This Survival Belt Is Beyond Hideous, But It Could Save Someone's Life

It's not the most stylish accessory to wrap around your waist, but Col. Littleton's No. 11 Survival Belt could be a valuable addition to your emergency preparedness kit. Not only is it going to keep your pants up, it's also made with 27 feet of military-tough paracord perfect for rescues or tethering yourself to a tree to brace against the winds.

With 650 pounds of strength per inch the cord should be more than adequate to battle Sandy's ferocity. And with a strap made from leather and brass hardware, it should also stand up to any waistline. Should the need arise to use the $149 No. 11 Survival Belt for an emergency or harrowing rescue, the company will even restring it for free as long as you send them a photo and are willing to share the story. In other words, if you end up using it to rescue a bag of Oreos from the top shelf of your cupboard, you're probably on your own when it comes to putting it back together.

This Survival Belt Is Beyond Hideous, But It Could Save Someone's Life

[Col. Littleton via The Gadgeteer]