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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!


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!

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.

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