How To Make Paracord Survival Bracelets | DIY Survival Prepping
Paracord survival bracelets are a great tool inside your survival kit. Learn 17 different paracord bracelet patterns you can make here!
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Paracord Survival Bracelets to Wear Around Your Wrist
Survival Bracelet DIY
Paracord bracelets help tremendously in emergency situations. That’s why it’s important to carry one when you go hiking or just in general.
You may want to know where to buy paracord bracelets in stores, but you can actually make one yourself. You just have to follow a paracord bracelet tutorial, and you’ll be wearing it around your wrist in no time.
Before you get started, you may want to have a paracord bracelet kit with you containing all the materials you’ll be needing, such as a paracord spool and a paracord buckle.
Check out these paracord bracelet patterns below to make your own ultimate survival bracelet.
1. Fishtail Paracord Survival Bracelet
This simple bracelet is fairly easy to make and can be a good training ground for beginners. It deploys quickly and is lightweight as well.
It is also named as it is because it looks like the tail of the fish once done.
2. Law Enforcement Style Paracord Survival Bracelet
The law enforcement style bracelet is made for optimum utility and ruggedness. It’s called that because this style is usually used by law enforcement officers with two blue stripes and one center stripe in black.
This is one of the basic styles that is great for beginners to start with.
3. Blaze Bar Quick Deploy Paracord Survival Bracelet
Aside from looking rugged and manly, this weave is specially designed for fast deployment in the event of an emergency.
- 13 ft of 550 paracord (makes 8.5″ bracelet)
- 1/2 in side release buckle scissors
- Lighter or matches
- Step 1: To get started, attach your paracord to one side of your buckle. Fold your piece in half and thread it through the buckle. Then pull the ends through the loop you made and pull tight.
Step 2: Attach the other buckle and size it to your wrist by threading the loose ends through the second buckle piece.
Next, pull the buckle up along the cord until you are at your desired bracelet length. Then loop the ends back up towards the first buckle.
Step 3: Start weaving your bracelet. Hold the ends so the left free strand is on the left side of the buckle and the right strand is on the right side.
Then take the left strand around the front and loop it around all the pieces of paracord. You can then pull it back to the left side.
Step 4: Starting with the left piece, thread it over the left core section. Take it under the right core section, then over the right free strand.
Now, take the right free strand. Keeping it under the left free strand – pull it over the right core section.
Underneath the left core section and up through the loop created by your left strand. Pull to tighten.
Step 5: Now, start the second section with the free strand on the right. For the rest of the instructions from DIY Projects on how to make a paracord bracelet, click here!
4. Super Strong Paracord Survival Bracelet
This weave will stand up to just about anything with its boosted durability.
5. Ladder Rack Knot Paracord Survival Bracelet
This weave gives you more paracord than the average weave but not so much that it’s big and bulky on your wrist.
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6. Cobra Paracord Survival Bracelet
This bracelet is nice and rugged, giving you a good amount of paracord and strength with this weave.
- 10 feet of paracord
- Side release buckle
- Tape Measure
Step 1: Once you cut your paracord to the desired length (about 10 feet), seal the end using your lighter. You don’t want to be working with a frayed end.
Now, measure your wrist size by taking one end of the paracord and wrap it around your wrist. Lay that section next to your measuring tape to see how many inches long your bracelet will be.
- Pull the ends through the buckle.
- Loop the ends of the paracord back through the loop.
- Pull tight to secure around the buckle.
Step 3: Now let’s attach the other end of the buckle. Pull the paracord through the slot on the buckle.
Using your measuring tape, slide the buckle along the paracord until you reach your desired bracelet length.
For this example, the bracelet is 6.5 inches. Be sure to include the center of the male end of the buckle up to the end of the female buckle in your measurements.
- Pull on the second buckle to the length you measured for your wrist.
- You will start your bracelet from the buckle you just threaded.
Step 4: Now we are ready to make our bracelet!
- First, pull the left strand under the center pieces and over the right strand.
- Then, pull the right strand over the center pieces.
- Next, pull the right strand over then under and through the left strand.
- After that, pull each strand outward to tighten your first knot.
Step 5: You made your first knot! Now let’s do the same thing, but start with the right strand.
- Take the right strand and pull it under the center pieces and over the left strand. For the rest of the instructions from DIY Projects on how to make a paracord bracelet, click here.
7. Extra Wide Paracord Survival Bracelet
This “dragon’s tongue” weave is extra thick, meaning you have extra paracord on hand for emergencies.
8. Jagged Ladder Paracord Survival Bracelet
This is a compact weave that is sturdy but not bulky.
9. Tire Tread Paracord Survival Bracelet
This is one of the paracord survival bracelets woven for easy deployment.
- Two 9ft pieces of paracord
- Side release buckle
- Tape Measure
Step 1: For this tutorial, we are going to start with the green paracord. First, fold the green paracord in half to find the center. Take that loop and feed it through the slot on the female side of the buckle.
Step 2: Let’s go ahead and do the same thing with the black paracord to attach it to the male side of the buckle.
Take the black strand of paracord and attach it the same way to the other end of the buckle. Pull it snug around the buckle.
Step 3: Now let’s prep our black paracord to attach it to the green paracord by making some bunny ear loops.
- First, you’ll want to measure the length of your bracelet using your measuring tape. Keep in mind that you want to include half of the buckle in this measurement. For this tutorial, we are making a 7-inch bracelet.
- Using your finger to keep the length of the bracelet intact, fold the two ends down to create two loops.
- Then take the right strand and pull it over the center and under the left strand.
- To finish it off, take the left strand under the center and up through the right loop.
- Take the left strand and pull it under the center pieces and up and over the right loop. For the rest of the instructions from DIY Projects, click here.
