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Lightning Whips and Safety Straps

Browsing a nylon paracord supplier’s website recently I saw something that intrigued me: Paracord with 2 small reflective strips running thought it. Though expensive compared to normal paracord, I thought there might be a possibility of incorporating this cord into my existing products and making some unique products:

Introducing “Kelley Lightning Whips.”

These whips are are neon yellow and neon orange with the reflective trace and available not only as cow whips, but as bullwhips, snakewhips, and stockwhips as well. This makes them both black light reactive and they will reflect brilliantly when light shined upon them. The result looks almost like you’ve harnessed lightning.

These whips are not waxed because the wax dampens the reflective quality of the neon orange cord. This particular cow whip weighs in at just 11.4 ounces and the 16″ ash handle weights a mere 4.5 ounces, making this whip a very light weight cow whip.

This prototype Lightning  Whip will be auctioned on eBay later today. Be sure to like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter to get the link when it is posted.

(Edit: Here’s the link to the eBay auction!)

Safety Bracelets

Applying this new reflective paracord to our line of survival bracelets gives us a new twist on a popular product. When applied to our bracelets, you have a high visibility bracelet that does everything regular paracord bracelets are made to do with the added benefit that whenever you’re in the dark and light shines upon this bracelet really shines!

The color and reflective quality make these bracelets great for hunters.  But also for people who jog, cycle, or walk near streets or roads, these bracelets could alert oncoming motorists to your presence and help you avoid being stuck by a motorist. Look carefully at the photos of my son above to see how well the bracelet reflects.

This first safety strap will be given away in a drawing from those who joined my email newsletter. Prices start at $20.00 for the larger sized bracelet seen here. They can be ordered by contacting us by one of the options seen on the contact/order page.

Rhett Kelley

The name “Kelley Lightning Whips” is copyright 2012 by Rhett Kelley Whips, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Nylon Survival Bracelets

There are times, such as while I’m working EMS, when I’m not able to make a whip, but I could be working on something smaller. For several weeks I’ve had people asking me if I can make them nylon bracelet like they’ve seen on the Survival Straps website. I’m happy to announce that the Kelley family  now offers similar bracelets that are a bit better priced. We make can make them with tough plastic clasps or with a loop and button knot in sizes to fit babies or grown-ups.

We make these bracelet in two widths: 1 inch and 5/8 of an inch. In the photo here, you can see the difference between the 1″ thick and 5/8″ thick bracelets. The larger bracelets have around 15ft of  paracord that you can unravel and deploy in emergencies when you need some cord.

If you are interested in ordering a Kelley-made survival bracelet, please email me at

Depending on size, colors, and attachment options, our prices are $15.00 to $20.00 per bracelet (including postage in the USA).

Bracelets are made by either myself or my son or daughter.