29 December 2012

Paracord Frenzy?

Lately I have been seeing a lot of posts around paracord bracelets, handles and other things you can do with this great 550 paracord. Keep in mind, I am not like some others that you have seen on the internet that have 50 types of bracelets and 35 different knot fashions. I have three!

These three are my "go-to" styles when someone says, "Ooooh! Make me one!" Because of the popular request, I was asked to post the pictures and info on my site. So here they are with a little blurb about each type.

The first is a single twist, single cord bracelet with a knot as a lock. It has approximately 7' of 550 Black paracord and as mentioned in the description, one piece.

The second, going from left to right, is a single cord as well but it is a half cobra knot. It has approximately 8' of 550 ACU paracord and a knot as a lock. Again, it is one solid piece.

The third, which was my first one, is the standard double cobra knot using a 12" piece of O.D. green 550 paracord as the center and approximately 10' of black 550 paracord. This is two pieces and can be created like the many you have seen with two colors and a plastic buckle latch as opposed to the knot as a lock.

That's it. Simple plain and easy. I have done many colors and several with buckles and several without. Both allow for adjustment if the size is wrong. I know you can create your own and there are many articles on just how to do that on the internet, but if you decide you would like to buy rather than build, I can assist.

They are bracelets (photographs above), necklaces, keychains, luggage tags and zipper pulls among other lanyards. Keep in mind, this is not my livelihood and profit is minimal.

Item prices are as follows:
$7 for double cobra
$5 for single cobra
$5 for single twist
plus $3 for shipping and handling

Ask for price breaks on more than five items. Shipping and handling is for up to five items. Six to 20 are $5 for shipping and handling.

If you are interested, either comment with your email address or email me.

24 December 2012

Just an update...

For those that wait patiently for a new post, I have some good news. I am planning out the year for a bi-weekly post (Bi-weekly, is every two weeks by my definition).

I don't do New Year's Resolutions as I usually have a tendency to blow those by the end of February. However, I do have lists that I hope to accomplish. This is a no pressure way for me to attain certain "goals" and usually finish them faster than if I had written them as a resolution. I am sure there is some psychological reasoning behind that but really, I don't care.

What does this mean to you? I will share some of my list in this post so you can see what is planned. Keep in mind with the exception of the top three, it probably will change, before the end of 2012.

  • Bi-weekly Blog Post
  • 5 retweets/day
  • 5 tweets/day
  • 2 special blog posts
  • Complete first novel
  • Start 2nd novel
  • Learn 5 useful prepping skills
  • Hone 5 different prepping skills
  • Bug out bag for each family member
  • Increase food storage to 3 month supply
  • Kids and wife to gun range once/month (thank you dear for that suggestion)

...and the list may grow or shrink from there.

In the midst of me creating this list, I read an interesting post from Mr. Jack Spirko on site. The post was about a site called The site is geared to help you learn and/or hone your prepping skills. Now, I got a little gung ho and decided to click 13 to start with and then thought a bit and have brought it back to ten. Folks, at minimum check out the site, get registered and at least learn or hone two skills for the year. I think you will be happy that you did.

That wraps it up for this post. MERRY CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year.
(Please note, I do not wish you Happy Holidays because our men and women have fought for me to be able to say, Merry Christmas.)

Check us out on Twitter, along with @SurvivorJane, @SelfReliantinfo and @STO_Radio as they have vastly contributed to my knowledge as well as some other great folks on #preppertalk. They have websites that you should visit as well for some great and useful information.

Until then,

Use your instincts to survive