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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:
-paracord
-fishing line
-wire
-buckle
-whistle
-blades
-needles
-electrical tape
-fishing hooks
-fishing swivels
-zip ties
-foil
 
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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.
sbanas (author) 4 months ago
Those are a great addition!
rmanning44 months ago

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

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

gpeden14 months ago

stupid because u can see all the stuf dirt a der

sbanas (author) 4 months ago
Thanks for the suggestion
Rkaynjehll4 months ago

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

rmanning45 months ago
you could tape the striker into the middle i tried it and it worked perfectly
sbanas (author) 5 months ago
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
anthonyflores5 months ago
I did it and it came out awesome
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sbanas (author) 5 months ago
Thanks
Mattakers5 months ago
I checked the Internet XD I like your idea for he striker :)
sbanas (author) 5 months ago
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
Mattakers5 months ago
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.
sbanas (author) 5 months ago
Thanks, I hope it turns out great!
DMANTHEROCK5 months ago
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
I like how you added the knife! I didn't think about that when i made mine.
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) 6 months ago
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) 6 months ago
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.
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.
BARKing6 months ago

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

dojers6 months ago

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) 6 months ago
Yea that's the general idea I wanted to use.
Mattakers6 months ago
Check out "Wazoo wearable survival kits". Maybe you could incorporate the fire steel idea.
sbanas (author) 6 months ago
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!
Mattakers6 months ago
Really awesome! Would there be a way to cram in water purification tablets?
Well done man you got my vote all the way