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Nature Center helps people build survival bracelets

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When faced with a life or death situation, being prepared is key. One of the reasons Sioux City's Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center offered lessons in constructing survival bracelets.

Each bracelet is made from a material called "550 paracord," which is composed of versatile nylon that can be used in a variety of survival situations. It can also hold 550 pounds. By taking the bracelet apart, it can be used for shoe strings, fishing lines, or even to start a fire.

"People are looking into situations that they can have for tools for like a bug outbag, or a survival kit. One of the important things for that is to have a piece of string, or this paracord is a lot more useful than just a regular piece of string," said Jim Henning, Resource Naturalist for Woodbury County Conservation Board.

Tuesday night focused on what's called the "king cobra stitch" which utilizes two-11 foot pieces of cord.

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