Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Be Prepared With Paracord Survival Bracelets

By on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 7 Comments


Let's Get Physical Jewelry
Part 2 of 2

Do you spend a lot of time outdoors, camping, hiking and other such physical activities? Then you probably do appreciate paracord or parachute cord. The nylon cord is handy for a number of tasks where you have to lash or tie things together. But if you hate being caught without a length of paracord in an emergency, then you'll need some backwoods bling like the paracord lanyard bracelets by Survival Straps. Each item can unravel to give you up to 20 feet of paracord! It's a bit early, but I think one of these would make a great Father's Day or birthday gift for the macho man in your life!

These are hand made by a Florida based family business. They offer 900 color combinations for their bracelets, anklets, belts, watch straps and so on for the whole family with a choice of either a black plastic release buckle or a stainless steel shackle. There are also pretty colors and smaller sizes for women and kids. What's really neat is their free offer to reweave your bling if you had to undo it for an emergency! Just send them the story of how you used the paracord like this man who used it to pull a drowning woman to safety.

Survival Straps also donate a portion of their proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project which helps seriously wounded US soldiers.



TUTORIAL LINKS
Inspired? If you want to have a go at making lanyard bracelets, here are some free how-tos from the web.

1.Instructables.com has full instructions on how to make a wide paracord bracelet shown on the left. It uses a plastic side release buckle. People who were in the scouts or who do macrame will feel at home with this technique.

2. Stormdrane's blog has a similar paracord tutorial but in a single color and using a metal clasp.

3. Want something more feminine? Then try Jenna Z's ribbon lanyard bracelet tutorial which folds rather than knots.

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For more tutorials check out my Jewelry Making Tips


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7 comments:

  1. Okay, now that's just cool. Reweaving your 'jewelry' if you have needed to unwind it - I love that. And the wounded warriors? Love that too! Great idea and I love the family feel of the whole thing. More power to them!

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  2. So cool! Not only for outdoor fans.

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  3. This looks amazing. Thank you very much for posting this.

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  4. Pearl, I'm sure you had no idea when you wrote this post that about 1 year and 10 months later you'd be doing another super post on Paracord Survival bracelets. I had to hop over to this back post to find out if the bracelets were truly survival bracelets and was impressed to find out that indeed they are...providing one can manage to get the bracelet apart. Wonder if Bear Grylls of "Man vs Wild" has one...oh surely he must as he was once in the British Army and in the United Kingdom Special Forces Selection.

    I particularly like the more feminine ribbon lanyard variation of the paracord bracelet, love the way it spirals.

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  5. I think these are great. I just recently found out that paracord bracelets are not just a fashion item they are actually a survival bracelet. I want to try to make my own sometime soon, I'm just not all that crafty so I don't know how well they are going to turn out.

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