I used to use the same knotting technique to make hemp bracelets in my high school hippie days, they are not so easy to untie. Ive been trying to think of a slipknot that can be made into a bracelet that way you can potentially have a fixed knot for the primary end, then just be able to pull the rest and have it unravel quickly, but I don't think this is possible.
Sorry guys and gals.
Last edited by phaedrus; 03-15-2012 at 14:15. Reason: I don't pay attention and was an ass for no reason
I could as I do a few other weaves, but I like the look of these and I can whip them up pretty quickly. If anyone would like to purchase one a request a different weave pattern let me know. The sinnet weave are nice yes.
Yes I noticed that and offer my sincerest apology. This is a good topic to have right here and I will delete the appropriate sections of my post. Again I am sorry.
Now on to a little dialog...y
The oun;y reason I call them "Survival Bracelets is because that is how I have seen them named everywhere else. As far as their usefulness, they are one of the things you hope you don't have to use. Yes it is added weight, but not "pack weight" so does one count it? Not sure. I wear mine all the time so it won't feel like added weight,
As far as a tuniquet, yes you can have on enough free cord in seconds.
Plus you can attach compasses, watched, and I am looking the Recco avalanche reflectors they put in clothing.
And for me I just like wearing them.
Once again I am very sorry, I had my threads mixed up. Hopefully what I am doing can begin to begin the healing process.
Here's an idea.
(I am trying to help by multitasking the use of these.)
If I can get a watch attached to one AND a compass attached to another - then use those two as the straps for my hiking poles... That may be a great idea.
See, I may be contacting you down the road.
Ok, that is rediculously smart. I may test that tonite w/ the attachments. Ill let you know how ir goes. Ingenious!
It might be difficult to weave them tight enough to allow the straps to wrap rightly around a trekking pole snugly, since the paracord would have to bend a bit to manage that. It'd be a lot more possible with a smaller strand of something, though.
That's a great idea, though.
Ah, that makes sense!
my comment wasn't meant as a personal attack of any sort. I was just stating my personal observation when I first saw one of these bracelets in person. I think they are cool and would wear one myself, though i personally prefer hemp bracelets/necklaces. Sorry if I struck a (para) cord. hehe get it.
When I think of this type of "emergency" cordage, I'm thinking of unexpected situations such as an emergency shelter, temporary repairs of clothing or equipment, etc., For these things I bring along some extra nylon cordage, but if you are a paracord fan, it might as well be in a bracelet especially considering how low the guys prices are. Just my opinion.