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Stranded on a Deserted Island

Reviewing the hundreds of Survival Straps® Stories we have received over the past 10 years, we have come to realize how our paracord gear is the must-have item if you were stranded on a deserted island.  Chances are you’re not going to be stranded on a deserted island; however, you may find yourself stuck in an everyday type jam where paracord will come in handy. With so many styles and options, we make it easy to have Survival Straps gear on your body at all times!

We’ve received some pretty scary stories, sharing how our paracord gear was deployed and used in life and death situations. One such incident happened during the tragic New Orleans flooding following Hurricane Katrina. Survival Straps customer deployed her bracelet and used the paracord to tether her dog to her waist while they waded through rushing chest deep water to safety.  Another customer, a heroic firefighter, found himself stuck in the second story of a building engulfed in flames.  He deployed his paracord gear and used it as a rope to climb out the window and escape the fire. And yet another customer saved his best friend who was caught up in a whirlpool. He did this by tying one end of his deployed paracord to a tree and the other to his waist and then swimming out rescuing his comrade. 

Other stories that have been shared include using our paracord as a car top tie down while traveling; a temporary arm sling for an injury sustained while hiking; a tow rope for a broken down snowmobile; to repair a snowshoe while hiking out to a gold mine in Alaska; and so many other instances saving the day! Building our gear with AUTHENTIC 550 test paracord means you can always count on its strength and durability. We recommend always being prepared and never leaving home without your gear.

Some other uses for paracord? Paracord is so versatile and can literally be used hundreds of different ways. The cordage is great for securing items during a storm, hanging a hammock, using in a pulley system, using as a temporary belt or shoestring, repairing a sail, and securing tarps or tents. The inner strands can be used for dental floss, fishing line, and sewing thread. 

With over 40 different paracord available and lots of style and gear options, there is no excuse to not have this must-have paracord on you at all times.  Be prepared for your “deserted island”!

Para Claw™ Gear Is Cutting Edge!

The NEW Para ClawBracelet and Key Fob are built tough and expedition ready! Like to have a pocket knife handy at all times?  Know the value of having 550 paracord with you in case of an emergency? Then this gear is for you!

The bracelet and key fob are brilliant! It’s perfect for the outdoor, nature loving, adventurist. Hunters, hikers, bikers, campers and fisherman, this strap has a Para Claw™closure, featuring a 1.5” hawkbill knife blade, built into our paracord.  When deployed, the paracord becomes the handle of the knife. Ready at all times if the need arises!

The blade, ground from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, has a stealthy Blackstone™finish. It’s integrally molded to a tough nylon guard that keeps the blade locked away securely until the safety is intentionally clicked to get the blade out. Handle grooves and jimping on the thumb ramp ensure a positive grip at all times. 

This beast can be customized as well in the paracord colors of your choosing! Survival Straps® offers over 40 colors and thousands of dual color combinations. Always be prepared when wearing the bracelet or clasping the key fob to your backpack, tackle box, or belt loop.  Word from our customers is this cutting edge gear is a winner and highly recommended!

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