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6 Awesome DIY Paracord Bracelets

Originally used in the suspension lines of parachutes in WWII, 550 parachute cord, is more commonly known as paracord.  Paracord is used in a boatload of everyday carry situations.  Often carried in the form of “survival bracelets”, several feet of paracord is woven into compact bracelets which can be unraveled for use in the field.

Rather than buy a paracord bracelet, it is easy and fun to make your own.  Survival Life shares six completely different bracelets with unique and interesting patterns that you can create yourself.  Some of the designs are really cool.  But they also vary by the amount of paracord used, and therefore will be available out in the field when you need it.

Some are easy for beginners and others may take some trial and error before you get it perfected.  Knowing how to tie a paracord survival bracelet is a great skill to have, and knowing how to tie several different styles is even better.


1. Easy Paracord Survival Bracelet

This bracelet is a great one to start out with if you’ve never made a bracelet before.


2. Sawtooth Paracord Survival Bracelet

This compact weave gives you a surprising amount of paracord when you deploy.


3. Thin Soloman Bar Paracord Survival Bracelet

This is a great bracelet for those who don’t need a lot of paracord on and and want a thinner bracelet.


4. Slithering Snake Paracord Survival Bracelet

This is another relatively thin bracelet for those who don’t want the bulk.


5. Extra Wide Paracord Survival Bracelet

This “dragon’s tongue” weave is extra thick, meaning that you have extra paracord on hand for emergencies.


6. Ladder Rack Knot Paracord Survival Bracelet

This weave gives you more paracord than the average weave, but not so much that it’s big and bulky on your wrist.

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