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Question: paracord bracelets? :: Total Votes:53
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A: I always wear one 0  [0.00%]
B: I wear one when I'm outdoors 5  [9.43%]
C: I never wear one 41  [77.36%]
D: What's paracord? 7  [13.21%]
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No bracelet but keep a coil in my pack....

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We make generic para cord at my company. It is a very popular cord, we sell it in 50 ft hanks to the sporting good and hardware wholesale market. Any color or any color mix sells as fast as we make it. Our problem is we only have a few 32 carrier braiders, which it is made on. Capacity limits us and in the US there are no used braiders on the market(all have gone to Mex etc, many years ago) and only new ones(too expensive) made overseas are available. But I do have a hank in my pack on every outing.
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I wear one with certain outfits.  It's black and balances my accessories when I'm wearing a watch.

And you never know when you'll need to tie a ************ up.
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My google-fu is STRONG!

https://bisondesigns.com/node/504


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(RumiDude @ Nov. 14 2012, 12:07 pm)
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... a whistle is a good place to start--and that I'm working on getting everyone to transfer to a secure pocket.

I cannot emphasize enough, how important it is that children have a whistle at all times when in the backcountry.  I "forced" my boys to wear a whisle on a lanyard at all times, even in their sleeping bag.  I made them practice blowing a signal as well.  I could not live with myself if they had become lost going to the cathole or just exploring around.  With kids there is just too much  opportunity for them to get lost.  I carry a whistle all the time now as well.

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Don't like lanyards around the neck, for myself or especially for kids (seems like if it's a "breakaway" fastener, then they are most likely to lose it when needed, and if not, it's a hazard to people who climb everything in sight),  thus the pockets.  I'm especially dubious about wearing one in the sleeping bag.

Maybe I'll just drop a whistle (in a zip-lock) into the bag with the trowel.  That would take care of bathroom trips, even if people have changed out of hiking clothes and into something without secure pockets.


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https://bisondesigns.com/node/504

Check out stormdrane.blogspot.com.  Over near your neck of the woods too.  Buy 100' for $10 and make it yourself.  Use a chain sennet and it'll come apart in <10 seconds if you need it to.

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But this brings up an interesting side question, which may need its own thread, what good is gear if you get separated from it?  What if your pack or part of your gear gets dropped down a ravine, swept away in a river, or for whatever reason gets separated from you?

Excellent questions. I always carry a knife and a lighter in my pockets. Not the ideal survival kit, but it ought to bring me through most nights.

From the Ranger Handbook, Feb 2011:

"Survival Kits:
Level 1 Kit (carried on individual) should consist of at a minimum of a knife, some form of fire starter, such as lighter matches or flint striker, watch, signal mirror and some 550 cord.
Level 2 Kit (carried in FLC or rack) waterproof container, water purification tabs, 2ft sq. aluminum foil, fishing kit (line, hooks and weights) medical supplies, snare wire, signaling devices, compass and survival knife.
Level 3 Kit (carried in assault pack or ruck) water proof container with more of the materials"


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I wear one with certain outfits.  It's black and balances my accessories when I'm wearing a watch.

And you never know when you'll need to tie a ************ up.

*scribble*

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I'm thinking spindle could knit paracord clothing  :D

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I might wear one if I could find a 70s puka shell necklace to go with it.  And a coonskin cap on my head and a tomahawk strapped to my leg.

(oh, the visual...)
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I might wear one if I could find a 70s puka shell necklace to go with it.  And a coonskin cap on my head and a tomahawk strapped to my leg.

(oh, the visual...)

Are you trying to look like MississippiRob?

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I'm thinking spindle could knit paracord clothing  :D

I'm thinking you're right.  It's sort of string.  :D
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I wear one with certain outfits.  It's black and balances my accessories when I'm wearing a watch.

And you never know when you'll need to tie a ************ up.

*scribble*

If I'm hog tying you with paracord you'll be needing more than notes.
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I might wear one if I could find a 70s puka shell necklace to go with it.  And a coonskin cap on my head and a tomahawk strapped to my leg.

(oh, the visual...)

Are you trying to look like MississippiRob?

I'm trying to imagine him wearing puka shells.  And now I'm laughing and I can't get up!!!!!   :D  :D  :D
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I might wear one if I could find a 70s puka shell necklace to go with it.  And a coonskin cap on my head and a tomahawk strapped to my leg.

(oh, the visual...)

Are you trying to look like MississippiRob?

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Is that paracord lacing those boots, or gen-u-ine naugahyde?
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Is that paracord lacing those boots, or gen-u-ine naugahyde?

Those are paracord laces. The moccasins are hand made by MississippiRob. Talented dude.
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Oh! The poor Naugas.

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+1 on Stormdrane.
I make leases, dog collars, and a bunch of other stuff with paracord.


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I wear one with certain outfits.  It's black and balances my accessories when I'm wearing a watch.

And you never know when you'll need to tie a ************ up.

*scribble*

If I'm hog tying you with paracord you'll be needing more than notes.

Promise?  :;):

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They knew the risk when they answered the personal ad.

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