Introduction: Survival Kit Inside a Paracord Bracelet

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When putting together a survival kit it is important to get everything you need, but at the same time you want to travel light and not carry too much. This paracord bracelet can carry many of the things you might need in a survival situation all on your wrist, no bigger than a watch.

This bracelet is a survival kit containing:
-fishing line
-electrical tape
-fishing hooks
-fishing swivels
-zip ties

Step 1: Materials

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This part is up to you. A survival kit can contain whatever suits you best. Choose wisely though, because there is very limited space inside this bracelet, and if you are in a survival situation, this among your other gear can be the only things you have to stay alive.

Step 2: Get Organized

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Begin by choosing the tools and supplies you want to put in your kit. Make sure to get everything completely organized to make sure everything fits, and is the right size, or

Step 3: Fishing Line Inner Core

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The inner core of the bracelet is made up of fishing line inside of paracord casing. To make this you will first have to removing the strings out of the middle of the paracord. This part will be easy, because it will just pull out. You might want to keep those, they could be used in the future. Now the hard part is getting the fishing line in. My paracord had seven strings in the middle, so I used seven pieces of fishing line. I tried a couple different methods, but found its easiest to start with the pieces cut to the length of the paracord you are using. Next, get all the fishing line lined up bunched together, and melt the end just a little bit. Squeeze the end a little bit just to make them stay together. Now the fishing line should just slide right into the paracord, but go nice and easy just to make sure.

Step 4: Build Inner Core

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Next is to build the inner core. I basically just melted the two ends together and double wrapped it around each buckle.

Step 5: Put in Wire and Begin Knots

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The yellow paracord will go under the surface of the bracelet, and hold the wire. This part will be easier because I only used three pieces of wire, and the paracord is much shorter. Next attach the other three pieces of paracord to the buckle.

Step 6: Electrical Tape Wrap

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To keep the blades, needles, and fishing hooks together, wrap them in electrical tape and cut off the edges.

Step 7: Begin Tying and Adding Supplies

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Begin tying, I just used a cobra knot, and adding in supplies in every time they fit. It may be tricky to get the all to fit, and some may make the bracelet misshapen, because of their size, but just pull the knot as tight as you can.

Step 8: Fasten End to Buckle

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Lastly, tie down the end of the paracord however it is best for you. All I did was tie a knot on the back and melt the ends.

Step 9: Enjoy!

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You now have a survival kit right on your wrist. It even looks good enough to where every day just like any other paracord bracelet. But if you are ever stuck in a survival situation, you will have just what you need. All you have to do is unwind it. It turned out a little misshapen and stiff, but the wire inside actually helped it keep it's form.

I really wanted to add more, like a can opener and some fire steel. But I am still starting out and don't have access to a whole lot of materials. Please support me by voting, and favoriting. I promise I have a lot more to come if I can get some support. Thanks and hope your enjoyed!


anyonehavethisname (author)2014-03-04

I like how you added the knife! I didn't think about that when i made mine.

Was1x (author)anyonehavethisname2016-08-11

knife would be good, even that size. Most of us carry a good knife tho. I tried getting a P38 can opener wrapped in tape into one, as it can be a knife, plus the corners can be screwdrivers. But it was kinda wide to fit inside.

paracordguy247 (author)2016-04-29

how do i put fishing hooks in it?

DamnPigs (author)2015-09-16

Nice, will try this
anyone wants to make instructable for survival kit inside paracord grenade keychaine plz?

Mattakers (author)2014-03-10

Core= 200lb
One inner strand= 50lb
So you aren't making it stronger or weaker. I had an idea that you could use to have a striker in the para cord with the wire. If you shorten the wire and and put it back in, then you could slip in a small striker. You might have to shave the edges to make it fit though.

DamnPigs (author)Mattakers2015-09-16

and if you make it with firecord you have tinder

Lighters (author)2015-07-07

Very well thought out, a great idea. Think I'm going to try making this myself.

stacella68 (author)2015-04-07

i love this idea im going to make this !

LightningEagle14 (author)2015-03-26

great job

sbanas (author)2015-02-11

Those are very good points! Thanks!

germain.cloutier (author)2015-02-11

Thanks for sharing!

