80 Uses for Paracord: What Did I Miss? 80 Uses for Paracord: What Did I Miss? Building Camping Do It Yourself Evacuation Planning Fishing, Hunting, & Trapping Gardening Homesteading Lists Medical Care Personal Safety Pets Preparedness Self Defense Storage & Hiding Survival Gear Survival Skills Survival Tip of The Day Tips SHARE 'Above Average' Joe , / 21139 Last week a friend of mine saw the paracord lanyard that I keep on my keychain and asked what it was for. I explained a little history of paracord and told him and many of the different ways that it could be used. I told him (jokingly) that there were over 100 different uses for paracord. He laughed at me and said that if I could list off 100 uses he would take me out to my favorite steak joint and buy me dinner. What he failed to say was that I couldn’t have help getting the list together. I’ve come up with a list of 80 things so far and I need your help to find the other 20 (or more!) Here is what I have so far: 1: Tie tarp to trees 2: Lanyard to hold items (knife, keys etc) 3: Emergency para cord wrist band, 4: emergency snare (from one of the strands inside) 5: Fishing line (from inner strands) 6: Boot laces 7: Floss with the inner strands 8: Dog lead 9: Emergency suture ( from inner strands) 10:Wrap knife handle 11: Bow drill 12: Clothes line 13: Improvise a seat by lashing a long log horizontally to 2 trees 14: Emergency repair for sail while sailing/canoeing 15: Belt for your trousers 16: Hang kettle/cooking pot over a fire 17: Emergency sewing thread (from inner strands) 18: Make a fishing net from inner strands 19: Make into a net hammock 20: Improvise a sling 21: Hobble your horse 22: Perimeter trip wires (attach to tin cans or anything to make noise) 23: Watch strap 24: Rig up a quick bow stringer when you’ve forgotten yours… 26: Carry gear on your back when you don’t have a rucksack 27: A platypus hose cleaner(by tying granny knots in it and pulling it through. 28: Tie house keys to forgetful children. 29: Emergency tow rope – admittedly you need several strands but it is surprising what a few together will hold! 30: A pulley line for dragging big bits of wood up the side of a hill 31: A standby strop…. for polishing a razor 32: A skipping rope for kids (needs a heavy knot in middle) 33: Hang mesh frames for propagating plants in greenhouse. 35: Rudimentary swing for the kids as and when they become bored. 37: Abseil down a cliff edge 38: Headband/ hair tie 39: Bundling around firewood for easy carry 40: Tie on to a sled so you can drag it during the heavy snow. 41: Hang a light over the designated latrine for night times 42: Replace a snapped pull string on older lights. 43: improvise a fuse 44: hanging mirror or other large objects. 45: Use as strap wrench or Spanish windlass 47: Improvised bore snake for cleaning a firearm 48: Make a tire swing 49: Hanging your hammock 50: Hang an emergency whistle round your neck 51: Pull cord for chain saw 52: Pull cord for boat engine 53: Pull cord for lawn mower/ weed eater 54: Emergency Tourniquet 55: Tying down & Securing the straps & belts of rucksacks when travelling 56: Replacing a drawstring cord in a rucksack or on gaiters 57: Tent guy lines. 58: Tying your rucksack to something solid with sophisticated bushcraft knots outside a shop. 59: To tie down a rucksack lid should one or both buckles break. 60: To make an improvised stretcher by lashing poles together and making a net. 61: To lash poles together to make a shelter 62: To lash a blade to a long pole in order to use as a spear(for emergency hunting). 63: To wrap a mini maglite handle for grip 64: For lowering equipment/packs down cliff edges. 65 :Creating a snare 66: Entertainment during stressful times ( tying and untying knots can take your mind off of your current situation) 67: Replacing a broken handle on a knife or machete 68: Create a bow string for a bow and arrow 69: Hanging a kill or your rucksack out of reach of animals at night 70: Mooring your boat to a dock 71: Replace a broken water ski rope 72:teaching yourself to tie lifesaving knots 73:use it to collect water ( tie a knot and place inside a plastic bottle, hang from a rock or damp surface area and the water will collect on the cord and drip into the bottle) 74: Help climb a tree, place around the tree to add more grip 75: Use it to make improvised snow shoes 76: make a sling for killing small animals 77: create a bullwhip for defense or entertainment 78: create trot lines for fishing 79: create a gill net for fishing 80: lash together multiple pieces for a stronger cord That’s all I can come up with, so far… Can you help me enjoy a steak dinner? 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Use it to make a “hammock” for large vegetables to hang on the trellis – such as growing squash and watermelon vertically. Use it to rope off an area for no trespassing/danger. Use it to hang your kill in a tree while you are out hunting. Use it to make a checker board and checkers by using two different colors for the checkers. )Make knots of different colors.) Just make a board with nails around the outside and weave the cord around the nails to hold it in place for the squares. Use it to tie to a toddler while you are outside working and not paying quite enough attention. This trick might save the life of your child. (It is not meant to be used to tether your children outside while you leave the premises! Use common sense!) Use it to tie to a stake at either end of a garden row to make straight lines for planting. Use to string lines for a trellis for plants to grow up – such as beans. Use it to secure a load in your truck. Use it as a pull cord for lights that work on a pull string. Use it to do improvised sewing (inner strands). Use it to lash together boxes or other items during moving. Use it to thread through the grommets on a tarp to hold down the tarp. OK – probably some of these are covered in a different way above but they might trigger off some ideas for other uses. Log in to Reply Adriano says: at 0 Use to tie a bag around a tree limb to collect the morning dew water. (make sure to tie it in a downward position) Log in to Reply Phil says: at 0 Wrap and weave on your hands for emergency work gloves. Log in to Reply Harry Sanderson says: at 0 wrap an ax or hatchet handle for absorbing shock. use it as a hanging wire for a picture. make a strap for a pair of binoculars. make a hunting/defense sling to throw rocks or other items. taught the daughters how to braid by tieing 3 and 4 strands at one end, then attaching to a clipboard to anchor the knot. Log in to Reply Jane says: at 0 A ball – enterainment: throwing/hitting, hacky-sack, accuracy game, etc. Log in to Reply Jack says: at 0 Paracord? Ummm…to fix a bad cord on your parachute?…just an idea. Or, how about an emergency / self-defense garrote. There’s two uses. Enjoy that steak dinner! Log in to Reply Ken says: at 0 Ah… I wanted to point out the parachute repair Log in to Reply Walrus says: at 0 nice to see that somebody remembered from where paracord actually came from – very useful if using a parachute! Add to that makes a good “messenger” when making a rope bridge etc. send the paracord over first (nice and light) use it to pull over a heavier rope! If need be you can make your heavier rope out of paracord either “plait” it or twist it together, mind you you’d need a lot! Makes a nifty dog lead – plait it up so it don’t cut your hand, looks “cool” if done properly. that’ll do for now Log in to Reply Brigitte says: at 0 EXERCISE AID – Arm support for pull ups off tree branch also for support for abs, as in hanging knee pull ups for crunches. You could cut 4 equal length, two for each side, then other lengths cut to weave as with the para cord bracelets to make the needed loop lengths to secur to over head tree branch. Make to chose a branch strong enough to bear your weight As you do crunches. Log in to Reply Clara says: at 0 Weave a mat Log in to Reply John says: at 0 I’ve used paracord to secure(spread)to a tree/bush/rock the legs of big game animals while cleaning them when there is no one with me to help. Log in to Reply joan anderson says: at 0 as a former EMT we used it all the time. use with a blanket for a strecher.we also used with pegs in the back of a truck for evacuating aperson with a back injury,used like a