- Sports and Recreation»
- Hiking & Camping
How To Make a Survival Belt
I first learned of this concept about a year ago, and it instantly intriged me. I wanted to always be prepared with hundreds of feet of strong parachute cord at any time. I searched the internet for weeks trying to figure out how to make one. I found people who were willing to sell me one, but why buy what you can make. I finally found a close up picture of one that I thought looked cool, and it took me forever to figure out the braid, but I did, and I have perfected some super awesome survival belts.
Every belt takes at least 100 feet of paracord, and is extremely strong. I wear mine wherever I go. I also have made my watch band from parachute cord for an extra 10 feet or so. The cord can be purchased anywhere online at 10 bucks for 100 feet. you'll also need a belt buckle. Here are the instructions.
Step 1 First thing you'll want to do is lean the braid.
Step 5 Now that you've learned how to do the braid, let's double it, and put it on a belt buckle. you'll be making the braids side by side and intertwining them
Just continue this pattern of braid for a few hours. I'm pretty quick at this braid, and it takes me about 4 hours to complete a belt. I do it while I'm at work, because I talk on the phone all day for a job, and my hands need something to do.
Watches are simple enough and will give you a good ten feet or so of this valuable parachute cord.
This is basically what you come out with when your done ---------->