Ways To Use Paracord In A Survival Situation

The parachute rope, sometimes referred to as a parachute rope or 550 rope because of its 550 pound drop test, was originally used for parachuting during World War II. But once it hits the ground, creative soldiers discover hundreds of uses for strong ropes, including shoelaces.

Cotton and leather boot laces are not made for paracord strength, high knot strength, or durability, then or now. Over the years, the best quality nylon paracord has become a common civilian commodity. You can find these things everywhere these days. 

It is light, cheap and expensive. It's also a great item in survival situations, so there should always be a few feet or more of room in your backpack – you'll be glad it's there when you need it.

Here are a few ways you can use one of the largest braids ever made to your advantage.

Cut the zipper:- Zippers are quickly replacing metal handcuffs as the preferred "blocking" device around the world. So if you are being held illegally, remember that you can use paracord to free yourself.

Build a better shelter:- If you have some paracord and waterproof material, you can make a shelter with just a few ties.

Another way to use your paracord is to protect yourself with it. Whether you forgot to pack your tent cords or are improvising a parachute or canvas tent shelter, these sturdy cables will help you build a reliable structure. 

From tying the poles together to using them as rope, this rope works well in most conditions. And if you decide to strip the core of the 550 cable, you can double the number of threads you need for other shelter binding tasks.