Survival-Pax Blog: June 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Paracord How To: Shark Jawbone Bracelet

A very attractive and surprisingly simple paracord weave is the Shark Jawbone. In the video above, you can learn to make such a bracelet in no time!

This bracelet was woven using 550 Paracord, but it can also be make using Type I Paracord or 425 Tactical Cord.

The Shark Jawbone pattern has a stylish unique style that would look great as part of your paracord crafts.

To make this bracelet, you will need: Ruler, Scissors, Lighter, 1/2" Buckle, Paracord, Jig (optional), Needlenose Pliers (optional)

First, you will need to measure your wrist size. Don't forget to include the length of the buckle, when figuring out the length of your bracelet?

This bracelet is most easily woven on a Paracord Jig. If you don't have one, we sell a whole variety of Paracord Jigs & Accessories.

This is the basic weave of the Shark Jawbone.

After you're done weaving the bracelet, it's time to snip the ends.

Once the ends are snipped, they need to be singed. The blue part of the lighter is best for melting the paracord.

And you're done. It's that simple. Now you can make a Shark Jawbone Bracelet and impress all of your friends.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Possibly the Best Way to Fuse Paracord: The Manny Method

Perhaps the best way to fuse two pieces of 550 Paracord is a technique known as the Manny Method. This is a method invented by Manuel Zembrano on the Parachute Cord Crafters Facebook group.

You will need one or two paracord needles, two pieces of paracord, a pair of scissors, and a lighter.

First, cut the end of the paracord and pull out about 1-2 inches from the internal strands. Cut these strands, and pull the colored sheath back out. Do this for both pieces of paracord.

Then, lightly singe the frayed ends of the paracord.

Take the needle of one of the strands and pierce the colored sheath of the other strands of paracord. Pull it through the opening.

Then, do the same with the other strand of cord.

If you did this correctly, you should have a fusion that looks like this. Pull this tight, and your cord will be very secure, ready for any paracord project that you will be starting.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Functional First Aid Kit - AMK First Aid 1.0

One of the best first aid kits that I've found for everyday injuries is the First Aid 1.0 Kit by Adventure Medical Kits.

This portable (and affordable) first aid kit has most of the essentials for the injuries that you are likely to come across when on an adventure. If there's anything that it doesn't have, then there's even room for adding extra supplies, so that you can be ready when you need it!

Everything in the kit is organized into two main pockets, which have clear plastic panels to allow you to see inside them.

There's even a survival whistle and compass, should you ever get lost; a great addition!

Also, don't forget about our Pax+ Program, where you can get up to 35% back for a quick video review. Follow the link for more information:

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Exceptionally Strong EDC Knife - Cold Steel Voyager

The Cold Steel Voyager comes in three sizes, each with 3 different blade shapes to suit your fancy.

The size that fits my large hand the best is the large version of the Voyager.

The Voyager is an incredible value, when you realize how incredibly strong of a folding knife it really is. The incorporated Tri-Ad Lock, a Cold Steel patent, is perhaps the strongest folding lock design ever made.

Perhaps the most impressive version of the Voyager is the Extra Large.

In case you were wondering how to carry this huge knife, it fits very well in a medium-size pocket. Clipped in a pocket, it looks like any other folding pocket knife.

If any of you have any experience with the Cold Steel Voyager series of knives, let us know in the comments below!

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