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When you are in a survival situation, every second counts. This blaze bar paracord bracelet is designed to quickly deploy. How quick you ask? Under 20 seconds! It is one of the better weaves I found for survival purposes, due to the fact you can get it apart so quickly and easily.

Follow this tutorial to make your very own blaze bar paracord bracelet and be at ease knowing you're a little more ready for an emergency situation.

This is my first instructable, and I am curious to know what you think. I will likely publish more tutorials here on instructables as well as my site, depending on interest. Let me know what you think in comments, either on instructables or on my site! I would also love project suggestions. I have gotten pretty good at paracord weaving, and hopefully, with giving clear instructions.

I have been trying out several different survival weave bracelets, and this is one of the best. I also like the tire tread paracord bracelet, the oat spike paracord bracelet, and the cobra paracord bracelet, which I currently have posted on my site.

Check out some of my stuff here: DIY Projects at DIYready.com

and if you are interested in Survival and Preparedness, I just put this together. Most have tutorials I wrote. All tested.
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I also have a super tutorial on making a How to Make A Paracord Belt Instructions there, an awesome quick deploy survival belt using Slatt's Rescue Weave, with tons of photos of the process. You end up with a belt that quickly allows you to access 100 feet of paracord. The weave is a little tricky, but once you get the hang of it, it takes only a couple of hours to make. Looks awesome. I am going to put a video up on that one as well.

The original post I did for this blaze bar weave is here: , Making a Blaze Bar Paracord Bracelet


I know that is a lot to say about my site, but if there is interest on instructables, I will be reposting these here. Wanted to give you the links for now. I just built this smokehouse out of pallets. Think I will post it next.

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How to make this blaze bar paracord bracelet:

Supplies you need:

13 ft of 550 Paracord (makes 8.5" bracelet)
1/2 in side release buckle
scissors
lighter or matches
maker
Supplies for this project

Step 1: Starting

To get started, attach your paracord to one side of your buckle:

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Fold your piece in half and thread it through the buckle.how-to-start-a-paracord-bracelet
Pull the ends through the loop you made and pull tight.starting-a-paracord-bracelet
When you start your bracelet, it should look like this.

Step 2: Length


Attach the other buckle and size it to your wrist:
Thread the loose ends through the second buckle piece.
Thread the loose ends through the second buckle piece.how-to-measure-a-paracord-bracelet
Pull the buckle up along the cord until you are at your desired bracelet length.paracord-bracelet-diy-instructions
Loop the ends back up towards the first buckle.

Step 3: Start Weaving


Start weaving your bracelet:
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Hold the ends so the left free strand is on the left side of the buckle and the right strand is on the right side.weaving-a-paracord-bracelet
Take the left strand around the front and loop it around all the pieces of paracord.paracord-braclet
Pull it back to the left side.

Step 4: Start With Left


Start with the strand on the left that is free hanging:
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Starting with the left piece, thread it over the left core section.paracord-bracelet-tutorial
Take it under the right core section.paracord-bracelet-how-to
Over the right free strand.paracord-bracelet-diy
Now, take the right free strand. Keeping it under the left free strand - pull it over the right core section.make-paracord-bracelets
Underneath the left core section and up through the loop created by your left strand.paracord-bracelet-lesson
Pull to tighten.

Step 5: Start With Right


Now, start the second section with the free strand on the right:
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Now, starting with the right free strand - Pull it under the right core section.how-to-tie-a-paracord-bracelet
Over the the left core section.how-to-tie-paracord-bracelets
Underneath the left free strand.how-to-make-a-paracord-bracelet
Now, grabbing the left strand, pull it under the left core piece.making-paracord-bracelets
Over the right core piece.homemade-paracord-bracelet
Up, through the loop created by the right strand.homemade-paracord-bracelets
Push the weave up.
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Pull the free strands in opposite directions to tighten.

Step 6: Repeat Step 4


Repeat step 4, starting with the left strand. Here's a quick recap:
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Left strand over and under.quick-deploy-paracord-bracelet
Pull the right strand under the left.how-to-make-paracord-stuff
Pull the right strand over the right core, under the left and up and through the left loop.how-to-make-wide-paracord-bracelet
Tighten.

Step 7: Repeat Step 5


Repeat step 5, starting with the right strand. Here's another quick recap:
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Pull the right strand under the right core and over the left core piece.paracord-bracelet-weave
Pull the left strand over the right strand, under the left core piece, over the right core piece and through the loop.make-a-paracord-bracelet
Tighten and repeat.

Step 8: Repeat, Repeat, Repeat. Finish


Continue to repeat steps 4 and 5 until you've reached the second buckle. Finish up by trimming the ends and sealing them with your lighter or matches.
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Cut off the ends and use your lighter or matches to burn them.
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This is what your finished paracord bracelet will look like.
<p>an awesome bracelet, comfortable, practical and a decent amount of cord! Thinking of making a belt or rifle sling next time! Best tutorial i have seen for the blaze bar weave, fyi, i used the loop and diamond knot to close it, if you want this secure, push the loop behind the knot then back over it! It will never undo accidentally this way, saves buying buckles then too! </p>
<p>none of the sub-step pictures display. tried 3 different devices &amp; 3 separate internet connections</p>
<p>you need a bigger buckle, it looks so weird with just the 3/4 buckle </p>
<p>very easy took less than 30 minutes great job just don't understand how to deploy it so fast a video or link would be helpful, thank you</p>
Awesome tutorial! I would love to see a video of you deploying one. Thank you for sharing...I think I could make some!
<p>this is the best and easiest instructions for making this bracelet i had it made in less than 30 minutes , all you need to do is look at each drawing carefully and then follow it , and just keep flicking between step 4 and five , it,s easy have tried other tutorials for this bracelet but cannot follow them , if you like this bracelet and want to make it then try this set of instructions . Thanks gezzer it,s brill... </p>
<p>I wish your third step had more detail cause I cant get figure out how to get that part done.</p>
Love it. I put one in my bug out bag
I did this it took about two hours this was my first paracord project thanks for the great instructable
<p>JUST NEED SOME PARA. ALLREADY HAVE THE Q.R.B. W/ WHISTLE BUILT IN. THATKS [VLAD]</p>
Good job
Wow that's sick I love paracord stuff
<p>Great job,but it really amaze's me,we had this in the 60's and 70's this tying of knots is called Macrame,used for making all sorts,infact the same knot is used in making fishing nets,lobster pot net work etc,goal nets,all sorts,but reallly nice work.</p>
<p>I made it, but my weave looks different. Not sure what i did wrong. lol</p>
This is awesome nice job
<p>Excellent. I checked out your site too, and I love it. I will try this for sure.</p>
Sweet. I have to try it!
<p>how undo?</p>
Hello, iv seen the blaze bar made with D-shackles before, and get how that works. But I'm not seeing how yours can be &quot;quickly&quot; deployed since both ends are captive... maybe I'm missing something.
<p>Exactly. Shackles, knot/loop combo (or toggle/loops like mine) allow quick deploy. This won't. It's a good job on tying the bracelet, though.</p>
thank u bro!
<p>Superb explanation and accompanying pics, great work and ready to try!<br><br>Good job, bro!</p>
Love this. Checked out the site and bookmarked ; )
Excellent!
the images are cut.
<p>Wow.. thats looks so cool. Thank you so much for sharing. I checked out your belt tutorial too, totally awesome :).</p>
<p>thank you! I enjoy teaching people how to do things.</p>
<p>This is fantastically documented. Lovely bracelet too. :D</p>

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