SURVIVAL TOOLS POD AND WOVEN ACCESSORY
A pod for maintaining a plurality of survival tools into a woven cord accessory. The woven cord accessory may be dissembled into a rope for use in emergency situations. The woven cord accessory includes a hollow center into which a pod is inserted. The pod maintains a plurality of survival tools which can assist a wearer in surviving emergency situations. The survival tools may include a variety of survival tools. The pod encapsulates a plurality of survival tools and is positioned within a hollow space in the weaves of the cord while ensuring that the survival tools do not damage the braids of the cord.
Provisional application No. 61/853,668, filed on Apr. 10, 2013Cross Reference to Related Applications
This application is a non-provisional application which claims the benefit to Provisional Application No. 61/853,668, filed on Apr. 10, 2013STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT
The present application was not subject to federal research and/or development funding.BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
U.S. Pat. Pub. No. 20130031935A1 by Kelleghan, incorporated by reference hereto, discloses braided paracord devices with tools contained therein. In Kelleghan, a paracord bracelet includes a blade with a loop as a handle that can be encased in the braiding to form the loop part of a closure mechanism. In a further embodiment the bracelet includes pieces of flint formed into a solid piece to form the tab and/or toggle part of a closure mechanism. Thus, the user has a means of making a fire with them whenever they are wearing the bracelet. In an additional embodiment a key fob is made of paracord enclosing a blade, a flint and tender. In another embodiment the bracelet includes fishing gear, including a steel cable leader set with a clasp hook, swivel, lure and other items. In the depicted embodiment of Kelleghan the bracelet is designed with the swivel and the clasp hook forming the bracelet closure mechanism.
Prior art or technology does not provide an effective way to incorporate a plurality of tools into a woven or braided accessory, in a comfortable and convenient manner.
Prior technology does not provide an effective way to protect the woven or braided accessory from damage from sharp items that may be contained within and also does not provide significant water resistance for survival items.
The foregoing examples and limitations related therewith are intended to be illustrative and not exclusive.SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
For ease of description the present disclosure will be discussed in terms of the bracelets. It is to be understood that the term bracelet should be understood to include any woven or braided accessory such as paracord bracelets, belts, lanyards, dog collars, leashes, rifle slings, straps, etc. The present invention is the creation of a pod having survival tools which are inserted into a woven or braided accessory as described.
In the preferred embodiment, the pod contains the following survival tools: aluminum foil; plastic sealing material; elastic bands; transparent tape; snare or saw wire; monofilament fishing line; thread; sewing needle; fishing hooks; rubber fishing lure; split shot sinkers; waterproof matches; match striker; char cord. This embodiment is meant to be exemplary and illustrative and not limiting in scope. In various embodiments survival tools can be added to or removed from inclusion in the pod.
The pod is elongated and flattened out as much as the contents allow. The survival tools, with the exception of the foil forming the pod, fits within the wire frame of the wound wire, which is then vacuum sealed in durable plastic and wrapped with the largest piece of foil. The fishing lure or other contents may bulge out slightly in certain areas.
The length of the POD and the width may vary due to the type and number of survival tools contained therein.
The present invention provides a means for safely and easily securing a plurality of survival tools within a woven or braided accessory. The pod provides water resistant encapsulation which also prevents sharp ends and corners of the survival tools from gouging into and damaging the surrounding paracord. The outer covering of the pod made from aluminum foil and additional pieces contained within, may be unrolled to create a signal device, water catcher, battery spark generator, or thermal reflector.
The wire can be used in a variety of ways to secure items, to build shelter, to snare animals or as an improvised saw.
The sewing needle and thread may be used to mend clothing, create shelter, or to close a wound in an emergency situation.
The fishing line, hooks, split shot weights and lures can be used for fishing but line can also be used in a variety of other survival situation to build shelter, snare animals and secure items.
Matches and char cord/material are essential in starting fire to cook food, boil water, provide safety and prevent hypothermia.
The size of the pod may be increased in larger sized woven or braided accessories to include additional survival tools.
It is an object of the invention to provide a technique for creating a woven or braided accessory having a hollow elongated recess into which an elongated survival pod contain a plurality of survival tools and which provides a better way to compartmentalize a larger number of useful survival items in a more effective way. It is another object of the invention to disclose a woven bracelet that includes a survival tools pod.
It is a further object of the invention to teach a braided accessory that includes a pod in that comprises and encapsulates a plurality of survival tools.
Additional objects and advantages of the invention will be set forth in part in the description, which follows, and in part will be obvious from the description, or may be learned from practicing the invention. The objects and advantages of the invention will be obtained by means of instrumentalities in combinations particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
The embodiments of the invention and the various features and advantageous details thereof are more fully explained with reference to the non-limiting embodiments and examples that are described and/or illustrated in the accompanying drawings and set forth in the following description.
It should be noted that the features illustrated in the drawings are not necessarily drawn to scale, and the features of one embodiment may be employed with the other embodiments as the skilled artisan recognizes, even if not explicitly stated herein. Descriptions of well-known components and techniques may be omitted to avoid obscuring the invention.
The examples used herein are intended merely to facilitate an understanding of ways in which the invention may be practiced and to further enable those skilled in the art to practice the invention. Accordingly, the examples and embodiments set forth herein should not be construed as limiting the scope of the invention, which is defined by the appended claims. Moreover, it is noted that like reference numerals represent similar parts throughout the several views of the drawings.
In the preferred embodiment, the survival tools and the fastening devices included in the pod are displayed in
It is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the exact construction illustrated and described above, but that various changes and modifications may be made without departing from the spirit and the scope of the invention as defined in the following claims. While the invention has been described with respect to preferred embodiments, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in limiting sense. From the above disclosure of the general principles of the present invention and the preceding detailed description, those skilled in the art will readily comprehend the various modifications to which the present invention is susceptible. Therefore, the scope of the invention should be limited only by the following claims and equivalents thereof.
1. A survival pod that contains a plurality of survival tools that can be enclosed into a woven or braided paracord product or accessory.
2. A survival pod that is sealed to provide water and air resistance to the plurality of survival tools contained within the pod to improve effectiveness of the survival tools if the pod or the product or accessory containing the pod is exposed to water or humidity.
3. A compartmentalization process to effectively carry a plurality of tools in a safe, effective, comfortable and convenient manner within a woven or braided paracord product or accessory.
Filed: Apr 3, 2014
Publication Date: Oct 8, 2015
Inventor: Gregg William Gendron (Hampton, VA)
Application Number: 14/244,303