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Paracord Watch/Braclets?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by cbzdel, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    I seen these things in movies in the past and thought they were a joke. The lead character unwinds his watch band and scales down a mountain with it :bluelaugh: Then I was flipping though the channels a couple days ago and they were actually talking about them and their million different life saving uses. I know you only get several feel of cordage on the watch bands, but alot more with the bracelets.

    What are your guys thoughts? Are these things worth their weight or are they more of a novelty item?

    If they are actually decent, I would assume that the ones with the d-ring style clasp are better than the plastic style clip clasps.
     
  2. 9mmD

    9mmD sw wa Member

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  3. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    Survival Straps

    Free replacement if you have to use to save your bubblegum

    Some old Army buddies and myself got ones to remember a fallen friend. Went with the metal D-ring style myself.
     
  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I have a paracord belt. My favorite. Got it on Ebay. Help hold the fat in, very strong! :)
     
  5. DEP

    DEP Clackamas County New Member

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    I have made a sling for my rifle that has somewhere between 80' and 100' split in to two pieces of 40' to 50'. I also wrapped the cheek rest area of the same rifle and that is about another 30' of cord there. I have also made bracelets as well as little keychains that are made out of about 6' of cord.
     
  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I work part time as a medic on the big wildland fires you see every year. I will say there are 3 things I never go without (plus basic stuff) P-cord, Fiber tape and trash bags. With those 3 things you can do almost anything. While only half my bags have fiber tape (semi bulky and heavy EVERY bag has at least 1 pocket with P-cord and trash bags. I have used all 3 of these items many times in that setting for all kinds of interesting things and many just daily things we do.

    With all that said I do keep all 3 items in my bag that goes everywhere with me. I do not carry any of them on my person and have never had a situation in daily life that I feel the need to carry them. I do always have a knife, wallet, gun and flashlight on me.
     
  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Well $35 for a bracelet or $35 for 100' of cord.
    I need to start braiding this stuff
     
  8. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    The bracelets on the first link are $8-10...not $35....
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I saw them at some shop for $35.Couldn't believe it.But still at 10'-20' and $10 ,you can still come out pretty good with a 100' roll.Just do some while watching...uhh,what is the hot TV show now?
     
  10. jankun

    jankun Portland Member

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    Dancing With The Stars.
    Good for watching and knitting. :)
    These are better than knitting and are useful. My wife keeps making tough looking dog collars and leashes for a goofy puppy so that I can keep them laying anywhere. No having to search for a leash because I've always got one in any car.

    YouTube is your teacher.
     
  11. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    And what a way to sell them ,well if you leave them laying maybe not.
    But your dog has a new collar every time you go to the park?
    Hey could be my next big money maker,yeah
     
  12. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    I Pack it, I don't wear it
     
  13. diehard2013

    diehard2013 nw pa New Member

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    hey
    i learned to make these in 5 min by watching youtube
     
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  14. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    Old thread, I know.
    I've been looking for a paracord watch band but i'm having no luck.

    Does anybody know a company or person who makes these?

    I know I could make one myself, but I would much rather just purchase one .
     
  15. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Check out post #2 and #3 of this thread