited with saving lives,” Walchle told FoxNews.com. “Then this technology comes along, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, is this for real? What an incredible way that we can not just help people when there’s an emergency and they really need it, but we can improve people’s quality of life.’ I thought, ‘What a gift.’”

Putting Active Edge to the test

Active Edge offers PEMFT through its necklace and performance bracelet, each which are sold on its website for about $60, as well as through its fusion belt, which goes for about $65. For now, its products are marketed as performance enhancers, but the company is working with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to conduct separate clinical trials that can provide scientific evidence that the devices also reduce inflammation and offer a direct medical benefit. By testing its products through the DoD, Active Edge is aiming to avoid the time and money often involved in earning FDA approval— a process that could cost millions of dollars and upwards of 10 years, Walchle said.

Over the past four years, Active Edge has run about 25 independent clinical trials involving nearly 2,500 men and women between ages 18 and 82. Tests suggest the product results in a 17 percent average increase in range of motion, a 12 percent average increase in grip strength, an 8 percent average reduction in fatigue with an increase in REM restorative sleep time, and a 23 percent increase in oxygen intake.

Two separate, small clinical trials have been conducted at the University of Florida Shands Hospital in an effort to show the technology has an effect on blood flow and inflammation with thermal imaging evidence.

Robert Erickson, medical director of Gainesville Thermogarphy, in Gainesville, Fla., who supervised the studies at the University of Florida, said both trials revealed the technology changed temperature differentials and resulted in thermal imaging differences in study participants who wore them.

“In some way, this electromagnetic energy is interacting indirectly or directly with the sympathetic nervous system, which is part of the involuntary nervous system,” Erickson told FoxNews.com.

The involuntary nervous system ends at the dermatome, located on the skin’s surface, which can be analyzed with thermography to study inflammation in different parts of the body including the spine, the liver and the kidneys, Erickson said.  Thermography looks at temperature changes due to sympathetic nervous system changes.

“Unlike an X-ray that penetrates through the organ, [with thermography], you can get a view of what’s going on inside the body,” Erickson said.

During the first trial, a double-blind study, Erickson and a thermographer had four people wear headbands. Two headbands were treated and two were not.

The thermographer took the participants’ thermal images at baseline three minutes prior to putting on the headbands and again three minutes after wearing them.

After a separate medical company interpreted the findings, results suggested thermal changes and decreases in temperature differentials among people wearing both the untreated and treated headband, but that those changes were most statistically significant among those people wearing the treated version.  

In a follow-up study involving an additional seven patients, Erickson analzyed how the technology affected thermal imaging on certain parts of the body when pulsed through other material: T-shirts, socks and wristbands.  

He and the thermographer used digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) scans of people not wearing the treated technology as a baseline to compare imaging before and after wearing the devices.

Participants wore the treated devices anywhere from 20 minutes to overnight, and again— this time through their own analysis— Erickson noted statistically significant differences in thermal imaging and temperature with the various materials.

“We’re ultimately composed of atoms,” Erickson said. “The electromagnetic environment can have a physiological effect on the body.”

None of the participants in either study reported any adverse side effects from the devices, nor did they feel the electromagnetic currents being generated through the material.

The research involving Active Edge’s embedded technology has not been peer-reviewed or published in a scientific journal.

The future of Active Edge

The DoD is currently testing Active Edge technology and the preliminary results are “outstanding,” Walchle said, but, due to a confidentiality agreement, he could not reveal more information.

“We’ve figured out how to shoot radio frequencies at a product that will attach to the cell wall and stay within the product— and that’s a big deal,” Walchle said.

Walchle added that while the FDA has approved the use of PEMF devices that can be used only about 200 times, some Active Edge products have six-year-old technology that still work.

As the DoD continues to test the technology, Active Edge is aiming to have at least a half of a million products on the market within the next year, Walchle said.  For now, the company is preparing to release its next product, the Active Edge Sleep Shirt, online Wednesday. The shirts will be sold for $49.

Walchle, who said he’s struggled with restlessness since he can remember, falls asleep quicker and stays asleep more soundly with Active Edge technology.

“I’ll sleep seven to eight hours now, and it is the craziest thing to me,” said Walchle, who added that the company’s independently run clinical trials suggest 80 percent of the people who wear the devices notice improved sleep.

Paul Tesori, of Ponte Vedra, Fla., has spent his entire life playing golf and the past 15 years caddying. Tesori told FoxNews.com that his Active Edge bracelet has reduced joint pain and helped increase the fluidity of his golf swing.

“I made a ‘1’ the other day and said if I break seven today, I’ll become a part owner,” Tesori, 43, joked.

Philip Gordon, 54, of Gainesville, Fla., works at a local country club and enjoys playing basketball in his spare time. He’s been wearing the Active Edge bracelet for about a year.

“When I don’t have it on, it seems like I get tired quicker,” he said. “When I put it on, it seems like I can play longer … and from my energy level, it seems like I get a second wind.”

As for Baker, the former tractor trailer driver, the technology has reduced his tremors so much that he seldom uses his walker anymore. He has also been able to change the oil in his pickup truck and even rebuild the deck in his backyard.

“I’m doing more,” Baker told FoxNews.com. “I’m more energetic now, and I know that I won’t stumble and fall. I’ve got more confidence now.”

