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Paracord has so many uses. I have come up with 80 uses for paracord. If you know any more uses please, please, please comment and let me know.
80 Uses for Paracord
- Tie tarp to trees
- Lanyard to hold items (knife, keys, etc.)
- Emergency paracord wrist band
- emergency snare (from one of the strands inside)
- Fishing line (from inner strands)
- Boot laces
- Floss with the inner strands
- Dog lead
- Emergency suture ( from inner strands)
- Wrap knife handle
- Bow drill
- Headband or Hair tie
- Improvise a seat by lashing a long log horizontally to 2 trees
- Emergency repair for a sail while sailing/canoeing
- A belt for your trousers
- Hang kettle/cooking pot over a fire
- Emergency sewing thread (from inner strands)
- Make a fishing net from inner strands
- Make into a net hammock
- Improvise a sling
- Hobble your horse
- Perimeter tripwires (attach to tin cans or anything to make noise)
- Watch strap
- Rig up a quick bow stringer when you’ve forgotten yours…
- Carry gear on your back when you don’t have a rucksack
- A platypus hose cleaner(by tying granny knots in it and pulling it through.
- Tie house keys to forgetful children.
- Emergency tow rope – admittedly you need several strands but it is surprising what a few together will hold!
- A pulley line for dragging big bits of wood up the side of a hill
- A standby strop…. for polishing a razor
- A skipping rope for kids (needs a heavy knot in middle)
- Hang mesh frames for propagating plants in a greenhouse.
- Rudimentary swing for the kids as and when they become bored.
- Abseil down a cliff edge
- Bundling around firewood for easy carry
- Tie on to a sled so you can drag it during the heavy snow.
- Hang a light over the designated latrine for night times
- Replace a snapped pull string on older lights.
- Improvise a fuse
- Hanging a mirror or other large objects.
- Use as a strap wrench or Spanish windlass
- Improvised bore snake for cleaning a firearm
- Make a tire swing
- Hanging your hammock
- Hang an emergency whistle around your neck
- Pull cord for chain saw
- Pull cord for boat engine
- Pull cord for lawn mower/ weed eater
- Emergency Tourniquet
- Tying down & Securing the straps & belts of rucksacks when traveling
- Replacing a drawstring cord in a rucksack or on gaiters
- Tent guy lines.
- Tying your rucksack to something solid with sophisticated bushcraft knots outside a shop.
- To tie down a rucksack lid should one or both buckles break.
- To make an improvised stretcher by lashing poles together and making a net.
- To lash poles together to make a shelter
- To lash a blade to a long pole in order to use as a spear(for emergency hunting).
- To wrap a mini Maglite handle for grip
- For lowering equipment/packs down cliff edges.
- Creating a snare
- Entertainment during stressful times ( tying and untying knots can take your mind off of your current situation)
- Replacing a broken handle on a knife or machete
- Create a bowstring for a bow and arrow
- Hanging a kill or your rucksack out of reach of animals at night
- Mooring your boat to a dock
- Replace a broken water ski rope
- Teaching yourself to tie lifesaving knots
- Collect water (tie a knot and place inside a plastic bottle, hang from a rock or damp surface area and the water will collect on the cord and drip into the bottle)
- Help climb a tree, place around the tree to add more grip
- Make improvised snowshoes
- Make a sling for killing small animals
- Create a bullwhip for defense or entertainment
- Create trotlines for fishing
- Create a gill net for fishing
- Lash together multiple pieces for a stronger cord
- Lashing for a wooden raft
- Stitches for cuts
- Anchor line
- Trip zombies… they are so dumb!
So there it is. Paracord is one of the most versatile tools in the prepper’s arsenal and a worthwhile investment.
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Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.