Thursday, August 28, 2014

Success Patenting the Invention that Put Survival in the "ParacordSurvival Bracelet"

A few years ago, I put "survival" into the ubiquitous "paracord survival bracelet" with my invention of the BSB - Best Survival Bracelet. I knew I had something original that could even save lives. This attractive bracelet, that would satisfy even ultralight outdoor enthusiasts and minimalists, would make readily available all that is needed to produce a potentially life-saving fire.

I believed in this product, and with the support of my wife, sought to protect it against larger companies that would steal (and have stolen!) the idea and market it as their own. At the same time, I've openly offered advice, schematics and materials to the do-it-yourselfers who wanted to make one of their own. My wife and I had to make some serious sacrifices to afford the patent process which is not set up to be undertaken by the average Joe. 

Today I'm elated to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office will be issuing us a "Notice of Allowance". In English, this means they are granting my patent! The review is over. They've examined all "Prior Art", publicly available information and current applications. Our claims are validated! 

For the individualist and do it yourself I plan on finally making the how to video so if you want to make your own stay tuned and subscribe to my YouTube channel

Thanks to everyone for supporting us the last couple of years and already owns one of these bracelets. If you don't have one, what are you waiting for? Come and visit and have a look!
Written by Kevin Gagne


  1. Congratulations Kevin! I know it has been a very long wait!!

  2. Congrats to you and your wife Kevin! I will have to purchase one and write up a review on my site. It is inspiring to see someone else's hard work pays off.