Be Prepared: Paracord Bracelets

Hey everyone! Sorry it has been so long since I have posted. If you are anything like me, politics and policy are filling most of your thoughts. Creativity and time?  Well, they are elusive these days. I cannot help but want to make practical things to prepare for the worst (whatever that may be, to whatever degree). This is one of those projects I have always wanted to make, and has intimidated me to some extent. Knots have never been my forte. They require a lot of concentration on my part.  If I ever had a need for several feet of rope, conveniently located on my wrist, this would be it.  I decided to give it a go. In steps… paracord bracelets.

Be Prepared: Paracord Bracelets

I found a wonderful tutorial over on Instructables. And on the very first try, I managed to make one! These clips were already in my stash. The next ones I make will have side release buckles (as recommended).

Be Prepared: Paracord Bracelets

The knot used for this bracelet is called the “cobra stitch“. Once you get the hang of it, knotting becomes second nature.

Be Prepared: Paracord Bracelets

I did a few sizes for each of us. I still need to make one for Jim. My 8 inch wrist took 8 feet of paracord to make mine.

Be Prepared: Paracord Bracelets

It feels good to get my hands busy again. There are a few things I want to learn in steps to becomming more self- reliant in this tumultuous climate here in the US. This was a small one.

Be Prepared: Paracord Bracelets

Power to the creative!