Survival Situation? Check Your Belt

Made in the USA of military-grade webbing, the Cache Belt has a two-foot velcro enclosure for money, personal items, or an extensive survival kit.

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“The best survival kit is the one you have with you.” So goes the inspiration for Wazoo Survival Gear’s new Cache Belt. The belt’s key feature is a two-foot velcro enclosure that can carry all kinds of gizmos, including two different survival kits that the company put together.

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Adventure kit contents

The creator of the belt, Wazoo Survival Gear, is best known for Paracord Survival Bracelets. The belt offers a similar “always there” survival kit and hidden pocket.

We’ve inspected one, and it’s a nice build. It launched this week on Kickstarter, and has already tripled its funding goal with $33,000 raised.

The belt comes in three configurations. All versions have a bottle opener built into the buckle and gear loops that can be tucked back into the velcro enclosure.

MINIMALIST

The Minimalist Belt is essentially a belt with a large built-in pocket. The company suggests using this version as a money belt for on-the-go access to cash and other travel items.

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ESSENTIALS

The Essentials Kit has the same pocket, but includes a TSA-friendly survival kit with room for customization. The Kickstarter early bird price is $50. The kit includes: fishing hooks, weights, safety pins, a needle, fishing line, a whistle, cordage, zip ties, duct tape, a ferro rod, striker, purification tablets, and a water container.

ADVENTURE

The kits build on each other. All items in smaller configurations are in the Adventure model. It adds: a water pre-filter, aluminum foil, a ceramic knife, a flashlight, trail markers, bandages, a compass, and a signal mirror.

At $20, the Minimalist belt is a value to those looking to upgrade from a similarly priced off-the-shelf choice. The Essentials Kit gets you just that for a value-conscious $50. The Adventure Kit, at $75, is the best choice for those planning on going far off the beaten path.

Learn more, or order now, on Kickstarter.

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Contributing Editor Tom Puzak, a former attorney, found himself more interested in his bike than filing copies in triplicate. Now as GearJunkie’s resident “bike junkie” he makes less money but enjoys a more creative work atmosphere. Puzak is based out of the Minneapolis office.

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