It’s midnight. The tent is flapping in the wind like the Marie Celeste’s toilet door. Your pooch has slipped his lead and is about to start tearing clumps off Flossie the sheep in the next field. The boot of the car won’t shut. And your laces have snapped. Help!
Help is at hand – quite literally too. For these ingenious bracelets, no outdoor job is too complex. They cunningly disguise up to 18 feet of coiled, military-grade parachute cord that can be put to a thousand uses. Broken tent? Fixed. Dog gone loose? Tethered. Car boot broken? Closed it. You get the idea.
Twist the pin on the 'D' shackle to open
This is the same stuff that you see Ray Mears whipping up his camp with, attaching hammocks to redwoods and building bivouacs out of palm fronds is a cinch. It’s what the world’s tough guys use. And you’ll find it just as useful in the tough situations of everyday life too.
Originally developed for use as suspension lines in parachutes, this cord is used by armies the world over – even getting an outing to space on the Shuttle and being used while astronauts fixed the Hubble Space Telescope. We suspect that the multi-billion pound astronomical instrument isn’t exactly held together with paracord, but it certainly helped out.
Pull apart the bracelet
Fix your tent...
or swing from a tree!
New: Black and Red version available
It’s been cleverly braided into a wearable wristband that’s as ruggedly attractive as it is useful, like Rambo himself. Just a simple pull on one end sends the cord unravelling, ready to be used in an array of non-combat situations. Whether you’re securing luggage to roof racks, making a high jump for school sports day or playing with a tabby cat, it’s the tough guy’s way to keep your paracord at hand. Right by your hand, in fact.
Black and Camo/Orange Survival Bracelets available
Is their any instructions on how to put this bracelet together after you have pulled the tether. Ciaran Burns, Magherafelt - 26th October 2012
Firebox says: Hey Ciaran! One of our other reviewers has kindly offered to help customers who are having trouble. The e-mail they provided is email@example.com. Hope this helps! :)
Is it easy to put away. Josh Green, 34 Birds Hill - 27th January 2012
Firebox says: It takes a bit of time, one of our other reviewers has kindly offered to help customers who are having trouble. The e-mail they provided is firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope this helps!
I have been looking around at other websites. Size is my only concern. Other websites state to measure you wrist with no slack and they will add a little room to make it comfortable. Do you offer the same thing, or should I add some room when measuring my wrist? Thanks! Paul, - 21st January 2012
Firebox says: Hi Paul, we would recommend measuring your wrist and adding a little room, then comparing it to the sizes offered above. Let us know if you need anymore help.
I love these bracelets! I have measured my wrists and, the 6" is too small that is has no room to move and the 7. 5 is too big it would fall off. Do you do an inbetween size?
Thanks! Sharon, - 21st January 2012
Firebox says: Sorry Sharon, no current plans.
I really want one of these bracelets, and am considering buying.
For the inches round your wrist, does that include the clip, or is that added on?
If that isn't very clear, if you order a small, is the entire bracelet 6", or do you have an inch or so added on when the clip is added?
Thanks. Chelsea, - 4th January 2012
Firebox says: Hi Chelsea, the measurement includes the clip so you don't need to do any guess work as to the clip size. Sorry for the confusion!
Surely to put it back together its just the same as macrame (or how you would knot a scoobie doo bracelet). :). Carly, - 8th November 2011
Firebox says: If you unwound the whole thing it may be a bit of a chore, however it is a whopping 18ft long, so its unlikely you will have to unwind it all in one go!