You probably have heard of paracord survival bracelets. They hold paracord on your person, but nothing else. Now, there is a way to hold cord AND some survival tools on your person without stuffing your pockets. These necklaces hold about 9 feet of cord and hold a split ring to add other survival essentials. Let's get started.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
* 12 feet of 550 Paracord (You actually need more than what's in the finished product or you'll come up short)
I got mine at http://countycomm.com/550cord.htm. They have other cool military surplus items. Click the link in the upper left corner that says "Whats New" to see everything they have.
* Tiny split ring (1/4" should be good)
I got mine on ebay
* Larger split ring (What your tools will hang off of.)
* Hemostats or needle nose pliers(Not absolutely necessary, but it helps.)
* lighter or matches
I use the countycomm stainless peanut lighter at http://countycomm.com/sslight.htm.
* Mini firesteel or other 2" long, thin object
I got mine at http://firesteel.com/products/FireSteel-Mini.html. It's 2" by 3/20". $0.49 with $4.00 flat rate shipping or free shipping on orders $100,000 (I'm not kidding you, read the top of your cart)
I used the ones at http://countycomm.com/premiumshears.htm. They cut quite well.
Step 2: Measuring
Take your 12' long piece and fold it in half. Measure the length you got from the scrap cord from the fold point and pinch with your hemostats at that point. You cannot use needle nose pliers for this. If you don't have hemostats, you can tie a knot around that point with some thread tightly.