What is a survival bracelet?
It’s a decorative and functional bracelet for all ages and genders. The material is 550 parachute cord, and I use the Cobra Weave for the knot work. If you find yourself lost or stranded in the backcountry, you can untie the 550 paracord and apply it to several survival scenarios:
- String up your poncho as a make-shift shelter.
- Tie splints for broken bones.
- Create snares for small game.
- Lash your knife to a stick to make a spear.
- The inner fibers make great fishing line.
- (550 means 550 pound breaking strength)
Each bracelet makes a great gift, scout project or just a plain family fun activity. It will strengthen you knot tying skills and become a new enjoyable hobby.
Some people even sell these for $6 to $8 dollars a piece. With additional lengths of cord, you can also make dog collars, belts, gun straps, etc. It’s really up to your imagination what you can make with paracord.
Wildlife Success Stories
I have created a series of bracelet color schemes that represent Wildlife Success Stories. The bracelet pictured at the top of the post represents the Bald Eagle. The Eagle has been taken off the Endangered Species List and continues to grow in numbers. We’ve even seen a resurgence in their numbers here in the South.
Click this link Survival Bracelet to download a PDF tutorial that will show you how to make these bracelets. Feel free to print-out or share this PDF document with anyone who might be interested in this craft–youth, scouts, outdoorsmen, etc.
Pictured below are several other Wildlife Success Story bracelets. In the tutorial, I explain what animals are represented by the various color patterns.
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