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Throughout this Instructable, I will demonstrate how to make a paracord keychain, or a "survival key chain". You can create almost anything you put your mind to with 550 cord, and today we will be making a key chain. Follow closely and learn how to make a cool key-chain that could come in handy someday. Check out my other Instructables and learn how to make other cool paracord creations.

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Step 1: What You'll Need

What You'll Need
  • 550 Paracord. About 7-8 feet
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
  • Tape Measure
  • Carabiner and key ring - On Amazon!
  • Binder clip- Optional
<p>Pulled my ends through the second pass by the o-ring so it's a tad more sturdy, then seized the ends a little longer cause I think it looks nicer. Will be upgrading the carabiner to a load-rated, and will throw on my utilikey to the o-ring side.</p>
I made this one a little bit different cuz I wanted to double keychain
<p>Yay!</p>
<p>I couldn't get the first braid at first and then I finally figured it out and I've made 3 out of the 6 I'm going to make for Christmas presents!</p>
And whenever I pull the first cobra braid it just moves to the o-ring
Is the paper clip holding all the cords because I can't really tell with your pictures
Your tips on how to finish / burning the ends really helped! Thanks!
<p>Great instructable! Very easy to follow! </p>
<p>I am more than likely going to make one of these, but shouldn't it have a way of taking it apart for survival use?</p>
I guess it worked this time. }:-/
love this keychain. I use it at work and clip keys to the carabiner side and clip the keyring to a key clip on my belt. however the keys would bounce up and down a few inches with every step. so I unravelled it and made it about 1.5 inches long. it isn't so bouncy now. this is now not a &quot;survival&quot; key chain, but it works for what I need. thanks for the instructable. <br>tried to post a picture but it's not working for me.
<p>i can't tell anything</p>
instead of clamping, I ran the cord back through the cowloop. the twist ended up being a nice touch. added skulls on both sides just cuz I had them laing around.
<p>This was my first paracord project. Thanks! :)</p>
<p>Nice job! Looks great. You are very welcome.</p>
How do I prevent it from twisting around instead of staying straight
cool
Nice, little thing I've been doing lately is pushing some heavier test fluorocarbon fishing line through the core before sealing it. It's not too hard to push a couple strands through provided the paracord is straight. Makes it an even more valuable survival tool :)
Trisomy21, <br> <br>Fabulous! Thank's for the idea!
Just FYI... The knot you are using is a MACRAME basic knot, called a 'SQUARE KNOT' <br>But you can call it what you like. <br>These are great ideas though.
Another great post! Thanks for the share.
Thanks! <br>

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