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November 27, 2012

Paracord: The Paragon of Prepper Paraphernalia

     Now, you might think this will be a boring and mundane post, but I would like to ask you to reconsider.  If there were one or two items that would be a "must" in my prepper repertoire, one would definitely be paracord.  And let me give you some important reasons why this versatile item could be important to your survival:

•  Paracord is available in so many colors, and can be tied to duffel bags, backpacks, tools, weapons, etc. to identify multiple-items by color code.
•  Paracord can be used as a friction saw;  simply saw it back and forth and it can cut through another length of paracord, nylon strips or other materials.
•  Paracord can be braided into rope, and has a weight limit of 550 pounds, making it a valuable tool in your kit.
•  If you need to climb, but have no climbing gear, paracord can be used to rappel, using a traditional body rappel technique.  Warning:  You need to get professional training if you're planning on rappelling.
•  Light sticks can be tied to a length of paracord and swung around at night, to signal an emergency.
•  The inner strands of paracord can be used to make improvised snares, fishing lines, sewing thread, dental floss, emergency sutures, or any other use you might have for strong string.
•  If you have a good amount of paracord, you can make a strong hammock.
•  Paracord can be used to make a firewood carrier, or for any other camp hauler or transporter.
•  Paracord becomes useful when making a fire bow; it is an excellent thong
•  A small weight and a length of paracord can be used to create a throwing line for use in hoisting food into trees to keep away from animals.
•  Or add a grappling hook to make a throwing or retrieval tool.
•  Improvised snowshoes can be made with sticks and using paracord for the webbing.
•  A single length of paracord can make an effective sling
•  Booby traps, snares, net traps, deadfalls and perimeter alarms can be created with paracord.
•  Paracord is essential in making bows and fletching for arrows
•  Paracord can be looped through two carabiners to create an improvised hoist.
•  Paracord is strong enough to make a simple rope ladder, using sticks or lengths of dowel.  Braid three cords together, if you need a stronger ladder.
•  Nunchucks are easily made by joining two sticks, or pipes, with a short length of paracord.
•  If you are feeling non-lethal, it can also be used to make improvised restraints.
•  Paracord makes good replacement boot laces, and can also be used to make sandal straps.
•  Paracord can be used to compress ponchos or sleeping bags, so that they take up less room in your pack.
•  Another good use for paracord is to suspend a tarp over your hammock, while camping.
•  Paracord is strong enough to lash together an emergency stretcher, for medical evacuations.
•  You can make an improvised sling for your rifle, using paracord.
•  Paracord can also be used to secure your sling to your rifle.
•  You can even use paracord to make an improvised magazine pouch.
•  Paracord bracelets can be used to tie splints in place on a broken limb, and can also be used as a tourniquet.
•  It can be used as a guideline for moving in dark caves, blizzard conditions, or other low visibility scenarios.
•  Paracord can be used as a line for a dog run, or tied between two trees to make a horse hitching. line.Paracord can be used as a knotted measuring line, or a plumb lin be unraveled, to supply you with a bit of cordage when needed.

     By now you're getting the picture, and I'm sure you can come up with a few other ideas on your own.  But if you want the definitive list, (from which these examples derive), visit the website, 101 Uses For Paracord.  If they haven't thought of it, it doesn't exist.
     So, if Paracord isn't at the top of your list of survival gear, it should be!  Buy it in quantity because, as you can see, you will never run out of uses for it.

Colossians 3:13-14       "....  Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. "


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