Quite some time ago I posted a link to instructions on how to make your own survival bracelet.
I also ordered some 550 lb paracord and fasteners so that I too could make my own survival bracelets. I did a little poking around and came across Stormdrane’s Blog, which is an AMAZING wealth of knowledge concerning knots, weaving paracord into awesome and useful objects, and other such information. I encourage you to go over there, and spend as much time as I did thinking “I want to make one of those, and one of those, and one of these too”.
First I made a bracelet for Michael, out of the brown cord, and it turned out nicely. It contains around 16 feet of cord:
Next, I made an ankle bracelet for myself out of the black cord. I used the original pattern from Backpacker Magazine, and just doubled it up. It contains about 18 feet of cord:
All in all, this was a very easy project and the bracelets turned out both attractive and practical. Michael never takes his off, and has been asked where he got it. I think I might have to start taking orders, heh.
I’d also like to make a couple of lanyards that fasten to our backpacks, so that we always have plenty of cord on hand should we ever need it during outings. Maybe something like this.