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If you serve in austere environments or expect to be placed in a survival scenario, then you'll find this sidekick to be a lifesaver. Exercise your S.E.R.E knowledge using the E&E (Evade & Escape) tools concealed inside this paracord strap. The buckle houses a non-metallic cuff key to free yourself from illegal detainment. The Kevlar Utility Thread serves as a saw for escaping restraints or as a snare for trapping wild game. Strap and secure your gear with the ranger bands or light them up to use as tinder/smoke signal. The remaining tools allow you to create a fire, purify water, improvise a compass, easily shred thru cords/webbing with the V Cutter, hunt and fish with included hook/line/snare, or repair and patch gear. Continue Mission when all else fails with this EDC paracord bracelet.
- The #SEREsidekick Standard Base Model Includes (0-15) -
0- *10-15' Paracord, Type III, 550lb: 7 inner nylon strands each w/ 2 braided strings. Replace shoestrings, make a bow saw, lash together logs to create a raft, make a bear bag, use as fishing line, tie down gear, create snare traps, fashion a clothesline or tent frame, etc.
1- Nylon Strands: Each bracelet includes 125-250 feet of cordage. 35lb rating per strand. Utilize the inner strands of paracord sheath as fishing line, sutures, sheltering lashes, strapping, etc.
2- *Handcuff Key Buckle: non-metallic, concealed handcuff key. Universal fit.
3- Magnetized Sewing Needle: Repair gear, remove splinters, Pair w/ paracord strands for suture kit or use as an improvised compass when placed on floating leaf.
4- Duct Tape Strap (Mil Spec 100MPH tape): repair gear, use as bandage, patch & waterproof tears to a tent, splint boat paddle, use as fly trap for protein
5- 60" Kevlar Utility Thread (K.U.T.): Sawing Cord and Snare Wire (200lb tested - UV/Friction Resistant) Saw branches/zipties/ropes, fashion a bow saw, catch wild game using as a snare wire, make a trip line, use as garrote weapon. Adopted by US Army SERE specialists and NAVY Seals. (half of K.U.T. is secured under ranger band on strap for easy access, half is stashed away in core for later use)
6- *4 Ranger Bands: Secure gear, silence rucksack clips, add grip to pistol handle, burn as tinder(30 second strong flame per band).
7- *Fire Steel Ferrocerium Toggle Peg: Start a fire. Scrape slowly to shave off black covering before use. Strike quickly to ignite tinder. Reflect on sparks into nest of fine tinder, provide oxygen flow by blowing into the base of flame.
8- 2 Tinder Tape Patches: Heavy duty adhesive Duct Tape with added flammable strands allowing a slow tar like burn. Stick to your kindling and ignite or wrap around a limb to use as a torch.
9- *Tinder Wick Strand: Retrieved from Fire Cord, a combustible wick, easy ignite, strong flame, long burn time, waterproof. TIPS: Fray red wick with knife and puff up, ignite. Each 1 inch piece of wick will burn up to 1 minute.
10- Jute String/Tinder: 1 foot of 3 ply small rope, use as wound dressing for absorbent properties, tie down, fire tinder. TIPS: Fray jute wick with knife into multiple strands and puff up, ignite.
11- All Purpose Small Fishing Hook: Eagle Claw.
12- *Reflective Surface, SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea): Coast Guard approved signal and safety tape adhered to buckle. Waterproof. Long distance visibility. TIPS: Use to communicate your location or signal messages w/ MORSE Code.
13- MSR Aquatab Water Purification Tablet(2liter treatment): Add 1 tab to 2l clear water, mix 10 minutes, let stand for 30 min, hydrate.
14- *Shim Pin: a modified hairgrip to improvise as a shim to sweep single locked handcuffs, paperclip documents, bookmark, zipper pull replacement, fashion “reach around tools” for handcuff key to reach keyhole when properly cuffed w/ rigid or hinged handcuffs, fashion expedient picks/turning tools, manipulate double lock pins on handcuffs, bypass some padlocks by releasing the locking dog by keyway. Use as handle for sawing with K.U.T. or thread friction saw past small openings of restraints to be cut.
15- 2 Black Steel Plated Security Pin: (heavy duty safety pin) TIPS: Provide sustenance by fashioning a fishing hook and pairing with paracord strands to catch food. Remove a splinter. Improvise as compass needle.
-The fully upgraded #SEREsidekick additionally includes items (16-28)-
16- *SERE V Cutter, Restraint/Trauma Shear: lightweight, cutting device that slices though webbing, seat-belts, 550 paracord, zip-tie restraints, ropes, or shred thru clothing to attend to wounds quickly. This cutting tool is easily deployable and equipped to the outer band securely thru a lanyard hole. 17- *2 Additional Ranger Bands: 18- Diamond Wire Blade: 35mm Highly Abrasive Rod with Hard Composites of Diamond Dust- capable of sawing thru Iron Bars and Steel Chains. 19- Zirconia Ceramic Razor Blade and Fire Striker: (Wear Resistant - Non-Dulling Cutting Edge - Covert - Non Metallic - Concealable). Strike against flint to create sparks, cutting blade for endless uses, razor sharp for shaving or skinning, cut thru rope/ziptie restrains. 20- 10ft of Braided Fishing Line, 65lb Super Line: Moss Green Microfilaments EBT, 100% Spectra Fiber. (use as snare cord, trip line, or early warning system) 21- Additional All Purpose Small Fishing Hook: Eagle Claw bronze, size 8. 22- Additional Water Purification Tablet: 2 liter treatment. 23- Duct Tape Strap: Adhesive, threaded tape. 24- Additional Tinder Wick: 25- Lead Pencil Rod 5HB: writing utensil for jotting down notes, coordinates, mapping points, etc. 26- Rite in Rain Half Sheet: jot down a note, grid coordinates, or a message on waterproof memo sheet. Use as tinder to start a fire. 27- Reflective Signal Markers: high-vis 3b reflective limb lights, signaling tool to alert others of your location, leave on trail to mark path or warn friendlies. (360 visibility, 100 yard line of sight) 28- *Glint Tag, Infrared reflective signal: Non-fabric surface glows to provide covert combat identification. Reflects IR light brightly to identify friend or for when viewed through night vision equipment (Domestic Shipping Only).
-Substitute standard paracord for FireCord, select in color options-
Cordage Upgrade- Fire Cord: Replace standard Paracord with 550lb cord containing an inner combustible wick that easily ignites with a strong flame, long burn time, and is in a waterproof sheath. Great for starting fires in wet conditions or when tinder isn’t accessible. Includes 10+ feet of oil based tinder.