Survival Bracelet Instructions

Parachute cord or paracord become very popular as rugged all around usage rope for various field uses by civilian and military personnel around the globe. Originally used at World War II as suspension lines for US Airborne parachutes, due multifunctional nature this type of rope was used anywhere where light cord is needed. Six different types of paracord are produced with minimum breaking strength from 95 lb (43 kg) and up to 750 lb (340 kg), although most popular choice was mils-pec MIL-C-5040H Type III (also called “550 cord” in regard to breaking strength) parachute cord due excellent breaking strength capabilities – 550 lb (249 kg) and successful design which allow in case of thin thread is needed, disassemble outer core (200 lb rated) and get access to 7 thinner threads, each of them rated at 50 lb breaking strength.

This cord is very good option for every survival or emergency kit as provide endless choices of end uses. Go camping and check by yourself that every outdoor trip require tens of various size tasks where rugged rope is a must in your backpack – secure and tying gear or tent, field gear repairs or even use it for fishing or hunting snares are just a few from the list. Due wide spread popularity, many multi purpose items like bracelets, belts and lanyards and even whips are made from paracord.




Survival bracelets made from 550 paracord are quite popular between backpackers, hunters, fisherman and people on duty as in case of emergency you always have at least several feet of rugged repair rope around. While a lot of different kinds of survival bracelets are sold online and at surplus stores, this is not very hard make survival bracelet from paracord that fit your needs or even style better – you can choose colors, size and knotting technique. This is also guarantee that you use good source material for your bracelet, due popularity there are also several low quality paracord choices available which are often used to make cheap “commercial bracelets”.

So, if you decide make survival bracelet for yourself or your friends, supplies needed for this job are: paracord, about 10 feet, scissors, one side release buckle, ruler and torch lighter although regular lighter work fine too. Generally for one inch of knotted survival bracelet count in about one foot of standard 550 cord, so if you plan made 10 inches long bracelet you need about 10 feet of cord.

There are two tube videos about survival bracelet instructions with step by step guide how to make one by yourself, check them out in case you need detailed how to.

River Bar style survival bracelet instructions:

The river bar style knots are a repeating V-shaped pattern weave, which can be easily adapted to a bracelet, belt or sling. If woven with different colored and contrasting cords, the final repeating pattern are highly visible between this two colors.

King Cobra Wave style survival bracelet instructions:

Also called Solomon bars, Portuguese sinnet, Cobra/King Cobra style knots are other popular choice of wave pattern often used to make survival bracelets.

This is really fun and inexpensive made your own bracelet and who know, maybe someday this several foots of rope can actually save you life in case of emergency.

Be safe and prepared!



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  1. Written by James
    on June 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm
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    Very interesting, is there any other techniques top sewn your own survival bracelet? I have lot’s of paracord on hand, want make some DIY project.

  2. Written by admin
    on June 1, 2012 at 2:02 pm
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    So far this two are most popular patterns, I try both of them for my own projects – various bracelets and knife accessories. I think hardcore knitters must know a lot of them, anyone?

  3. Written by Tyrone
    on March 16, 2013 at 8:10 pm
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