sling.tie your tail pipe up when a brace breaks.an em. leash for dog or cat.we have 4 wheelers it great for towing or for the kids out of mud bogs they all have to try it at least onceallso get fer temp mending fences pulling sleds for sleding or movingheavy things with a sled Log in to Reply Tom Elliott says: at 0 tying up tomato plants to stakes. making a fence around the garden so it doesn’t get mowed down. use to train bean vines to cimb up a pole. Log in to Reply Herb Wyatt says: at 0 anchor rope, boat tie-down rope Log in to Reply G M Faser says: at 0 Use it to secure bales of hay on a trailer with what we call a hay hauling knot. You make a loop in it then come around the top rail on the trailer run it back through the loop you have tied above 2-3 ft then pull down tight with your weight and then loop around the cord and come back through it tight. I can’t remember the name of this hitch but it is basically a slip knot. When you start you already have it tied to the other side of the trailer with knot you prefer. I like to burn my paracord into instead of cutting it and then burning it to prevent unraveling. Log in to Reply Ken says: at 0 It’s called a truckers hitch Log in to Reply virginia says: at 0 I always carry a long rope in trunk of car.May be used to rescue someone from a fall in river by tossing the rope with a limb or board tied to rope end so drowning person can grab and be pulled to safety. Log in to Reply Bill says: at 0 Pull a loose tooth, Flag lanyard, String across motorcycle track for self-defense measure. Log in to Reply MikeR says: at 0 If you use the inner strands for floss and use it often, you may not ever have to pull that tooth. Log in to Reply Phyllis says: at 0 LEASH FOR A PET OR A VERY ACTIVE TODDLER IN A DANGEROUS AREA Log in to Reply Mel says: at 1+ use it to make emergency weapons like a sling or a weighted mace Log in to Reply HT says: at 0 Use it to make a sling shot. Log in to Reply WO says: at 0 HT You are thinking of a sling.[Think of ‘David.’] A sling shot uses rubber straps. Mel was correct. But a cord could be used to entertain a cat. Or a night trip wire with cans to alert. Tie a door shut. Make a bolo. Hat strap. A river crossing ‘rope.’ Hold up one’s pants. Handcuffs. Hang up food stash. A tourniquet. Splice a broken bone. Tie up faggots. Tie oneself to a tree limb when sleeping in trees[think hunting]Tetherball cord repair. Hold a rolled up mattress. Paracord and duct tape can hold the world together! Log in to Reply t losee says: at 0 He may have also ment a slung shot, the classification of the melee weapons made by wrapping a hard spherical object with a monkey fist knot and leaving a handle on it. Log in to Reply Glenn says: at 0 I have actually made a slingshot out of this stuff. NOT a sling. A slingshot. I used aluminium libs for the torque pressure. Was hard to pull back and somewhat difficult to use but that thing hits VERY hard. Specially with chrome bearings. Log in to Reply ALAN18 says: at 0 Boot/ shoe strings! Duh! Can’t believe nobody mentioned the obvious! Also once SHTF and you run out of rice and beans and the zombies are attacking you can hang yourself instead of becoming zombie lunch!!!!!! Sorry, dry humor. Log in to Reply Kris says: at 0 See #6. Log in to Reply Marius says: at 0 If you know how to make and use an Obendorf knot, you can use it for rappelling along a rope, if your descending device is broke or missing. In the same time, if your ascending device is broke or missing, you can make two Prusik knots and climb the same rope without any dificulty. Log in to Reply Var St. Jeor says: at 0 Repair a horse or pack animal saddle synch. Repair a bridle. Repair a back pack. Make a neck strap for your hat. Repair a pin hole in a white gas cook stove tank. (Explanation needed: Air dry the tank, light the end of the cord to melt it, aggressively press the melted material into the pin hole with your knife and let harden before removing the cord. Believe it or not, I did this on a pack trip and it lasted the full week.) Log in to Reply Amy McCollum says: at 0 use it as a trip wire to secure your premises,a leash for your animal,tied between cans for fun communication,playful bind w a partner,tie from ceiling to a pill bottle with gravel for the cat,use it to bind your herbs as they dry ,tie your hair back,to hold on cloth to a wound or bind a poultice to a wound,strung through the hole then the loop on a pair of jeans that lost the snap/button, a belt on your jeans, Log in to Reply gaiol says: at 0 to make a bow or fire drill to construct a pole lathe to replace a motor pull cord starter to set a broken or dilocated joint (Pull strap) to construct a block and tackle to reset a fan belt, drive chain, etc that has slipped off its pulley to construct a rope bridge to lash a raft to lash greenwood furniture to construct a traction splint to lower a bucket into a well to construct a web seat to lash a sharp rock to a long stick to lash antler or bone to a short stick to secure a fish trap to construct a sling pump to string a bridge swing to construct a snare to lash over a pit trap to cut wood or stone with a sand saw to construct a scale balance to pump water or other liquids Log in to Reply Steve says: at 0 I have had to use it for my engine. For the power steering and water pump. lasted well over 300 miles. Log in to Reply Barry the Terrible says: at 0 Make a closed loop and then tie the braid on the loop to make a key chain. Make one end to where it goes over your wrist and the other smaller to hang your keys. Makes a great self defense weapon because if you lose your grip flinging it at someones eyes you won’t throw your keys. Log in to Reply BpDavid says: at 0 Did I see a Cargo Tie-down? How about as a leg tie for your 1911 holster or Kabar sheath? Or an improvised basket to hang meat above bear’s reach. Log in to Reply Charlie says: at 0 sliding prussic to ascend hanging rope; make two and put them around your feet. Log in to Reply mariowen says: at 0 Could it be used as the wick for a candle in candlemaking? I haven’t made a candle but it seems like it might work. Log in to Reply night-hunter says: at 0 All paracord I’ve seen is nylon, will not “wick” will only melt. Log in to Reply mariowen says: at 0 Use it as barter when SHTF. Everyone needs to have it for all the above reasons! Log in to Reply mariowen says: at 0 Tie up a roast when roasting to keep it together – or the legs of a turkey during roasting. Weave it together in a tight square and you have a hot pad to set a hot pot on the table. Weave it together for placemats – they make great conversation pieces. You can tie one end to a heavy rope or chain. The other end attach a rock or heavy object that is small. With this, you can throw it into a tree or over a large load you want to secure. Then use it to pull up the heavy rope or chain. This works dandy. When you dive, attach one end to you and the other to a boat or object on shore. Then in case you get disoriented, you can follow the line back out…or if you get in trouble someone else can haul you out. You can do the same as above if you are trekking out in the dark and want to be sure to get yourself back but you can’t, or don’t want to, use a light. Just follow the line back. It would be great for going out in a blizzard! OK – go eat steak!!!! Log in to Reply BpDavid says: at 0 As Night-Hunter reminds us–it MELTS! Don’t think I want that on my roast or turkey drumsticks! Log in to Reply Sam McCleneghan says: at 0 Use it as an emergency horse lead (need for that is surprisingly often) In the field temporary tack repair. (Broken headstalls, saddle strings, broken latigos, etc) Log in to Reply charlie says: at 0 Rifle sling, trip cord for alarm system ( empty cans etc. ), zip line, ghillie suit, lash a canoe to the top of your car,fly a kite, dog run, Log in to Reply Dennis says: at 0 My .22 has a paracord sling. Log in to Reply BpDavid says: at 0 I wrapped a broken bowie knife handle in a tight spiral with the ends tucked in, applied clear polyurethane, and it’s lasted 20 years and looks better than the wood handle did. Log in to Reply Jim says: at 0 Volleyball / tennis / badminton net, rifle sling, horse / dog lead. Dog harness, fix a cracked gun stock (wrapped around weak portion and epoxy, replacement draw string in a hoodie or sweat