Make a campfire with your shoe laces


How many times has this happened to you? You’re hiking the Appalachian Trail and are ready to make camp for the night only to discover that your matches are soggy, your lighter is out of fluid and you’ve lost your firesteel. Now you can’t make a fire to toast your marshmallows! What will you do? What WILL you do? Don’t panic, you can use your boot laces if you happen to be wearing RattlerStrap Flint Laces. These 7 strand 550 paracord boot laces which can be purchased in either black or brown and come in a good selection of lengths, have a rubber capped 1 inch ferro rod housed in each lace end. Pull out the rod, strike it with a piece of steel to create a spark and you’re well on your way to make a campfire. Crisis averted. Bring on the s’mores!

Of course you won’t be using these laces as your only means of making fire. They are there for emergency purposes only. The RattlerStrap Flint Laces are priced $13.95 per pair from Amazon.

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4 comments… add one
  • Sandee Cohen August 15, 2014, 10:40 am

    MacGyver would have loved these.

    • Julie Strietelmeier August 15, 2014, 2:42 pm

      @Sandee MacGyver would haven’t needed them. He could make fire with a paperclip 😉

  • Sandee Cohen August 15, 2014, 4:23 pm


    You’re right.

  • Kathleen Chapman August 16, 2014, 2:34 pm

    …and duct tape. Don’t forget the duct tape! 😀

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