About this project
Are you someone who enjoys camping, hiking, backpacking, or any sort of activity in the wilderness? Are you a prepper, survivalist, outdoor enthusiast, or even a collector of innovative gear and gadgets? You are a prime candidate for this new tool! Consider this an introduction to the next addition to your beautiful array of equipment that will prove to be a vital necessity providing peace of mind.
A crucial part of adventuring in the wilderness is having the proper survival gear without adding volume or weight to your pack. Why are you spending your time looking into these "really cool shoe laces?" These survival laces have several hidden capabilities. The laces are made with 550 paracord with the standard 7 strands of nylon and one strand of fishline in the core. The strands are good for building shelter, repairing gear, building a weapon or trap, bandaging a wound, catching game, etc. If you have had any experience with paracord you will know the list of possibilities is endless.
Each set of laces includes a 4 inch strand of tinder and a 1 inch ferrocerium rod. One end of a lace is filled with an 8th strand (tinder), which is accessible by first removing the metal aglet. This strand is colored red, waterproof, and is extremely flammable so it can be used as tinder. The tinder strand is cut to an optimal length of 4 inches, allowing you to use what is needed and leave you with a surplus (to accommodate those with amateur fire making skills or experience). Once the tinder is removed from the lace, it can be teased by a knife or sharp edge, giving it more volume and making it more flammable.
Along with the tinder strand you will find a 1 inch ferrocerium rod in the core of the paracord inside the aglet. Scraping the ferro rod with a piece of steel creates an extremely hot spark. This is used to start the teased tinder strand on fire. Start a fire in a time of desperation and still have several feet of paracord to utilize. The ends of each lace are fitted with a high quality and firmly secured “bullet” aglet.
These survival laces can literally be the difference between life and death, warmth or frostbite, raw fish or cooked fish... you get the point. Replace the laces of your backpacking or hiking boots, or any shoe for that matter with a set of survival laces! The laces are manufactured in the USA and are currently available in five different lengths (48”, 54", 64”, 72", 84”) and two different standard colors (Black, Olive Drab). We have also included a reward for the Limited Edition Red Firecord Survival Laces. This additional option includes a tinder strand that is the full length of the laces and does not contain fishline. Help us reach our goal by backing our product. It could save your life.
While we are confident that these laces will be a great necessity to your survival gear, we cannot guarantee that they will make you an expert survivalist. Although it would make for a good story, we do not wish for you to find yourself in the dismal situation of using the product to its capabilities. If you do find yourself in the moment of opportunity, it is important to "Remember... Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires"- Smokey Bear.
Materials in the product are flammable. Wasatch Outdoors is not responsible for any harm or damages that may occur from the use of the product.
In order to accommodate the widest selection of shoes and hiking boots, we've expanded the selection of lace sizes! We will now offer the 5 most common lace sizes (see below). If you require the previously posted 68" laces (which has been changed to 64"), we will honor your request for the 68" lace set.
The new sizes will be available to select at the time of the survey.
48" (122 cm)
54" (137 cm)
64" (163 cm)
72" (183 cm)
84" (213 cm)
Risks and challenges
The process of bringing the highest quality survival lace to the market has been underway for six months and includes several working prototypes. We have spent months outlining the production logistics so that the laces will reach the backers as scheduled. We are confident that our current production plan will be able to support our expected funding. Wasatch Outdoors has the capacity to recruit additional help to aid in the manufacturing process if sales are higher than anticipated. Additional production time may be needed in such circumstances. Although this is our first experience bringing a survival product to the market, we have been thorough in our manufacturing processes to make sure you receive a high quality product, no matter the time or manufacturing costs. Wasatch Outdoors is equipped and ready to provide your product as soon as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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