Survival Fashion

Using their emergency preparedness and engineering skills, Wazoo Founders Dustin Hogard and Nick Blackman designed sleek survival bracelets that are equipped to handle just about any serious situation. And they are proudly Made in the USA. Their American-made paracord bracelets have the emergency tools woven inside, creating a low profile that’s easy to wear. Originally used in parachute suspension lines, paracord is a lightweight, tough nylon rope. Dustin and Nick are both avid adventurers whose first-hand search and rescue experience informed which tools are included. From basics like a compass or antibiotic cream, to more serious gear like a fire starter or the means to catch food or build shelter, you’ll be prepared. If the time comes, unravel the paracord to access whichever accessories you need. Once the bracelet is unraveled, it doesn’t go back together. But if you really need it, you’ll be glad it was there to save your wazoo.

Wazoo Survival Gear

Emergency Paracord Bracelet

Survival Fashion

Using their emergency preparedness and engineering skills, Wazoo Founders Dustin Hogard and Nick Blackman designed sleek survival bracelets that are equipped to handle just about any serious situation. And they are proudly Made in the USA. Their American-made paracord bracelets have the emergency tools woven inside, creating a low profile that’s easy to wear. Originally used in parachute suspension lines, paracord is a lightweight, tough nylon rope. Dustin and Nick are both avid adventurers whose first-hand search and rescue experience informed which tools are included. From basics like a compass or antibiotic cream, to more serious gear like a fire starter or the means to catch food or build shelter, you’ll be prepared. If the time comes, unravel the paracord to access whichever accessories you need. Once the bracelet is unraveled, it doesn’t go back together. But if you really need it, you’ll be glad it was there to save your wazoo.
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Made in the USA

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B.

    Hello everyone! We're proud to introduce the Wazoo Survival Bracelet to The Grommet. We'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 10:05 AM

    I wanted to add something to what Blaise said in the end of the video.

    Our products are made with a passion and a purpose: to save lives! If the circumstance arises that requires you to dismantle it in order avoid serious danger, don't think twice. Tell us what happened, send back the scraps, and we'll make sure you get re-equipped for your next adventure.

    ~ Dustin

  • brian
    brian
    11/17/2015 10:54 AM

    @Dustin H. & Nick B.

    Can you provide more info on the sizing I didn't see the length of each size bracelet. I found how to measure for the right size but didn't see measurements for each size bracelet. Awesome idea!!!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/17/2015 10:56 AM

    Hi Brian, I'll let Dustin and Nick comment on sizing specifically, but we are working to get the corresponding sizes on site to avoid further confusion. Stay tuned!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/17/2015 11:00 AM

    UPDATE: Here is the sizing info. It will be on site shortly.

    Small - 6.5" Wrist

    Medium - 7" Wrist

    Large - 7.5" Wrist

  • robert
    robert
    11/17/2015 11:33 AM

    @Mike

  • robert
    robert
    11/17/2015 11:34 AM

    you forgot us big guys i need an 81/2 or higher

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 11:47 AM

    @robert

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 11:49 AM

    @Robert Did you make sure to pay close attention to our measuring guide? You want to make sure you measure tight and with the proper tool as outlined in the guide.

  • Jeannie
    Jeannie
    11/17/2015 11:50 AM

    @robert

    my guys would need something bigger than 7.5 inches also

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 12:10 PM

    @Jeannie The Grommet is considering offering larger sizes, so thanks for feedback!

  • marjorie
    marjorie
    11/17/2015 10:56 AM

    I love this bracelet- it will be the perfect Xmas gift for my nephew who is an avid adventurer! I love Grommet because of the different and useful things- Thank you for your creativity and your passion. Kudos

    Marjorie- lover of Grommet stuff

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 11:03 AM

    @marjorie Thanks for the support and enthusiasm! I'm sure he'll love it. I hope he'll share some pictures of his adventures with us.

    -Nick

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/17/2015 11:07 AM

    Marjorie, you are making us blush. Thanks so much for the kind words! I know your nephew is going to love Wazoo. And yes, please share pictures with us!

  • barry
    barry
    11/17/2015 11:01 AM

    do you know of anyone traveling with this gear through airport security. I would like to travel with this in S America.

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 11:19 AM

    @barry It's always best to check TSA guidelines since they regularly change and compare it to the list of items in the corresponding bracelet. As a company, for liability reasons, we cannot encourage you to do it, nor will we be held responsible for anything that occurs if you attempt to.

    Now with that legal mumbo jumbo out of the way, I can say that there are hundred of people that travel regularly with these and we've never heard any reports of having issues with them.Use sound judgement.

