A Parachute Cord Bracelet contains between 10 and 25 feet of parachute cord or paracord. Parachute cord was made during World War 2, and is now popular in both the military and civilian world. Parachute cord bracelets can be made with a variety of weaves or braids. You can buy a Custom Paracord Bracelet, or learn how to make a Paracord Bracelet. Here are some of the more popular braids, Cobra, King Cobra, Boa, Mamba, Viper, Fishtail, and Sidewinder. You can also pick from a variety of buckles, plastic side release, shackles, or metal adjustable.
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Step 1: Parachute Cord Bracelet - History
Parachute Cord was made during World War 2 in Parachutes, and because of its narrow diameter and high breaking strength. It soon became the ultimate all purpose use rope. With a breaking strength of over 550 pounds it can be used for almost any project. Parachute cord is now popular not only in all branches of the military, but also in the civilian world with hunters, campers, survivalist, and any outdoor enthusiasts.
Step 2: Parachute Cord Bracelet - Uses
Parachute Cord Bracelets have many uses including tying down a truck load, making a hammock, tying sticks together to make a shelter, making traps, hanging your food out of reach of animals, or evening repelling with it. A Parachute cord bracelet can be worn on your wrist, it's light enough you will even forget it's there, and can contain up to 25 feet of parachute cord. When your ever in the need of rope, simply take it off your wrist, and unbraid it.
Step 3: Parachute Cord Bracelet - Types
Parachute cord bracelet can be made with different sizes of parachute cord. 550 parachute cord is the most popular, but you can also get 750, 450, 275, mini, and mirco parachute cord. The numbers indicate the breaking strength of the paracord. Parachute cord contain a nylon sleeve with 2 to 11 inner strands. Being made of nylon it won't rot or mold, and is very light for it's breaking strength.
Step 4: Parachute Cord Bracelets
You can now buy Custom Paracord Bracelets, pick from over a hundred colors of paracord, along with a variety of parachute cord buckles. Or buy your own Paracord Bracelet kit, and learn how to make a Paracord bracelet, Paracord Belt, Keychain or other paracord projects. Learn the different Paracord Weaves and Braids, learn how to add a Flatline or Tracer to your Parachute core bracelet.