December 10, 2008

Survival...

... bracelet.

13 comments:

EDH said...

Not to be too morbid, I could see more people using the thing to kill themselves rather than to literally save themselves.

Synova said...

And, EDH, how many people "literally" save themselves with a window-breaker key chain? The point of "survival" gear is not how often you "literally" need to use it. How many people run their car into a lake or river and can't get out? And yet, someone makes little window-breaker key chains. Go figure.

If you want to kill yourself with a rope, you can get a rope.

Twenty foot of parachute cord around your wrist is only particularly useful to kill yourself if you decide to do so in the middle of a natural disaster when you've been stripped of all possessions except for what you're wearing.

rhhardin said...

You'd need two bracelets to escape from a tall tree.

Joan said...

I like it.

Original George said...

Excellent stocking stuffer. Just ordered three, including one in pink for my daughter.

Awesome said...

Merry Christmas SurvivalStraps! Jeez - a link from BoingBoing and Althouse. That little company just recovered from the economic downturn :)

Lem said...

Not to be too morbid, I could see more people using the thing to kill themselves rather than to literally save themselves.

It comes highly recomended as a present from democrats to governor Blagojevich ;)

Original George said...

Does anyone reading this NOT agree that we are plummeting into an economic depression?

It seems like we are all waiting for that one final blow to hit after which no one can deny the obvious. Maybe the car bailout plan will fail in Congress and the Dow will fall a thousand or so points. (A 'car czar'--hah! In America?)

I took my wife to the airport yesterday for an early flight. The place was deserted. Then I heard an NPR story about Las Vegas—essayist said it was deserted, too. Then I went to a coin shop. I asked the guy if he was doing a great business. He said no, that he didn't think anyone had any money to spend. Freight traffic (air, sea, and trucking) has collapsed. Retail sales at 70 percent off. And on the most trivial level, I see pieces of bubble gum going for 10 cents, and I found a dollar bill on my kid's floor. The money's not worth anything. Keep it in your pocket.

Here's a great stock chart showing 1920 to 1940. After the '29 Crash, there was a sucker's rally that continued until late spring 1930. Then omigosh, followed by another rally lasting until 1937, then omigosh, followed by another rally until 1939, then omigosh.

john said...

Original -

But how are YOU doing (aside from your IRA and 401K, that is)? It's not too bad that you are flying, and at my airport it is usually deserted early in the morning.

We see this stuff all around us, except for the apple and pencil sellers out on the street. My kids are also careless with their money, as they have always been. But we are thinking of a rather expensive vacation to Hawaii next June as a grad present for our son. I'm worried that we might have to cancel it if my project work slows. However, I've been saying that for a couple years now.

Chin up, guy. And don't buy that bracelet this year.

Tibore said...

"Most people probably wouldn't ever end up using it, but I think they're pretty attractive in a ultra masculine way. "

Because, of course, only the most macho of men ever wear bracelets.

Ophir said...

Why is it sitting on a crocodile?

bearing said...

I think I just found my husband's Christmas present. This is a heck of a lot cheaper than an Avalung.

Synova said...

I showed my husband the web site. He's all, "Ooooooo....". So I had to measure his wrist so I could order the right size.

Make sure to get the sort that are the "survival" ones or at least have the cord inside. (In case anyone doesn't know, parachute cord has several thin cords inside the outer covering.)