Because one can never have too many paracord bracelets

Because one can never have too many paracord bracelets!

When rummaging in the back of my cupboard yesterday I came across a few bundles of coloured paracord that I’d bought a couple of years back when I made my basic ‘bushcrafty green’ paracord survival bracelet. Survival straps or bracelets are woven/knotted items made from paracord and which are part of your everyday kit – worn or carried. They can be unravelled to provide a short length of paracord to use in an emergency.
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Paracord (survival) bracelets

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Continuing on my bushcrafts theme at the moment I ordered some military-issue 550 paracord. This is cord with a rated strength of 550lbs (250kg) and is constructed of a flexible outer cover, which contains 7 white nylon cords. It can be used for everything from rigging a tarp for shelter, to repairing a broken rucksack strap, to tying sticks together to make shelter. The inner core can be removed to use as thin string for a fishing line, etc.

As well as just chucking one 15m (150ft) length in the bottom of my rucksack, I thought I’d have a go at making a ‘survival strap’. Survival straps are woven/knotted items made from paracord and which are part of your everyday kit – worn or carried. They an be unravelled to provide a short length of paracord to use in an emergency.
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