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This bracelets will save your life

7 Feb

Imagine you’re walking down the river with you best friend (aka your dog) and an alligator wants to snap your chihuahua.
Listening to your courage, you start to mud-wrestle the angry 10-feet long wild croc (for the pictures and home videos that you will post on your FaceBook profile or Twitter account), then it’s time to get serious and to unravel your survival strap and tie the beast down.
Don’t worry, it’s just a fiction story to have your attention.
The only thing worth remembering is the survival strap πŸ˜‰

So let’s learn more about this bracelet that can save your life, or that is just a great help when a rope is needed.

Those bracelets exist for a long time and usually you can make them yourself, but here comes the issue of the rope (which rope to use ? and I’m not talking about the color), and the shackle, and how to tight the knots… If you are interested to make you very own and toy around, check this out website: everything is explained.

If you prefer, a ready-to-wear solution, and if you don’t have a rope-shop next to home, the guys from Survival Straps (based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida) got it all covered. They use military grade ropes called paracords, and a special hand-knitting that can be unravelled in a flash. This 60-people american company was founded in 2007 by Kurt. The bracelets are all hand-maded in USA.

How does it work ?

  • Measure your wrist, important part! So measure it right, don’t add inches to be at your ease, they will take care of that at Survival Straps.
  • Choose between the regular survival bracelet or the light duty one (lighter because it doesn’t have the inner strands).
  • Pick the colors you like (you can fully customize your strap, more than 50.000 color combinations are available)
  • Then choose your closure strap (adjustable stainless steel buckle or plastic side buckle)

I decided to go for the Regular survival bracelet – Law enforcement with the adjustable stainless steel buckle.

ChaseIt or BChased ?
ChaseIt because

  • They say that 2012 will be the end of the world, so let’s get ready to survive. You might be in need of a rope to save the day or a life.
  • Also you will help supporting the Wounded Warrior Project (Survival Straps is partnering with the association and gives back a portion of every purchase made on their website).
  • Official collegiate straps are also available.
  • If you don’t want to wear the bracelet, treat your dog with a survival collar.
  • If you use it, send your story and picts, Survival Straps will replace the one you use !!!

More infos on

  • Survival straps website
  • Follow @SurvivalStraps on Twitter
  • Wounded Warrior Project website

Special thanks to

  • my mom for the picture of the croc taken during this summer
  • Matthew from Survival Straps because he was really kind, patient and helpfull
  • A*-girl from down under for your support on this review πŸ˜‰
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