Compact, waterproof and portable, this ultra-sturdy multi-function survival paracord bracelet can lend some useful resources in an emergency situation. Simply buckle it on your backpack so you can carry these useful tools with on any adventure. This essential survival tool is ideal for anyone who enjoys camping, hiking, hunting, fishing or spending any time outdoors!
If you've received your Earth in Common Multi-Function Paracord Survival Bracelet, you'll find the following handy tools in the palm of your hand:
- Paracord Rope
- Flint Firestarter
If you haven't snagged your survival bracelet yet, you can get one HERE.
Here are some tips for using the paracord survival bracelet tools.
Prior to use: use the metal serrated edge to gently scrape the paint off of one side of the black flint rod.
How to start a fire:
- Find a dry surface on the ground or rock, protected from wind and away from any bushes or trees.
- Collect some dry kindling and twigs. If you have toilet paper, a few squares can be placed under the pile of kindling to help start the fire.
- Collect larger, dry sticks from the ground that can easily be broken by hand and set aside.
- Place the tip flint rod directly on the toilet paper or under the pile of kindling, press the metal serrated edge at the top of the rod and quickly scrape the edge down the rod. Ensure that you are applying pressure throughout. (If this is your first time using the flint, it's sometimes a good idea to practice the striking away from the kindling. This will help you get a feel for the pressure and speed required to create a spark.)
- This should create a spark and ignite the kindling. It may take a few tries for the tissue or kindling to catch fire.
- Once the kindling has caught fire, add the larger sticks to build the fire up.
- When finished, remember to burn all wood to ash, put out the fire completely and scatter the cool ashes.
Please remember that these types of fires should ONLY be created in an emergency survival situation. Please respect any current fire bans and follow the 7 LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPES whenever you are out in nature.
Paracord is a strong and versatile string that was used in military parachutes (hence the name "para"cord). This bracelet has 7 inner nylon strands each measuring ~3.2m and can withstand 150kg weight. It can have multiple uses in the outdoors or for survival:
- Tie up an emergency shelter/tarp
- Hang food up to prevent attracting wildlife
- Repairing broken equipment or tying gear together
- Rigging a pulley system to lift something heavy
- Replacement shoelaces
- Making a tourniquet
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Whistle & Compass:
The whistle can generate up to 100db of noise, which can be useful in a rescue situation or if you find yourself separated from your group.
If you don't know how to use a compass, here is a useful tutorial by REI.
We'd love to hear how you've used your Earth in Common Multi-Function Paracord Survival Bracelets - drop a comment below to share some tips and inspiration!