My Summer Camp Paracord Bracelet

My Summer Camp Paracord Bracelet

We've found so many patterns you can use to make a Paracord Bracelet such as; The Cobra, King Cobra, Sidewinder, Caged Solomon, Herringbone Cobra, Viper, Rattler, Curling Milliped, Mamba, Fishtail, Solomon Lark's Head, Coin Knot , Cat Claw and Boa to name a few.

The Cobra Bracelet pattern is the first pattern I learned. It's not too difficult but you can get the hang of it pretty quick. In fact, my mom brought a bunch of Paracord to my 3rd year of Girls Camp and we got to teach all the girls at camp how to make the Cobra Bracelet. Most of us used the 550 paracord. We even had the option of weaving in a bead or charm to make it more "girl" for those who thought it was too simple. Some of the girls already knew of it as the "Survival Bracelet", so we taught why it could be used for survival in some situations.

Things you can use your Paracord Bracelet for, you would have to unwind your bracelet but at least it came in handy when you needed it. For example, you could use it to: tie up gear, make a shelter, start a fire, make a splint for a broken limb, string a strand between two trees for a clothes line, hang food in a tree, or use as a tourniquet. The 7-strand inner core can be removed and used for fishing line, sutures, stitching fabric, snares or tripwires.

Paracord is durable and each size of Paracord has a certain weight it can hold. From the thinnest Paracord to thickest in size you have Nano: .75mm that can hold 36lbs, Micro: 1.18mm can hold 80-90, Type 1: can hold 95 lbs, 275: 2.38mm can hold 275lbs, 325: 3mm can hold 325lbs, 425: 3mm can hold 425lbs, 550: can hold 550lbs, 650: 5mm can hold 300lbs, 750: 4.75mm can hold 750lbs and last but not least Battle-Cord: 5.6mm can hold 2,650lbs. These are break or tensile strengths. The working load is about 10 to 15% of the break strength.
There are so many ways you can use a Paracord bracelet. Click this link on how to make a paracord bracelet.

Note. Paracord is not a life line.

Para Cord

Para Cord

Para Cord is the mis spelled word paracord. Paracord is the shortened word for parachute cord.
You hear people talk about paracord, parachute cord, mil spec cord and 550 cord (there are more names than that). The first timer into paracord might not realize they're mostly talking about the same thing.
How would someone know how to spell paracord in a search for the first time? Is it para cord, para-cord or paracord? In a search for para cord the correct spelling comes up quickly. However, para cord spelled wrong is so often searched advertisers use it as a key search term. Within the first few lines or listings of a google search for para cord that name will quickly give way to paracord and parachute cord. It further gives way to just paracord because that is the popular name today.
Another popular name for parachute cord is 550 cord. Parachute cord has a 550 pound break strength. The name 550 Cord comes from the strength of the cord and paracord was the easier version to say. These two names became the most popular nick names for parachute cord.
Parachute cord is exactly what it sounds like. It was the suspension lines for parachutes during World War II. The military contracts its manufacture to very tight specifications. That's why it's also called mil spec cord or mil spec paracord. It is still used for parachute suspension lines but it also became the everyday use cord in the military. After World War II paracord was found in military surplus stores. Everybody liked it. Manufactures started making a very similar version called type III commercial cord with the same strength, very similar characteristics, and lots of colors and patterns.
Paracord is one of the most popular cords or ropes on the market today. It is extremely popular in the USA and is making a strong showing in foreign markets as well. It is used for all kinds of daily tasks from repairing or securing something to arts and crafts.

Breakaway Clasps For Paracord

Some buckles are very strong. A few years ago my son snagged his hydration pack while jumping out of a ski lift chair. The pack used a buckle that held his weight. He jumped when the chair was near the bottom and, as the lift kept going, he was carried into the air, hanging from a nylon strap and plastic buckle.

Is it good or bad to have a buckle that strong? If the buckle had popped early on, he wouldn't have needed to be rescued. Had it popped after he was pulled into the air, he would have had a nasty fall.

I suppose the answer varies from project to project. If you are weaving a collar for a big dog, you want a strong buckle that will hold against the dog's strength.

Sometimes you want something strong enough to hold during "normal" conditions, but that will pop if you put much force or weight against it. Breakaway clasps and buckles are ideal in those situations.

Paracord Galaxy is located in the desert Southwest and many people here enjoy canyoneering. We often use paracord straps and weaves to secure gear. If you are rappelling down a cliff, you sometimes need to reach behind your back, grab a tool and pull it free. You want to know the gear will be there and you want it to pop free with one jerk from one hand.

We sell all kinds of buckles and connectors, suitable for almost any kind of application: