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Offline moa_shooter

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Survival Bracelet
« on: February 11, 2013, 04:06:09 AM »
Made this survival bracelet recently following the Paracordist's tutorial and patterned after his "Best Survival Bracelet".  Woodland camo paracord with jute twine woven through and a ferro rod toggle.  I didn't have anything for a scraper but am pretty sure I could improvise one if needed.  It's surprising when you drill through the ferro rod that it doesn't spark at all compared to when you saw through it.  Anyway, here are some pics.







Also made these "fids" that make weaving the cordage so much easier.  They are brass tubing with one end crimped and filed to a blunt point with threads tapped into the other end to accept the cordage.

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Re: Survival Bracelet
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 07:10:37 AM »
Very cool.
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Re: Survival Bracelet
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 07:27:02 AM »
Great job on the bracelet and cool idea.

 I have also seen some people selling bracelets that include 20 feet of spider wire fishing line and 10 feet of brass snare wire with a small fishing hook laid in the buckle.
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Re: Survival Bracelet
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 07:28:37 AM »
Forget to mention the fids are a cool idea.
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Re: Survival Bracelet
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 07:33:49 AM »
I agree, the whole thing is a good idea, including the fids :thumbsup:   Nice job!
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Re: Survival Bracelet
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 09:45:51 AM »
Man that concept is fantastic. Makes you think about all the possability's.

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Survival Bracelet
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 10:41:32 AM »
That's good work right there. I've got a couple of whistle buckles I need to get strung up.

Thanks for posting!


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Re: Survival Bracelet
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 02:41:27 PM »
I agree, the whole thing is a good idea, including the fids :thumbsup:   Nice job!

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Re: Survival Bracelet
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 06:07:40 AM »
That is a true survival bracelet IMO. There are so many variations of them as well. Good job howblong did it take you to make it?
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Re: Survival Bracelet
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 06:52:59 AM »
That is a true survival bracelet IMO. There are so many variations of them as well. Good job howblong did it take you to make it?

Not sure of the exact time but it was made while watching some TV one evening.  Two things that helped everything go smoothly are using the fids and mounting each end of the bracelet on a length of wood, a foot length of two by four in my case.

Another tip for drilling the ferro rod toggle is to use a drill press and clamp the rod between two pieces of wood like the picture below.  You also must go slow and remember to sweep away the filing to avoid them igniting  :shocked:

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Re: Survival Bracelet
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2013, 06:36:40 AM »
Very nice idea. That is the best paracord bracelet I have seen.

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Re: Survival Bracelet
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2013, 09:57:06 AM »
How difficult is it to strike a fire on such a short piece of ferro rod? That is the only thing that concerns me about that set up.

I chuckle to myself when I see these bracelets and think of the hundreds made by me and other bored Soldiers over the years. Who knew when were were bored in the barracks we could have been making money!
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Re: Survival Bracelet
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2013, 10:23:49 AM »
How difficult is it to strike a fire on such a short piece of ferro rod? That is the only thing that concerns me about that set up...

Here's a vid of the Paracordist using his toggle.


I haven't actually tried it yet..., but I will tonight.  ;)
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Re: Survival Bracelet
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 11:19:54 PM »
I was going to ask you where you got those short lengths of ferro rod with the holes drilled in them. Never mind. Like the idea of the jute twine in there - not just for its utility, but I just like the contrast.

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Re: Survival Bracelet
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2013, 07:44:25 AM »
I was going to ask you where you got those short lengths of ferro rod with the holes drilled in them...

Just thought I'd mention that I picked up these eight ferro rods on Ebay for $17.98 shipped in case you would like to make some. :)

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