Jul 19

Paracord Survival Necklace With Firesteel Toggle

Desert Camo Paracord Survival Necklace With Firesteel


Many people who are constructing the survival bracelets seen all over the place, are now making them with toggles made from firesteel, otherwise known as a ferrocerium rod. This adds another survival item to the bracelet, in addition to the cordage itself. A brilliant idea!

Based off of this idea, I decided to construct a separate model of the Paracord Survival Necklaces with a firesteel toggle.  The toggle is one inch long & 5/16 in diameter. The firesteel toggle is fixed to the necklace, meaning that the paracord has been threaded through two holes drilled into the firesteel. This means that there is no need to remove the firesteel in order to use it, simply unclasp it from around your neck.


Desert Camo Paracord Survival Necklace With Firesteel


Many of the firesteels available today are packaged with a cheap steel striker. A knife with a sharp 90 degree angle on its spine will produce a better result of sparks. In fact, you don’t even need a knife, but any object which has a 90 degree angle. This includes items that can be found in nature, including a sharp stone or rock, a junk piece of steel, even a shard of glass. If you’re venturing out into the wilderness, there’s a good chance you’re already carrying a knife with you. A knife is arguably the single most important tool to have on your person when in the outdoors. In fact, if you’re carrying a firesteel, you’d better be carrying a knife also! A knife is essential in helping prepare tinder & kindling. A featherstick can be helpful in getting your fire going, especially if your tinder is damp. You need a knife to make a featherstick. In his teaching, Dave Canterbury of the Pathfinder School, LLC emphasizes the importance of the 5 C’s:  a cutting tool, cover, combustion, a container & cordage. With the Paracord Survival Necklace With Firesteel, you have two of those items checked off.

~The Pilgrim.


  1. Tani

    Where did you get your ferro rod as a toggle? I’ve been looking for those!

  2. Pilgrim

    Hi Tani, thanks for the comment. Check out this place, http://firesteel.com/firesteel-toggles/. They have a great selection of ferro rods, made in the U.S.A. I wear a larger one on a necklace when backpacking, http://crudeanalysiz.com/paracord-survival-necklace-edc/.

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