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We're Not Monkeying Around!

We're not monkeying around when we say thank you to all our customers for your amazing support! 

Our customers are absolutely awesome!

We appreciate your kind words,

your ideas,

and your purchases!



 Thank you from the Survival Straps® Team!



By Pamela Naumann | | #customers, #Thank you, gifs, support, Survival Straps | Read more


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:


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. 


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.


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.


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!


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!

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!

The Customer is Always Right!

It’s 2017 and Survival Straps is celebrating 10 years of providing paracord products to the most wonderful customers across the nation!  While we have learned much throughout these years of service, one of the most important is our customers are always right!  We are incredibly thankful for your feedback, product suggestions, loyalty, and support!


Thank you for your feedback!

Most feedback we receive from customers is positive; however, on occasion we received “suggestive” feedback.  We always love to hear from happy customers, but are grateful as well for customers that provide critiques on the products they receive.  This has helped us grow and improve!

Thank you for your product suggestions!

We receive phone calls and emails on a daily basis providing us with new product suggestions.  Keep the suggestions coming!  We listen.  In the last year, we have added additional Bullet Collection products, increased our Lanyard Collection, and added a Limited Edition and Elite Collection….just to mention a few!

Thank you for your loyalty!

“These are top quality pieces!  I have 3 of their thin blue line bracelets!”  ~ Jerry S.

“My son just got his new medical bracelet in the mail. This is his second one but only because I changed my #. The first one is still in excellent condition after 3 years. Survival Straps are our favorite!!!!!”  ~Alice S.

Thank you for your support!

“I've ordered a lot of these straps. Christian straps for sure. Keep giving them away. Praise Jesus. Just ordered this new one (Shield of Faith) in brass. Can't wait to receive it!  Plus one already in process. This company is right on every time. Will not buy anywhere else. Love you guys and always praying for your success. God bless this company.”  ~ Thomas M. 

“The Black Diamond Helo Rescue Bracelet sets a nice contrast against my stainless Rolex GMT Master-II. The new bracelet truly is badass!”  ~ Adam R.

“Received mine today. Absolutely amazing!  Love it and worth the money!!” ~ Duane S.

Survival Straps maintains its beliefs:

  • Owning what we do and building the highest quality, toughest, coolest, expedition-ready gear.
  • Making our products right here in America.
  • Being a Family Style run business.
  • Supporting the brave Men and Women in uniform who keep us free and safe.

It has been our pleasure to provide you with ever expanding collections.  Whether you are an outdoorsman wanting to make sure you are always equipped with our survival gear in case of an emergency, a patient in need of customized medical alert products, or a Survival Strap’s fan loving our original statement pieces, we are proud to be in such fine company.  We thank you for your continued support and look forward to the next 10 years!  Thank you for always being right!

By Pamela Naumann | | Customer Service, Made In America, Survival Straps | Read more


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 Pamela Naumann | | 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.

Excellent Fox News National Health article written 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.”


By Survival Straps | | Active Edge, Performance Technology, Survival Straps | Read more

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