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  1. mike mcdaniel
    January 3, 2013

    I served 26 yrs in the military & 4 yrs with the sheriffs dept. search and rescue. the usefulness of paracord is like the same as duct tape a 101 uses. thanks for your article it was great.

  2. Anne Bacher
    January 5, 2013

    Where do you buy things like the side-release buckle?

  3. Battlefield EXPOZD
    January 5, 2013

    How cool is that! My son had a problem with his watchband so I showed this to him and he is excited. LOL…now we have to find the roll of paracord we have around here.

  4. Kim
    January 5, 2013

    What is the size of the side release buckle for an average project like this? Thanks

  5. Steve
    January 5, 2013

    Kim for men 5/8 inch buckle they sell on amazon

  6. cmonty
    January 5, 2013

    Why not make a longer one like the watch strap design..say for a shoulder strap, you cold add a metal or plastic clip to attach it to any d-ring. That would give you some extra length for larger needs.

  7. Tracy
    January 5, 2013

    Thanks for the info love you site!

  8. warren
    January 5, 2013

    this cord wrapping seems like a very time consuming project to me. Why not just coil the cord and put it in a plastic bag, then in your pocket. And I find 10 ft of cord to be mostly useless. I put 50 ft in my plastic bag, a few water proof matches, and a couple of heat tabs, and I feel I am better prepared than just 10 ft wrapped around mt wrist.

  9. coastiekevink
    January 5, 2013

    nice article! lots of great videos on youtube about this subject. not having paracord in you kit (first aid, bug out bag, etc) is like having a gun with no ammo!

  10. Brian
    January 5, 2013


    These are the real McCoy, made by a vet. The smaller cord (100LB) is better as you get more footage, about 12 -15 feet.

  11. Bren
    January 5, 2013

    How can you make a belt?

    • The Ready Store
      January 6, 2013

      @Bren, stay tuned!

  12. Bill
    January 7, 2013

    I think it would be easier to see if you used a color than black paracord.

  13. Brenda
    January 8, 2013

    where do you buy paracord

  14. mason
    January 16, 2013

    Just made a dog collar using this method… Now my dog carries 35ft of cord as well!

  15. scott
    January 16, 2013

    what if i want to use 2 different colors?

  16. Ruth
    February 25, 2013

    The hooks are available at most fabric stores military surplus stores and even a the dollar store sometimes.

  17. Venessa Laforce
    February 27, 2013

    That is a very good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere. Simple but very accurate information… Thanks for sharing this one. A must read article!

  18. Jessica
    March 24, 2013

    I just made a dog collar out of 550 cord for an English mastif and now starting on a halter for my horse. it
    s not as time consuming as most people think.

  19. Sandy Brunk
    April 2, 2013

    I make rhythm beads for horses, basically it is a necklace for a horse. I came up with an idea the other day and thought you might be able to help me. The average size of a rhythm bead is 54″. How would I figure the paracord to make it into a rhythm bead?

  20. Markwell
    April 17, 2013

    I like the way you present this! Simple and effective!

  21. NaStephenme
    June 26, 2013

    Not sure what people are talking about it taking long time, takes 10 min to make one.

  22. Adrienne Oliver
    July 2, 2013

    I can get a bracelet done in about 10 minutes. That’s from buckle to burning. To make a two toned bracelet you have to fuse two colors together.

  23. STEVEN H.
    July 10, 2013


  24. Place
    July 29, 2013

    Tremendous things here. I am very happy to peer your post. Thank you so much and I’m having a look forward to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

  25. survivorguy
    August 3, 2013

    I have seen a few posted questions about where to get supplies. Paracord there are a lot of places out there and you really should go with what you like. for all of my accessories i.e. side release buckles, whistle buckles, steel adjustable shackles, key rings etc. I have been buying them from a place called AvoidingMyWife.com. There isn’t a lot on the site but the prices are pretty fair and the guy that runs it is a military veteran. He’s always treated me right.

  26. jeff
    August 15, 2013

    I don’t see where you attached it to the watch.

  27. Jacquie
    November 22, 2013

    Just finished my first paracord bracelet. I used an old hemostat to tuck in the loose ends back through the finished bracelet. I found a good supply of paracord at “D & B Supply” and “The Outdoorsman” in Ontario, OR. Kinda fun!

  28. Northwoods Cheryl
    January 13, 2014

    ALWAYS buy American made paracord. It has 7 strands of fiber inside. The cheap knock-offs have 5. HUGE difference is strength and quality. I have made all kinds of things.. reins for horse bridles and the bridles themselves, dog collars, gun slings, belts, etc. Very useful.

  29. Castiron
    January 13, 2014

    If it has 7 strands inside it is 550cord used in emergency parachutes. The OD with a black stripe is 375 cord used in the Military Troop Parachute. Both are made in the US. The numbers stand for pounds of strength.

  30. Marlene Castagna
    May 16, 2014

    Hi could you make
    two braclets That I love an want to give as a gift

    One is pink mixed with black an has two hearts on it an I love you. Other one has I heart my policeman an handcuffs on it. Please let me know if you can do that for me. Or were can I order them from thanks. Marlene

  31. John
    June 1, 2014

    I find Paracord at the flea market or a hobby shop. You can also find it at gun or knife shows. I use this design on key rings, some of my hand tools and once you master it you can tie and untie for other things. A pocket can only carry so much, So having a wrist band of 10f of paracord is as handy as a pocket on a shirt. ;)

  32. RetiredTeacher
    July 14, 2014

    You can buy all needed supplied at Wal-mart. They also often have kits–look in the craft aisle. For military strength paracord, look in the hardware section–maybe with the marine supplies or automotive. I teach a outdoor survival class in our middle school summer school and teach how to make these bracelets there. We also make keychains and lanyards, if time.

  33. Lisa
    August 21, 2014

    Thanks for the clear instructions….we actually made these with a 5, 9 and 10 year old. Such a fun activity for them to do.

  34. Jeremy
    September 23, 2014

    this website stinks

  35. Paularae
    September 30, 2014

    You mentioned you use 50 ft in your bracelets. How do you add another 40 ft if you want it in a braclet form?

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