What is a fun hobby and can also be used as a survival tool? A paracord bracelet (survivalstraps.com). A paracord bracelet is made from military parachute cord and it is fashionable survival wear.

There are many different styles from simple to more complicated. The supplies to make these survival bracelets are offered at craft and home improvement stores.

There are many reasons why a paracord bracelet is necessary to have. In an emergency, all you have to do is unravel the bracelet to help you get out of any situation.

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They can be fashionable too. You can get them with your favorite color or color scheme. You can get them as watchbands or even collars for your dogs. You can get latches with team logos on them.

I have a great time making paracord bracelets. There are many resources on YouTube to help you get started.