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5 Best Survival Bracelets On The Market Today

By Will Brendza | Last Updated: October 27, 2017

Survival BraceletGuide To Helping You Find the Best Survival Bracelets

Few fashion accessories can save your life.

Survival watches and survival belts are two that come to mind.

But there’s one survival accessory I like even more.

It’s the mighty paracord bracelet.

Survival bracelets are typically made from paracord, and most include useful survival tools.

But paracord bracelets for survival have only recently gained popularity for civilians. While the military’s been issuing paracord for a very long time.

Why? Since it’s invention in WWII, paracord has proven to be insanely useful for survival.

And for the military, that means on the battlefield.

Paracord is also included in the astronaut gear list – you know, the one NASA sends into space!

So clearly survival bracelets are a valuable item to own. But there’s an overwhelming number of them on the market today.

Some bracelets are relatively standard and to the point.

Some bracelets come equipped with an array of survival tools packed into them.

These are practically small survival kits unto themselves.

So today, to help wade through the sea of options, we’ll cover a few of the highest-rated survival bracelets, plus so much more:

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Paracord Bracelet

THE LIFESAVING POWER OF PARACORD


Before we dive in, let’s admire paracord. The primary survival material that makes up most paracord survival bracelets.

Paracord was initially called “parachute cord.”

It’s a high-tensile strength nylon cord and made its first appearance in World War II. It was designed to hold together paratroopers’ parachutes.

It’s invention allowed for a whole new type of airborne warfare.

Suddenly, paratroopers were leaping out of planes over war-torn Europe. Trusting their lives with the nylon parachute cord that held together their chutes.

Even after the paratroopers landed, they found lots of new uses for the material.

It became a common practice to strip the parachute of its paracord cord after landing, for later use.

Since then, paracord’s become standard issue for soldiers in the US army.

It’s a high utility survival material that’s easy to access when you need it.

As mentioned, NASA also uses paracord. They now include paracord in their extensive cargo list. A list that only consists of the lightest weight and most useful materials known to man.

It’s good enough to “make the list” for space. It was even used on a mission to the Hubble Space Telescope to make improvised repairs!

Paracord is badass stuff.

And it’s a great addition to your bug-out-bag, get home bag, or survival pack, even if you’re not into wearing it as a bracelet.


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BEST SURVIVAL BRACELETS ON THE MARKET TODAY


Your looking for the “best” survival bracelet and the good news is there are a lot of options to choose from. Here are a few of the highest-rated paracord bracelets, along with our notable favorites:

1- Military Bracelet With Firestarter

MilitOutdoor Paracord BraceletThis slick wrist accessory comes with 10 feet of 500 lb tensile strength green paracord. But it also comes with:

  • a small compass
  • survival whistle
  • an emergency knife
  • a stainless steel fire scraper
  • and a flint flare starter

Being able to use your bracelet to start a fire, navigate, and signal for help are critical skills in a desperate situation. Not to mention all the paracord and a knife to cut it into segments

This survival bracelet is a five-in-one survival accessory, and yet it still looks inconspicuous.


2 – Friendly Swede Paracord Survival Bracelet With Firestarter

The Friendly Swede Survival BraceletIf you want an “all-in-one” bracelet that packs tons of survival gear into a wrist accessory – this option is for you. There isn’t much they left out of this survival package.

  • fishing line
  • fishing hooks
  • sinkers and bobbers
  • fire-starting materials
  • safety pins
  • and a small blade

These are just a few of the many resources in this paracord bracelet with a fire starter.

If you find yourself lost in the wild, there isn’t a better bracelet to have on hand – because this one has it all!

Here’s a video showing you some proof of bracelet uses.

3 – TITAN Paracord Survival Bracelet

Titan Survival BraceletWhile the rest of the cord bracelets here are multi-tools, this is the most basic one that made the list. But don’t let its simplicity fool you.

Most military personnel don’t wear high-tech, expensive bracelets with 30- different tools. Instead, they go for simplicity.

Paracord is so versatile and has so many survival uses; it’s a multi-tool by itself.

The TITAN paracord bracelet is made with a stainless steel bow shackle clasp. A secure clasp that can hold up to 1,650 static pounds of weight.

And the best part? It comes with a lifetime guarantee.

So if you have any issues with your TITAN survival bracelet, just let them know for a full refund or replacement.


