Then I thought that some fishing line in it would make the bracelet even more useful in a survival situation. So I knotted a bit and made an instructable out of it to help people makeing a survival bracelet themself.
Step 1: Things you'll need
- about 25 feet of paracord (depending on how thick your wrist is)
- a lighter
- about 15 feet of fishing line (depending on how you knot it or how often you wrap it around)
Step 2: Measuring your wrist
Take one end of the paracord and mesure your wrist by winding it around. Then take this length three times and cut it off. Melt the cut edges with a lighter to get them nice and smooth.
Step 3: Making the central loop
Take the cut-off piece and knot the ends together to get a big loop. Put it around your wrist to see if it fits. It should not be rather loose because otherwise it won't fit later on. It's easy to shorten it, but you would have to untie the whole thing when it's too tight.
Step 4: Starting to knot
Now you can start knotting the bracelet. Take the big loop you made in the previous step and lay it down in front of you with the knot facing in your direction. Now take the rest of the paracord and loop it around the shorter bit. The ends of the long piece should be the same length. Make a overhand knot to keep the string in place.