A paracord survival bracelet is a versatile tool that can come in handy for a number of emergency situations. Whether you are a survivalist, frequent hunter, outdoors person or just value the need to be prepared at all times, paracord bracelets are a great tool to have on at all times. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make the Cobra Survival Bracelet. When made correctly, this Cobra weave will quickly deploy to about 10 feet of paracord!
Once you cut your paracord to the desired length (about 10 feet), seal the end using your lighter. You don’t want to be working with a frayed end. Now, measure your wrist size by taking one end of the paracord and wrap it around your wrist. Lay that section next to your measuring tape to see how many inches long your bracelet will be.
Let’s first attach the male buckle to the paracord. To do this, fold your piece of paracord in half and pull the ends through the bottom slot of the buckle.
Then pull the ends through the loop created by your paracord. Pull them all the way through until the paracord is secured around the buckle.
Pull the ends through the buckle.
Loop the ends of the paracord back through the loop.
Pull tight to secure around the buckle.
Now let’s attach the other end of the buckle. Pull the paracord through the slot on the buckle. Using your measuring tape, slide the buckle along the paracord until you reach you desired bracelet length.
For this example, the bracelet is 6.5 inches. Be sure to include the center of the male end of the buckle up to the end of the female buckle in your measurements. (See picture below)
Pull on the second buckle to the length you measured for your wrist.
You will start your bracelet from the buckle you just threaded.
Now we are ready to make our bracelet!
Pull the left strand under the center pieces and over the right strand.
Pull the right strand over the center pieces.
Pull the right strand over then under and through the left strand.
Pull each strand outward to tighten your first knot.
You made your first knot! Now let’s do the same thing, but start with the right strand.
Take the right strand and pull it under the center pieces and over the left strand.
Pull the left piece over the center pieces.
Take the left piece over the right piece then under and pull through the loop.
Pull in opposite directions to tighten.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you get to the bottom buckle. Then follow the instructions below to complete your bracelet.
Continue until you reach the bottom buckle.
Pull the ends through the second slot in the buckle.
Lift up the last braid so it forms a small loop.
Pull the ends through the loop made by the braid.
Using your scissors and lighter, cut and burn the ends.
Cut the ends.
Burn to seal the ends.
When in a survival situation, you may need every second to survive. So if you are in an emergency situation where your paracord bracelet will come in handy, you’ll want to be able to quickly deploy your bracelet.
Follow the steps below to find out how to quickly unravel your bracelet:
Hold the bracelet using your thumb to pull back the buckle- exposing the finished ends..
Use your free hand to pull the loop over the finished ends.
Now your ends are free and you can quickly unravel your bracelet!
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