Outdoor sports enthusiasts love to test themselves against Mother Nature by rock climbing, camping, hiking, skydiving and more. While the thrill of outdoor fun may be a great diversion from ordinary, everyday life, it can also pose potential risks that may prove deadly in certain situations. Before you embark on your next adventure, learn how one simple tool can save you from life-threatening situations.

When disaster strikes

Fun times can turn scary in the blink of any eye. A sudden injury can put you in serious jeopardy, especially if you are the type of adventurer that likes to go it alone. If you find yourself in a desperate situation, you'd better have the right gear on hand. Unfortunately, most outdoor enthusiasts like to travel light, so they won't be weighted down with cumbersome equipment. If you fit this description, there's one simple, light-weight tool you should have no matter what.

Survival bracelets

Made from paracord, these survival tools look like nothing more than fashionable bracelets at first glance; however, when accidents happen, they can mean the difference between life and death. If you ever find yourself in one of the following situations, a paracord survival bracelet my very well prove to be your lifeline.

  • Severe cuts and gashes: A sudden fall or accidental knife-related injury could result in uncontrolled bleeding. If you are far from help, you need a way to stop or slow blood-loss before it's too late. Paracord bracelets can be used as effective tourniquets to help buy you much-needed time, when a serious injury threatens your life.
  • Broken bones: If you or a friend ever suffers a serious fall, you may need to fashion a splint to help support a broken bone. If you have a survival bracelet, simply unravel it and use the paracord to securely tighten the splint in place.
  • Other uses: Not only do survival bracelets help in emergencies, they can be used to make life easier when you don't have the right equipment in certain circumstances. Unravel your paracord bracelet and use it to make a snare, fishing line, sewing threads and shoelaces. Best of all, you can find paracord for sale and make your own fashionable bracelets in whatever color and style you see fit.