Paracord Survival Bracelets are all the rage nowadays, but not all bracelets are created equal. You’ll see cheap ones for only a few dollars, but they aren’t generally real 550 paracord and pretty much all you get with those is some cordage. You will see some better bracelets incorporating things like whistles and wire saws into them, but I don’t know if any of them pack as much survival gear into such easy-to-wear packages as the versatile survival kits from Wazoo.

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Backcountry Kit
The beauty of the Wazoo Adventure Bracelet is that it is super easy to have with you at all times, whether you’re hiking, hunting, biking, canoeing or anything else. It’s lightweight and snaps easily to your wrist so you don’t even have to think about remembering to drop a survival kit in your pocket. While it may not replace larger kits, it gives you a great leg up when something goes wrong and all you have available to you is what’s on your person.

Wazoo Adventure Bracelets come with 7 feet of genuine paracord, a fire steel, 30 feet of fishing line, two fishing hooks, two split-shot weights, two safety pins, a straw, a rubber Ranger band, a compass, a razor/striker blade, two waterproof first-aid tinders (cotton soaked in antibiotic ointment, which can be used on wounds or as a fire starter), a whistle integrated into the buckle, two cable ties, a retro reflector with a glow light located underneath, a signal mirror and an optional handcuff key and/or a piece of surgical tubing. Wazoo Survival’s Adventure Bracelet is available in a variety of colors and runs for $89 direct from Wazoo, and it packs an awful lot of gear into a compact package.

Mountaineer Gear
Another do-it-all bracelet in the Wazoo line is the Mountaineer. Stocked with similar components as the Adventure bracelet, this lifesaver is one of the most complete survival bracelets ready to tackle any environment.

The Mountaineer covers the widest range of tools available and features 14 go-to pieces including a magnetized needle, fishing line and a wire saw. From starting fires in high elevations to catching fish, cutting down small trees and building an escape raft or shelter, the Mountaineer is ready to assist when your life is on the line. Coming in at $77 and in a range of camouflage-worthy colors, this bracelet is a great option alone or in tandem with the Adventure bracelet.

Beyond The Bracelet
From the Minimalist to the Lumberjack, Wazoo makes survival bracelets for every type of prepper. But if you want to upgrade your off-grid game, other Wazoo products like the Bite Zipper Pull, Woodchuck Keychain and BELT (Bait Entrap Light Tie) are additional compact ways to always be prepared.

All products feature paracord of the highest quality, the starting point of any good survival toolbox. You can also customize your kits with more or less of what you know you’ll need for specific environments or locations.

Wazoo also offers a number of add-ons, one of the most impressive being the Firestorm Buckle. Each buckle— which can be attached to any paracord bracelet, backpack or strap— includes a whistle for safety and fire steel to get those all-important fires going.

The paracord exterior of Wazoo products is not just decorative, it conceals mini survival gear that might just save your life. Whether you’re heading into the backwoods or simply heading to work, these products offer simple solutions to keep you ready for whatever the world throws at you. For more information on all the Wazoo survival gear, call 281-846-4633 or visit

This article was originally published in the SURVIVOR’S EDGE™ Summer 2015 issue. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.

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