I would think that in survival situations, swivels are more of a luxery since that short a line is not likely to twist that much but to split shots sinkers would be more appreciated.

Also, why not use the inner strings already in the paracord casing to pull your fishing line in as you remove the strings.

sbanas (author)2014-04-25

Those are a great addition!

rmanning4 (author)2014-04-25

cool bracelet made one like it and it almost never leaves my wrist also put glow tape and retro reflectors on the buckle it rocks

Captain MacTavish (author)2014-04-10

I would just stick to useing the inner strands as fishing line but I didn't think of the snare wire, good job!

gpeden1 (author)2014-04-05

stupid because u can see all the stuf dirt a der

sbanas (author)2014-04-04

Thanks for the suggestion

Rkaynjehll (author)2014-04-03

I really wouldn't suggest putting your hook inside the electrical tape. Fish dont like the smell of adhesives from my experience.

rmanning4 (author)2014-03-19

you could tape the striker into the middle i tried it and it worked perfectly

sbanas (author)2014-03-14

Looks great it's awesome because you can wear it like a normal bracelet until you really need it then you have everything right there on your wrist

anthonyflores (author)2014-03-13

I did it and it came out awesome

sbanas (author)2014-03-11


Mattakers (author)2014-03-11

I checked the Internet XD I like your idea for he striker :)

sbanas (author)2014-03-10

Well what I wanted to do was have a striker with holes drilled into the side looped into the knots of the paracord just like the swivels I also wanted to have a wire saw on the inside with the other supplies. Also I think what you are saying about the strength is right and the most accurate yet

sbanas (author)2014-03-05

Thanks, I hope it turns out great!

DMANTHEROCK (author)2014-03-04

ive been planning on making one of these, I want to have some different things than you included, but you also gave me a few ideas

paracorded_inspirations (author)2014-03-03

paracord holds 550 pds of weight by removing the strands it weakens the overall strength because the outer layer must hold more weight I've done the math each inner strand holds aprx. 75 pounds

sbanas (author)2014-02-27

It tried using the core strands to pull through the fishing line through but it wasn't as easy as it sounds the method I used was just the easiest method I found.

sbanas (author)2014-02-27

Actually, there are seven core strands in the paracord, each can hold about 20-30 pounds. The fishing I used can hold up to 50 pounds, so when I replaced all seven strands, it actually makes it stronger.

TheNinthDoctor (author)2014-02-27

The problem is that you compromise para cord strength when you remove the core strands. Maybe the fishing line makes up for it, I could be an idiot.

BARKing (author)2014-02-27

You might use the core to pull the fishing line in one end, when you pull it out the other.

dojers (author)2014-02-26

I saw a youtube video for a fishing paracord bracelet but the guy recommended the braided 10-20 lb test line because the monofilament will curl up if you wear the bracelet for any length of time before needing it, making the fishing line basically useless. What has been your experience with the monofilament? This guy was the Intense Angler and he's got a show and all that so I was kinda curious when I saw your setup - especially the way you installed it in the bracelet. He wraps it repeatedly around the core so you can have as much footage as you want to put on the core so that could be the difference. I like what you include in yours - I thought including swivels was better than just the hooks so I was pleasantly surprised when you had swivels. Your design looks nice.

sbanas (author)2014-02-26

Yea that's the general idea I wanted to use.

Mattakers (author)2014-02-26

Check out "Wazoo wearable survival kits". Maybe you could incorporate the fire steel idea.

sbanas (author)2014-02-26

Maybe, I've never personally used them so I don't really know exactly how big they are. Some might work, but really flat stuff works best with this, anything else makes a bulge in the bracelet. Also, different knots may work best for this, I've only used the cobra knot so far. But that's a great idea, the point of this bracelet is to have some of the important things you might need in the wilderness without carrying too much supplies. Purification tablets would be a great thing to have!

Mattakers (author)2014-02-26

Really awesome! Would there be a way to cram in water purification tablets?

eva_maree_dixon (author)2014-02-26

Well done man you got my vote all the way

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Bio: I'm 16 in Waco, Texas. I love being outside and building things, I can build anything with just a few ideas and tools.
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