I'm blind but I camp way out in the wilderness where there's no cell signal, no hospital and nothing around. No, I am not insane enough to try and go by myself, I wouldn't even if I were sighted to be honest LoL.Within 2 minutes of opening this up I had found the compass, the whistle, the emergency knife and the fire starter. Obviously I can't use the compass but I can find my direction of travel other ways, maybe not quite as accurate as a compass but if I need to go west I can LoL.Anyways the fire starter has a black coating on it, you need to scrape that off before it will spark, I found a YouTube video that explained that part. As soon as I got that coating scraped off it sparked like a champ!!!So the clips that connect both ends have goodies in he middle, one side has the small emergency knife and the other side has the fire starter in it. You just use both of those for a spark.The compass and whistle are built into the clips as well, so it's all right there on your wrist. One thing to keep in mind though is the fire starter may cause magnetic interference with the compass because of it's iron content. Simply unclip the ends and then use the compass. The rest of the bracelet is paracord, enough to make a trap, a shelter and some fishing line if need be. Honestly you'll probably never need all of the paracord but it's nice to have it in excess in the event you need to make an emergency stretcher or maybe a sled to drag equipment or gathering fire wood and so on.I've used and checked out tons of similar items that have fishing hooks and other extras in them but those ones are usually pretty low quality. This one is literally so well made and designed with so much common sense a blind dude figured it out without help aside from the fire started thing. If you camp or are into survival or know someone who is this is a fantastic item!
I just got these so I don't have a lot of time with them and I will update if anything changes. For now, I like it. The Paracord being adjustable is really helpful considering I have somewhat small wrists. The striker is pretty neat but not needed at this moment. The whistle is loud and the clip is sturdy.Most importantly, and with all the negative reviews pointing this out, the compasses work great. They point north as they should. Of course, you do have to unclip the band for it to work because of the metal piece. If you want to wear it as a compass, you can remove the metal piece.It's actually handy to have it unclipped. Why make a big fuss out of a little thing?