10. Thin Soloman Bar Paracord Survival Bracelet
This is a great bracelet for those who don’t need a lot of paracord on and want a thinner bracelet.
11. Slithering Snake Paracord Survival Bracelet
This is another relatively thin bracelet for those who don’t want the bulk.
12. Oat Spike Paracord Survival Bracelet
This simple weave feels good on the wrist and is easy to deploy.
A paracord survival bracelet is a versatile tool that can come in handy for a number of emergency situations. Whether you are a survivalist, frequent hunter, outdoors person or just value the need to be prepared at all times, knowing how to tie a paracord bracelet is a great skill.
Knowing how to tie several is even better- try making the Cobra Paracord Survival Bracelet and our Tire Tread Paracord Survival Bracelet
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make the Oat Spike Survival Bracelet.
- Two 8 ft pieces of 550 paracord
- Side release buckle
- Tape Measure
Step 1: In order to get started, make sure the ends of your paracord are trimmed and singed. Then, fold each piece in half to find the center points.
- Fold both piece of paracord in half to find the centers.
Step 2: Take the grey piece and thread the two ends up the first slot of the male end of the buckle and back down through the second slot.
Now bring them back down through the second slot. Pull the ends through the loop to fasten the buckle onto the paracord. Pull to tighten.
Step 3: Lay your paracord so the center of the blue piece is behind the grey piece. Cross the blue strands around in front of the grey.
Starting with the right strand, pull the grey strands up and under the blue loop. Do the same thing with the left side, then pull to tighten.
Step 4: Continue on down the bracelet. For the complete instructions from DIY Projects, click here.
13. Sawtooth Paracord Survival Bracelet
This compact weave gives you a surprising amount of paracord when you deploy.
14. 90 Second Paracord Survival Bracelet
This quick bracelet deploys in 5 seconds for the ultimate quick deploy! Check out one of my favorite paracord survival bracelets equipped with multiple tools!
15. Easy Paracord Survival Bracelet
This bracelet is a great one to start out with if you’ve never made a bracelet before.
16. Shark Bone Paracord Survival Bracelet
On top of looking really cool, this weave is great for keeping a good amount of paracord on hand without too much bulk. On the other hand, this might be a bit more complicated for beginners to follow.
17. iPhone Paracord Reinforcement
Check out what we can do when we add an iPhone cord to the mix. This way, you’ll be able to strengthen your iPhone charger’s cord and have an emergency rope ready when you need it.
Make your own paracord survival bracelet from Survival Life:
With these paracord survival bracelets for your paracord survival kit, you need not to look any further. Just make sure you have all those paracord supplies with you and you’re on your way to making not just one but plenty of them.
Likewise, get your paracord survival bracelet instructions from YouTube or other videos online and also your bracelet kit to get started. Also, don’t miss other paracord ideas by checking out every paracord tutorial available.
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*Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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April 30, 2014 at 8:23 PM
Nice, fun website you have 🙂 Watched the paracord bracelet making with my 2children and they can’t wait to make their own. Thank-you.
May 2, 2014 at 10:04 AM
How do you deploy bracelet after it is put together?
November 1, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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September 18, 2018 at 11:37 AM
May 2, 2014 at 1:18 PM
Keep in mind that all “Para-Cord” is not created equal. “Para-Cord” comes from the military where it is used as “suspension lines” for an actual parachute. On a military parachute, there are 32 suspension lines, 8 lines coming off of each of 4 “risers”. Each individual suspension line has a tensile strength of 550 pounds which gave it the alternate name of “550 cord”. I have, on many occasions, bet my life on this stuff. Now, with that said, I get a little bit angry when I see, so called, “Para-Cord” in stores and the label states “max load 80 lbs.”. “Para-Cord” and “80 lbs.” do NOT go together. The “quarter inch cotton webbing” that loops through the static line and is used to tie the pack tray closed has an 80 pound tensile strength, NOT the “Para-Cord”. That’s not real “Para-Cord”! In a survival type situation, I want the real deal!
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May 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM
Love it, always wanted to know how to make these.
Thanks and be prepared.
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September 13, 2014 at 7:05 PM
I’ve got several nice paracord bracelets that came free when I purchased survival DVDs. How do I unravel them when needed?
I’m looking forward to building my own bracelets from your instructions because some of these are really attractive.
By the way, paracord bracelets also make nice gifts — especially to the steel-toed boot workers who might need strong, heavy cord in a hurry. I sent one to step-daughter who wears steel-toe boots to work at DisneyLand to maintain attractions and am now sending her link to the various uses of paracord. Cool stuff!!!
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August 25, 2015 at 4:51 PM
Great tutorial SurvivalLife! I just recently made a tutorial geared towards helping beginners to learn how to make a paracord survivalbracelet. If you guys wanna check it out and let me know anything I could improve, that would rock. http://paracordpals.com/how-to-make-a-paracord-bracelet/
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July 19, 2018 at 3:28 PM
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September 28, 2018 at 12:07 AM
This doesn’t make any sense. I found multiple links which sell paracord bracelets and that describe how to make them, but I haven’t found anything that describes what they are actually used for and how to use them to save your life. No indication whatsoever as to what type of scenario they’re useful for.
So, really, whats the point?! ——- What are they for?!
Anyone care to enlighten me? (And please, since my specific question requires a specific answer, please don’t be vague. Thanks)
February 1, 2019 at 3:02 PM
Unless you build something into them, they are meant to be cord, can be used to tie things, like setting up a shelter, use the inner cords as lighter lines, snares, fishing line, or even to sew up a wound if you have a needle (and the guts, that I don’t have). If you have a good knife, and some good cord, you are miles ahead in a survival situation.
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