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Old 12-31-2012, 07:21   #1
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Para Cord Survival Bracelets?

Anyone buy in to this fashion trend? As I think I can get my Shoes Unlaced Faster, than undoing a Survival Bracelets in an Emergency.

My Nephew just paid 30 buck for a School Colors Sandy Hook Survival Bracelets????
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:26   #2
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A buddy gave me one that hangs on my gear shifter in my car. I haven't had the need in the last 10 yrs for a rope that I would be willing to undo that crap for. I can just as easily drive 300yrds to Home Depot by my house
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:26   #3
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one should always have cordage.

Bo tach sells them for $4.99

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Old 12-31-2012, 07:28   #4
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I carry nylon rope in my trunk. Never know when you'll need it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:30   #5
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Anyone buy in to this fashion trend? As I think I can get my Shoes Unlaced Faster, than undoing a Survival Bracelets in an Emergency.

My Nephew just paid 30 buck for a School Colors Sandy Hook Survival Bracelets????
I'm very much into the DIY on survival topics. I wear one, it's black with a blue line running through it i.e. the 'Thin Blue Line'. I made it myself. And you can too (of any color).

Videos on making your own paracord braclet

I also made a longer one for my EDC. It keeps it neat and compact. I've also wrapped one of my knife sheaths. Here are some examples of mine and others;

Wrapped sheaths
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:55   #6
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I have had one for over a year now and gave my son one for christmas as a stocking stuffer .
It's like a swiss army knife you never know when you may need it for something.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:59   #7
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A couple of years ago, another Deputy gave us all some paracord on a clasp, not bracelet style. It hangs in my patrol vehicle. I have no idea how to undo it, although, I'm sure I could get it undone, if I had to.

My mother gave me a bracelet, for Christmas, not as anything survival/usage related. An old friend started making them and selling them. She grabbed my brother and I one just to have and show us what he was doing, now.

I like the weight of it and enjoy wearing it, but I doubt a couple of feet of paracord will save my life. If anything, it will most likely be useful after a shoelace breaking incident.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:03   #8
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I make them. I wear one all the time. I wrap a lot of things in cord. Knife sheaths for example. You always need cord.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:31   #9
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Anyone buy in to this fashion trend? As I think I can get my Shoes Unlaced Faster, than undoing a Survival Bracelets in an Emergency.

My Nephew just paid 30 buck for a School Colors Sandy Hook Survival Bracelets????
How do you plan to keep your shoes on your feet after removing the laces?

Maybe the Sandy Hook bracelet is a "proceeds go to charity" kind of thing?
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:29   #10
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Its a passing fad ... not really into that stuff. Dont believe me? People said the "mullet" would be forever.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:55   #11
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Cord is a good thing to have. That said, i'd NOT BUY it, i'd make them myself.

I lace my boots with para cord: when you need cord, you unlace the boots, remove the center strands, cut off perhaps 4' of the shell( extra long to begin with) then relace the boots with the shell.So you have 14 strands about 8' long, and two peices of shell a few feet long to work with. And your boots are still tied on.
Wad up 30" of paracord and stick it in a pocket. Leave it there, it will be handy some day. I wrap sheaths with para cord, and also cement a ferro rod to some.

The real survival cord, IMO, is baler twine. Para cord is OK, but is pricey to replace. BT is cheap or free, and works well for making shelters, ect.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:55   #12
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I like the weight of it and enjoy wearing it, but I doubt a couple of feet of paracord will save my life.
Just as a note of possible interest, you'd be surprised at how much cord is in one bracelet. The one I made, that I'm wearing right now has a 6 foot piece and a 3 foot piece. It is 550 paracord so it has 7 inner strands, each capable of handling 70lbs. This would make 63 feet of cordage. Possible uses in a 'situation' would be suturing material, fishing line, shelter binding/tying material, repair clothing/equipment, snare for traps, tying up a container over a fire etc. Of course for some things a needle or hook is also required, but neither of these items is uncommon or takes up space.

That is a lot of uses for such a lightweight, small package. By wrapping 550 cordage for my EDC I probably have 50 feet or so shrunk down to about a foot or so in length.

Just some thoughts
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:05   #13
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I didn't realize so much went into one bracelet. Cool!
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Old 12-31-2012, 14:02   #14
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I'm not a bracelet kinda guy, but I do have paracord in my GHB. It's not in any cool design or anything--just in the same, boring, cellophane package it was purchased in.

As Jerry Seinfeld might say, "Not that there's anything wrong with that (bracelet)".
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Old 12-31-2012, 14:26   #15
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They are kind of the cool tactical thing to wear these days. I have one I bought from the daughter of a friend who was selling them to raise money for a school trip. Better than candy I thought.

I wear mine when I want to impress the women at the retirement home.
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Old 12-31-2012, 17:41   #16
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How do you plan to keep your shoes on your feet after removing the laces?
They become like Flip Flops, could I untie a Survival Bracelets in 20 MINUTES MAYBE. Unlace shoes in 20 Seconds YES.
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They become like Flip Flops, could I untie a Survival Bracelets in 20 MINUTES MAYBE. Unlace shoes in 20 Seconds YES.
They really don't take much to untie at all.
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Old 12-31-2012, 18:43   #18
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They are easy to make


This might also be of interest to some

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Old 12-31-2012, 20:02   #19
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HAve one in my Pocket pouch. Absolutely essential.

Fashion? No. Survival? Hell yes.
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Old 12-31-2012, 20:50   #20
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Just remember that 550lbs is the maximum load, not the working load.

That is about 50-60lbs. You can stress paracord to 550, but it's not so tough that it will do so over and over.

It's not chain.
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Old 12-31-2012, 21:17   #21
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Its a passing fad ... not really into that stuff. Dont believe me? People said the "mullet" would be forever.
I live in Houston, the Mullet is still alive and well, especially amongst the 60+ year old lesbian crowd.


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Old 12-31-2012, 22:45   #22
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I've made some to put in bags / gear. I don't wear one.
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Ive got a few. Just attach them to the various packs around.
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Its a passing fad ... not really into that stuff. Dont believe me? People said the "mullet" would be forever.
My guess is that you do not live where you say you do (Rebel South)

I see them EVERYDAY.
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[QUOTE=sebecman;19802057]How do you plan to keep your shoes on your feet after removing the laces?

Thats what I thought , but I figured I'd let him figure that out!
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