If you’re looking for a piece of jewellery that’s more functional than fashionable, check out the Bomber Paracord Survival Bracelet.
As the name suggests, it’s a bracelet you can use to start fires. That’s because
Not only that, it’s made of emergency paracord, which is used in parachutes and even by astronauts while they repaired the Hubble Space Telescope. It might seem overkill for a bracelet, but you know what these outdoorsy types are like.
That gives it a strength of 550 lbs, which is about 40 stone, so it’s strong enough to hold up a very fat man.
If you like the sound of it, but don’t want to wear a bracelet, there’s also a Bomber Paracord Keychain available. It uses the same materials, and can also be used to start fires.
Both are made by Bomber & Company, the firm behind the Bomber Barrel, an extremely hardwearing and functional duffel bag.
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Both are extremely affordable too – just $15 (£9.62) will get you either. Or you can pledge $23 (£14.76) and pick up both, though this offer is limited to 3,250 buyers.
Some of this survival gear tends to be a bit Billy big bollocks for our liking. But these actually look quite cool, and not the kind of thing you’d be embarrassed to wear. They’re obviously popular with the Kickstarter community too – they’ve raised $372,000 of a $10,000 goal. They’ll ship in November.