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Paracord Buckle Bracelet kits with choice of even more colours

Paracord Buckle Bracelet kits with choice of even more colours

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Features:

  • This is a perfect everyday carry item.
  • You will always have approximately 3m (9ft) of paracord.
  • The whistle options make it useful in an emergency.
  • The Firesteel option making it a super useful piece of kit.
  • 21 available colours.
  • Make it to size.

Included in kit:

  • Bracelet making Instructions.
  • Additional paracord making tips.
  • BONUS Key fob making instructions.
  • 1 Buckle.
  • 3m Paracord.
  • 1 keyring (For key fob).

Paracord

Paracord, short for parachute cord, is a lightweight, nylon rope originally used in the suspension lines of parachutes. However, it has become popular in recent years for its versatility and strength, and is commonly used for a variety of purposes, including:

  1. Camping and hiking: Paracord can be used to secure tents, tarps, and other gear, as well as for making makeshift shelter, repairing gear, and hanging food to keep it away from animals.
  2. Survival situations: Paracord is a valuable tool in survival situations, as it can be used to make traps, snares, fishing lines, and even a bow drill for starting fires.
  3. Crafting: Paracord bracelets, keychains, lanyards, and other accessories are popular among outdoor enthusiasts and survivalists. Paracord can also be used to make dog collars, leashes, and other pet accessories.
  4. Household uses: Paracord can be used for hanging plants, securing outdoor furniture, and as a clothesline.
  5. Emergency situations: Paracord can be used to tie down or secure items during a storm or hurricane.

Overall, paracord is a versatile and useful tool to have on hand, whether for outdoor adventures or everyday tasks.

Whistle

A whistle is an essential tool for any survival situation. Here are some reasons why:

  1. Signalling for help: A whistle is a loud and distinct sound that can be heard over long distances. It can be used to signal for help if you are lost, injured, or stranded in a remote location. Three short blasts on a whistle are the universal signal for help.
  2. Saving energy: If you are lost or injured in a survival situation, shouting for help can be tiring and may not be heard over long distances. A whistle is a much more efficient way to signal for help, allowing you to conserve your energy for other tasks.
  3. Attracting attention: A whistle can attract the attention of other people in your group or in the area. If you are separated from your group or need to get their attention from a distance, a whistle can help you do so.
  4. Navigation: A whistle can also be used for navigation in a survival situation. If you are traveling in a group and need to communicate with each other over long distances or in noisy environments, a whistle can be used as a signalling device to indicate directions, alerts, or warnings.

Overall, a whistle is a simple and effective tool that can help you signal for help, conserve energy, attract attention, and navigate in a survival situation. It should be a part of every survival kit and should be always easily accessible.

Fire Starter

When the rod is struck against the steel, or vice versa, a spark is thrown. Tinder can be used to catch the spark; it should be shredded up and unravelled and formed into a sort of nest, cotton wool also works very well. Put more kindling on top as it catches alight, and you can build a fire from there.

What is Ferrocerium?

Ferrocerium itself is a brittle man-made material first patented by Austrian scientist Carl Auer von Welsbach in 1903.

Many brands use a slightly different percentage of each metal as well other added compounds to alter the rods function. For example, some rods are harder than others. Softer rods tend to throw larger sparks in the form of larger pieces of rod and therefore do not last as long.

A Ferrocerium Rod is made from:

Cerium                                 41.8%

Lanthanum                          24.2%

Iron                                     20.8%

Neodymium                          4.4%

Magnesium                           4.4%

How does it work?

When struck, ferrocerium particles rapidly oxidize and spontaneously ignite in the atmosphere, creating hot sparks.

Modern rods use mischmetal which is an alloy of Cerium, Lanthanum, Neodymium, and praseodymium. Iron and small amount of magnesium are used to harden the rods.

How do you use it?

Ferro rods come with a black protective coating that must be scraped off before, or during, use. The inside has a bright silver like colour.

A dedicated striker, or the back edge of a knife blade, make good ferrocerium strikers due to being made from a high carbon steel and seems to make the best fire starter sparks.

For beginners we suggest setting up a safe fire area in which to practice striking and fire making. The sparks need to fall onto flammable tinder such as charcloth.

Advantages?

  • It lights quickly.
  • Long lasting (In long term storage clear nail vanish helps).
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof
  • Will still work if snapped.
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