Join our First Responder Paracord Challenge
By taking the time to craft a Paracord “Survival” Bracelet, you are providing a Military or First Responder with a tangible, lasting expression of your gratitude and a symbol of the appreciation of grateful Americans everywhere.
Not only do these bracelets look cool, but they can also be used to save a life in an emergency situation. We include them in our Care Packages because they’re both functional and meaningful, as they are handmade by an American who wants to show their appreciation to our Military and First Responders.
On the 8th of January I was beginning to lose hope, and I now wear this bracelet as a constant reminder that no matter how hard the road ahead may be there are people counting on me and I can’t give up on them. You have saved my life.
HOW CAN A PARACORD “SURVIVAL” BRACELET BE USED?
All who serve use paracord, which gets its name from parachute cord and can hold up to 550 lbs. of weight. The bracelet provides 7.5 feet of cord that can be used in an emergency. Paracord “Survival” Bracelets can be used to:
- Hang an IV bag from a tree
- Secure camouflage nets to trees or vehicles
- Build a makeshift shelter
- Extend a security strap or rope to reach and haul heavy objects
- Create a harness to extract an injured person from a bad location
- Make a sling or splint
And those are just a few of the ways to use the full paracord! Cut the paracord and remove the seven to nine individual nylon strands inside it (the “guts”) and now you have a finer strong string to use as:
- Sewing thread to repair gear
- Emergency sutures to close a wound
- Fishing line
- Trip line to secure an area
We include a Paracord “Survival” Bracelet in every one of our deployed troop Care Packages and in the Pouches we send to our First Responders and Recruit Graduates.