The History of Paracord Bracelets

Last year, paracord bracelets were a big trend, and you would see many teens walking the halls wearing these interesting creations. Believe it or not, paracord bracelets were first created as an essential item for adventures such as the military and boy scouts.

Paracord is the same nylon cord that's been used in parachutes since World War II. The bracelets are usually made from 8 to 15 feet of cord. The cord used in these bracelets were even used by astronauts during the 82nd space shuttle mission to repair our well-known Hubble Space Telescope.

During earlier times, the product was known as "dummy chord" because of its uses listed below ...

1) Keeping up with small or important items

2) Tying rucksacks to vehicle racks

3) Securing camouflage nets to trees or vehicles

The small yarns in the core of the bracelet are also used as thread for sewing, boot laces and belts.

Paracords' phenomenal variety of uses is one of the main things that makes it so special, and it has a similar story as the well-renowned duct tape, which began its use for patching planes and fighter jets when they were in a hurry during WWII.