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Young Anchorage entrepreneur designs survival bracelet, receives Spirit of Youth Award

Spirit of Youth

Wilderness survival is a top priority for Grayson Davey, who recently received a 2014 Spirit of Youth Award in the category of Business & Government.

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Davey, age 12, is an avid outdoorsman and has lots of experience surviving in the Alaska wilderness.

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Last year Davey invented The Alaska Survival Bracelet after some close family friends nearly died in a boating accident that left them stranded without fire for three days. The paracord bracelet incorporates everything you need to start a fire and tie a shelter, including 17 feet of paracord, a firesteel and scraper, and about 10 inches of waxed jute twine for tinder.

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"All too often, the difference between life and death in Alaska comes down to the ability to start a fire and make shelter," according to Davey's website.

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Davey makes each bracelet himself and sells them at local markets and sporting goods stores.

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Take a look at Davey's products by visiting his website.

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Learn more about this year's award winners and reserve your seats for the 16th Annual Spirit of Youth Awards Dinner, Saturday, April 5 at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown.



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