Thursday, November 12, 2009

Paracord bracelet


Post four of today, and probably the last one!! (but no promises)

Have you ever been in a tricky situation, where you think, "hmmm what I need to get me out of this is about 3 metres of strong cord"?

no?

oh well you are obviously not a 10 year old boy then!!

As soon as I saw these bracelets on Calvin's blog I immediatly knew I would have to make one for my eldest son. The idea is that in an emergency situation (such as the finding the perfect tree from which to hang a rope swing) you can unravel the bracelet and use the parachute cord.

I immediatly got onto ebay and ordered 100ft of desert camo parachute cord, and 10 10mm curved buckles.

I got the instructions from here
I ordered my cord from here
and my buckles from here

I thoroughly recommend these sellers. They both provided excellent service.

I liked these bracelets so much that the one shown is actually one I made for myself. so next time I am in that survival situation, I'll be just fine!!

12 comments:

  1. well, this is a new one me lol interesting though!

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  2. Ooh, I *heart* this bracelet!! I definitely need one myself - for all those survival situations I regularly get myself into rather than fashion purposes, naturally! ;-)

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  3. Wow, never seen these before but lovin' yours Joanne!
    x

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  4. Blimey, you have been busy hun, loving all your latest creations x

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  5. i think these are brilliant - gonna have to have a go!

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  6. We happen to have this same leftover cord laying around. I'm so happy to have a use for it!

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  7. very cool! who would have thought that it came from a piece of string!

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  8. What a cool fun.. and well practical project.. top notch!
    hugs minxy

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  9. I saw this on Calvin's blog too but couldn't get the links to work. Was it difficult to make? I fancy having a go for my grandchildren

    The word verification I have to type in is 'uncoping' LOL - obviously it needs one of these parachute cord bracelets!

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  10. for all those survival situations I regularly get myself into rather than fashion Work from home India

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  11. Wow Joanne that looks great! I love that desert camo colour, a nice natural colour that a boy of girl could wear, in fact my girls love this colour above all of them.

    Calv.

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!