4 – Leatherman Tread Bracelet

Unlike most of the other survival bracelets on this list, this one doesn’t use paracord. It uses stainless steel “tread” pieces, you can adjust so the bracelet fits perfectly.

That’s not the only difference this model offers. Also unlike other bracelets, this one is a mechanical toolbox for your wrist.

It includes:

  • a host of box-wrenches
  • both flat and Phillip’s head screwdrivers
  • an oxygen tank wrench
  • a socket drive adapter
  • bottle opener
  • SIM card “pick”
  • carbide glass breaker
  • and a cutting hook

While this bracelet may not be ideal for wilderness survival, it’s a reliable accessory for urban survival.

If you’re out riding a 4-wheeler or dirt bike or need to fix a radio this type of survival bracelet is your best option.

No other bracelet offers these unique types of mechanical tools.


5 – Paracord Bracelet Survival Gear

The final bracelet I want to point out is this Paracord Bracelet from Survival Gear.

It includes a heavy-duty 550 reflective paracord that can handle serious stress and weight.

This versatile survival bracelet claims to be a 19-1 multi-tool and it’s adjustable for any wrists that measure between 7-9 inches.

  • Extra Strong & Loud Whistle
  • Knife Blade & Fire Scrapper
  • Fire Starter
  • Tinder
  • Fishing Lines (2X10 ft)
  • Fishing Hooks (2X)
  • Alcohol Pad
  • Swivels (2X)
  • Fishing Sinkers (2X)
  • Floaters (2X)
  • Safety brooch Pin (2X)

Plus it comes with a LIFETIME WARRANTY.


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HOW TO MAKE A SURVIVAL BRACELET


Maybe you like the idea of paracord survival bracelets, but you don’t want to fork over the cash to buy one. Or perhaps you think you can make an even better one yourself…

That’s fair. Especially since paracord is a very affordable survival resource.

If you want the survival bracelet, but don’t want to buy one, learn how to make a cord bracelet.

There are several advantages to learning this skill. First, you’ll know how to tie a paracord bracelet. This means that even if you use the one you bought, you’ll be able to tie it back together when you’re finished.

Second, it allows you the ability to make one out of scratch in a dire widespread survival situation.

And finally, they make excellent survival gifts for family and friends who want to up their survival game.

Believe it or not, it’s simple to make one. You only need a few supplies and some patience.

Here’s a rough and dirty guide on how to make your very own paracord bracelet:

The Supplies

  • 10 feet of 1/8th-inch diameter 550 para-cord (choose any color(s) you like)
  • a tape measure
  • paracord clasp
  • scissors or a knife
  • and a lighter

And additional tool if you want to make lots of these is a paracord bracelet jig.

Step 1:

Measure your wrist with the paracord.

To do this, hold one end of the cord, and wrap the other end around your wrist. Pinch the cord where it meets the end, and that length against the ruler/tape measure to get the length in inches.

Write that number down, so you don’t forget it.

Step 2:

Find the center of the 10-foot cord and fold it in half.

Feed the folded center through the male buckle. Then take the two loose ends and feed them through the loop that creates.

Pull those two ends through, and it will cinch around the buckle.

Step 3:

Slip the other (female) end of the side release buckle up along the two strands of the folded paracord. Place it at the length of your wrist measurement. Then fold the two loose ends back up towards the male piece of the side release buckle.

The paracord should now be folded so that there are four parallel strands between the top and bottom buckle.

Step 4:

The name for the knot used for survival bracelets is the “cobra stitch,” and as far as survival knots go, it is an easy one.

Take the loose end of the cord on the left and fold it underneath the two center strands towards the right. Then take the right outside strand, and fold it over the top, towards the left, feeding the end through the loop created by the left strand. Reverse and repeat.

As you make your way down the bracelet, make sure that you apply even pressure to every loop. Otherwise, your bracelet will be uneven and wonky.

Step 5:

Once you’ve cobra stitched your way down the bracelet length, there’ll be a little bit of excess paracord.

Trim this off, and use your lighter to fuse the end strands together to prevent fraying.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully made your own badass paracord bracelet.

Here’s a video showing you the process step by step:


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HOW TO MAKE A COMPLEX PARACORD SURVIVAL BRACELET


Maybe you want to make your own paracord bracelet but you want it to look bigger and thicker, or maybe you want it to have multiple colors. Here are several videos showing you exactly how to make these more complicated paracord survival bracelets yourself.

