Have you heard of Survival Bracelets. I hadn't – until Susanna introduced me to them as part of her latest hobby.
Made from paracord, a material that can support up to 250 pounds of weight, the bracelets are meant to be styley and useful.
The bracelets are essentially made using macrame knots with lengths of paracord and a plastic buckle or clasp. The premise is that in an emergency, you can unravel the bracelet and fuse the ends together (with a lighter) to create one long length of rope. And if you use real paracord, then that rope can hold up to 250 pounds of weight (even with the fused ends)! Susanna made some paracord bracelets for Mike and Aidan when she was down in June, and then she also made several using thinner cord because the color choices were better and the resulting bracelets were a little more feminine (though we're assuming their strength will not be as great).
|Aidan's bracelet in his football colors – white isn't the best color for a boy.|