How to Make a Survival Bracelet
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This photo series explains how to make a survival bracelet. This handy, portable survival essential worn around the wrist provides cordage at an instant’s notice. Cordage, as prepared individuals know, is one of the most versatile items one can carry. Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of this article with your uses or click here to see how to make paracord netting.
Instructions on How to Make a Survival Bracelet
The photos and instructions are from Anthony Valentine via Instructables.com. For quick reference, the steps prior to tying the cordage are condensed here.
How to Make a Survival Bracelet: Items Needed
* 10 feet of 550 paracord
* A Lighter
* A side-release buckle (check craft stores for one of these)
* A pair of scissors
* A ruler/tape measure
* A string long enough to wrap around your wrist
How to Make a Survival Bracelet: Measuring the Wrist
1. Wrap the one end of the string around your wrist. Make sure the loop created is comfortable.
2. Mark the length of the loop and measure it on the ruler/tape measure. Add one inch. Write down this measurement.
How to Make a Survival Bracelet: Melt the Ends of the Paracord
Using the lighter, melt each end of the 550 paracord. Using a pliers or other tool, pinch the melted ends so they cool into a tapered point.
Now you’re set to start following the directions in the photo gallery.
Your Turn: How Do You Use Cordage?
Buy a Survival Bracelet
If you’d rather skip these steps and get one of these preparedness essentials right away, check out this selection of survival bracelets on GunDigestStore.com.
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About the Author: Ben Sobieck is an online editor for Gun Digest, Living Ready, Tactical Gear and BLADE. His interests include hunting, knives and current events issues.
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