pants Log in to Reply Joe says: at 0 ah the cracked gun stock! Good one, any idea how sturdy that makes it? Log in to Reply Herb Wyatt says: at 0 best emergency for cracked or broken gun stock is rawhide. Wrap it tight and let it dry and it is stronger than ever. Squirrel hide is very strong, better than deer. Log in to Reply Chuck says: at 0 If the split has two long pieces to it, it will work fine. Before the age of relatively cheap replacement stocks, there were many wire-wrapped stocks in use. Put the two pieces together, either screw or nail them together, taking care to make pilot holes so as not to further damage the wood and then wire-wrap the two pieces to add strength. Paracord tightly wound around the stock will serve the same purpose as the wire used to. Baling wire was the 19th century equivalent of paracord. Use it to repair everything. Paracord melts at fairly low temperature, so using it around fire or in cooking applications is not a practical application. As one poster to this comment said, he burns the cord rather than cuts it and melts the ends in place of whipping. If you want melted paracord on your meat, then it is okay to use to tie up your roast, otherwise, stick with cotton cord for cooking applications. Log in to Reply Charles Hibbs says: at 0 You use paracord to restring xylophones, marimbas and vibraphones! Log in to Reply Dave says: at 0 -To secure a broken bumper to the car – sling for arm – Sling for Rifle -To tie a broken fan belt in car – Tie Christmas tree to roof of car -To keep car doors closed when latch is broken -With knots in it can be used as Bore Snake to clean gun barrels -Can be used to hang yourself -Tow rope -Can be used as a Turneqet -As a guide rope to keep a group together in the dark -To tie up a broken muffler on a car -with a hook or magnet at one end, can be used to fish out keys out of sewer Log in to Reply Dan says: at 0 Laughed at use it to hang yourself… Twisted but funny Log in to Reply BpDavid says: at 0 But if the noose doesn’t hold and you fall down and break your leg, you can bind up the splint with it. (That is, if you ever return to the self-preservation mode!) Log in to Reply Michael says: at 0 First of all item 3 and 65 are the same “snare” putting emergency or using emergency as an identifier does not change the function. However, because the 250lb capacity it can be doubled, attached to a grappling hook, notted and used to scale walls. Fashioned into a rope ladder, enhance the grip on knives or tools, improvised belt, after soaking inner fibers in alcohol they can be used as improvised sutures, cord can be used as a trip wire, strung up on an approach lane attached to a noise device (can with rocks) to alert of oncoming intruders, soaked in a mixture of gasoline and gun powder can be used as a fuse (once dried), make a firewood bundle back pack, used as a garrote, hang a picture, hang curtains, makeshift door latch, braided it can serve as a makshift door handle. many more but I have to go to work now. Log in to Reply Joe says: at 0 Thanks for pointing that out Michael, Actually the paracord I use is 550 paracord ( 200lb test outer shell and each of the inner strands is 50lb test) Log in to Reply Ronald Burke says: at 0 It is 4 and 65 that are the same. several others are repeats as well. Log in to Reply Mark Allen says: at 0 4 and 65 are not the same. 4 uses the inner strands to BE the snare, 65 uses the cord hold to SUSPEND the snare. Log in to Reply Michael says: at 0 Lashing a christmas tree to the top of your vehicle. Self-defense – large monkey fist tied around a rock will do the trick Log in to Reply James says: at 0 Tourniquet, splinting a broken limb, traps of all kinds for people and food, garrote… Log in to Reply Dave says: at 0 A sling for your rifle or shotgun. When woven in advance, this becomes the source of many of the listed uses. Log in to Reply Lyon400 says: at 0 I’m Malaya in the 50’s the British SAS used to replace their metal sling swivels with paracord loops to stop them rattling, because at times they were no more than a few feet from guerrillas and rattling sling swivels could have ruined their day. Admittedly in the 50’s paracord wasn’t as sophisticated, and actually had to be cut from a parachute, but it did the job. Log in to Reply Vivian says: at 0 wrap around a staff to give tracktion when hiking, which can be used to help someone who has fallen down the slope to get back up or unlashed to provide a rope to get up from a distance. Make any one of several traps in the wild to trap animals. Make a fishing trap, although weaving twigs would save your cord for something else. Tie a knot, or something heavy into the end and use for depth gauge in the water. Tie something to your head for protection from either wind, sun or rain. Use for temorary repair of shoes, or to make the tops of new shoes when your shoes have gave out. Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 tops of new shoes ? having trouble visualizing how to do that Log in to Reply Vivian says: at 0 Sandal like shoes. Anything to keep things from going into your foot. Or you can even weave a top. Log in to Reply connie says: at 0 suspenders and boot strings braided to make a collar for your goats tie together your fresh water hose for storage in your rv storage compartment tie up electrical cords to hang in garage use like tie wraps that have to be removed periodically Log in to Reply Mike Owen says: at 0 I use the inner strands as yarn when using eggs fishing. It looks like skain shack and holds up very well. Log in to Reply Judith Whitfield says: at 0 strap pieces of wood together to make a makeshift table Log in to Reply UncleLee47 says: at 0 Make a monkey fist for throwing or selfdefense Use multiple monkey fists for a bolo replace guitar strap clothes line watch band neck knife lanyard Log in to Reply jerry dee says: at 0 Haul a radio antenna wire high into a tree (for transceiver); Lashed over tyre on drive wheels to add grip in mud, like snow chains; Use as emergency fan belt on car; Tied to a number of trees to support tarpaulin and give shelter to large area; Compress clothing or bedding in garbage bags to reduce volume; Log in to Reply Mike Owen says: at 0 Tie elk/deer bags to pack boards. Log in to Reply Alex Robertson says: at 0 Make a decorative necklace, replace cord from a neck knife, replace drawstring on sweatpants or bathing suit, rope ladder (for emergency escapes), repair a broken strap on a backpack, make a splint for a broken limb (with wood)… I’m sure there’s more, but I haven’t had breakfast yet… Log in to Reply Mark says: at 0 On many occasions in bear country, we used it to hang our bear bag in a tree. It is great stuff and I always have a length of it when I go most places. Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 on a folding scooter , use it to tie the two pieces for easy carry weave a strap for a guitar retriever for a cross bow arrow key ring tie closed end wrenches together safety line while working on a pitched roof tie ladder to roof so it doesn’t slide away tie a rock or other weight to allow you to toss the weight over a tree branch to yank down fruit …apple ..pear …cherry etc tie a length to both ends of wire saw with throwing weight on one end to get saw in position on limb out of reach twisting and three stranding , make a stronger rope for tree climbing / lowering cut limbs to ground / pull rope for pulling tree over after cutting roots or to direct the fall if chain sawing the trunk improvise sling for injured arm / splint for injured leg temp fence repair …gate repair …railing repair restraints for intruder assuming there are still police to call … emergency garotte against intruder… a few turns around the neck and lights out temporarily or permanently …. Log in to Reply Bill Yoder says: at 0 Use paracord for a pant leg blouser to keep the bottoms of pant legs tight around boots. (Used inside the turned-up pant legs)The military used to do this. Log in to Reply Joe says: at 0 Good trick! its always nice to keep nasty critters out of your pants Log in to Reply levi says: at 0 I did this alot when I was in the marine corps because in garrison your trousers have to be bloused at all times. the elastic boot bands sold in stores would always break. Fortunately I was a parachute rigger and 550 was always available! Log in to Reply Ronald Burke says: at 0 Yep! Field mice love to run into dark places like an open pants leg. Nothing spoils your day quite like having a scared mouse running around inside your pants. Log in to Reply Dave says: at 0 Emergency repelling , closing loop for skydiving rig, pull up cord, lashing (repairing) plastic atv fenders, hacky sac ,repair webbing on lawn chairs Log in to Reply Ken says: at 0 Do you mean rappelling? Log in to Reply Ron says: at 0 Braid it for emergency tire chains. Log in to Reply Joe says: at 0 I don’t get much (any) snow down here so I would have never thought of that! Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 was trying to think of a snow chain use ..good one …all i could think of was a woven mat to give traction Log in to Reply David says: at 0 String the ends of the chains to tighten them to the wheel. (in case of lost or broken clips or rubber cords) Log in to Reply tdog3 says: at 0 Weave it together to make an over the shoulder strap to carry gear You can make a sweet belt out of it and later use it for anything already mentionedTie up a banner at an event when you for got the tie downs Tie off your boat in an emergency String your fish Gear tie Downs Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 tie down trunk lid tie up a loose muffler / tail pipe …keeping it away from the hot part tie stuff to your bike tie jacket closed if zipper broke secure loose boot sole in the field tie stuff on bike / motor bike luggage rack light duty replacement for a bolt that fell out of equipment from vibration or you forgot to replace miles ago… life line to someone who fell through the ice emergency replacement for the toilet flap chain sling for the end of a 2 x 4 to use as a pry bar to lift a heavy rock tie down for garbage cans and lids loop for a snake stick woven car floor mat as a 3 strand rope emergency tie up for fractu Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 fractured tree / phone pole Log in to Reply Bob says: at 0 Lash a line of people together so they don’t get separated in the dark (forest, cave, crowded street or hallway during a panic. Hang your solar shower. Log in to Reply marla bateson says: at 0 Make a knot with a loop for children to put their hands through. Keeps together and if one falls they all know to help. Log in to Reply Tom Cross says: at 0 use as a Jump rope for children, or to keep in shape yourself. Use it or strands, to tie pine tree lims, or clumps of long grass together to make a thatch roof or bough roof for shade or to keeps out the rain. Use in a snare for small animals. Log in to Reply Benjamin Taber says: at 0 ID Lanyard Last ditch self defense weapon – Monkey fist knot with steel ball bearings in the center Bolas (rope weapon with weights on the end) Log in to Reply Earl says: at 0 Nobody mentioned plant hangers which could be used for gear! Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 good one ..any source of twine or cord can substitute for paracord in many spots Log in to Reply Alex Robertson says: at 0 Zipper pull, strap to carry a water bottle, tie to a rock for a simple anchor… Log in to Reply TSgt B says: at 0 Hang traitors and Oath breakers. Impromptu halyard and line to raise a flag. Booby traps. Trip traps for animals or intruders. Set underwater trip traps at river/stream crossing points. Use inner strands and willow branches to fashion fish net. Use inner strands to fashion gill nets/bird nets. Weave support system for solar still. Site to site tug line for silent communications. Hang short length for use as a windage gauge. Tie to rock for use as a water depth gauge. Use with animal skin or cloth to make a sling (ala David v. Goliath) Tie knots to uase as a Ranger distance meter/counter. Tie to trees in short lengths to mark a trail. Tie small rock to one end; swing overhead to use as an audible signal device. Log in to Reply stan says: at 0 A necktie gift to Obummer for his going away party. Several members of congress should be similarly outfitted… Log in to Reply IBDE says: at 0 Just got my vote for best submission, all good 1 through 5 being my favorites, so thanks for that. Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 wow ..bright minds ..i think we got the steak dinner nailed ! ! ! ! Log in to Reply Farb says: at 0 Use it as an emergency starter cord for a chain saw or small engine/generator. Log in to Reply Gary says: at 0 Use as a lanyard for; knife, pistol, eyeglasses….you get the idea. When wrapped around something hot it will act as insulation and protect hands. Log in to Reply stpso440 says: at 0 Lanyard for eye wear (sunglasses, eye glasses, safety glasses, etc…). Pistol lanyard – so you don’t loose you sidearm overboard. Log in to Reply Michael says: at 0 Stabilize the head on stretcher for neck injury Good bite block for seizure patient Bite block for emergency pain management Could be used in a gaping, bleeding trauma wound to fill the space so applied pressure to wound is maximized, to stop the bleeding (Don’t worry about infection. If you can’t stop the bleeding, they die anyway.) Weight cord for dislocated shoulder Secure eye patch over injured eye I could give more, but it looks like you won the steak dinner already. Log in to Reply Jeff says: at 0 You can use it to climb tress (tie para cord between feet but around tree to help cling to trunk while climbing). You can use it as a saw to cut zipties off your wrists. Tie loop in each end and hang the middle over the zip tie then bicycle your feet to create friction to the ziptie. Eventually it will cut thru. Log in to Reply Lori says: at 0 We’ve used paracord to tie down deer once harvested to a sled to pull out of the woods. Also makes it easy to make a ground blind during deer season by tieing cut branches together to stakes for cover. Log in to Reply Will Wallace says: at 0 As soldiers know, when you remove the kern (inner strands), the mantle is a nylon tube which you can use a sleeve for your dog tag chain. It subdues the bright metal of the beads. Log in to Reply Joe says: at 0 And I assume that it would feel quite a bit more comfortable than the metal as well as be a great insulator from heat and cold? Log in to Reply Judy says: at 0 Use it for a temporary bra strap if one breaks; Use it to keep a makeshift bandage on if have no ace bandage or tape; Log in to Reply Jack says: at 0 make snow shoes hang a liberal snare a deer by spreading a snare loop across a game trail tie two sharpened sticks together at 90 degrees to each other to improvise a throwing weapon Log in to Reply Judy says: at 0 LOL (Hang a liberal) Not nice but funny considering the last few months especially. Log in to Reply Pappy says: at 0 I have made a lanyard for my duck calls. Log in to Reply Survivor Jack Jobe says: at 0 Make a bola for hunting small game. 3 long poles tied by paracord form the frame of a Teepee. “David and Goliath” sling shot – takes practice! Inner thread laced to replace lost eye glasses hinge screw. Thanks for expanding my thinking also. Wow! Log in to Reply Thomas says: at 0 I didn’t see this above, but use it to purify WATER! collect rain water from a fresh puddle in a plastic bottle, then replace the top. tie the cord around the neck of the bottle and swing around your head in a large circle. this creates a centrifuge effect, forcing any sediment to the bottom of the bottle. after several seconds, sit the bottle down and sip the fresh water off of the top! Log in to Reply Stu says: at 0 how about emergency snow chains. they can be wrapped around the tire through the wheel and will provide moderate traction. I always wondered if putting knots every 6 inches or so would help even more Log in to Reply mariah says: at 0 Mexican “String Holster.” Log in to Reply Larry says: at 0 Use as an improvised flail with your keys or flashlight. Create a loop to go from waist to feet and do resistance exercises by pulling in opposite direction with hands. Log in to Reply Ed says: at 0 Rifle sling, flashlight around neck, compass around neck, zipper pulls, eyeglasses retainer,mark perimeter or property line, tie blankets into bedroll, and hang over shoulder,. Enjoy your steak dinner! Log in to Reply Nathaniel says: at 0 You don’t want to put this around your neck. Most materials used for necklaces or that are designed to be worn around