Paracord: The Most Versatile Item in Your Bug-Out Bag
by Tess Pennington
by Tess Pennington: Security
in the Suburbs
accessory says prepper more than a paracord bracelet.
With that around your wrist, you have at least 10 feet of 550 pound
test rope. The cord is made of many tiny strands and can also be
unravelled if a thinner cord is necessary.
to Wikipedia, is a light weight nylon kernmantle rope originally
used in the suspension lines of US parachute during World War II.
Once in the field, paratroopers found this cord useful for many
other tasks. It is now used as a general purpose utility cord by
both military personnel and civilians.
isnt What can you do with paracord? Its
What cant you do with paracord?
Here are some
ideas for what paracord can be used for. Some of these would use
the cord in its entirety, while others would call for the cord to
be unravelled with single strands being called into duty.
to Utilize Paracord in a Survival Situation
- Bear bag
- Bow drill
for fire starting
- Dog collar
- Fish stringer
- Hair tie
on an improvised weapon
- Key fob
(Only in extreme emergency not designed for this)
the rest of the article
joined the Dallas chapter of the American Red Cross in 1999 Tess
worked as an Armed Forces Emergency Services Center specialist and
is well versed in emergency and disaster management and response.
You can follow her regular updates on Preparedness,
and a host of other topics at ReadyNutrition.com.
Best of Tess Pennington