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#157980 - 12/11/08 04:23 PM Survival "bracelet" - 15-20' of #550 paracord
thatguyjeff Offline
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This looks kinda nifty.

http://www.survivalstraps.com/survivalbracelets.html

Somebody get me one of these for Christmas, m'kay?

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#157982 - 12/11/08 04:35 PM Re: Survival "bracelet" - 15-20' of #550 paracord [Re: thatguyjeff]
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Originally Posted By: thatguyjeff
Somebody get me one of these for Christmas, m'kay?


Merry Christmas

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#157992 - 12/11/08 05:29 PM Re: Survival "bracelet" - 15-20' of #550 paracord [Re: ]
Glock-A-Roo Offline
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I was thinking that an ankle bracelet made like one of the above items would be a good option for lower profile EDC for those who can't wear much on their belt or tote a big bag. Even in a suit, an ankle bracelet in a color that blends with your socks/pants (preferably dark) may work.

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#157997 - 12/11/08 06:07 PM Re: Survival "bracelet" - 15-20' of #550 paracord [Re: ]
CAP613 Offline
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How about a belt, That would be a useful amount of cord.
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#158007 - 12/11/08 07:00 PM Re: Survival "bracelet" - 15-20' of #550 paracord [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
I make these all the time. They take maybe...15 minutes for a bracelet. An hour for a lanyard. It's easy-peezy japaneezy.
The guy that sells those on his site does the Double-Up method. You basically do what Instructables says to do, but do two at a time on the same buckle and weave them together. It's a bit harder, but you can actually pack about 20 feet into a bracelet that's 6-7", but it looks ABSURDLY huge on your wrist.


King Cobra it's called, and you don't really do two at once, just weave the bracelet, the go back over it with the remaining cord. doubles the needed length of cord.

i make fobs with the king cobra stitch and put one on anything i can that i carry regularly.


i also made a 3D maglight holder


Edited by Erik_B (12/11/08 07:07 PM)
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#158008 - 12/11/08 07:01 PM Re: Survival "bracelet" - 15-20' of #550 paracord [Re: CAP613]
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Originally Posted By: CAP613
How about a belt, That would be a useful amount of cord.

good god, i'd reckon at least a hundred feet depending on waist size.

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#158015 - 12/11/08 07:56 PM Re: Survival "bracelet" - 15-20' of #550 paracord [Re: Erik_B]
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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I forget, is the left or the right wrist shows you're single?

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#158017 - 12/11/08 08:27 PM Re: Survival "bracelet" - 15-20' of #550 paracord [Re: ]
Glock-A-Roo Offline
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
I imagine you'd need at least 10 foot for an average ankle.


My ankle measures a little over 10" around so you are exactly right. 10' of 550 cord always on my person; I like the idea. I'm going to see how it works out.

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#158020 - 12/11/08 08:55 PM Re: Survival "bracelet" - 15-20' of #550 paracord [Re: Chris Kavanaugh]
Desperado Offline
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Originally Posted By: Chris Kavanaugh
I forget, is the left or the right wrist shows you're single?


Either way, I think I may know why they are single.
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#158044 - 12/12/08 01:47 AM Re: Survival "bracelet" - 15-20' of #550 paracord [Re: Glock-A-Roo]
Jakam
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Thanks for the instructables info, I never knew it existed until today's posts about gas masks and paracord braiding.

I'm going to re-braid my M6 Scout (needs cleaned anyway, so it's time) and make some of these- my wife is quite creative, I'll try to get her interested.

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