To those who wear paracord bracelets; why?

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I much rather keep big bundle of paracord in the manpurse. Much more convenient.
 
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The problem with keeping a paracord bracelet handy in case of needing cordage, is the fact it can take five minutes to unravel the cobra weave to the point of actually being useful.
 

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I sometimes make my own and use them but for things like tying down my buddies trunk or some random thing where someone needs some rope. Don't wear one much now but could happen again.
 
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I wear one, but not the traditional weave and buckles, just a simple double loop. Plain black, no beads or clasp. It's expandable and adjustable. It serves no purpose other than aesthetics, although it also gives me something to fidget with when I'm otherwise unoccupied. Not really sure why I started wearing it. I just made it one day, put it on, and now I can't go without one.


 

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A friend used his paracord bracelet as a leash for a dog he found while on a trek in Washington state. I believe it was a lost dog and they eventually found the owner.
 
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Well, post tornado I used mine to on my belt to hold a roll of duct tape and my tomahawk when having to clear out debris and chop through tree limbs and stuff. (also had to use one to make a leash as well.)
 
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I wear two with the intention that i have it incase i need it, so you can say potential use. You never know when you will need some strong cordage.
 
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It gives me more peace of mind, knowing that I have a secondary/backup tether when I venture outside of the ISS to make repairs/adjustments to the robot arm, as well as to the 1 acre plus of solar panels.;)
 
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Mine is a reminder of being in the sand box + plus I make them myself. You have to make them yourself or its sort of an oxymoron - wearing a symbol of being self sufficient on your wrist and not being able to make it yourself :D Further more, paracord bracelets are easy to knot/learn how to make. Stormdrane rocks!
I dont find the bracelets bulky, but I cannibalize them and use a very small buckle. Im surprised how durable the bracelets are - Ive worn the same bracelet for years.
Mines so caked with sweat and dust and dirt it would fall apart if I tried to unravel it.
you are allowed to wash them, you know ;) Mine gets clicked to a belt loop and goes in the washing machine with regular intervals. If not, the bracelets become bacteria eldorado.
 
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Mine is a reminder of being in the sand box + plus I make them myself. You have to make them yourself or its sort of an oxymoron - wearing a symbol of being self sufficient on your wrist and not being able to make it yourself :D Further more, paracord bracelets are easy to knot/learn how to make. Stormdrane rocks!
I dont find the bracelets bulky, but I cannibalize them and use a very small buckle. Im surprised how durable the bracelets are - Ive worn the same bracelet for years. you are allowed to wash them, you know ;) Mine gets clicked to a belt loop and goes in the washing machine with regular intervals. If not, the bracelets become bacteria eldorado.

I wash mine every now and then, but as tight as it is and as fine as the dust is/was it'll never come out.
 
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I wash mine every now and then, but as tight as it is and as fine as the dust is/was it'll never come out.
Soak it in a cup filled with Oxyclean. Fill the cup, twist/connect the bracelet "inside out" and leave it in for a couple of days. Then run it through the washing machine.
 
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Mine is a reminder of being in the sand box + plus I make them myself. You have to make them yourself or its sort of an oxymoron
Not really. I have two. Both given me at different times by different Lebanese Arabic linguists. They were gifts. I wear them ONLY because of that.
 
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Yes, really.

For those of us in a non-REMF capacity, it started out as a reminder of service and friends alive and fallen. Some were made when on tour. Soldiers reqognized fellow soldiers to some degree by the bracelets and for a while before it spread and became fashionable to wear the bracelets At least thats the perception of some of us. Again just my opinion.

Since then it has spread out to everybody else MIL or civilian and thats fine. There is no stipulations attached to bracelets, its just how I see it; that one should make ones own symbol of being self sufficient ;) Especially seeing as how its so easy to make a paracord bracelet, that a drunk chimp with parkinson could learn how in three minutes flat. Further more its fun to make the bracelet and one enjoys it more when one has made ones own bracelet. Again, Stormdrane.

Its a semi-free country; people can wear and buy what they want. Opinions may vary.
 
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Yes, really.

For those of us in a non-REMF capacity, it started out as a reminder of service and friends alive and fallen. Some were made when on tour.

Not really. Mine were made on tour in Iraq by linguists on the team (the first in 2005 - never saw one when I first deployed in 2003) and have meaning to me, so no, you do not "have to make them yourself or its sort of an oxymoron".
 
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I own a few but have never worn them outside of my house. Although this past weekend while out in the back woods I did need some cordage and didn't have any in my pack and had to unravel the paracord handle from my big black chopper knife, wish I would have had one on my wrist then.
 
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Mine is a light blue chain stitch, granddaughter-made. I wear it for her, plus it's the prostate cancer 'color', so I also honor my father.

Short and sweet answer to why? Because I want to.
 
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I own a couple of them...I usually wear one when I'm in the woods or I want something other than a watch on my arm. Never know when it might come in handy and it has more uses than a Timex.
 
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