Mad Max Style” Sanctified Paracord Bracelet

This is my personal favorite type and style of bracelet. The weave pattern is unique, you can use multiple color schemes and the end product leaves you carrying a ton of cordage.

The “CorkScrew” Paracord Bracelet

This bracelet is thin but tough. You can add multiple colors for a two-toned look. It’s an easy but excellent paracord bracelet to make.

The Easy King Cobra Survival Bracelet

Another thicker bracelet option, the king cobra pattern looks great, is strong, and works well as a survival bracelet.

Once you’ve bought or made your own bracelet it’s time to make sure it’s always with you. The most obvious way to do that is to clip it around your wrist.

But you could also add it to your bug out bag, your get home bag or anywhere else it might come in handy.

Don’t limit your creations to bracelets either!

Here’s an entire post dedicated to awesome paracord projects.


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THE BEST SURVIVAL BRACELET USES


Okay, so you’ve bought (or made) your survival bracelet, you are wearing it, and now you’re stuck in a tight spot.

Maybe you got lost hiking through the woods; perhaps you’re pinned down by a freak snowstorm in the mountains.

Now you are going to have to spend a night – or even a couple of days – out in the wilderness surviving. It’s only then that you realize, you have no Earthly clue how to use paracord for survival purposes.

Not good. That’s not a situation you want to find yourself in.

The first rule of buying a survival tool is to fully understand how to use it. Otherwise, it doesn’t do anyone any good.

And with something like paracord, the survival applications are endless.

The only limit is your imagination (and the amount of paracord you have on hand). If you can imagine it, you can use paracord for it.

Here are a few of the most popular uses for your bracelet:

Securing Tarps or Tents

Paracord can be used to tie down survival tents or tarps to the ground or onto heavy objects.

You can also use it to drape tarps over, to make a makeshift shelter in times of need.

Making a tourniquet

When you need a tourniquet, there’s never a whole lot of time to shop around for one.

That’s why having paracord, which you can wrap and twist into a tourniquet, is so useful.

Securing a splint to a broken limb

You can use a lot of things to make splints: tree branches, ski poles, trekking poles, etc.

But securing the splint to the broken body part can often be tricky. That’s where paracord comes in handy.

Fastening small boats to a dock

If you have a kayak, a canoe, a raft, a paddle-board or any other type of small floatation device, paracord is the way to go.

It will prevent your boat from drifting off and stranding you.

Sewing

You can remove the fine inner threads out of a length of paracord; you have some strong sewing thread.

This thread can be used to repair torn clothes or to even stitch together deep lacerations in a pinch.

Tying People Up

Paracord works great for lashing hands and feet together if you need to neutralize a threat.

Making Snowshoes

You’ll need more than 10 feet of paracord for this one. But if you’ve got enough, you can fashion a pair of make-shift snowshoes so walking through deep snow is easier.

Shoelaces

If you’ve ever broken a shoelace? Ever tried hiking in boots after the lace broke? Then maybe you know how impossible and frustrating it is.

That’s an easy fix with a length of paracord clipped on your wrist.

Making a raft

If you’re stuck on an island and need to lash several logs together, you’ll be glad you have paracord.

Not only will it keep the logs together, but it will also offer a lot of durability and flexibility to the raft.

Making a spear

Find yourself a sharp stone or piece of metal, or your survival knife and use paracord to fasten it onto the end of a long stick.

A spear can be used for self-defense and hunting.

Making a sling or monkey fist (weapon)

Slings are one of the oldest, simplest, and most effective hunting tools. All it takes to make one is a small pouch and a length of cord.

The good news is paracord works exceptionally well for these because it is such a durable material.

Monkey fists are also a dangerous weapon you can make using a rock and paracord.

Making a sling (medical)

Shoulder injuries aren’t uncommon in survival situations. With a length of paracord, you can easily lash an arm to someone’s body.

Paracord makes excellent impromptu shoulder slings.

Plus So Much More…

The applications for paracord go on and on.

This list only scratches the surface of uses for paracord in a survival situation. And a bracelet like these enables you to have it with you at all times.

Paracord survival bracelets are a “must-have” accessory to include in your survival gear!

So make sure you have at least one.

Will Brendza

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