These beautiful bracelets are weaved with Paracord, an extremely durable nylon rope with a minimum breaking strength of 550 lbs (249kg). Paracord was originally used as suspension lines in the parachutes of US paratroopers during World War II.
Dropped behind enemy lines, paratroopers found Paracord to be a life-saving, multi-purpose tool. When unbraided, you can use your bracelet to build a shelter, secure gear to your backpack or hang up food out of reach from animals. You can also use it to make a clothes or fishing line, snares, traps, snow shoes, a bowdrill for making fire, or a splint for a broken ankle. If you unravel the yarns, you can even use it as sewing thread, dental floss or to make a fishing net. In fact, Paracord is so reliable and durable that astronauts have used it to make repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Oh, and when it isn’t saving your life, it’s a gorgeous looking bracelet.