These Shoelaces Are Actually Sophisticated Survival Tools

Stranded with just the clothes on your back? No problem.

Look down at your sad, pathetic, single-purpose shoes. Could they provide you with a meal in case of an emergency? Start a fire? Probably not. But that’s standard fare for Wasatch’s Survival Laces

Made from paracord to be exceptionally durable, inside of the laces are a 4-inch strand of tinder, as well as a ferro rod to help you light a spark if you’re short on matches. Not to be outdone by the pyrotechnic abilities, one lace also comes with fishing line which can support up to 8 pounds, which should probably be enough for dinner. Maybe. [Wasatch Outdoors, $15]