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Boot Survival Kit

By on October 1, 2013

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If you’ve ever feared that you were not prepared for a survival situation [such as getting lost in the woods] or perhaps you want extra redundancy in you survival system or maybe you simply want to carry more items without taking up precious pocket space then this article is for you!!!  Pull yourself outta whatever situation you find yourself in by your bootstraps!  Literally!

Things you will need:

Paracord [at least 15 feet]
Lighter
Pliers/Multitool
Scissors/Knife
Gorilla Tape [optional]
Nathan Shoe Pocket
Ka-Bar Last Ditch Knife

Step 1

1st step, Unlace boots and layout shoe string and paracord.  Cut two lenghts of paracord equal to the length of shoe string. [6.5 feet of paracord each]

Survival tip: Why replace bootlaces with paracord? Good question, there are multiple uses for paracord due mainly to it’s strength [it can hold 550 lbs of weight] and it’s inner strands [5-7 strands].

Basically, if you are in a survival situation you want cordage, but you are going to need your shoes too.  Simply gut the paracord [pull out the inner strands] and relace your shoes and now you have another survival tool!

Step 2

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Burn ends of paracord with lighter and immediately press tips into points [Caution, use pliers to mold ends of paracord! Melted paracord is very sticky and burns on contact!].  Remember, the finer the point of the paracord the easier it is to pass through shoelace eyelits so repeat these steps as needed.

Step 3

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4th, Lace up boots.  Use pliers if needed to pull paracord through hole but be gentle not to crack the tips of the paracord, you dont want to increase the diameter of the tip.

Step 4

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Attach velcro pocket pouch to shoe laces.  I placed Gorilla Tape on the reflective part of the pouch.

Step 5

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Lace up other shoe with the boot knife, some eyelits on boot knives may be small so be patient getting the paracord through.  This was the most tedious part of this kit for me.

Step 6: Final Step

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Hurray! Now the fun part of choosing what goes inside of the pocket begins.  These are some items that could fit into the pocket [the thing with the squirrel is a box of matches], I would recommend a firestarter at a minimum.

by BudgetBugout

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