Para-cord bracelets are pretty popular in the survival community. Safe to say, they are one of the top 5 survival fashion accessories. But like most, if not all things in survival they are very useful as well.

After fire and a knife, cordage ranks as one of the most important items in your survival kit. Para-cord bracelets can be unwoven and used in a survival situation – some can yield as much as 20 feet of cord. The cord can be used to help build a pair of snow shows, lash things together, suspend yourself”¦ you name it.

Para-cord bracelets can be a little pricey for what they are. Some fetch as much as $30! Making one yourself is a great way to practice your skills and to save yourself a few bucks. There are several how-to articles on the web, but here is a simple step-by-step set of directions for making a Para-cord bracelet.