The Friendly Swede – Paracord Survival Bracelet

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The XXL Trilobite Extra Beefy Paracord Survival Bracelet with Stainless Steel Black Bow Shackle is designed to be Extra long to fit  the larger wrist.

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Packaging

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The bracelet arrives packaged very well in a resealable point of sale bag with Euro hanger so would not be out of place in a retail environment.

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A neat little bonus for the bracelet is an additional shackle pin. Also included in the pack are a couple of company logo transfers, welcome leaflet and a basic unravelling instruction.

 

 

 

Size

According to the manufacturer, the ideal wrist size from this model is 8.5″-9.5″ (21.6-24.1 cm). I have a measured wrist size of 7.5″(19mm) so the bracelet is too big for me. The bow shackle and bar have an adjustment potential of 14mm over three locations.

At its IMG_2981first location the internal diameter is 8.9″ (22.5mm)

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IMG_2986At its last location the band measures 9.5″ (24.2mm).

Paracord

The paracord is stated to be independently tested to a 531 lb (241 kg), so what does this mean?  An large car engine and transmission weighs 272kg, An average man weighs 85kg. Paracord can hold a static weight of 227kg (tested to 241kg) before breaking.

Build Quality

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The build quality of the bracelet is very good, the company personalised black shackle provides a nice finish.

Paracord weaves are terminated by melting the ends and flattening, this is normally done on the underside of the bracelet for aesthetics, this can sometimes result in an hard burr that can irritate the skin, The finish on this bracelet is good with no signs of burr.IMG_2968

Unravelling your paracord should only be done in emergencies, however for the purposes of evaluation we will be taking ours apart.

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The instructions provided suggest twisting the bracelet around the melted ends to break a loosen, we tried this and were unsuccessful in breaking the weld, IMG_2990resorting to eventually cutting with a knife – something that every good survivalist / boy scout should never be without.

Unravelling the bracelet is straight forward from this point.IMG_2992IMG_2994

 

 

 

 

 

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Disassembled the paracord length is approximately 13.1 ft (4 m)

The Friendly Swede recommend not trying to re-weave the paracord unless you are experienced.

The ‘university’ of YouTube can teach you how to weave this back together should you need to do so.

I resized the bracelet and reassembled to suit my wrist size.

 

So Why Paracord

paracord-innards-cParacord has many uses in everyday life and in emergency situations, this will be covered in more detail in a later post, however for now here are a few potential uses (remember your paracord is made up of multiple smaller strands of very strong fibre).

 

 

  • Stitches, sewing thread, sutures
  • shoelaces
  • Splint / Sling
  • Stretcher / hammock
  • Tourniquet
  • Rescue line
  • tripwire
  • fishing line
  • fishing net

Given the quality of this product Extra Long XXL Trilobite Extra Beefy / Wide for the cost of  £8.99 & FREE Delivery I would consider this good value for money.

Check out the paracord items from The Friendly Swede.
The Friendly Swede Paracord selection

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About Ian

Trying to live a preparedness lifestyle, developing new skills to help me strive for that better life. This will serve as a memoir for myself and my family, friends and anyone who is interested as we take this crooked path towards an infinite destination.
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3 Responses to The Friendly Swede – Paracord Survival Bracelet

  1. Jenny Smith says:

    This looks great, like an upscale version of the paracord bracelets I’ve seen. I like the looks of the buckle and the bracelet. Do they have different colors? A version for women? Thanks!

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  2. Jenny Smith says:

    Oh yeah, and when will they be available in the US? 🙂

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