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Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
FS survival bracelets from smaller accessory cord (not paracord)- cheap Christmas gift idea! :) on 10/31/2011 20:27:08 MDT Print View

got some materials to make some bracelets for Christmas gifts and over bought :) this stuff is 2mm "accessory" cord- rated at 150#, so quite a bit smaller (and lighter) than the typical paracord bracelets (550#) you see around, but still plenty strong for an emergency shoe lace, guy line, etc

a bracelet will have ~ 12-15' of cord

I've got quite a few colors- coyote (brown), foliage (grey/green), black, od green w/ black tracers- all 2mm and some 2.5mm grey w/ black tracers

the plastic buckles are made in the US (not an easy task I'll tell you!), weight for a 7" wrist bracelet is 0.3 oz (0.4 oz for the 2.5mm stuff)

pictured is a od green, a 2.5mm grey/black and a two tone coyote/black (can do two tones w/ any of the 2mm colors)

anywho I've got enough buckles to do a dozen or so, $10 shipped conus

need your exact wrist measurement (I add 1.25" to that)

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on a professional wrist model :)

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Lonney Phillips
(GroundPounder) - F

Locale: Midwest
me me! on 10/31/2011 21:06:25 MDT Print View

I would love one in coyote! Let me know how to get you paid :)

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
survival bracelet on 11/01/2011 17:06:31 MDT Print View

pm sent :)

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
pm's on 11/01/2011 17:15:58 MDT Print View

got quite a few pm's :)

I'd ask that anyone wanting one to include the note section of paypal what color and your wrist measurement are- cut down on errors on my part- thanks :)

Mike

Steve A. Clarke
(petuni) - MLife

Locale: Quispamsis
sent on 11/01/2011 17:22:05 MDT Print View

funds sent! Thanks Mike!

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
on their way on 11/02/2011 07:56:54 MDT Print View

Steve and Bill- your bracelets will be going out this morning :)

I believe I've answered all pm's- thanks

Mike

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Re: on their way on 11/04/2011 07:50:59 MDT Print View

Roger and Landon your bracelets will go out this morning-thanks :)

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
another bracelet on 11/07/2011 07:19:54 MST Print View

probably should have taken pics of some of the other colors folks were getting

here's Kevins- od center w/ black outer, on it's way this AM :)

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Roger Munsey
(8100LT) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Just arrived on 11/07/2011 18:27:46 MST Print View

Mike,

Mine just arrived and looks perfect!

Thanks,
Roger

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
bracelet on 11/07/2011 18:35:22 MST Print View

^ good deal! got a pm from Bill looks like his made it (and fits :)) as well

Mike

joseph Otoole
(joe_otoole01)
e on 11/08/2011 21:05:46 MST Print View

are you still making these or did you sell out?

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
bracelet on 11/08/2011 22:31:34 MST Print View

I'll take one, my wrist measure's 8". Send me your payment info.
Thanks,Jack

Edited by jumpbackjack on 11/08/2011 22:33:12 MST.

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
bracelet on 11/09/2011 07:08:16 MST Print View

Joe and Jack- pm's sent, still have buckles and plenty of cord :)

Ed- your bracelet is going out this morning

thanks

Mike

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
bracelets on 11/10/2011 07:35:58 MST Print View

Jack- your bracelet will go out this AM :)

still have cord, fasteners- I did a coyote/foliage one for someone that I should have snapped a pic, pretty snazzy :)

Mike

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
bracelet on 11/14/2011 07:27:45 MST Print View

still have buckles/cord :)

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Thanks on 11/14/2011 08:12:13 MST Print View

I'm digging mine as well. Great work!

Steve A. Clarke
(petuni) - MLife

Locale: Quispamsis
bracelet on 11/14/2011 16:01:03 MST Print View

Thanks Mike, received it today!! Perfect fit!

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
RE: survival bracelet on 11/14/2011 22:49:39 MST Print View

Mike got mine today, looks and feels great, perfect size and weight. I was wondering if you could make one for me to use as a dog collar for my Border Collie? Also how do you take the cordage off as one long peice to use in an emergency? Thanks,Jack

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
survival bracelet on 11/15/2011 07:08:47 MST Print View

thanks gents! if the cord is needed you go to the end where it's tucked under and fish that out, after that it's a matter of undoing the braid- it's definitely not a lightning fast process, but should be able to get to it in a couple of minutes

I could certainly do a longer one, is the buckle size appropriate for your collie? I have larger buckles that I use w/ 550 cord that might be a better option for a collar????

shoot me a pm if you want to explore it further

Mike

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
bracelets still available on 11/27/2011 09:41:23 MST Print View

still have materials left :)