  • barry
    barry
    11/17/2015 11:25 AM

    @Dustin H. & Nick B. appreciate your honest answer caveat emptor

    I will travel with it and wear it through security

    thanks

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/17/2015 12:16 PM

    Best of luck, Barry!

  • Erica
    Erica
    11/17/2015 2:02 PM

    @Mike No way you'll get through security with a knife. Why take the chance? Put it in your checked luggage.

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 2:08 PM

    @Erica The small ceramic blade is removable so if you plan to travel with it you can always remove that portion.

    -Nick

  • Anita
    Anita
    11/17/2015 11:19 AM

    Terrific idea! Unless I missed something I'm trying to figure out the primary difference between the Minimalist and Mountaineer bracelets. Anita

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 11:22 AM

    @Anita Sorry for the confusion. We are working to update these details. The best way to compare them is to look at the "tear down components" photo for each. Those will accurately show the individual items in each bracelet (NOTE: we are currently working to update the Adventure's photo since it does not actually have a wire saw in it).

    -Nick

  • robert
    robert
    11/17/2015 11:33 AM

    @Dustin H. & Nick B.

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 12:07 PM

    @Anita You can see below in a comment to Michael that I put together a bullet point list with the components so you can compare them. Hope this helps you!

  • Michael
    Michael
    11/17/2015 11:34 AM

    How do I find out what items each bracelet contains?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/17/2015 11:40 AM

    Hi Michael, you can click on the photos beneath the video to get a break down of the tools in each bracelet.

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 12:01 PM

    @Michael Here's bullet point lists:

    MINIMALIST BRACELET (11 Different Tools)

    - Paracord

    - Firestarter Buckle

    - Whistle

    - Ceramic Striker

    - First Aid Tinder (FAT) Packet

    - Ranger Band

    - Fishing Line

    - Fishing Hooks

    - Needle

    - Straw

    - Signal Mirror

    MOUNTAINEER BRACELET (14 Different Tools)

    - Paracord

    - Firestarter Buckle

    - Wire Saw

    - Surgical Tubing

    - Striker Blade

    - Whistle

    - First Aid Tinder (FAT) Packets

    - Ranger Bands

    - Fish Hooks

    - Needle

    - Fishing Line

    - Straw

    - Signal Mirror

    - Retro Reflector

    ADVENTURE BRACELET (16 Different Tools)

    - Paracord

    - Firestarter Buckle

    - Liquid-Filled Compass

    - Whistle

    - Ceramic Knife

    - Ranger Bands

    - First Aid Tinder (FAT) Packets

    - Surgical Tubing

    - Fishing Line

    - Fishing Hooks

    - Split Shot Weights

    - Safety Pins

    - Straw

    - Signal Mirror

    - Retro-Reflector

    - Glow Light

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/17/2015 12:06 PM

    Thanks, guys!

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    11/17/2015 12:18 PM

    Great idea. Will buy two when I have the $$$ !

    Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/17/2015 1:28 PM

    Thanks for the kind words, Patricia! Now you can be doubly prepared for survival!

  • margaret
    margaret
    11/17/2015 12:26 PM

    I'm a nurse & can't figure out what the surgical tubing is for

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 12:42 PM

    @margaret Great question! As with all of our incorporated tools, there is no one purpose. We incorporate multi-functional components that can be adapted to the needs of the individual and/or environment.

    It's general purposes can range from a straw (to drink water from a solar still or hard to reach place) to an elastic material (for snares, spearfishing device, slingshot, etc).

    You can see a picture on the Adventure and Mountaineer Bracelet listings that shows a slingshot we made.

  • Bob
    Bob
    11/17/2015 5:52 PM

    @Dustin H. & Nick B.

    I want to thank you guys for creating such a useful and important tool for us outdoorsmen. Since I purchased my adventure bracelet, I have had to oder 2 more for friends. I show it off every chance I get and its the first thing I put on In the morning! hands down the best money I have ever spent on any of my gear.

    as a maritimer we spend the majority of our time out doors this is a must for everyone.

    one happy customer!

    Bob from New Brunswick, canada

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 5:58 PM

    @Bob Thanks so much for your kind words! We strive to make the best products possible, using the highest quality components, and it doesn't get much better than when that truly resonates with a customer. We really appreciate your support in sharing this feedback here for everyone else to see.

    Hope you'll send us some pictures of your "Adventures" up in New Brunswick and feel free to contact us anytime you have any questions or concerns.

    -Nick

  • J.R.
    J.R.
    11/17/2015 11:45 PM

    Everyone needs to remember that, during survival situations, having survival gear can make you the target of those who lack such gear. That is not a reason to be unprepared, but one should not be too obvious.

