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  • I made this instructable to show you how to make one of my favorite types of survival bracelets, the hex nut paracord survival bracelet. It is a very simple bracelet that looks awesome when it is done. Remember, if you like it, be sure to vote for it in the paracord contest! Let's get started!

Step 1: Materials

You will need:

two 7.5 foot lengths of paracord(flatten one end of both cords, or both ends of a 15 foot length of cord if you want a one colored bracelet.)

5/16 hex nuts( be sure you have plenty of them!)

a paracord buckle(I used 5/8)

a pair of scissors, and a lighter.

Step 2: Getting Started

    To start, hold the unflattened ends of both pieces of cord side by side.

    Heat them up with a lighter until they are both liquid. Stick the two ends together until they have cooled off and solidified again.

  • Run the two flattened ends through the top side of one side of the buckle. Run the two ends back through the loop that was created and tighten. Run the two cord ends up through the bottom side of the other side of the buckle.
  • Now it's time to measure your wrist!

Step 3: Starting the Weave

To start the weave you are just going to want to do the basic cobra weave. Double check your measurement here, because you can't after this. Then, spread the two center strands apart, grab the two working ends, and pull them back through the two center strands.

Step 4: Adding the Nuts

To add the hex nuts, just get a hex nut and go out to the ends of the working cords. Try to slide the nut onto the two cords, but if you can't, just turn the nut clockwise, and it should thread itself on. This part is kind of tricky and hard to explain, but the pictures should help. After you get the nut up to the spot that you need it, run the two working ends through the loops on either side of the center strands. The left working end goes through the left loop, and the right one goes through the right loop. Tighten. Then, to secure the nut in the bracelet, loop the working ends around the center strand that is closest to it and then, run the cord back through itself. Tighten. Repeat steps three and four until you get to the end of the bracelet, but DO NOT do the cobra weave from step three!

Step 5: Finishing Up

After you get down to where you can't fit another nut in the bracelet, you will need to do a normal cobra knot until you run out of room. After that, all you have to do is cut the leftover cord off, and burn the ends. Then, you should be done! If you had any trouble, and need a video,click Here.

Any chance you know about how much cord to use per inch of the finished product? I'm wanting to make this but as 15" grab bars for my jeep.
Thanks Fenwaydog, that really is a good idea
<p>was just wondering what you use the nuts for is a survival situation or are they just there to give the cool look?</p>
<p>They are just for cool look, but let me know if you think of anything they could be used for in a survival situation.</p>
<p>you could put all the nuts together in a knot and use it as a monkyes fist to kill small game. or use them as counterweghts in a trap it w ont be a good one but hey. jsut a few ideas. </p>
<p>Nice adding the shells :)</p>

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