Instructions for Braiding a Survival Bracelet Using Paracord
Paracord is cheap, which means that paracord bracelets are also cheap.
For many preppers knowing how to make your own paracord bracelet is more essential than the convenience of purchasing one online. After all, in a survival situation you’re not going to be able to order up a spare.
In a pinch you’ll be able to unravel your bracelet and use the cord to potentially save your life or someone else’s.
Assuming you have some cording on standby you can learn to make a survival bracelet in a matter of minutes with these simple tutorials. If you don’t have cord yet you can order a variety of colors online or go to your local hardware store and pick some up.
Grab some extra to have in case of emergencies! You won’t regret it.
1. Two Color Basic Cobra Paracord Bracelet
What You Need:
- A Lighter (Not Torch)
- .6 inch Plastic Buckle
- Two 3 ft. lengths of different colored parachute cord
The average wrist is about 7 inches around and to make this project you need about 1 ft of cord for each inch of bracelet. Keep in mind that the buckle is adding about 2 inches to the length. So basically you’ll end up using about 5 ft of paracord, but to start it’s good to leave yourself a little extra cord to make sure there’s enough to finish.
After looping the ends through the buckles and setting your length you’ll need to fuse the colors to make the spine of the bracelet using your lighter.
Once you get that done it’s just a matter of doing multiple, tightly pulled square (aka Cobra) knots down the length of the bracelet.
When you reach the end simply cut the leftover cord off leaving about 1/8th inch sticking out. Make sure you have the paracord very tightly pulled before doing this as it’ll help secure the final closure.
To finish just heat up the leftover ends with your lighter until it’s nice and melted. Then flatten the heated cord with the side of the lighter to fuse it to the surrounding cord.