How To Choose And Use 550 Cord Bracelets

by | Oct 8, 2015 | Shopping

While you aren’t likely to plan an emergency or life-threatening situation, you could find yourself in one if you are hiking or camping. It is always best to be prepared for any problem, which is why you may choose to purchase a survival bracelet or make your own. However, when buying one, it’s necessary to realize that it is not just a fashion accessory, but something that could save your life. Therefore, you need to find high-quality and durable 550 cord bracelets.


Military grade 550 cord should be used for your bracelets, and it can sometimes be difficult to determine if the 550 cord is Real or Fake. However, the website should mention that it is military-grade and that it is woven nylon paracord. If you are not sure about the quality, call the company for more information. They should be willing and able to provide the information you need. Otherwise, you’ll want to find a company that will.

If it is good-quality paracord, it will be able to get wet and will have the accessories you need. For example, some offer watches, flint and steel, and compasses. Make sure these all work correctly when you get your bracelet. If they don’t, make sure you can return it for a refund or another one.

Making Your Own

It is unadvisable to make a bracelet for yourself or a friend because they can be difficult to make and if you do it incorrectly, it won’t stay woven or could fall off the wrist. Therefore, it is usually recommended to buy your bracelets from a trusted source, whether online or through specialty stores.


While you don’t want to sit and unravel your new bracelet when you buy it, you do need to go over the instructions on how to unravel it quickly and safely. You could choose to buy two 550 cord bracelets, especially if you have never used one before, so you can unravel one and learn how to do so, how to cut it, and practice with using it in various situations. Otherwise, you’ll want to keep the instructions close by in case they’re needed. In fact, most people prefer to buy two and unravel one so they can practice. You can always find tutorials on reweaving to continue practicing.

Wear It

The whole point of a survival bracelet is to wear it at all times, so if it’s needed, you have it available. Therefore, check out various color schemes and accessories to make it more fashionable and wearable.

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