A Backyard Hiker

Notice from A Backyard Hiker: Hi, so nice to see you here! I just quickly wanted to point out that 10% of our proceeds go towards Wildlife Conservation programs. If that's not a good reason to buy a Paracord Bracelet or cool Tee shirt for yourself or as a gift, then I don't know what can be a good reason ;-)

Peggy - A Backyard Hiker​

Welcome, you find your way to the one and only Backyard Hiker shop! The place to be to get your ultimate Backyard Hiker Paracord Bracelet and cool Backyard Hiker tee shirts.

I started making the bracelets when I went on my first [ link hidden ]in Kruger National Park. One of the items on the equipment list was a set of spare shoe laces. I had no intention to carry a set of these and started my search for alternatives, that’s how I discovered Paracord Bracelets!

A bracelet made with parachute cord (also paracord or 550 cord). In an emergency situation you unravel the bracelet, and the cord can be useful for many tasks such as a fishing line, tourniquet, to make fire but also as spare shoe laces! This versatile cord was even used by astronauts during the 82nd Space Shuttle mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

I bought myself some paracord and started weaving. Lots of swearing and practice later I am able to say I mastered the skills of weaving these “must haves”. I fine-tuned them and started experimenting with different models.

All our bracelets are handcrafted with the greatest care in South Africa at S 25° 18′ 60.00″ E 31° 00′ 60.00″. 

We hope to inspire you to get outside! To explore your own backyard (don’t take it to literally, it’s ok if you need to drive a bit). A way to step outside the daily ratrace and to recharge your batteries and soul.

Experience the benefits of walking and how it can enrich your life in many ways. Our backyards look different but we can all hike!

Peggy - A Backyard Hiker

P.S. 10% of our proceeds go towards Wildlife Conservation programs.


Orders will be prepared for delivery once payment has cleared. Please note that all orders are handmade especially for you. Delivery to main towns and city centers will take 3 – 4 working days. Outlying areas 4 – 6 working days. We deliver door to door via our chosen courier service.

International orders are sent via the South African Postal Office. Delivery can take up to 21 working days. For faster delivery, please send us a message. 

Shipping cost

A Flat rate fee or R 100 is charged for door-to-door delivery anywhere in South Africa. Worldwide shipping costs will be calculated at checkout.

Refund & Return Policy

Since all the products are handcrafted and personalized to your likings, we can’t accept any returns. All orders are non-refundable.