That paracord bracelet you received from a survival-minded friend is a wonderful thing to bring on your next hiking or camping adventure. It is also a fantastic item to place in your bug-out bag or 72-hour emergency kit. Take a moment to review some of the many uses for the paracord bracelet to further your survival knowledge.
Use the inner strands of your paracord bracelet as thread. Repair torn clothing, rips in cloth gear, etc.
Make a tow rope from your paracord; a single length of the cord is capable of handling 550 pounds!
Let clothing dry in the breeze with a few lengths of paracord.
Substitute Belt or Shoelace
Keep your pants up and your shoes tied with your paracord bracelet.
Create an effective animal snare with a length of paracord. Such traps require strong ropes.
Use paracord to hold up tent canvas or other sturdy shelter materials.
Separate strands within your paracord and add a hook to make a nice fishing line.
Sew an open wound back together with strands of paracord.
Keep food away from hungry creatures with paracord. Use it to string a bear bag up high!
Use your paracord to replace a damaged zipper pull.
Tie items to your backpack with paracord to keep your hands free while hiking.
Keep Fido or Fluffy (hey, cats camp too) secure by making a leash with your paracord.
Forget your dental floss or tape? Use the inner strands of your paracord as makeshift floss.
These are only a handful of the many uses for paracords!! What are your favorites?
Kent Page McGroarty is a freelance lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in AZ Central Healthy Living, Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, SF Gate Home and Garden, LIVESTRONG, Moblized.com, I Do Take Two.com, and many other online publications. Twitter: @KentsStuff.