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Making Bracelets, Keychains, and other accessories for survival and fashion out of 550 PARACORD.

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I’m the guy who always has a pocketknife, a lighter, and several other bits of survival equipment on me or in my car, at all times. I saw my first cobra-style survival bracelet in the margin ads of Facebook. Loved the idea. It offered me one more thing I could have on me always to help out in a pinch. I went to order a $29.95 bracelet and read the fine print and realized it would only fit up to size 8 1/2. I was confused 8 1/2 what? Inches? Circumference or diameter, like hats? So off I went to I find a sewing tape and measure my wrist.

I’m a big guy, at 6′ and 300 lbs, I’ll be the first to admit that I am overweight, sporting a bit of a beer belly, but most of it is pretty well hidden under 56″ shoulders. I wasn’t surprised to find my wrist was 9-1/2” tight, or 10″ with comfortable slack. WOW! GLAD I CHECKED! But that left me disappointed.

So I Googled ParaCord, and voila! D-I-Y Bracelet kits ! Well like potato chips – no one wants just one, so after some more research, a couple kindle books and a bulk cord order, I was pretty confident I could make a dozen of these things. Pretty soon my friends were begging me for them and i haven’t looked back.

That landed me here, with over 50 different colors and patterns, rubbermaid boxes of buckles, and a product I could make better than what you find in catalogs – for less. Compare my bracelets to any one from E-Bay, or other retailers and you will notice the difference. I use only 550-lb mil-spec cord, not 300 or 450 lb. cord American made 5/8 in contoured buckles that are curved to fit a round wrist, and I tuck the finished ends inside for comfort and to prevent unintentional unraveling.

These really last – Machine washable, just clip together around a belt loop

 

I am working hard to make bracelets available as easily as possible, until I can get a trustworthy e-commerce site operational, please feel free to contact me via Facebook or E-mail about making and shipping custom orders.

I want everyone to be satisfied with the fit and colors of their 42Solutions merchandise.  I can and will work with you to get and accurate measurement and email you actual photos and color information to ensure you get exactly what you would like.

 

AZ42@42Survival.com

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR WRIST
Best way is using a flexible sewing tape measure, but if one is not handy, wrap a string or strip of paper around your wrist going over t
he protruding bone (ulnar hip) on the outside of your wrist.  Mark the string/strip and then measure it with a ruler or tape measure.
For comfort I make bracelets I make bracelets ONE INCH LARGER than that measurement.
ONE INCH LARGER than that measurement

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