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Title: Paracord Bracelets
Post by: Sister Wolf on August 21, 2011, 02:29:06 AM
Paracord Bracelets are in the store! http://www.survivalpodcast.net/store/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=194

I made these. I will make more tomorrow, and also put up some custom request pages in there. I will be receiving some stainless steel u-clasps in the next few days and will be making some paracord stuff with those as well (at least bracelets, if not more).

If you have any paracord-related requests in the meantime, post 'em here (including different knots)!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Paracord Bracelets
Post by: idelphic on August 21, 2011, 05:29:10 PM
Normally I would say, why buy something I can make.  But since:
I'll have to see about ordering 2.
Title: Re: Paracord Bracelets
Post by: Sister Wolf on August 21, 2011, 07:46:30 PM
Thanks, id :)

If anybody wants to learn how to make these, I'd be more'n happy to show you a few really great videos!

Some folks just don't want to buy a whole heck of a lot of paracord to make a few bracelets, and I'm more than a little sick and tired of seeing people being gouged by paracord knot makers.

These bracelets are cool, but they are NOT worth $20.00 (I've seen them locally for that price) or $25.00 (I've seen them online for that price).

And of course, when I get the shackles, I'll have them up (probably for $6 a piece) with that option as well. :)
Title: Re: Paracord Bracelets
Post by: BadgerAngel on August 23, 2011, 03:09:42 PM
Okay, I admit it.  I'm the FNG.  (F'n New Gal.)  What are these for other than looking cool and supporting the TSP Gear Shop?  Not that those aren't excellent reasons, of course.
Title: Re: Paracord Bracelets
Post by: Sister Wolf on August 23, 2011, 03:14:27 PM
Okay, I admit it.  I'm the FNG.  (F'n New Gal.)  What are these for other than looking cool and supporting the TSP Gear Shop?  Not that those aren't excellent reasons, of course.

LOL! No - they're cool, but they're for having extra rope on you in a survival situation. They hold something like 550 lbs (they're made from parachute cord) if you leave the strands inside them. With the strands out, each strand will hold less, of course, but how often do you need each strand to hold 550 lbs of anything?

For example, if you were to take the 7 strand core out of each length of paracord in the bracelet, you'd have something like 56-57 feet of extra cord around your wrist to help you keep a tarp tied down, or help you (i dunno) hang your bag up in a tree away from the ground, or help you keep dead ducks strung around your belt loops, or ... you get the idea.
Title: Re: Paracord Bracelets
Post by: BadgerAngel on August 23, 2011, 03:17:40 PM
Got it!  Awesome.
Title: Re: Paracord Bracelets
Post by: Sister Wolf on August 23, 2011, 03:19:01 PM
Angel, this is also why people use paracord key fobs to hold their survival whistles, or to hold extra carabiners, or s-biners, or for use as zipper pulls, etc. Paracord is EXTREMELY useful, and when you tie it up in certain kinds of knots, you end up with about a foot of paracord per inch of knotwork.

I'm making up some survival whistle paracord fobs right now, actually, for this reason. The more cord you have on you when you're hiking, or anywhere else, the better off you are.
Title: Re: Paracord Bracelets
Post by: BadgerAngel on August 23, 2011, 04:31:17 PM
Angel, this is also why people use paracord key fobs to hold their survival whistles, or to hold extra carabiners, or s-biners, or for use as zipper pulls, etc. Paracord is EXTREMELY useful, and when you tie it up in certain kinds of knots, you end up with about a foot of paracord per inch of knotwork.

I'm making up some survival whistle paracord fobs right now, actually, for this reason. The more cord you have on you when you're hiking, or anywhere else, the better off you are.

Well, Sister Wolf, that's why I said at the beginning, I'm the F'n New Gal.  :)   I grew up with tinfoil hat parents who thought that so long as they had guns they were fine.  (Note: they still have more guns than anyone else I know personally, but they almost never have any ammo.  Go figure.)  They taught us how to scrape by with almost nothing and how to make a fire in a woodstove, but that's about it.  Cord?  Nope, never mentioned.   Someday I am going to figure out where to put a post that will explain how I grew up, so others can learn from my parents' mistakes.  In other words, how to make your children run screaming from the very word survival. ;)
Title: Re: Paracord Bracelets
Post by: Sister Wolf on August 23, 2011, 06:47:04 PM
I don't mind talkin' about it (and anything else bush-crafty or gear shop related) at ALL, angel! I would much rather offer up my explanation for why I carry stuff in the gear shop than have you assume that it's *just* for vanity reasons. Some of the stuff in there IS just for vanity (like the stickers and patches), but most of it has a dual purpose that makes it useful for survival.
Title: Re: Paracord Bracelets
Post by: BadgerAngel on August 23, 2011, 08:28:15 PM
And I appreciate it greatly.  I'm definitely going to pick a couple up.
Title: Re: Paracord Bracelets
Post by: Sister Wolf on August 24, 2011, 06:25:23 PM
the metal clasps came in today, so I made a couple of clasp-y bracelets and added that option to the mix. You can find the paracord stuff here: http://www.survivalpodcast.net/store/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=194
Title: Re: Paracord Bracelets
Post by: idelphic on August 26, 2011, 11:13:56 AM
Sis - If you need help making them - I can offer a bit of time.

Also, if the bracelets are the same as my key fob from years ago, Macrome, then over time it become difficult to unwrap.  It can be done,.. and maybe the bracelets aren't that bad.  But I've gone to a 'quick deploy' fob. 
Title: Re: Paracord Bracelets
Post by: ShannonB on September 08, 2011, 06:53:01 PM
I cant wait to get mine! I bought 4 and a sticker..... And a t shirt!

Trig - if you are ready this..... There is nothing to see here, move along. These are not the driods you are looking for.
Title: Re: Paracord Bracelets
Post by: MilSpecIA on September 08, 2011, 08:03:21 PM
I make my own...

(http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad195/MilSpecIA/Gear/DSCN3642.jpg)

...however if you would be interested in a trade...

I normally prefer the Cobra and King Cobra stitch, but also have done some in half-hitches.