your neck have a specific weight bearing loadout they are not allowed to exceed. This is so that if you fall and get it caught on something, it will snap before your neck does or you stragnle to death. So bad idea to put something that can hold more than twice your weight around your neck. Log in to Reply Anishinabi says: at 0 I used 550 paracord last November to truss up my mule deer to the front end of my jeep to bring it back to our camp, 4 miles away. I cut and burn the ends of 32″ segments and use them to temporarily secure gear to backpack and for other temporary purposes. I always keep 100 ft rolls on hand, and seem to use them up every 2 years or so. I have knotted 100 ft rolls every 5 ft and used them to stake out distances for shooting in the desert when I did not have a rangefinder. I also use the short lengths to bundle cables in my home office computer desk. Like one of the guys above, I built a snake pole with a few feet of plastic pipe and some 550 cord to snag reptiles. Log in to Reply Anishinabi says: at 0 If you have a Western hat or Fedora and it fits too loose, you can put a loop of 550 cord under the leather or cloth hat band to make it fit more snugly. I do this when I cut my hair shorter than normal. Then you can just take it out, or cut it in half if the hat seems to get tighter as your hair style changes or you don’t get a hair cut for a while. Log in to Reply Jhymes Palmer says: at 0 Tie knot and use as a pull thru for cleaning gun barrel Russians use boot lace Log in to Reply Ringo says: at 0 Use as a weapon..fashion a Bolo. Use to bind a fracture as in a splint. Weave back and forth on an old aluminum chair seat bottom that has rotted out. Use as suspenders. Dog leash. clothesline. Log in to Reply Tony says: at 0 Bow-n-arrow. Repair, string replacement or building both from scratch. Log in to Reply Sid says: at 0 For making a garrote. This is why I would be hesitant to use it to tie it around my neck, spare key, etc. Use it to tie your girlfriend up? Have her tie you up? emergency belt? suspenders? Log in to Reply Nathaniel says: at 0 I agree with you about tying it around your neck. The point of a necklace needs to be that it can break off before strangling you. People have asked me why I don’t make necklaces out of the various colors, as I make keychains and rifle slings. It is because that rope won’t break if it gets caught on something before it strangles you. As for the garrote, again, the purpose of a garrote is two-fold. 1: Strangle, 2: Cut the carrotid and jugular. Log in to Reply Russell C. says: at 0 Get some break away clips to use for a dog tag chain necklace. Log in to Reply Dave says: at 0 Tie weights to floating duck and goose decoys; Lanyard for duck and goose calls Log in to Reply Dave B says: at 0 I didn’t see lashing a bone, stone, or steel point to an arrow or spear shaft. I’m sure I missed it but didn’t see the obvious fishing line from inner strands. This was a fun post though and really gets one creatively thinking. Log in to Reply Tim S. says: at 0 Wrap boots or shoes if sole is coming off. Log in to Reply Coleman says: at 0 Belt Log in to Reply luis says: at 0 as emergency shoestring for your boots. yeah two pieces of wood with string tied in the middle of both makes a great garrote. to tie equipement to your belt (swiss army knife ) Log in to Reply Nathaniel says: at 0 A Garrote is an okay idea in that it certainly won’t break before you strangle someone, the problem is that the main function of a garrote is to not only be able to strangle, but to slice through the carrotid and the jugular. So it makes a great hangman’s noose, but not a very efficient garrote. Log in to Reply Russell C. says: at 0 A garrote can be used to sever the neck, lots of blood. Pretty messy. I prefer a 14 gauge piano wire. with wooden handles. If you use a rope, I like the old clothesline rope. I like to tie three overhand knots in the middle of the rope. Make sure the rope loop will fit over an enemy helmet. I use a double loop so the target will tighten the loop if he pulls on the rope trying to struggle free. Log in to Reply Skye says: at 0 Gee- Everyone thought of every thing except Tie to the space shuttle when you go for a space walk Log in to Reply Skye says: at 0 Ok . . .I got it Create a monkeys knot Nice weapon, effective An carry that on a space walk Log in to Reply Carl S. says: at 0 I did not see this, being in Kung-Fu, you can use it in hand to hand combat to choke your attacker to death…Just Saying… Log in to Reply Adastra62 says: at 0 Carl, make (2) separate monkey fists with a steel ball bearing inside the fist, then tie a Reeves knot(Hangman’s noose) of about 9~12″ in length on the other end. Slip your hands one in your left and one in the right through the noose and tighten gently. You can then hold the monkey fist ballbearing assembly in your hand and throw it at your attacker or use both of them in crisscross motions in front of you like nunchucku. click the link to see a completed one as an example: http://www.knifeworks.com/images/products/detail/Digitalcamomonkeyfist.jpg Log in to Reply Nathaniel says: at 0 I use it for shoe string most often. I have used it for rock climbing, for dragging game, especially my braided string is good for dragging elk, moose, or bear behind my 4-wheeler. I use it also to tie down stuff when traveling in my truck. I also use it to tie down the tractor weight in the back of my truck for that added weight I need in winter conditions such as I am currently experiencing to add more traction on the icy roads. I also use it to build rifle slings. I braid mine with 4 strands also, creating a very sturdy tow rope for towing vehicles. Oh! And I have used various colors to make team specific and holiday specific keychains and hanging lanyards. Log in to Reply Al Carr says: at 0 Anyone mentioned connecting a skydiver to a parachute yet? Log in to Reply Roland says: at 0 I have been looking for someone to mention the most obvious use of para-cord, which is to jump out of airplanes. Para-cord is after all a major component of parachutes. I first learned about the many uses of para-cord in the USAF survival school. The sleeping hammock we made, complete with mosquito net, was great. However, in arctic survival, the shelter we made using para-cord, tree boughs and snow was absolutely required for survival at -40 degrees F. Log in to Reply lawrence muhr says: at 0 I put a plastic/spring combo lock on both or one end to various lengths of para-cord to use for many things: fish stringer, hang ducks or small game from your belt, tie your sleeping bag up or on and made one to put my fishing tools on, rather than spent $35.00 in a store. Hobble a horse, tie a land anchor to your mule or cow, tie a potato sack or a money bag. Make a tourniquet in an extreme emergency, splint an arm/leg (be careful not to tighten. I once used one as a fan belt. (not serpentine), tie to plastic coke carrier to cool beverage in lake or stream. Boat anchor, tie boat to dock or tree. Log in to Reply Ronald Burke says: at 0 Finally someone mentions a tourniquet. Thank you! I was wondering if anyone had old time first aid training. Log in to Reply RDW says: at 0 CHAIR BACK on my inversion table after the original material tore off the table. It works great and is very comfortable and a near fraction of replacing the material with seamstress/ster coast. I hope you get that meal and thanks for the email updates! RDW Log in to Reply Mike says: at 0 I’ve used 550 cord to make a “dummy cord”. That means that you tie valuable equipment or weapons to your body so you don’t lose them. In the jungle in Panama, we used to dummy cord our gear and weapons to ourselves, while we were sleeping to keep the monkeys from stealing it. They were notorious for that. Also, we would carry “prussic handcuffs” made out of 550 cord to bind the hands of captured enemy Soldiers before the nylon flex-cuffs came out. I have also seen guys fashion a “swiss seat” for rappelling with 550 cord and even used multiple strands for short rapells. Log in to Reply geoff says: at 0 A garret for unrulely plane passengers. Log in to Reply James. Fulcher says: at 0 String for fire by friction bow, laundry line, line between a tripod to dry jerky Log in to Reply Mike says: at 0 Tie a rock, stick, or canteen to 550 cord and throw it over a high tree branch and use it to hoist up an expedient antenna to increase the range of your radio. You could also use 550 cord to tie your Lieutenant’s gear to the top beam of the tent just to mess with his head. I probably have a few pictures of this one somewhere. Tie a rock, stick, canteen, or improvised grappling hook to a length of 550 cord and use it to clear a lane through an area suspected to be booby trapped. Just make sure you’re in the prone position before you throw it our and pull it back to you. Log in to Reply stormydave says: at 0 I used to whitewater canoe. I lost a net bag of gear when my greenhorn wife got scared and grabbed a low branch,tipping everything over.I tie all my gear to the canoe with cord. Looks like you’re going to eat steak,enjoy!! Log in to Reply Hank Bondurant says: at 0 Actually used:: 1. Outboard Motor pull starter rope. 2. Holding Alligator bait just above water. 