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Crafting with paracord for basic survival

Who needs shoe laces or boot laces when you have paracord! Discover the fun of
paracord, the general purpose utility cord used by military personnel and survival
enthusiasts to aid in an emergencies. Paracord has a variety of applications for
survival as the cordage is extremely strong. Now you can craft your own paracord
bracelets, paracord sandals,
paracord flip flops, and more.

Bookmark this page because we have all the supplies you'll need on this page, along
with an
easy tutorial on how to make a cobra braid from Paracord.

Paracord is specially braided sheath made of a durable, lightweight nylon kern-
mantle rope (the same material found in a parachute chord). It's strong enough to
saw! This general purpose utility cord used by military personnel and survival
enthusiasts will aid in an emergency in a variety of ways. The paracord material
provides the survivalist with possibilities, including a versatile tool for shelter
building, fire starting, rappelling, trapping for food, weaponry, medical emergencies
and other uses.

Rothco Paracord: The top selling paracord, Rothco is a certified US Government
contractor of paracord and the premier and preferred supplier of paracord for the
Happy Prepper. It's readily available on Amazon in a variety of colors.  Pictured at
the top of the page in green, Rothco's Type III 550 lb. Paracord is 100% nylon, 5/32"
in diameter and has a 7 strand core. Rothco is a certified U.S. Government
contractor. This paracord withstands 550-lbs. in strength.

Glow-in-the-dark Paracord. Glow-in-the-dark paracord is useful for flashlight
cordage, camping and more. After charging in the sunlight, this unusual paracord will
glow at night. Pair it with a glow in the dark compass.

Ready-Made Paracord bracelets: The craft of braiding the paracord into bracelets is
very addicting, but you can also purchase ready-made paracord bracelets. Clever
manufacturers pack useful tools into the bracelets. Above left is a paracord bracelet
made with a compass. There are a variety of survival bracelets made to include other
key items, such as flints or knives, and watches. Lower right is a standard paracord
bracelet that looks good and will help in survival situations.

Paracord Manuals: Learn how to make your own Paracord bracelets. You'll need
paracord, buckles, an instruction manual and some tools to weave into your
bracelet, keychain or watch.

Paracord Buckles: See the link upper right. To make paracord bracelet or watch,
you'll need a buckle and they are also available on Amazon in a variety of colors.

Paracord kits: The following paracord kits are U.S. Made and come complete with
paracord and buckles.

  • Rainbow paracord kit: Includes Burgundy, Colonial Blue, Electric Blue,
    Emerald Green, Imperial Red, International Orange, Kelly Green, Purple, Rose
    Pink and Yellow.

  • Neon paracord kit: Includes Acid Purple, Neon Green, Neon Orange, Neon
    Pink, Neon Turquoise and Neon Yellow.

  • Patriotic kit: Includes Blue Camo, Candy Cane, Colonial Blue, Electric Blue,
    Imperial Red, Patriotic, Patriotic Camo, Royal Mountain, Strawberry Fields and

  • Pretty in Pink paracord kit: This kit is perfect of October's Breast Cancer
    Awareness. The kit includes Cotton Candy, Neon Pink, Pink Camo, Rose Pink,
    Salmon and Sneaky Pink.

  • Fire Paracord Kit: Inspired by the popular Hunger Games series, my daughter
    created this one to include: Goldenrod, Imperial Red, Mustard Yellow, Neon
    Orange, Solar Orange and, of course, Fireball.

  • Scouting around paracord kit: We put together our most rugged camo colors
    to come up with a kit that is ideal for any scout troop. The kit includes ACU,
    Brown Camo Blend, Camo Pattern, Copperhead, Dark Forest Camo, Desert
    Foliage, Desert Foliage Dark, Fall Camo, Hidden Camo, Leopard, M Camo, Multi
    Camo, Multi Camo Dark and Woodland Camo.

  • Ninja Paracord kit: This kit includes 2 strands of Black, 2 strands of White,
    Harmony, and Urban Camo.

  • Patterns paracord kit: This is a colorful kit that includes Black Widow, Kelly
    Camo, Strawberry Fields, Grapevine, Royal Mountain, Creamsicle, Purple
    Camo, Dayglow, Tiger Tail and Stryper.

  • Citrus paracord kit: Inspired during the middle of a long, snowy winter, our
    thoughts turned to somewhere sunny. This kit includes Neon Green, Neon
    Yellow, Neon Orange, Dayglow, Explode, Gecko, Creamsicle, Dragonfly.

  • Whistle buckle: Get a high-pitched whistle buckle for your paracord projects.
    Pictured immediate right, this buckle can be used for collars, belts, harnesses,
    backpacks, etc. Side release buckles are the best choice of webbing buckles
    because of easy one-handed release and no accidental release. The smooth
    design of the plastic side release buckles disguise its strength and durability.

Happy Endings...
The great thing about knowing how to paracord is that you'll find yourself gifting
belts, dog leashes, and survival bracelets to friends, family, neighbors, and teachers.
They're sure to be impressed with your talents. Show off your skill! Teach the kids.
Volunteer for a scout meeting or craft day at school. You'll be happy you shared the
joy with others.

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