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So I finally finished what I consider the ultimate survival watch combination. A Rangeman gw-9400-1jf with a paracord band.

The paracord has an internal jute strand for kindling and the buckle has firesteel and a striker as well so it works as a firestarter in emergencies too.

Also it has an emergency whistle.

Can it get any more utilitarian than this?

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Dude, that is freakin' awesome! Could mean the difference between life and death.

Is it comfortable?

I think this calls for a how-to video. :think:
Hehe, yep. I was trying to figure out an upgrade from a simple paracord strap which would have far greater utility and the rangeman was perfect in every way for it!

It's more comfortable than the stock strap. The paracord is a lot more well ventilated and resists becoming hot and sweaty.

A how-to video might be coming soon. :-d
 

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This is the coolest mod I have ever seen on a G Shock. I couldn't believe the CF strap was removed until I saw all the pics...but it made perfect sense.
 

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That paracord strap is the business! The whole concept of an outdoor 'survivalist' watch is great.

I love how you have managed to match the orange eye with the orange highlights in the strap. Looks comfortable, apart from the buckle arrangement, which I fear would be a step too far for my 6.25" wrist!

Amazing concept and execution.






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Now if this set up would have GPS or something to give away your location, that would be the bomb. Amazing idea, very well executed |>
 

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Wouldn't the jute strand, you included in your strap, in general be too damp to use it to light a fire. Especially in most survival situations, where most people are rather likely to sweat, get wet, or bleed?
 

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Ordered the clasp from eBay, surprisingly inexpensive at less than ten bux !


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