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ALWAYS BE PREPARED!

Whether you're a civilian in this wild world or a soldier in the field, your motto should be “Always be Prepared.” Survival Straps® make it easy to be prepared by simply carrying or wearing our paracord gear at all times. What are your options? Read on!

A little about our paracord…our materials are the real deal! We use AUTHENTIC 550 test military spec paracord and marine-grade stainless steel shackles made right here in America. They are extremely durable and strong. The intact paracord can pull or lift 550 pounds and the shackle is load bearing. This makes it great for towing, using as a tie down, or using as a safety rope.  Upon closer inspection, you’ll find there is an outer sheath and seven inner strands.  The strands can be extracted from the sheath and used as string for such needs as stitching, dental floss, or even fishing line.

All our paracord gear is built with the intention to be used as a survival tool if needed.  It’s ready to be deployed and used at a moment’s notice. That’s why our gear comes with a "If You Use It, We'll Replace It" guarantee.  If you use your Survival Strap in an emergency situation, send us your story and a picture of how it was used to stories@survivalstraps.com. We will send you a new one for the cost of shipping.

We offer so many product options! Here are just a few:

TACTICAL FIST LANYARD

The Tactical Fist Lanyard looks like a cool decoration to most people. However, it can also be used as a very effective self-defense tool if you need to defend yourself from an attacker. The fist portion contains a weighted stainless steel ball that packs a serious punch when swung at anything - great for defending against an attacker. It is always good to have a plan, and have something, other than your bare hands, to defend yourself. The Tactical Fist fits perfectly in this role. 

PARA CLAW BRACELET

The Regular Survival Bracelet™ with Para-Claw features a 1.5” hawkbill knife blade ground from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a stealthy BlackStoneTM finish. The blade is 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. Once deployed, the paracord bracelet forms the knife handle. Handle grooves and jimping on the thumb ramp ensure a positive grip at all times. The patent pending sheath system locks the knife securely for immediate deployment in any situation.

HAT BAND

The New Paracord Hat Band is an awesome addition to add to your favorite hat. These are great for sun hats, Tilley hats, boonie hats, cowboy hats or just about any wide brimmed hat you like to wear on your head. They are fully adjustable in size, come in all of our colors and have options to add skulls or bullet casings to the back of the hat band.

APPLE WATCH STRAP

Survival Straps Paracord Apple Watch Strap Bands are awesome and very similar to our tactical straps for the Garmin Tactix/Fenix and other watches. They are built with approximately 12' of authentic military paracord. We use the highest quality stainless steel Apple Watch Adapters. This gives the strap a perfect fit to your Apple Watch and looks like it came right out of the Apple factory. Turn your Apple Watch into a tactical beast! Available in several styles!

CUSTOM COLOR SURVIVAL BRACELET

So many patterns, so many colors, so little time! Select from a large collection of custom bracelets. Wear as a statement piece, stack them for a stylish look, or have your gear embedded with Active Edge technology and experience the amazing health benefits.

And there’s more! All our gear can be built in our over 40 paracord color options.  Customize your gear and make it your own. ALWAYS BE PREPARED!

ON TARGET WITH BULLET GEAR

We’ve been hitting the mark with our Bullet Gear Collection. If you haven’t checked this collection out lately, you definitely should.  For those who love hunting, shooting sports and weaponry, this collection offers edgie designs that are fully customizable to match your style.

  • Over 40 paracord colors (AUTHENTIC 550 test military spec paracord)
  • Genuine leather options
  • Shells available in nickel or brass
  • Caliber size options include 9mm, 40cal, 45cal, .223cal or 12 gauge
  • Add-ons available: Christian Cross and Active Edge Technology

“Why Bullet Gear?” you ask. Our answer, “Why not?” The gear can be worn as a statement piece, tactical gear, or to express your style. As a statement piece, stand up for the second amendment and your right to bear arms. Add a Christian Cross as a statement of your faith. Built with authentic military spec paracord, deploy your gear and use for tactical purposes.  You can count on its durability and strength when you need it most. Oh, and let’s not forget the style! Be a trend setter with these original hand-created pieces.  Onlookers will be envious!

And there’s more! Our Active Edge™ technology is an available option with all our products. This amazing technology is embedded in the materials and will provide the wearer with several great health benefits.  These benefits include decreased pain causing inflammation, a better night’s sleep, and increased performance. Your body will perform at its most optimal level. Looking good and feeling good. It’s a win-win!

