5 Reasons You Need a Survival Bracelet
Survival is all about the right state of mind, and the more prepared you are, the easier it is to maintain that right state of mind. One of the ways you can be prepared is by looking at your “EDC” or “Every Day Carry”. These are the items you have with you at all times, so that you are prepared for any possible scenario. Of course, there are the obvious items: knife, bandana, lighter, etc. However, you might be overlooking one of the most vital survival tools there is: rope. With a multitude of uses, being able to carry a length with you at any time is greatly helpful and can be the difference between survival and tragedy. If you have a survival bracelet you will always be carrying anywhere from 8 to 20 feet of high-strength, woven paracord, taking up virtually no space at all.
So why should a survival bracelet be in your every day carry? Here are 5 reasons why:
. It makes building a shelter much easier – One of the things you may need in a survival situation is shelter. Of course you can make a shelter without any rope or bindings, but it won’t have the structural stability of proper lashing. Having a survival bracelet with up to 20 feet of high strength cord at your fingertips means you have not only the lashing but potentially the backbone of a proper shelter.
. You need a line to fish – Another thing you will need to survive is food and nothing is more reliable for getting quality protein than fishing. You stand a better chance of catching a fish than spearing a small animal. Simply unweave your cord and pull out the inner strands for high strength fishing line ready for a hook and bait. Additionally, with time and patience you could weave a net from the inner cord and create a fish trap, giving you even more options.
. Be a smarter hunter – To catch small game you need to outwit your prey, and that is where snares come in. Make a small loop (large enough for a squirrel or rabbit to get their head through) and make a loose slip knot in the cord. Scout your area and look for small animal tracks, finding a well-traveled spot, hopefully somewhat confined. In an area the animal has to pass through, prop up the cord so that the noose hangs at the animal’s head height and firmly attach the other end to a nearby rock or tree. When the animal passes through its head will become caught, trapping it. Congratulations, you just caught dinner with a snare.
. Stop the bleeding – Sometimes an accident can become a survival situation in itself. Imagine getting a large gash on your leg or arm that is causing you to rapidly lose blood, with no help readily available. You need to stop the bleeding. With a survival bracelet, you have a tool that can do it. Your survival bracelet can be used as a tourniquet to stem the flow of blood until you can find help. However, this is tricky and can be dangerous, so be sure to research how to tie a proper tourniquet. A tourniquet can also save your life in the event of a snake bite.
. Remember your feet – You might not think of this one, despite it being perhaps the most obvious use. If the laces on your shoes or boots break, do you have a way to replace them if you have a long walk ahead of you? You do if you have a survival bracelet.
There are many more uses for a survival bracelet. Do some research and let your imagination run wild as you create your own uses. By now there can be no doubt that you need a survival bracelet in your life. You can attach it to a bag, or wear it around your wrist. You can even use it as your keychain so that it is always with you. For the price and portability, you cannot go wrong with a survival bracelet.