PARA-CLAW SURVIVAL BRACELET K2-PEAK SERIES ADJUSTABLE PREMIUM PARACORD BRACELET WITH SURVIVAL KIT
A few years ago, paracord bracelets came into vogue as survival accessories you could wear should you need a length of this thin, super-strong cord to get out of a jam. Since then, the bracelets have evolved to include all sorts of tools to help you in a time of need. Here are three bracelets to consider. —Pete McDonald
Holds a serrated stainless-steel blade SAVING GRACE: Unsnap the buckle to reveal a 1½-inch serrated stainless-steel hawksbill blade that’s as good as any pocketknife. The paracord bracelet is military-grade 550-pound-test. It has the best knife of the three choices.
POSSIBLE PERIL: It’s not a good idea to wear this one through airport security.
PRICE: $49.95; survivalstraps.com SAVING GRACE: This is equipped with a built-in compass and conceals an emergency knife, flint fire starter, and whistle to alert for help. It has 12 feet of 550-pound-test paracord to unravel if you need it for anything.
POSSIBLE PERIL: The whistle produces sound to only 100 dBA.
PRICE: $9.99 for a twopack; all2shop.net
Comes equipped with fishing gear SAVING GRACE: It’s basically a mini survival kit that includes fire tinder, a fire starter and a firestarter rod; fishing line with hooks, floats, swivels and sinkers; and seven inner strands totaling 60 feet.
POSSIBLE PERIL: The paracord is 350-poundtest, the lowest of the three choices.
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