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80 Uses for Paracord: What Did I Miss?

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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: What Did I Miss? — 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

  1. Tie tarp to trees
  2. Lanyard to hold items (knife, keys, etc.)
  3. Emergency paracord wrist band
  4. emergency snare (from one of the strands inside)
  5. Fishing line (from inner strands)
  6. Boot laces
  7. Floss with the inner strands
  8. Dog lead
  9. Emergency suture ( from inner strands)
  10. Wrap knife handle
  11. Bow drill
  12. Headband or Hair tie
  13. Improvise a seat by lashing a long log horizontally to 2 trees
  14. Emergency repair for a sail while sailing/canoeing
  15. A belt for your trousers
  16. Hang kettle/cooking pot over a fire
  17. Emergency sewing thread (from inner strands)
  18. Make a fishing net from inner strands
  19. Make into a net hammock
  20. Improvise a sling
  21. Hobble your horse
  22. Perimeter tripwires (attach to tin cans or anything to make noise)
  23. Watch strap
  24. Rig up a quick bow stringer when you’ve forgotten yours…
  25. Carry gear on your back when you don’t have a rucksack
  26. A platypus hose cleaner(by tying granny knots in it and pulling it through.
  27. Tie house keys to forgetful children.
  28. Emergency tow rope – admittedly you need several strands but it is surprising what a few together will hold!
  29. A pulley line for dragging big bits of wood up the side of a hill
  30. A standby strop…. for polishing a razor
  31. A skipping rope for kids (needs a heavy knot in middle)
  32. Hang mesh frames for propagating plants in a greenhouse.
  33. Rudimentary swing for the kids as and when they become bored.
  34. Abseil down a cliff edge
  35. Clothesline
  36. Bundling around firewood for easy carry
  37. Tie on to a sled so you can drag it during the heavy snow.
  38. Hang a light over the designated latrine for night times
  39. Replace a snapped pull string on older lights.
  40. Improvise a fuse
  41. Hanging a mirror or other large objects.
  42. Use as a strap wrench or Spanish windlass
  43. Improvised bore snake for cleaning a firearm
  44. Make a tire swing
  45. Hanging your hammock
  46. Hang an emergency whistle around your neck
  47. Pull cord for chain saw
  48. Pull cord for boat engine
  49. Pull cord for lawn mower/ weed eater
  50. Emergency Tourniquet
  51. Tying down & Securing the straps & belts of rucksacks when traveling
  52. Replacing a drawstring cord in a rucksack or on gaiters
  53. Tent guy lines.
  54. Tying your rucksack to something solid with sophisticated bushcraft knots outside a shop.
  55. To tie down a rucksack lid should one or both buckles break.
  56. To make an improvised stretcher by lashing poles together and making a net.
  57. To lash poles together to make a shelter
  58. To lash a blade to a long pole in order to use as a spear(for emergency hunting).
  59. To wrap a mini Maglite handle for grip
  60. For lowering equipment/packs down cliff edges.
  61. Creating a snare
  62. Entertainment during stressful times ( tying and untying knots can take your mind off of your current situation)
  63. Replacing a broken handle on a knife or machete
  64. Create a bowstring for a bow and arrow
  65. Hanging a kill or your rucksack out of reach of animals at night
  66. Mooring your boat to a dock
  67. Replace a broken water ski rope
  68. Teaching yourself to tie lifesaving knots
  69. 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)
  70. Help climb a tree, place around the tree to add more grip
  71. Make improvised snowshoes
  72. Make a sling for killing small animals
  73. Create a bullwhip for defense or entertainment
  74. Create trotlines for fishing
  75. Create a gill net for fishing
  76. Lash together multiple pieces for a stronger cord
  77. Lashing for a wooden raft
  78. Stitches for cuts
  79. Anchor line
  80. 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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80 Uses for Paracord: What Did I Miss? — 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.