In, 2006 Kurt Walchle, founder and CEO of Survival Straps sat down with his wife on the kitchen table and built their first product and over the last 7 years Survival Straps has grown exponentially building great gear with style, strength and purpose. We had the pleasure of receiving a Rifle Sling to test out this year for our hunts and have been very impressed.
The Rifle sling is a little over 40 inches from tip to tip and can be made in any variety of colors(we counted 45 available paracords to choose from) and we chose Black and Orange to go along with the HuntingLife Logo and since we are wearing hunter orange for most all of our hunts anyways we felt this was a pretty good fit and would certainly set our rifle apart in hunting camp.
The Rifle Sling provides a little over 90 feet of paracord should you need to unravel the cord in an emergency situation and 90 feet of paracord is more then enough to help you out of a jam should you really need to use it. Paracord in survival situation could be used for everything from making a tourniquet, tying items down to your vehicle if need be, setting up shelter, hanging meat in a tree to prevent a threat from predators, drying clothes over a warm fire, fishing line, traps and any number of other uses.
The sling works well and my only complaint is that I could not get order a sling in a specific size and they all came out at the same size. I believe if Survival Strap allowed each person to custom order specific sizes I think it would help shooters like myself who are not in need of a 40 inch sling to be able to get something that fits and rides better on the shoulder. Survival Straps allows custom colors for slings so please guys add a button to custom create a size for the slings so that I can get one in the 33 inch size that I really want for my Weatherby.
I really like the piece of mind knowing that this is on my rifle if I need it and I like the look and feel of the sling on my shoulder. At 79.00 they are a bit more money then the standard rifle sling but that extra money spent for one of these could save your life and those of your hunting partners should the mess hit the fan out there. I spoke with several hunters who were stranded in flood conditions this week in Colorado and having a first aid kit, paracord and the tools they needed packed with them were essential parts in making sure these guys made it home from the hunt.