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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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