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« on: November 21, 2011 12:49:06 AM »

First a little backstory.....
While browsing a video game related online store, I found these very nice looking bracelets, after some research and realizing the practicality of such an item, I needed one but without paying 20 bucks for something I could do for 5 and my spare time. After browsing a great deal of websites and 4 days of attempting a Cobra Weave, I finally got it figured out. (yeah, I'm terrible at following directions so it took me a while.) I must say that I am thrilled with the outcome and for sure will be doing a great deal more paracord work...next up, a full belt.




Also in this research of how to make this, I generally learned a lot about survival techniques, survivalist culture and the DIY involved. (can I  get a "YAY!!!" for manly feeling crafts?)

Thanks for taking a look.
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011 03:46:21 AM »

It does look awesome and I applaud your... um... manliness?
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011 05:13:46 AM »

It's great, a great idea, and yes, I applaud your survivalist spirit...  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011 05:29:50 AM »

Thank you both.

My biggest thing with ever craft I have gotten into has always been "well, what is the practicallity? What else is this good for other then decoration for my house or for a loved one?"
most the time I just shrug... In my current research I'm finding a lot more stuff that makes a lot more sense. Always helps to know how to truly survive a zombie attack..or I've just been playing too many post-apocalyptic games recently.
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011 06:18:39 AM »

You can never play too many post apocalyptic survival games. Goomba, would you mind sharing your most helpful links from when you were researching how to do this?
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011 06:30:43 AM »

I sure can.

http://www.itstactical.com/skillcom/knots/never-leave-the-house-again-without-paracord/


and while mine does not have a side release buckle (can't seem to find any local) this one is set up super nice

http://stormdranespbtutorial.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011 11:20:26 AM »

Well done! I tried it before, but gave up... I can't seem to follow instructions.. not even a youtube movie!

Here is another website with lots of knots and survival tips/ techniques, and so on:

http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-outside/channel-knots/
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011 11:30:09 AM »

I'm going to steal your belt idea.  I made a survival bracelet and actually had to take it part to use on a camping trip this summer.  My life didn't depend on it, but it was handy none the less.  It could have been a little longer though so I love the idea of making a belt.
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011 03:28:47 PM »

I'm going to steal your belt idea.  I made a survival bracelet and actually had to take it part to use on a camping trip this summer.  My life didn't depend on it, but it was handy none the less.  It could have been a little longer though so I love the idea of making a belt.

yeah, the over all practicality of a bracelet is not nearly as good. For a belt, I actually recommend not doing the belt of all cord but actually wrapping another belt with. there for you have like 100-200 feet of cord but yet still have a belt which can either hold your pants up or may also be handy in saving your life.
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011 03:32:45 PM »

Actually, you can get a lot of yardage into the bracelets if you really scootch up the knots tightly.There is still a lot of slack between your knots yet.  We make these at work.
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