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#272903 - 11/18/14 04:05 PM Re: Paracord Bracelets [Re: Glock-A-Roo]
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Originally Posted By: Glock-A-Roo

I am going to experiment with modifying a whistle buckle by carefully grinding off a bit of the outer edges of the buckle's male side 'prongs'. The 'hook' at these spots is what engages with the female side of the buckle, and I think if you shaved a bit off of those hook edges you could make the buckle release when overly loaded.



That's exactly the same way I make breakaway buckles for my badge lanyards. I shave the hooks back to about a 30 degree ramp, and the buckle separates with about 3 lbs of force.
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#280140 - 03/29/16 10:09 PM Re: Paracord Bracelets [Re: Deathwind]
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Don't want to start a new thread, so resurrecting the old dedicated one. The survival bracelet idea is being developing very well. Just stumbbled upon this artfull business: http://www.superessestraps.com/ No affiliation, and don't giving any recommendations (actually I hate bracelets, as they are not compatible with the long sleeve shirts I love to wear in the field), just liked their images and ideas a lot, plan to incorporate some in my EDC wearables (everything pictured is tucked inside the bracelet, there are several kit designs under the link).


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#280153 - 03/30/16 04:57 PM Re: Paracord Bracelets [Re: Alex]
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It seems that most of the gear depicted would fit easily into a conventional money belt. I find, for instance, that one of mine will easily accommodate a SAK Classic.
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#280158 - 03/30/16 07:14 PM Re: Paracord Bracelets [Re: Deathwind]
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..or easily into a pocket.

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#280159 - 03/30/16 07:25 PM Re: Paracord Bracelets [Re: Deathwind]
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I think the practical appeal of the bracelet kit is that there is no need of a bulky useless box (i.e. Altoids) rattling in the pocket (I doubt you want all of these things riding lose there) or any pockets at all for that (consider strolling on the beach situation). Also, instead of the useless box you have a useful chunk of paracord as a container.

By the way, I'm thinking to try making the paracord belt pouch for my LM Wave and stuff some day:



The ideal box is a no box at all.

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#280161 - 03/30/16 09:08 PM Re: Paracord Bracelets [Re: Alex]
Mark_R Offline
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Originally Posted By: Alex
I think the practical appeal of the bracelet kit is that there is no need of a bulky useless box (i.e. Altoids) rattling in the pocket (I doubt you want all of these things riding lose there) or any pockets at all for that (consider strolling on the beach situation).


I'm going to disagree with that. I think the attractiveness of the "survival bracelet" is that it's always on your person regardless of how you're dressed. Depending on your level of modesty (the strolling on the beach scenario), the bracelet may be the only usable storage option.

That being said, I still thing that they're mainly survival bling, and that a wrist or neck pouch is a better alternative for carrying last ditch gear.
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#280163 - 03/30/16 09:54 PM Re: Paracord Bracelets [Re: Mark_R]
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second the "survival bling" concept....
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