Get more use out of your paracord bracelet by using it to carry your ammo. This homemade DIY project makes it possible for hunters and survivalists to access their bullets when needed. In this post, you’re going to learn how to make a paracord ammo bracelet.
A paracord ammo bracelet keeps your ammunition secure and visible. This DIY saves you time. With this bracelet, you no longer have to carry loose ammo in your pockets. Follow the detailed instructions below to create your multi-functional ammo paracord bracelet.
To make the bracelet, you will need to have all these supplies available.
- 8 feet of paracord
- 16 inches of gutted paracord
- a plastic clasp
- one lighter
- a knitting needle/ or something to lift paracord up
- needle nose pliers
- scissors/ pocket knife
Note: You need 16 inches of paracord sheath to create a holder for your ammo. Its simple to remove the cord guts from the sheath.
Gut both ends of your small piece of paracord. Next, grab your needle nose pliers and yank out the stored cords.
Set aside the sheath until finished making the initial wrist guard structure.
- Attach paracord to clasp
- Measure your wrist
- Cobra weave design
- Weave the sheath into the bracelet
- Load your ammunition
- Seal off sheath ends
Step 1: Attach paracord to Clasp
You want to separate the pieces of your plastic clasp. Next, take your eight feet of paracord and fold it in half.
Take the folded side of the cord and lace it through the clasp buckle. You want to send the looped end through the top of the clasp. Take the looped end and pull the loose ends through. Pull tight to secure.
Note: the secured loop should be visible on the outside of the bracelet.
Push the two loose ends through the other side of the clasp. Go up through the bottom and pull both ends through.
Step 2: Measure your Wrist
Slide your hand through the loop created when the clasp connects. Pull the loose ends through until you get the length of paracord necessary to make the bracelet.
The bracelet mustn’t be too tight on your arm. You want to make sure there is room to compensate for the bulk the cobra weave will produce. To get a proper measurement, you want to make sure you can put a couple of fingers between the paracord and your wrist.
Hold onto the loose strands while you separate the pieces of the locking clasp from one another. When divided, you will have your measurement.
To secure the measurement, we will begin the cobra weave.
Step 3: Cobra weave design.
We are going to begin transforming the remaining paracord into an intricately weaved bracelet. First, grab the bracelet with the unsecured clasp end. You will want to make sure that you take each loose pieces of paracord and pull the strands to opposite ends.
Make sure when you are looking at the paracords you see four strands of the material. In the front, you will see two semi secured pieces of paracord. In the back, the two loose ends appear pulled to each end of the buckled clasp.
You want to see the four paracord strands in this order: one loose, two semi-secured, and another loose strand.
Note: the middle two strands will not move as you will weave the outside loose strands around them.
After you have all the pieces where they need to be, you can begin securing the end by creating a King cobra knot.
Cobra Weave Instructions
You will be making several king cobra knots as you weave your bracelet. The basic pattern becomes easier once you have finished a few of these knots.
- Pull the right loose strand over the top of the middle two strands.
- Move the left unsecured paracord straight down over the top of the right loose strand.
- Take the left piece and wrap it behind the other three paracord stands and through the loop. Take each free end of the paracord piece and pull tight.
- Mirror this step starting with the left paracord piece.
- Continue the pattern from right to left until you reach the end of the bracelet.
- To secure the bracelet, cut the ends off on each side and burn them down with a lighter. Press on the burnt edges with your pliers to flatten out the bumps.
Important: You usually want your cobra weave bracelet to be a tight weave; however, the ammo-carrying bracelet is easier to make when you have a slightly looser weave.
Step 4: Weave the Sheath into the Bracelet
At this point, you will need your knitting needle and your 16 inches of gutted paracord. Begin by folding the sheath in half. Next, examine the top of your bracelet, and count two paracord stitches down the center.
Begin lifting the next stitch upwards with a knitting needle. You will need to fit both ends of the 16-inch sheath through two stitches. Take this task slowly, and do it one end at a time. You may want to use your knitting needle to help thread the stitch.
Once you have both ends through, pull both ends until you have a two-inch loop. Take the loop and wrap it around the bracelet. Pull the two strands tight to secure the sheath.
To space out your sections correctly, you need to thread the sheath two rungs apart. To clarify, go over two rungs and then under two rungs. Continue this pattern until you reach the end of the bracelet.
You will want to make sure to feed the sheath through the last loop near the clasp.
Step 5: Load Your Ammunition
Before securing your sheath, you will want to load your bullets onto the bracelet. Take your knitting needle and raise the visible sheath stitch a little bit. You need just enough room for the projectile to squeeze through the lifted loop.
Continue until you have filled all visible sheath loops with ammunition.
Step 6: Seal Off the Sheath.
Now that you know the sheath length you need, you can cut off the remaining ends with a pocket knife or a pair of scissors. Leave about half an inch at the end.
You need to meltdown the sheath ends with your lighter. Melt the ends until they are the size of tiny buttons. Use pliers to press down the melted material to make it flat.
Uses for a paracord bullet casing bracelets
Primarily, you will make this bracelet to carry your bullets for defense or hunting. It does not serve any other purpose in its integral state. Despite this fact, the bracelet will provide many uses when deconstructed to its base materials.
It may take some time to take this bracelet apart. But when it becomes disassembled, you will have access to about eight uninterrupted feet of paracord.
You can use paracord to complete many tasks in a survival situation, including the following:
- security line
- erect a shelter
- tie up your equipment
- dry out you catch
- keep food off the ground
- tie a splint together
The paracord ammo bracelet is a must-have tool to keep in your survivalist arsenal. It provides a unique way to carry your loose rounds. It also provides you with a length of paracord that could be instrumental in an emergency.
I hope this DIY tutorial on how to make a Paracord Ammo Bracelet helped you. If you liked this post, you might also want to see the tutorial on how to make a Bullet Casing Paracord Bracelet or if you just want a standard one, see how to make a paracord bracelet. For more projects, refer to the paracord projects guide for preppers.