    I prefer my survival gear to be covert and orange stands out too much. Do you plan to offer solid gray (my preference) or solid black. I would also like a size that I can put around my ankle (10") where the bracelet is not as noticeable.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/18/2015 9:23 AM

    Hi J.R., it's something to certainly be aware of. I can also think of no better advertisement than: this is so good people will want to kill you for it.

    More sizes and colors could be on the way, and if they are, we will be sure to update you!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Wazoo Survival Gear

Emergency Paracord Bracelet

Survival Fashion

Using their emergency preparedness and engineering skills, Wazoo Founders Dustin Hogard and Nick Blackman designed sleek survival bracelets that are equipped to handle just about any serious situation. And they are proudly Made in the USA.

Their American-made paracord bracelets have the emergency tools woven inside, creating a
low profile that’s easy to wear. Originally used in parachute suspension lines, paracord is a lightweight, tough nylon rope.

Dustin and Nick are both avid adventurers whose first-hand search and rescue experience informed which tools are included. From basics like a compass or antibiotic cream, to more serious gear like a fire starter or the means to catch food or build shelter, you’ll be prepared. If the time comes, unravel the paracord to access whichever accessories you need.

Once the bracelet is unraveled, it doesn’t go back together. But if you really need it, you’ll be glad it was there to save your wazoo.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B.

    Hello everyone! We're proud to introduce the Wazoo Survival Bracelet to The Grommet. We'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 10:05 AM

    I wanted to add something to what Blaise said in the end of the video.

    Our products are made with a passion and a purpose: to save lives! If the circumstance arises that requires you to dismantle it in order avoid serious danger, don't think twice. Tell us what happened, send back the scraps, and we'll make sure you get re-equipped for your next adventure.

    ~ Dustin

  • brian
    brian
    11/17/2015 10:54 AM

    @Dustin H. & Nick B.

    Can you provide more info on the sizing I didn't see the length of each size bracelet. I found how to measure for the right size but didn't see measurements for each size bracelet. Awesome idea!!!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/17/2015 10:56 AM

    Hi Brian, I'll let Dustin and Nick comment on sizing specifically, but we are working to get the corresponding sizes on site to avoid further confusion. Stay tuned!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/17/2015 11:00 AM

    UPDATE: Here is the sizing info. It will be on site shortly.

    Small - 6.5" Wrist

    Medium - 7" Wrist

    Large - 7.5" Wrist

  • robert
    robert
    11/17/2015 11:33 AM

    @Mike

  • robert
    robert
    11/17/2015 11:34 AM

    you forgot us big guys i need an 81/2 or higher

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 11:47 AM

    @robert

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 11:49 AM

    @Robert Did you make sure to pay close attention to our measuring guide? You want to make sure you measure tight and with the proper tool as outlined in the guide.

  • Jeannie
    Jeannie
    11/17/2015 11:50 AM

    @robert

    my guys would need something bigger than 7.5 inches also

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 12:10 PM

    @Jeannie The Grommet is considering offering larger sizes, so thanks for feedback!

  • marjorie
    marjorie
    11/17/2015 10:56 AM

    I love this bracelet- it will be the perfect Xmas gift for my nephew who is an avid adventurer! I love Grommet because of the different and useful things- Thank you for your creativity and your passion. Kudos

    Marjorie- lover of Grommet stuff

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 11:03 AM

    @marjorie Thanks for the support and enthusiasm! I'm sure he'll love it. I hope he'll share some pictures of his adventures with us.

    -Nick

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/17/2015 11:07 AM

    Marjorie, you are making us blush. Thanks so much for the kind words! I know your nephew is going to love Wazoo. And yes, please share pictures with us!

  • barry
    barry
    11/17/2015 11:01 AM

    do you know of anyone traveling with this gear through airport security. I would like to travel with this in S America.

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 11:19 AM

    @barry It's always best to check TSA guidelines since they regularly change and compare it to the list of items in the corresponding bracelet. As a company, for liability reasons, we cannot encourage you to do it, nor will we be held responsible for anything that occurs if you attempt to.

    Now with that legal mumbo jumbo out of the way, I can say that there are hundred of people that travel regularly with these and we've never heard any reports of having issues with them.Use sound judgement.

  • barry
    barry
    11/17/2015 11:25 AM

    @Dustin H. & Nick B. appreciate your honest answer caveat emptor

    I will travel with it and wear it through security

    thanks

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/17/2015 12:16 PM

    Best of luck, Barry!

  • Erica
    Erica
    11/17/2015 2:02 PM

    @Mike No way you'll get through security with a knife. Why take the chance? Put it in your checked luggage.

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 2:08 PM

    @Erica The small ceramic blade is removable so if you plan to travel with it you can always remove that portion.

