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45 Uses of Paracord

By February 8, 2015Paracord
MIL-C-5040H Military Grade Paracord

The uses of paracord are limitless!

1. Use paracord to secure cargo

2. Use paracord to tie up bad guys

3. Use paracord as a belt

4. Use paracord as a rifle sling

5. Use paracord to lower supplies down a cliff

6. Use paracord to pull an object across distances

7. Use paracord to repair damaged cars / trucks / motorcycles

8. Use paracord as fishing line (inner strands)

9. Use paracord as climbing rope (ONLY in emergencies, otherwise use REAL climbing rope!)

10. Use paracord as lanyards for knives, flashlights, etc.

11. Use paracord as keychain fobs

12. Use paracord as shoe laces or boot laces

13. Use paracord as sewing thread (inner strands)

14. Use paracord to make a hammock

15. Use paracord as a headband or hair tie

16. Use paracord to make a fishing net

17. Use paracord to make a watch strap

18. Use paracord as trip wires for a camp perimeter defense (attach tin cans to create noise)

19. Use paracord as an emergency sling for broken bones

20. Use paracord to splint broken bones

21. Use paracord to create a snare

22. Use paracord to pitch a tent

23. Use paracord to make a bullwhip

24. Use paracord to create a pulley system

25. Use paracord as an improvised fuse

26. Use paracord to wrap knife handles (better grip)

27. Use paracord to aid in climbing trees

28. Use paracord to hang food from trees (to keep it away from bears or other animals)

29. Use paracord to hang objects around your neck for safekeeping

30. Use paracord as a leash for your pet

31. Use paracord to string a bow and arrow

32. Use paracord to rappel down a cliff (only in emergencies)

33. Use paracord to pull someone out of a pit or hole

34. Use paracord to anchor a boat

35. Use paracord to assist in water rescues (pulling someone to shore)

36. Use paracord to lash poles or posts together

37. Use paracord to floss your teeth (inner strands)

38. Use paracord as kindling for your fire (inner strands)

39. Use paracord as tow rope for your truck, ATV, etc.

40. Use paracord as a rifle or pipe cleaner (tie knots and pull through)

41. Use paracord to gain traction on tires in bad conditions

42. Use paracord to tie your pants leg openings shut (to keep out wind/water or to keep bicycle chains from snagging pants)

43. Use paracord to cut through zip tie handcuffs by using friction (it works – check it out)

44. Use paracord as a tourniquet

45. Use paracord as guidelines or “storm lines” to travel between areas during whiteout conditions (blizzards in the Arctic)

These are just a few ideas we came up with… can you think of any more?!

Add them in the comments below!

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