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.
- Adventures in Paracord. Heavy on pictures, Adventures in Paracord
pictured left, will guide you through the basics of paracord weaving and
its uses every step of the way.
- Paracord Fusion Ties. For the advanced paracord enthusiast, you'll learn
35 different paracord fusion ties. Discove beautiful and useful fusion
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
- 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.
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