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Parachute Cord Uses: A Versatile Survival Tool During Emergencies

Most Army surplus stores sell parachute rope, which has a wide range of applications. Here are a few suggestions about how to use it. I recommend going to an Army surplus store and purchasing genuine Army issue parachute cord rather than a knock-off found at a hardware store or large retailer. 550 Parachute rope is significantly stronger than imitations and contains numerous tiny threads inside the outer shell. These tiny fibers can be removed and utilized for a variety of purposes. For applications that require less strength than the complete cable, the outer shell can alternatively be employed without the inside strands.

In a long-term survival situation, floss your teeth using the inner threads. You may not have a toothbrush or toothpaste with you, but if you have parachute cord, you can floss your teeth.

Wrap paracord around the handle of your survival knife. Depending on the sort of grip your knife comes with, this may provide you with a more comfortable and secure hold. If you have your knife with you and are in a survival crisis, you may use the cord from your knife handle for a variety of survival uses. You'll be astonished at how much cord it takes to correctly wrap your knife handle.

The following are but a handful of ways you can use paracords during emergencies: 

  • In a long-term survival situation, floss your teeth using the inner threads. You may not have a toothbrush or toothpaste with you, but if you have parachute cord, you can floss your teeth.
  • Wrap paracord around the handle of your survival knife. Depending on the sort of grip your knife comes with, this may provide you with a more comfortable and secure hold. If you have your knife with you and are in a survival crisis, you may use the cord from your knife handle for a variety of survival uses. You'll be astonished at how much cord it takes to correctly wrap your knife handle.
  • Construct a bow string for a survival bow.
  • Attach arrow heads to arrows using the inner strings.
  • Make fishing line out of the inner cords.
  • Create a snare. The inner strands can be used to make snares for smaller animals and birds.
  • Make a little net out of the inner strands of your parachute cord to catch minnows and small fish.
  • If one of your shoe strings breaks, make a new one out of your parachute rope.
  • Make a sling out of parachute rope and a piece of leather for hunting small game.
  • Make an Apache Throwing Star out of your parachute cord's outer shell and two sticks.
  • Attach the parachute cord to two trees. Stretch a tarp or poncho over the restricted area and secure the corners. This is an excellent emergency shelter/tent.


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