One of the better options out there to fit this description is the Adventure Paracord Survival Bracelet from Wazoo Survival Gear. This multi-function system includes the following: paracord, fire-starter buckle, liquid-filled compass, ceramic knife, ranger bands, first-aid tinder packets, surgical tubing, fishing line, Eagle Claw Hooks, split shot weights, safety pins, whistle, signal mirror, retro-reflector, glow light and straw. Armed with this feature-packed product, you basically are carrying a survival toolkit right there on your wrist. This system provides you with the means needed for navigation, fire-starting, cutting, fishing, snaring, gear repair, auditory/visual signaling and much more. The Paracord Survival Bracelet is custom sized to fit your wrist and is available in three colors: black, charcoal/goldenrod or olive drab. (<a target=blank href=http://wazoosurvivalgear.com/product_info.php/bracelets-adventure-paracord-survival-bracelet-p-68>http://www.wazoosurvivalgear.com</a>)
To survive, the most important thing you need is clean drinking water. To ensure that you have access to clean drinking water in any situation you should carry a Sawyer Squeeze Filter System. The pouch-based system is compact and collapsible, yet gives you the option of drinking directly from the pouch through the included filter or attaching the filter to most commonly sized threaded soda bottles. The system features a removable push/pull cap, and the PointONE filter is claimed to remove 99.99999 percent of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera and E.coli. (<a target=blank href=https://sawyer.com/products/sawyer-squeeze-filter-system-sp131/>http://www.sawyer.com</a>)
A tool that serves a double purpose is well worth inclusion in your kit, and the Coast LK375 Knife/Light is a great option for this. The folding knife uses 7Cr17 stainless steel for its blade, features one-handed opening and a combination smooth/serrated edge for addressing a variety of tasks. The integrated flashlight is built directly into the handle of the knife and puts out 110 lumens of light with a 173-foot beam distance. The light is powered by one AAA battery, the knife features a pocket clip for ease of carry, and the whole unit weights a mere 5.2 ounces. (<a target=blank href=http://www.coastportland.com/lk375-light-knife.htm>http://www.coastportland.com</a>)
When it comes to surviving a dangerous outdoor ordeal, preparation and the right tools can mean the difference between life and death. While preparation is primarily an aspect of having the proper mindset and acting accordingly, identifying the proper tools required can be a bit more tangible. Maximizing utility while minimizing bulk is key for any essential outdoor survival tool. Scroll through the gallery above to get a quick look at three must-have tools for your emergency outdoor kit.
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Wazoo Survival Gear Adventure Paracord Survival Bracelet
Sawyer Squeeze Filter System
Coast LK375 Knife/Light
This article was originally published in BALLISTIC™ Summer 2015 magazine. Print Subscriptions are available here.
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