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2/1/10 12:19 AM
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LakerGirl
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I have been looking into some ways to utilize 550/para cord. I ran across several sites and videos covering this topic. Tonight I used the following websites to make a paracord survival bracelet.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-bracelet-with-a-side-release-buckle/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPO19rXgaIo

Since I didnt have a spare clasp I used the simple knot system from the video. I have also seen some done with different style clasps, some that could also be useful in survival situations.

The bracelet I made has 1x20" segment of cord wrapped in 1x6' segment of cord. Although it is not a lot, it can still be utilized for many different things. The 550 cord can also be opened and separated into 7 smaller strands for things like snare traps, etc....

Anyhow, get some cord, search around and practice manufacturing some of the items and see what works for you. The cord is cheap and most of what I have seen takes minimal time/effort. I made my bracelet and a key chain while watching TV.

I have also seen that people are making rifle slings, dog collars and many other items.

If you find other cool paracord video instructions or "how to" sites add them to this thread.
2/1/10 12:20 AM
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Wow, very cool blog... Lots you can do.

http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/
2/3/10 7:08 PM
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I wonder if someone could sneak it into Survivor as a necklace??
2/3/10 8:10 PM
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Probably, I recently made a bracelet for my wife that is just a solid closed loop, no clasp or anything. I think it was 10' of cord or so. I found it on the blog I posted above.

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