3. Tying buoys to an anchor. Bouy is WHITE clorox bottle to find your way back out of a swamp. Log in to Reply Douglas Phillips says: at 0 Emergency Fan Belt! Wrap several times, tighten tention. Log in to Reply rick says: at 0 re straining device man trap net lariat corral hobbles reins halter security lock for homes hammock Log in to Reply Jack says: at 0 use as a zip line tying marker float to crab trap tie baited turtle hooks to brush tie your buddy up so you can get to the best fishing spot first Oh, best one, tie your buddy up so you can eat his steak too !!!!!!! Log in to Reply Joe says: at 0 Haha good one jack! Log in to Reply Barry Raugust says: at 0 Hang large picture frames. Hang european mount skulls. Haul rope for bow, backpack and deer stands. (my most frequent use) Gambrel for skinning small game. Help make retrieval device for items dropped from a tree stand. Fishing stringer. Zipper tabs for coats, tents, and other outdoor gear. Fray and use as fly for Gar fishing. Cord to add movement to duck and turkey decoys. Tie a stick to one end and toss over high dead branches enabling you to break them off, opening up shooting lanes from deer stands. Log in to Reply Steve Rhinehart AKA peter propwash Outlaw Aviatior Rufis McGoofis says: at 0 Tie down your airplane after a forced landing. (personal experance) Log in to Reply joan anderson says: at 0 for anything that goes around the neck use breakaway snap like they use on dog collars Log in to Reply Clifford N Alford says: at 0 Hold food items up out of reach of animals. Trip line in front of punji spike bed. Tie double-door handles together for greater security. Tie groups together during blizzards and sand storms. Log in to Reply Michael says: at 0 When traveling in the dark, the paracord could be used to connect people to each other to prevent getting lost. You can make a weapon by enclosing a rock on one end and then attaching to a stick, be sure to leave 3-4 feet of cord between the rock and the stick – really rings their bell. also you could make a 4 rock grouping to throw at peoples feet or an animals to hold them till you catch them or to flee. jmh Log in to Reply Gary says: at 0 I use it for tactical/survival rifle and shotgun sling. In an emergency sling can be unwoven and used for alot of things in the list. Log in to Reply Rick says: at 0 tying supplies equipment to pack horse securing ice fishing equip. to toboggan Log in to Reply Ron says: at 0 add pulleys and hooks and you have a block and tackle . Log in to Reply Tom says: at 0 build a raft for water transport Log in to Reply ALBERT says: at 0 Steak is easy, Try a Real Man’s Challenge, ” fresh Beef Liver! I Know, You can’t stand the Taste, Right & There is Only one to eat Liver, & That is with Onions & You can’t stand onions either correct? WRONG ! You can’t stand the IRON TASTE it has & That Old Boot Leather that your Mom made, is the Same as Her Mother Made & the same as Her’s before her ETC… Now, Go to a Good Butcher Shop, Purchase some FRESH, NOT FROOZEN Beef Liver, About a pound this time around. you might try some Organic, Unfiltered Cider Vinegar as well, although white Vinegar is o.k. in a pinch. At Home, Take a Mixing Bowl, ( 4Qt. or bigger, Add to it, 1 Cup Vinegar & set aside, Taking another Lg. Bowl, Place the unpackaged liver inside & Rinse under cool running water. Once each piece is rinsed, place it in the bowl holding the vinegar. Once your finished, wash out that empty bowl, dry & ready to use again. To the bowl of liver & vinegar, add enough water to cover the meat, cover the bowl & chill in fridge for 3 hours. now, use clean bowl: 2 – cups Flour 1 – Tsp. Powdered Garlic 1 – Tsp. Powdered Onion 1/2 tsp. Ginger Powder 1/4 tsp. Powdered Cloves 1 – tsp. Red Pepper 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper add/Minus as you prefer any spice. Mix well, Cover & set aside. after lever has rested & Chilled, place near Dry mix & prepare Your skillet. Add about 1/2 Inch Deep, Cooking Oil ( Your Choice ) I Prefer Olive or Corn oil, Heat oil until it is just starting to smoke. using Tongs (Steel) or a Steel Fork, dip wet Liver into Flour mix, ( Coating Both Sides, & Gently & Slowly place in hot Oil! Being Careful not to get Burned by oil. Fry Liver on one side, about a count of 45 Seconds to 1 min. Turn over & repeat for same amount of time. Remove Meat from Heat & oil, when both sides are Golden Brown. Test Cut into the middle of a piece, if it’s Done to your Liking, But NOT DRIED UP in the Center, It’s Ready. Note; I Like a little Crushed Fresh Garlic, & Bar-B-Que Sauce with mine. Now for the Moment of truth. dig In, If Done Properly, You Shouldn’t taste anything of that nasty IRON TASTE!? In Truth, I like mine to be just Pink in the center. Log in to Reply UncleLee47 says: at 0 Liver Rocks!!! Real men eat it all the time. Log in to Reply Anne says: at 0 My husband always hated liver until I cooked it for him. Fresh or frozen, deer, beef, whatever. You cook it just like wild game;low heat, and not overdone. Period. Oh, and did anyone notice that there was a counting mistake on the original 80 uses of paracord?? Like, 4 or 5 short due to mistakes in typing the numbers, but who cares. There must be about 200 uses posted by now. LOL Log in to Reply night-hunter says: at 0 I didn’t see: Tie as a hackmore or bridle for a horse Tie as a muzzle for a dog Tie as a comfortable handle for carrying objects (water bottles, firewood, fence poles, &w/canvas for duffelbag, etc. Use as throwing line for heavier lines With a weight and pulley to pull teeth (rig for upward force or downward force as needed) Also good w/water filled 2L bottles as an exercise machine for physical therapy and, with a length of stick, can be tied to make a snake catcher. Log in to Reply ALBERT says: at 0 As for your para-cord uses, It’s Like DUCK-Tape, The uses are nearly Limitless. Enjoy! Log in to Reply Lenny33604 says: at 0 In kayaking: to secure bilge pump, bilge sponge & shoes within reach, on another kayak: to secure mirage drive, dagger board from taking the deep dunk. Log in to Reply Bryan says: at 0 Hobble an unruly suspect while waiting for transport, wrap around steering wheel for added padding and to protect your hands from getting burned during the hot summer months. Emergency fan belt. So many uses probably more than 100 uses the possibilities are endless when it comes down to emergency situations. Log in to Reply Sven says: at 0 Improvised boresnake 5.56 .22 .223 etc, just tie a knot in it and pull through I’ve used it this way many times in the field to give my gun bore a quick cleaning. Log in to Reply Everett says: at 0 Make inside pants holster. Mexican carry is great, but your gun may slip down into your pants and this set up is cheap and works great. Log in to Reply Hawk FE says: at 0 Thread gutted or un-gutted 550 cord through your dog’s choke chain to silence the links from rattling, use to repair a lost or broken zipper pull by running a double strand through the slider, then pull the loose ends through the loop you have created. Tie knot or melt loose ends together to enhance your grip on the zipper pull. Number 10 zippers can be repaired with un-gutted (full strength) 550 cord, or gut the cord for smaller zipper repairs. Fashion a key lanyard (about six inches long) between your key ring and your car’s remote fob to keep your keys from resting on the bottom of your