Survival bracelets are often seen on soldiers in war or hikers in the woods. Real 550 paracord has 7 inner strands. The paracord sheath is rated at about 300-pounds. 7 strands made up on two strings each for a rating of 35 pounds. 14 inner strings, each of which have a rating of about 17.5 pounds The paracord can be used for fishing, snares, sewing, etc. The braided outer shell is durable yet cushioned, so it is the perfect wrap for knife handles, spears, and survival gear. So if you looking for a way to hold a little extra cord, or just a good looking bracelet, here is the answer. Good luck, and hope you have some fun.