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”!

CLIMBING LESSON 101: Always Take Your Survival Straps® Gear!

Rock Climbing is both arduous and exhilarating! Ascending a cliff or boulder can also be dangerous at times. Survival Straps® customer, Phillip T., doesn’t go rock climbing without his Survival Straps® gear and he shares why:

“I was out scrambling in San Diego, CA with some friends. There was a novice in the group who is not very experienced and is new to climbing. We were ascending to the top of a pile of rocks, where we could join the regular trail again and return home. On this ascent, the novice was unable to climb over some of the rocks and became extremely afraid as the ledge we were on was narrow and exposed. I climbed up and used the paracord to set up a small anchor and rope to assist the novice up onto the rock to get them out of danger. Thank you, Survival Straps! We won’t go climbing without your gear!”

Survival Straps® gear is built with AUTHENTIC 550 test military spec paracord.  You can count on it!

By Pamela Naumann | | climbing, paracord, rock climbing, Survival, tactical gear | Read more

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!

Wounded Warrior Armed with his Survival Strap Comes to the Rescue!

Our bracelets not only look great but also serve as tactical gear you can count on in time of need. Ronnye A. received a Wounded Warrior Project® Bracelet from us and recently put it to good use! He shares:

“So, the other night I got a call to help a female friend out of a situation. She needed some help moving some large entertainment center pieces. She didn’t have any rope and I didn’t have my tie downs in my truck. After frantically searching all over for some rope, I took apart my Survival Straps Bracelet, tied everything down and got her out of dodge! My friend was rather upset that I would use my strap until I told her about your "If You Use It, We'll Replace It" policy. Thank you!”


Thank you, Ronnye, for your service to this great country! Survival Straps® believes in supporting the brave men and women in uniform who sacrifice all to keep us free and safe. We are proud to partner with the Wounded Warrior Project®. They are doing incredible work to help transition America's Wounded Warriors back into society and Survival Straps® seeks to do everything it can to aid this mission.

Shout Outs from Our Customers!

“Survival Straps are THE BOMB! You need to check their entire site, they also make custom color watch bands. Also, they have a policy ... if you need to use your Strap for "Survival" send them a picture of it in action and the will replace it for free. I bought my fist one about 8 years ago and now my son has several, too (we both just ordered Apple Watch Bands). GREAT PEOPLE TO DO BUSINESS WITH!!!!!”       ~ Gary C. 
“Received my Survival Strap last week and absolutely love it!! This is my second Survival Straps band and they are great. As the instructions say, give it a chance to "break in" as it fits better as it loosens up. Thanks again for a great product and great service!!!”       ~ Jeff J. 

“In September of 2010 my son who was then 14 he was diagnosed with melanoma. That fall I ordered this survival strap and have worn it ever since in honor of him. Like the pink breast cancer ribbon worn in October for breast cancer awareness, there is a black ribbon for melanoma awareness. As he is a survivor I thought it appropriate to wear this black survivor strap which has prompted countless conversations about melanoma awareness. He is now a senior in college and doing well. Thanks for the support you unknowingly provided over the years.“ 
~ Jay H. 

Thank you from the team at Survival Straps for letting us know how we’re doing!

Our Customers Rock!

Survival Straps Welcomes in 2017 with our NEW Elite Collection!

How is Survival Straps welcoming in the New Year?  Well, let’s just say we’re stepping it up!  We’ve been listening to our customers and taking great notes.  We are very proud to announce the NEW Survival Straps Elite Collection

The Survival Straps® Elite collection takes our craftsmanship and our products to a whole new level. Using premium materials such as solid brass, copper, sterling silver, and 14 carat gold, matched with authentic, military type III 550 paracord, we have created amazing higher end statement pieces. Each product is an original design created with extreme attention to quality and detail.

It’s a heartfelt journey to bring each and every piece in the Elite collection to life. Follow this link to see a visual on some of the steps taken in creating each piece:  https://www.survivalstraps.com/pages/how-we-do-it 

While Survival Straps prides itself on offering quality product options for everyone, the Survival Straps Elite collection is meant for those who appreciate unique, premium quality statement pieces with cutting edge designs and supreme Handmade American artistry and craftsmanship. All the items in this collection are truly amazing and we are very proud to offer them to you. 

We hope you enjoy the Survival Straps® Elite collection. Many new Elite designs will be added throughout the coming weeks and months, so please keep an eye on this page!

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