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A medical alert bracelet is a bracelet that is worn if a person with a pre-existing condition, such as diabetes, asthma, heart problems, falls unconscious due to that condition.

When paramedics arrive, they will use the bracelet to help the person recover. They can also be used as Medical ID bracelets, such as Road ID for cyclists, that list important info such as blood type, contacts to call, name, birth date, etc in case the person is rendered incapable to communicate.

And as bracelets go, if you are a guy, you probably want a manly bracelet to wear. This guy will do the trick.

You can make it in a variety of colors such as team colors or camouflage.

Another great feature of this bracelet is its survival uses: if you are in the great outdoors, this bracelet is the one for you: the 7-10 feet of paracord contained in it can be unraveled for emergency use, and the dog tag can be used as a mirror signaling device.

So: this device could be a literal lifesaver whether you are lost in the wilderness or lying unconscious on a gurney.

You can buy these types of bracelets online, but there is something about having an item you made yourself that makes all the difference.

This bracelet uses flatlines woven into the cobra weave to attach a tag to the bracelet. If you have made a cobra weave bracelet before, this will be a breeze.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

Materials needed:

Paracord- One or two colors.



Buckle-I used 3/8 inch, but for a beginner that is too small. Try 1/2" or 5/8".

Tag-You can use a regular dog tag, I bought mine on Sticky

lohlrogge made it!3 years ago
worked perfectly. exactly what I needed.

can i ask where you got that "narcolepsy" tag from?


TheHandsomeRedneck made it!3 years ago

Just made one with a cool boy scout medallion I picked up. Thanks for the help!

HollyC11 made it!3 years ago

Thank you, your instructions helped me attach this memorial pendant to some paracord as I had no clue how to start and it turned out great.

NomadHobbyist (author)  HollyC113 years ago
I'm glad it helped!
armin 74 years ago
really nice..
Freemi4 years ago
Hou beautiful! Very nice