Lansdale Library showed attendees how to make a survival strap using parachute cords
You can use it to snare an animal if you are lost in the wild. You can use it to make a shelter between two trees.
Need fishing line? Use it for that too. The same goes for the string on your bow or the strap for your rifle.
And it fits snug around your wrist.
Lansdale Library director Tom Meyer and acquisitions manager Denise Brackin showed residents young and old how to make their own survival straps using parachute cords in many different colors.
Meyer said the event was well-attended. He was inspired by two things: a posting on Facebook and a how-to TV show.
Check out the following books for more information on survival straps and friendship bracelets:
- Friendship Bracelets by Liz Unger, Clare Mayhew and Heather Hammonds in Children Non-Fiction JUV 746.42 UNGER
- Friendship Bracelets by Laura Torres in Children Non-Fiction JUV 746.42 TORRES
- The Handbook of Knots by Des Pawson in Non-Fiction 623.8882 PAW
- 75 Chinese, Celtic and Ornamental Knots by Laura Williams and Elise Mann in Non-Fiction 745.59 WILLIAMS
Check out our video for all the fun!