How to Use Paracord Bracelets

Photo credit: Gideon Haden ChomphosyParacord bracelets aren’t quite as popular as they used to be, but you still see them out on the trail or even just around town. Survival bracelets look cool, but the really neat thing about paracord bracelets is how useful they can be.

Buy or DIY

You have a couple of options for getting a survival bracelet. You can buy them ready made or you can make your own. We sell survival bracelets in different sizes in our store in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and we also sell paracord by the foot if you want to make your own paracord bracelets.

There are lots of great online tutorials for how to make a survival bracelet using different techniques and different braids.

Using your paracord bracelet

Many are content simply wearing a cool looking bracelet, but paracord bracelets have a practical use as well.

Every inch of braid yields roughly a foot of cord. So for example, an 8 inch paracord bracelet should give you about 8 feet of continuous paracord.

Don’t be afraid of unraveling your survival bracelet. That’s what it’s there for. Plus, its easy to braid it back together after you use it.

Paracord bracelets have lots of practical uses on the trail, in the backcountry, on the road, and even around the house. Here are a few common, practical uses for paracord.

  • Run out of cordage, or leave all of your tie downs at home? Paracord can be used to lash gear to your pack, to the top of your car, or on your bike as a gear tie-down.
  • Use paracord as a guyline to add support to your tent, or use it as a ridgeline for your tarp shelter.
  • Paracord can fill in as a temporary replacement bootlace or belt, should you break a lace or lose a few pounds on the trail.
  • In a pinch, you can separate the outer sheath and the inner seven-strand core for gear maintenance and repair.

550 paracord has lots of other great uses. Stop by Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters to buy paracord bracelets or paracord in Northwest Arkansas!

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