For the most part, what you put into your survival kit should be up to you and only you. Of course, taking advice and such isn't bad, as well as ensuring the major important pieces are there. Yet, you typically want to have items that will help you in your current circumstances.
And few items fall under that category, but one that does is a good ol' paracord bracelet. In fact, they can come in handy in all kinds of situations, making them useful to have with you at all times!
Still not convinced? Here's a bunch of important reasons to always have a paracord bracelet on you, from our friends at Survival Life.
Being able to use ropework (lashing) to build necessities during a crisis is imperative. Shelters, cooking stations, and even gateways can go a long way in improving a SHTF scenario. In the field, we usually have little trouble finding wood to assist us with our projects. However, when it comes to the actual rope… We have to make sure that we have enough to be able to accomplish our goals.
A paracord bracelet can have anywhere between 8- 12 feet of cord. If you were to take the sheath off and expose the inner strands, you can tie those strands together to have even more rope at your disposal. Whether you are wearing your bracelet or just have it attached to the webbing on your bugout bag, having access to cordage can be the difference between life and death during a crisis.
I have seen a few of my peers utilize an inner strand of 550 cord as fishing line; Quite successfully, I may add. But there are various 550 cord manufacturers that integrate a strand of 15 – 25lb test fishing line into their cord. You still get all the benefits of Military-Spec 550 cord but you also have the fishing line that can bode really well in an emergency.
There are times when we want to be unheard and even unseen. Depending on the situation, being covert keeps others from being aware of our presence and even location. However, certain scenario’s, such as being rescued, will require you to do the opposite. You need to do whatever you can to try and alert would be rescuers. Signal mirrors and whistles are a common feature that are contained in paracord bracelets.
Trap And Snare:
Food may not be readily available after a crisis. We may have to gather, fish, hunt or trap and snare. Paracord will go a long way towards helping you with your trapping and snaring. However, some paracord has snare wire integrated into it. Not only will the snare wire do a better job than just a nylon strand, you also maintain the integrity of your 550 cord by leaving it intact.
Being able to call 911 and get a response from a first responder will, most-likely, not be an option when SHTF. They will be overwhelmed with calls… And that is if your call even makes it through the jammed up cell towers -if they are still on-the-grid. The need for restraining individuals, until the proper authorities can do their job, may be in your future.
As you can tell, paracord bracelets have the potential to do all kinds of things! You can include many different kinds of items and equipment, each bringing something different and useful to the table. With that setup, you'll always have something useful in any situation!
So, it's pretty clear that these things definitely make a paracord bracelet. However, there are still more possibilities out there!
To find out more about why paracord bracelets are useful, head over to Survival Life.
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