Survival Bracelets Keeping You Safe
I have made reference to paracord survival bracelets before (link below), and I thought I would give you a look see at what the ones that I make up look like.
I use 550# military spec paracord which gives them a secondary purpose. In an emergency situation, you can unravel the bracelet to deploy the paracord to help get you out of a jam.
Depending on the size of one's wrist, a survival strap may have from 7 feet to 15 feet of paracord weaved in to the strap.
Depending on the weave that I use, and in the case of the bracelets in this photo, I used what is called a cobra weave or a solomon bar to assemble them.
The bracelet that I have in my hand has a tungsten carbide cable saw in the center of it. I weaved the bracelet around the saw that I first covered in black shrink tube to protect the paracord from damage, as the carbide teeth of the cable saw are quite sharp.
I find that the female side of my family prefer brightly colored bracelets, and fortunately 550# paracord may be purchased in many colors other than the basic colors that I tend to use.
The survival bracelets in my photo all have custom closures that I assembled with parts built in my shop, along with shackles meant for other purposes, but work out fine for their new purpose as part of my survival bracelets.
Survival bracelets may be assembled with all sorts of other survival needs weaved in to them, including signaling mirrors, mini compass, fire starting magnesium rod, fishing line with split shot and hooks, safety pins, whistle's and much more.
In an emergency, you can use paracord for lashings, tourniquets, shoelaces, snares, tying splints, or, if you tease out the threads, even fishing lines and sewing threads.
The beauty of a survival bracelet is that it's designed for everyday wear, and always there if you need it, and is reminiscent of the rope bracelet you had as a kid, but it serves a greater purpose: your survival when required.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....
Here is the link to my mention of survival bracelets....