Survival Wallet/Paracord Wallet

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This is how to make a survival wallet out of paracord
 
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Step 1: Materials

For this you will need:

550 Paracord at least 25 feet-any color
knife or other cutting tool
tape
lighter
notebook
ruler
pencil or pen


Step 2: Start Planning

now you will need a piece of paper or a notebook
now take a ruler and put the paper horizontal (like a hot dog)and now make a line that is goes all the way up the paper about 3-4 inches from one side
than measure 8-9 inches from that line you just made to the other side of the paper. now make a line there going all the way up the paper


( sorry about my paper. i didn't do that exactly and i paid the price- it isn't all even)

Step 3: Starting the Wallet

now tape down one end of the cord to the paper on one of the lines you made
than pull it to the other line and tape it down there
than go back and tape it down.
than repeat and repeat and repeat untill you get about 35-40( i would say about 40-i only did 31 and it is really short)
after done with that cut the paracord and melt it down

Step 4: Makeing the Form Stay

now take the the 35-40 strands on the paper and put tape up and down it untill you get close the the taped ends than tape the tape off the ends slowly and carefully to not mess it up. than put more tape close to the ends when done with that than do that to the other side

Step 5: Finishing Up

now fold it in half with the tape on the outside.
now tape down the 2 side edges together leaving the top open.
really tape up the edges

now you are done.

it isn't the best wallet and it didn't turn out the way i thought it would







Step 6: How to Use in a Emergency

just flip it inside out and the paracord falls right out and you have about 20-30 feet of cord.

acually i did this thinking the paracord would stay stuck to the tape and make a cool looking wallet



i am thinking about making a better one that is woven or something like that

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    Benelli9412

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Would use duct tape on the outside so i have duct tape in an emergency compared to flimsy tape.

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    maybe u can try the gerber quick draw. I've seen it. it's only a little bit shorter, and has a rounder handle, but its supposed to draw realy damn quick.i saw it, but chose the paraframe instead just because it felt better in my hand. the quick draw handle isn't contoured. also, i don't think that the paraframe handle will do anything at all to protect the blade- i left it in my jean pocket, and found it covered in lint. that is horrible for knives blades.