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NEW 1-MINUTE Paracord Survival Bracelet HOWTO

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Published on Nov 3, 2015

This is a new, updated tutorial on making my 1-minute paracord bracelet. Check out my BONUS TIPS & TRICKS VIDEO afterwards: https://youtu.be/FI6A8o2sR64 to get the most out of my unique design, which blows away the competition in terms of speed (and ease) of both construction AND cord deployment.

See the link below for the speed demo showing the clocked, one-minute build time and roughly 5-second deployment, if that's what you seek. Please share these videos freely.

Paracord is not just a top survival tool, it is also a great EDC tool! My lightning-fast design means bracelets are no longer just to conceptually know you have a bunch of cordage in an emergency, which takes time to get to: you actually USE my design as cordage at the drop of a hat!

This is an update to my June 21, 2012 bracelet video. It has better camera work, the view is upright so it's easier to follow along with my hand motions, and I more carefully show each step. The original has an interesting slow-mo analysis of the deployment I have left out here and a discussion of using this design as a gear carry handle.

As I wrote in the original 2012 video:
There must be millions of people who also make this very simple and basic design, or at least one that is awfully close, so I in no sense claim to have invented it, however I did come up with it on my own [nobody taught me] and I thought a video tutorial about how to make it and deploy it would be useful. [The Ashley stopper knot fastener method I learned about from what the woven designs seem to often use, but any stopper knot will do.]

SPEED DEMO with the ONE MINUTE construction time clocked with my iphone's stopwatch:
https://youtu.be/vf7fjd4d4EI

Don't expect one-minute results on your first try, but even so I bet it's the fastest paracord bracelet you've ever made! To me the whole point of carrying paracord is to actually USE it. This bracelet BLOWS away all others in terms of speed and ease of construction and deployment, hence I use the cordage on mine almost weekly. Most people with woven designs almost never use their cordage except in a dire emergency, mostly because they don't want to have to spend all the time necessary to remake their bracelet. That's NOT an issue with my design!

This is easiest, especially the finger twirled deployment, using pre-used, broken-in, SUPPLE paracord. Brand new cord works too, but the stiffness doesn't let it spin as easily; it tends to bind or jam. Remake the design a few times and it makes the cordage nice and flexible, also washing the cord with warm water helps loosens it up. Air dry. Paracord doesn't like high heat, it's nylon.

Memorize this and you will know the crux of the instructions:
"Put a knot at the end of an 'S', and coil around the rest."

I use my bracelet's fast deploy cord to secure my trunk when I carry a large item that wont fit without leaving it open, and to wrap around boxes or records, making them easy to carry home from shopping, mostly, but knowing I can also use the cordage in a survival situation is a bonus.

Once you've watched this tutorial video if later you want a quick, 1-minute REFRESHER COURSE down the road, this video is for you:
https://youtu.be/zfxZ_Itlkos

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