When I was a kid my mom had a rule that no one was allowed to talk about Christmas gifts until Dec. 1. Well, I’m going to break that rule today and share with you about an awesome new product that would make a great gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life: Titan SurvivorCord. (And be sure to keep reading to find out how you could win a fun SurvivorCord prize!)
First let me tell you about Titan SurvivorCord. This new product from Titan Paracord is not your typical 550 paracord. Paracord on its own is a handy product to have for outdoor adventuring, but the SurvivorCord features three added strands for emergency survival: 30 awg copper strand, 25 lbs. mono-filament fishing line, and waxed jute fiber. The copper is great for making animal snares or tripwires. The waxed jute is an excellent fire starter. And of course, the fishing line is for fishing.
I can confidently say that SurvivorCord is a higher quality cord than others I have worked with. The weave is very tight and the added strands make it sturdy and stiff. This does make it a bit more difficult to work with when making paracord bracelets, but the end product is so fantastic I am willing to work with that challenge.
Titan SurvivorCord would make an excellent stocking stuffer or gift for the outdoor adventurer in your life. Or, if you are adventurous and crafty, watch the video and tutorial below to make your own SurvivorCord gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.
Step-by-step “how to” for making a paracord bracelet:
Step 1: Start with a 10-12 foot piece of Titan Survivorcord and make sure both ends are melted/fused as shown in the video.
Step 2: Find the middle of the cord and loop it though one side of the buckle like this:
Step 3: Run both tail ends through the other side of the buckle and adjust the length according to the person’s wrist size.
Step 4: Begin the weave pattern by:
Making a loop of the left tail OVER the bracelet.
Take the right tail over the left tail and UNDER the bracelet.
Bring the right tail up through the loop created by the left tail.
Then you reverse this. Make the loop with the right tail over the bracelet, take the left tail under the bracelet and up through the hole on the right side. Keep repeating this process until you are all the way to the end of the bracelet.
NOTE: The tighter that you pull and slide the knot toward the completed end each time, the nicer the finish of the bracelet will be.
Step 5: Cut and melt the ends as shown in the video.
Getting the pattern down can take a few tries, but once you’ve mastered it, the bracelets don’t take too long to make. You can customize these bracelets with a variety of colors and buckles. One year I made several of these as Christmas gifts and some of them featured team colors.
Titan Paracord was generous enough to send us plenty of the SurvivorCord so we could host a fun little giveaway. Using the Rafflecopter entry below (see full giveaway policy), one reader will win a custom paracord bracelet made with the SurvivorCord. The contest starts today and runs through the end of the day Sunday. This would make a great gift to keep or giveaway this Christmas–so enter now before it’s too late!
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