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/05/20/wearable-technology-may-improve-sleep-endurance-and-chronic-pain/

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Deer Antler Gear is HERE!

Survival Straps® launched a new product today! Introducing our Custom Deer Antler Gear:  Now available on regular survival bracelets, key fobs, and neck cord; these products are made with an authentic piece of white-tailed deer antler, laser engraved with one of three designs. Each piece of deer antler is unique, giving our customers a truly custom Survival Strap. Deer Antler products are offered in all of the great Survival Straps® colors, and are MADE IN AMERICA!   

The NEW Survival Straps® Deer Antler Survival Bracelet is a very cool new style that has all the same great features of our regular Survival Bracelet, with a custom laser engraved authentic piece of Whitetail deer antler. Bracelets contain up to 15’ of super strong, AUTHENTIC, 550 test military spec paracord in a huge selection of colors. This is not the same paracord you see sold in most stores. This is the same cordage used to rig military parachutes. It is the real deal.

The NEW Survival Straps® Deer Antler Key Fob contains up to 6’ of paracord, in single or dual colors, with a choice of more than 40 color options. The key fob is built with a small ring embedded in one end. A 1” key ring is included and attached to this. This allows the key fob to sit flat while in a pocket.

The NEW Survival Straps® Deer Antler Neck Cord is low profile and a great way to show off the custom engraved deer antler piece.  In a choice of 2 sizes, each neck cord is made with a breakaway closure for safety.  The deer antler pendant is free floating on a stainless ring.  

In an emergency, the paracord from a bracelet or key fob can be unraveled to deploy for use. Make a tourniquet. Tie down a piece of equipment. It can be used however it is needed. If it is used in an emergency, we’ll replace it for free in exchange for the story and the rights to publish it.  

Survival Straps® fans and customers who belong to a hunt camp, and want to get all the members a custom deer antler product with their camp's logo?  We can do that, and with no set up fee, if they buy a minimum of 5 products! Contact customerservice@survivalstraps.com for details. 

Deer Antler Gear can be found in the Hunting section of the Survival Straps® website: https://www.survivalstraps.com/collections/hunting-collection
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Beat the Cold and Go Tropical with the Survival Strap

The cold season is here and that means people are wishing for summer to return as quickly as possible. If you have some vacation time ready for use and you want to get far away from the cold weather, why not take an extreme vacation? South and tropical is fine, but what really make a vacation are the stories you bring back. Imagine tackling the hiking trails of Hawaii or zip lining through Costa Rica. Wherever your ideal location, it’ll be important to bring along the Survival Strap. This survival bracelet is your best friend for the outdoors. It is made of military grade paracord and can hold up to 550 pounds. Best of all, it fits comfortably on your wrist.

Let’s take a look at the best places for you and your Survival Strap to vacation this year.

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Top Products to Get You Out of the House in 2016

Happy New Year! 2016 is here and that means that many of you will be making your resolutions for the new year. Goals for the upcoming 12 months will primarily focus on overall health. You may not be planning to enter a bodybuilding show but there’s a good chance that you want to become more active. Taking a walk around the block can get old fast, especially when the winter winds are fierce. Getting out and about doesn’t have to be a chore. This year is the host to many types of products designed to get you into the sunshine while improving your health. Let’s take a look at the best items to buy this year that will turn anyone into a lover of the great outdoors. 

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Shop from Home with these Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Ideally, you started shopping back in October and finished your Christmas shopping on Black Friday. That’s best case scenario but as we all know, rarely does that happen. If you still have a number of people on your list who don’t have a present with their name on it, time is running out fast. Despite years past, you don’t need to fight your way through traffic and crowds at the store to finish up your Christmas shopping. All it takes is a few clicks and you’re set. Online shopping has made Christmas shopping extremely convenient, leaving you to spend your time doing more important things like decorating. Let’s take a look at the best last minute gift ideas that you can order from the comfort of your home.

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Prepare for Christmas with the Survival Strap

Christmas is right around the corner. Right after Thanksgiving Day and the rush of Black Friday, many people jump into preparing their homes to celebrate Christmas with family. When you break out your checklist, what do you need to do in order to get prepared? Chances are you’ll have to find and secure a tree, put up lights, and hang stockings. Despite having the holiday off, many people tend to focus on relaxation and family time, putting off the Christmas decorating until last minute. If you need a helping hand this holiday to get your house in order for Santa, then look to the Survival Strap. 

This amazing survival bracelet can help with everything from setting up that tree to turning your house into a shining Christmas light beacon. Let’s take a look at why you need to be wearing the Survival Strap as you decorate this holiday.

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  • The GREATEST NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH Ever!

    The Helo Rescue Bracelet is Here!  Survival Straps® is fired up to launch one of the coolest products we have ever created. This is the Helo Rescue Bracelet, inspired by all of our friends and family in the military who... read more

  • Active Edge Received Great Review on Gear Diary!

    Active Edge Technology is available as an add-on option for all Survival Straps products.  Below is an excerpt from a great review on Gear Diary.  A Skeptics review of Active Edge by Dan Cohen. When I first heard about Active Edge,... read more

  • Survival Straps Backs the Blue & Red

    Support our Law Enforcement and Firefighters! On 9/11, America lost 343 firefighters and 60 policemen. That doesn't count all of the first responders who currently suffer or have died since from 9/11 related illnesses, and all those who have been... read more