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This bracelet carries 10' of paracord and a stainless steel Fish Bone Gear Tie. It's simple to weave and even easier to deploy. 

Make sure to check out the Paracord Contest

Caution: Never wear a bracelet around machinery or any situation where it could be caught or hung up. Severe injure may occur.  

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Step 1: Make 3 loops

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Take 10' of cord and lay out three loops. The lengths in the picture are 9" long. They will be shortened later.

Take the long end and begin wrapping it around the two lower loops. You'll do a zig zag weave in between them. 

Step 2: Keep it tight

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As you're adding the weave push everything tight together. This helps fit all 10' onto the bracelet. Keep going until all the cord is used.

Step 3: Shorten the loops

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Now that everything is in place you have to shorten all 3 loops. Start by pulling the single loop. That's the one on the right hand side of the picture. This will reduce the 2 lower loops. Once the lower loops are both about 1/2" long, thread one through the other. 

Step 4: Add the fish bone

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Thread the single loop side through the eye of the Fish Bone. Hook the loop over the front hook. Attach the other side to the tail. Make the final adjustment by pulling the tail end of the cord. Trim off the excess and melt the ends. 

Thanks for reading. 
idk much6 months ago
Very cool & seems pretty easy!
listentome1 year ago
where can i get the fish bone gear tie
Mrballeng (author)  listentome1 year ago
They're available at
dan_w841 year ago

Great guide, made learning the weave very easy. I changed it a little from a bracelet to a lanyard for my knife.

Singularity21 made it!1 year ago

Liked it so much, and had a couple Piranha sitting around that I made one for myself. Thanks for the simple instructable!


that's great

tcrafttx1 year ago
is there a survival use for the fishbone or is it just the clasp?
freesouled1 year ago
Hi where can I find the fish bone if I can't make it
wdsims631 year ago

Awesome. Now I have a use for my fish bone's rather than just letting them sit in a drawer. :)

Have you thought about wrapping the remaining standing end (that you cut off at the end) around the rest of the fish bone? I hate being left with small pieces of paracord.

GT234 wdsims631 year ago

This is an awesome idea! Must try

Fantastic! So happy to see the survival bracelet come to life!!! Now for a paracord & multiple Fish Bone belt!

Have you started mass production yet? If so please post a link so I may purchase one (or a few) as well as share it with friends/family. Living in WI we do lots of camping and these would come in handy!!

The Fishbone's are at

Yup. Completely aware of the Fish Bones being available for purchase. I was referring to premade bracelets and belts using two or more Fish Bones, being available for purchase online or in select stores and was directing my question at the creator of this fine 'ible as we had talked about putting the Fish Bones on bracelets and such about a year ago (?) when the Fish Bone 'ible was originally posted (I'm kind of a big fan of his work *grin*).
Mrballeng (author)  gecko_girl31 year ago

You make me blush=). They're not for sale as bracelets yet but it's in the works. A belt! I got to get to work on that.

Excellent piece. This is a must for the backpack. Seems to be the easiest and most functional quick release idea, and great for just a storage method. A shackle hook would also work well for the buckle.

tcrafttx1 year ago
this is def. cool! amazingly simple! what do u use the fish bone for? love the way u respond. great u have my vote!!! thanks
tbresler1 year ago
Thanks for sharing! These are great!

Whattt.. how can this be so simple :). Thank you so much for sharing. I wish to have one of your Fish bone gear :). Thank you so much for sharing.

Its too hard
Weres the best place to find paracord and have you learned how to engrave metal yet

Really nice and simple!

Mrballeng (author)  emilyvanleemput1 year ago
Thanks Emily!


jaw07091 year ago
Where did u get the Fish Hooks @?
Mrballeng (author)  jaw07091 year ago

They are available at . You can with a set in the paracord contest.