Introduction: SURVIVAL Wristband (Adjustable)
In a survival situation you need to be able to fend for yourself. Everything has a use, even garbage could mean the difference between life and death. Paracord was originally used by the military in parachute chords. The "survival bracelets" created by soldiers were an easy way to carry the very strong and useful cord to have it always available. The cord itself can be used for many different things, if you need to you can unravel your bracelet and use it to:
- Make a basic shelter
- Tie up gear
- Use the inner core for fishing lines
- Use inner strands to mend fabric
- Make a splint for a broken arm
- Hang meat for drying
- Make snare traps
- Use as a tourniquet
And much more. In short, a survival wristband could save your life. On this wristband I have also included a whistle with compass and thermometer built in, to make it even more useful.
All you will need:
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Step 1: Start
- Cut off a length of paracord an arm-span long (one hand to the other.)
- Fold it in half.
- Select a four inch loop that will be the bulky central knot.
- At the mouth of the loop recreate the simple knot above.
- Then loop the left side under the loop and over the right side.
Step 2: Middle
- Now just repeat the same "under, over" knot, alternating which arm performs the action each time.
- Cary on until you reach the end of the 4 inch loop.
Step 3: Finishing Off
- Now tuck the remaining string through the end of the loop, as shown above.
- loop the cords back around and thread them through the loops at the opposite end of the knot.
- Finally thread the whistle onto one of the knots and tie off both ends together or apart depending on what you like.
- It's a good idea to melt the ends of the paracord with a lighter to avoid fraying.
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