    -Nick

  • Anita
    Anita
    11/17/2015 11:19 AM

    Terrific idea! Unless I missed something I'm trying to figure out the primary difference between the Minimalist and Mountaineer bracelets. Anita

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 11:22 AM

    @Anita Sorry for the confusion. We are working to update these details. The best way to compare them is to look at the "tear down components" photo for each. Those will accurately show the individual items in each bracelet (NOTE: we are currently working to update the Adventure's photo since it does not actually have a wire saw in it).

    -Nick

  • robert
    robert
    11/17/2015 11:33 AM

    @Dustin H. & Nick B.

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 12:07 PM

    @Anita You can see below in a comment to Michael that I put together a bullet point list with the components so you can compare them. Hope this helps you!

  • Michael
    Michael
    11/17/2015 11:34 AM

    How do I find out what items each bracelet contains?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/17/2015 11:40 AM

    Hi Michael, you can click on the photos beneath the video to get a break down of the tools in each bracelet.

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 12:01 PM

    @Michael Here's bullet point lists:

    MINIMALIST BRACELET (11 Different Tools)

    - Paracord

    - Firestarter Buckle

    - Whistle

    - Ceramic Striker

    - First Aid Tinder (FAT) Packet

    - Ranger Band

    - Fishing Line

    - Fishing Hooks

    - Needle

    - Straw

    - Signal Mirror

    MOUNTAINEER BRACELET (14 Different Tools)

    - Paracord

    - Firestarter Buckle

    - Wire Saw

    - Surgical Tubing

    - Striker Blade

    - Whistle

    - First Aid Tinder (FAT) Packets

    - Ranger Bands

    - Fish Hooks

    - Needle

    - Fishing Line

    - Straw

    - Signal Mirror

    - Retro Reflector

    ADVENTURE BRACELET (16 Different Tools)

    - Paracord

    - Firestarter Buckle

    - Liquid-Filled Compass

    - Whistle

    - Ceramic Knife

    - Ranger Bands

    - First Aid Tinder (FAT) Packets

    - Surgical Tubing

    - Fishing Line

    - Fishing Hooks

    - Split Shot Weights

    - Safety Pins

    - Straw

    - Signal Mirror

    - Retro-Reflector

    - Glow Light

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/17/2015 12:06 PM

    Thanks, guys!

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    11/17/2015 12:18 PM

    Great idea. Will buy two when I have the $$$ !

    Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/17/2015 1:28 PM

    Thanks for the kind words, Patricia! Now you can be doubly prepared for survival!

  • margaret
    margaret
    11/17/2015 12:26 PM

    I'm a nurse & can't figure out what the surgical tubing is for

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 12:42 PM

    @margaret Great question! As with all of our incorporated tools, there is no one purpose. We incorporate multi-functional components that can be adapted to the needs of the individual and/or environment.

    It's general purposes can range from a straw (to drink water from a solar still or hard to reach place) to an elastic material (for snares, spearfishing device, slingshot, etc).

    You can see a picture on the Adventure and Mountaineer Bracelet listings that shows a slingshot we made.

  • Bob
    Bob
    11/17/2015 5:52 PM

    @Dustin H. & Nick B.

    I want to thank you guys for creating such a useful and important tool for us outdoorsmen. Since I purchased my adventure bracelet, I have had to oder 2 more for friends. I show it off every chance I get and its the first thing I put on In the morning! hands down the best money I have ever spent on any of my gear.

    as a maritimer we spend the majority of our time out doors this is a must for everyone.

    one happy customer!

    Bob from New Brunswick, canada

  • Dustin H. & Nick B.
    Dustin H. & Nick B. – Special Guest
    11/17/2015 5:58 PM

    @Bob Thanks so much for your kind words! We strive to make the best products possible, using the highest quality components, and it doesn't get much better than when that truly resonates with a customer. We really appreciate your support in sharing this feedback here for everyone else to see.

    Hope you'll send us some pictures of your "Adventures" up in New Brunswick and feel free to contact us anytime you have any questions or concerns.

    -Nick

  • J.R.
    J.R.
    11/17/2015 11:45 PM

    Everyone needs to remember that, during survival situations, having survival gear can make you the target of those who lack such gear. That is not a reason to be unprepared, but one should not be too obvious.

    I prefer my survival gear to be covert and orange stands out too much. Do you plan to offer solid gray (my preference) or solid black. I would also like a size that I can put around my ankle (10") where the bracelet is not as noticeable.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/18/2015 9:23 AM

    Hi J.R., it's something to certainly be aware of. I can also think of no better advertisement than: this is so good people will want to kill you for it.

    More sizes and colors could be on the way, and if they are, we will be sure to update you!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.