pants pocket. Just drop your keys into your pants pocket, and tuck the fob into the watch pocket of your jeans. Makes your keys immediately available with the sweep of a finger, and keeps them out of the pile of junk at the bottom of your pants pocket. Tie a figure-8, by knotting a triple fold of 550 cord (about 7-8″ long) with a simple overhand knot in the middle. It will look like a small set of thumb cuffs when finished. Works well for securing two carabiners together. Works well for securing gear in helicopter/vehicle/workshop/storage closet, etc… Log in to Reply Ken says: at 0 I don’t think I saw any of these mentioned yet: Remove the inner strands and fill casing with shot or coarse sand for a slinky weight for fishing. Use inner strands to wrap bait to fishhook. Makeshift jig skirt for fishing lure. Fish stringer. Lash pack-saddles on mule or horse. Pull rope for dragging branches to obscure your tracks. “blunt object”/sap/blackjack – whack someone with a hank (as purchased). “remote control” for improvised fan. guide line for directional felling of branches. Macrame hammock mesh swing seat Securing sleeping bag to backpack. Tie bungees together to make truck-bed cargo net. Japanese bondage porn Braid multiple cords for a vehicle tow strap. Quick fix radiator hole by filling with melted/burning cord. Milk jugs work better. Connective stabilizer lines for 3-rope bridge. Rescue rope: Tie heavy float to end – for water rescues. Lash poles or branches together to make travois. Cordon off “safe zones” such as an axe yard. There ought to be well over the hundred you need to get your steak now. Log in to Reply connie says: at 0 If you have to go through the woods with blind children, a paracord can be used as a guide rope for them to hold on to Log in to Reply mariowen says: at 0 If you happen to have blind children in any situation, you can use it as a guide rope! Log in to Reply Hipockets says: at 0 I have some my Dad had in his survival stuff (he died 16 yrs ago’) I’ve put it in my survival gear,even though I had no idea what to do with it. I’ve seen comments on it lately and now know. If the SCD,I’d rustle me a Horse and use it to secure my bedroll and other gear I’d need to boogie with. Also, if you injure your arm,make a sling. This item is a must have,over 200 uses if you want to start a list. As a woman,I can think of 100 right off. Most have been covered here. Secure your ponytail etc.Just make sure you have some. Hope you order Filet Mijon'(make sure it’s the spendy steak’) Log in to Reply brandon says: at 0 In USMC Recon we would send one teammate across water while holding onto several strands and upon reaching the other side he would tie them off and make a crude rope bridge. Another few lines would be made for getting the gear across. The only downfall is that takes 2 people. Log in to Reply ALBERT says: at 0 USMC + NAVY, There is a Reason, For the BUDDIE SYSTEM or Team Work! One might survive on their own, but 2 Can Survive better than 1, Besides after a Year of being on your own (OR LESS) The Human tends to start talking with themselves, Afterwards, it’s a Quick trip to LA, LA, Land! Log in to Reply Rick Crumley says: at 0 Use as a standby belt. Log in to Reply mariowen says: at 0 String all your canning rings onto a piece and tie it in a loop to hang for storage. Tie several empty liter bottles together and use as a float. Use to hang a pinata. Tie to the back of a picture to use for hanging. Log in to Reply ALBERT says: at 0 Let’s face it, after a week of Para-Cord uses, it’s time to move on, How about the many uses of _ SPIDER-WIRE FISH-LINE. OR how Fishing Gear can Double as a HUNTING/TRAPPING, Gear. Once you go Fishing for Game, You’ll never go back to hunting small game & Birds Included, with a GUN! Log in to Reply Patricia says: at 0 I don’t remember reading this. To secure splints in the event of accidental broken bones. Also, can be cut and use small pieces tied around an object in the event you have to travel deep into the woods or a cave if you might need a guide to get out if someone is chasing you. Also, if you and family memebers use different colors you can use the different colors to alert others where you are heading in the event one gets separated from the group for whatever reason. Log in to Reply Carol says: at 0 Made suspenders for kids or adult pants. Log in to Reply scott says: at 0 For the horse: halter,lead rope, bridle, reins, saddle cinch,breast collar, saddle strings(attaching eguip. to saddle), fly mask, rope corral. Log in to Reply ALBERT says: at 0 O.K., One Last Use, Make an Emergency ” Snow-Blindness ” preventive Goggles, out of the Top & Bottom of a Tin Can.& Para-Cord To Tie it in Place! Log in to Reply CRYSTAL says: at 0 TIE IT TO A TREE ON ONE SIDE OF A STREAM. WRAP IT AROUND YOU AND FORGE ACROSS THE WATER. TIE IT TO A TREE ON THE OPPOSITE SHORE. THEN YOU CAN LET THE LESS STRONG PEOPLE HOLD IT TO HELP THEM CROSS. OR, USE IT TO HELP YOU CROSS THE STREAM IN A SMALL BOAT- FOR YOURSELF, FAMILY, OR SUPPLIES. Log in to Reply Dan Kidder says: at 0 When you say improvise a sling, I assume you mean for an arm, but you can also make a sling as a weapon for hurtling stones. Think David and Goliath. Log in to Reply ALBERT says: at 0 As Advance Scouts, we were lucky to have a Retired Navy Seal as our Den Master. He was tough but fair & as 15 & 16 year old, He taught us quite well. The point is, your letter reminded me of how my Dad taught us Kids to use a Sling. It was made of Some Bailing string & A leather Tongue, from a old boot. During the Summer & after Chores where done You could find us slinging small stones at a target DAD had set up on the Back of the barn. the rules were simple, Treat the sling like you would a GUN of any type. And after we got good enough to hit Center at 50Feet, Then we could go out & hunt rabbits, Fox, Coon or Any Small Game as Long as we cleaned it & We ate it. Great Fun & very Educational. also, You can take that para-Cord & fashion a Bola with it 7 3 med.Size Pine Cones, add some Indian Clay to the Cones 7 let them Dry & you’ll have a weapon to trip up a Man or Beast, for an Easy Kill. Log in to Reply Brenda says: at 0 Bore snake for cleaning your guns. Log in to Reply gkearton says: at 0 Voice box removed due to cancer. I drill a hole in a whiteboard and attach a 550 cord loop on it. Hook it over my leatherman on my belt. leaves my hands free. Log in to Reply Toby Smith says: at 0 I use it to hold my lantern while camping. Throw it over a tall branch, light the latern, and raise it to the best height for lighting the campsite. Log in to Reply Toby Smith says: at 0 Shoe laces or raft construction. Log in to Reply Steve says: at 0 Ascender. Use to climb a line, (rope), that would be too fatiguing to climb otherwise. Works a lot better than shoelaces if done properly. Log in to Reply Wil says: at 0 String a long length of cord about a foot off the ground around trees and hang some cans from it to make a perimeter alarm. Log in to Reply Allen says: at 0 Use as much as you need to stretch out to launch an airplane (glider); some hobbiests use surgical tubing or other similar material. Now I need to find a source to lay in a supply. Log in to Reply Allen says: at 0 I could write a novella about using a glider in an emergency situation. Alas, no time. Log in to Reply Shawn says: at 0 Play Cat’s Cradle Log in to Reply Johnny says: at 0 Clothes Line Wrap a flat tire to inflate To lash poles for a Raft, Bi-Pod or Tri-Pod To lash Loads on vehicle or trailer Log in to Reply Timothyee says: at 0 Paracord makes a great carabiner (how to on the web). Log in to Reply barry says: at 0 tie off your kayak paddle ,so it won’t float away ””””””’canoe oars,””””””””””””’ make anchor lines for kayaks ans ,or canoes tie a line to your kayak or canoe ,so if you fall off you can grab trailing line . Log in to Reply Paula Jaquez says: at 0 To make a trap for small animals and for the two legged kind. Also a sling or for wrapping around splints. Log in to Reply Steve Davis says: at 0 Fly a Kite 6 pack holder for in a stream where cold water is –Great refrigerator! Cut food if without a knife Wallet chain – to make sure you don’t lose it Boundary marker – mark off sections of land Tape measure – for distance checking Guide line to find your way in the dark or find that special spot underwater where food is plenty –fish Make shift emergency ladder Bucket line for well water Joining sheet of plywood together to make walls Log in to Reply Jackie says: at 0 Hang the tarp walls of the latrine for mixed company wilderness camping Log in to Reply Tom says: at 0 When performing a “space walk”, use it to tether yourself to the spaceship. Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 now that’s outside the box…lol Log in to Reply David says: at 0 attach water buckets to a yoke to haul water on your shoulders. raising and lowering rifle from tree stand. Can replace duct tape in many instances. sorry duct tape. carry several jugs of moonshine at one time. saw it on “moonshiners”. Inner strand can be tied to the front of your rifle to keep you aware of wind direction. A light thread will catch the slightest wind that you can’t feel. tie between two tin cans for sophisticated communication device. Log in to Reply David Mills says: at 0 I have used paracord as makeshift fishing flys. Just melt the head ens and fray the tail end. Use a piece slightly longer than the hook you will insert inside the fly and a split shot in the head may help in casting or trolling. Also a monkey fist can be made for defensive, offensive or hunting as well as using it to lash a rock, pipe, or whatever to a Y stick to make a war club Log in to Reply Mike says: at 0 Calculator! Make a sliding-bead tabulating device (Ranger Beads) for counting off tedious numbers like the number of footsteps or miles walked on a long trip. Army rangers travel long, precise distances on a given schedule without GPS by knowing where they started and how far in which direction they walked. Sounds simply until you try to remember how many paces you walked in the past 4 hours. Rangers are taught to KNOW how many paces they walk in 100 meters, and use a string tabulator to “click-off” each 100 meter block of paces. The tabulator consists of a length of about 2′ of para-cord and some sort of beads or buttons with holes in each that allow a tight fit on a double strand of para-cord. You will need 14 such beads and 2ft of cord (you can also make beads out of short lengths of cord knotted and cut free). Take a bight in the line creating a 2″ loop at the middle of the cord, make this a truckers knot, and we will call this the top. Now slide 5 beads up the doubled free ends to the knot, now allowing about 3″ of cord (the distance is determined by the size of beads) of enough space so you would be able to fit at least 2 additional beads on this section take another bite and throw a truckers knot in long ends below the 5th bead and 2 bead space, we will call this section the middle. slide the remaining 9 beads onto the loose ends, leave plenty of space to slide the 9 beads back and forth and tie a 3rd truckers knot. Now pass the loop around a front loop on your pack straps or or button hole on your shirt. Slide all the beads up, start walking your “x paces=100 meters” (about 35-40?) every time you pace your number slide one bead down (starting at the bottom and then second, third, etc.) when the 9th bead is slid down on your next interval you slide the 9 lower beads up and one upper bead down. when the 5th “top bead” gets moved you have walked 5,000 meters or 5km or about 2 miles. It works for me. Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 just bought 100′ of black paracord from sgt knots https://0323404.netsolstores.com/checkout.aspx?complete really like the fly fishing use …i will use the cord for boot laces …knot tied close to the ends so they don’t pull out …i will restring a camp cot that has too stretchy lashing that sinks too far down… Log in to Reply Roland says: at 0 Make emergency tire chains with paracord. Log in to Reply Matt k says: at 0 Ive used it as a serpentine belt for my truck when mine broke Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 wow …a serpentine belt ! good to know …how many strands were used ? Log in to Reply Lowell says: at 0 Use as a substitute pulley belt when your alternator/water pump or AC belt breaks. You won’t be stranded far from civilization if one of those belts break. (Speaking from experience) Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 used a cord today to tie up a ceiling light fixture during sheet rocking to keep the weight of the fixt off the black and white ac wires Log in to Reply john wells says: at 0 When money was tight for a couple of years when I was growing up, I slept on a bed made from a sturdy wooden frame wrapped w/ clothesline about every three inches, up on legs and a thin mattress thrown on top. 550 paracord ought to work even better. It just takes a lot of it. Dad drilled two rows of holes for the cord to keep the cords from slipping. See “rope mattress”. I also saw a reference to a “Mexican” or “String” holster, which I presume is the same as what I learned long ago as a “Maquis”(say it like the name,’McKee’} holster. They work better with automatics than revolvers, but can be used with either. Just pull a bight of cord from the bottom up under your belt, put the weapon in the loop you just created, then tie another loop around the weapon below the belt and cut off most of the excess. Not a good holster, but better than trying to carry a .45 in your pocket for two weeks when the supply sergeant is out of holsters and you have to keep your weapon on you in the field. Log in to Reply john wells says: at 0 Sorry, just thought of one other use I hadn’t seen. Attach one end of about 25′ through a rifle sling loop or tie a loop around the barrel and tie that end to the trigger guard. Tie the other end to an empty canteen or some other float, and wrap the rest of the cord around your float. Secure it with a short bit of duct tape when you make a water crossing. If you drop your weapon, you have a way to find and recover it. Log in to Reply ron says: at 0 may have overlooked it but how about a belt to hold your pants or close up. some good idea’s here and i learned alot from all of you. thanks for sharing your knowledge. ron Log in to Reply Amanda says: at 0 i would like to know how you got a key ring on your key fob! Log in to Reply Joe says: at 0 Hi Amanda it’s pretty simple, when making the fob you leave room for the ring and then it just slides on the same way you would put a key on the ring Log in to Reply Nita says: at 0 I’ve used the cord for two years now on my Ham Radio antenna with no signs of fraying, rotting, or any weather damage. I live in the PNW where it’s plenty wet too. At the end of each leg of my INVERTED V wire antenna, which is a home brew I made out of an 100 ft. extension cord. I’ve tied it off to the end insulators for the correct height, and of course strength!! Have a great dinner! Log in to Reply Tom Griswold says: at 0 I use woodland camo or desert camo to wrap the polished barrel of my rifles. I also have wrapped some stocks to increase the quality of the grip. Wrap could also benefit bows and other items that otherwise may give away your position. Log in to Reply Terri says: at 0 Replace a bra strap Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 i am going to get some regular cord ….para is nice for certain things ..it even makes good zipper pulls when you yank out the filler cords …the outer sleeve thins down nicely and makes the loop and knot for the zipper pull …gotta cig lighter the ends of everything.. put para in construction / m c boots..a little slippery ….maybe lose some of the slipperyness when worn in a bit …i tie knots in the ends of laces …keeps ’em from pullng out …the para takes a simple knot but ya gotta pull it very tight to keep it from coming undone…. Log in to Reply Joe says: at 0 Really? That’s interesting, I have never had any issues with the knots pulling out, in fact I have always found that the knots have a great bite and hold really well. Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 maybe my cord is different construction ….it is a bit springy Log in to Reply Joe says: at 0 could be. Do you know if it’s mil spec? Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 bought it from “sargeant knots” duggy dugg says: at 0 100′ black 550 on ebay now for $13 Log in to Reply Bill Dean says: at 0 EMERGENCY ESSENTIALS: 1000′ FOR $40 USES: UMBILICAL CORD TIEOFFS FOR EMERGENCY CHILDBIRTH CUT PVC PIPING USING A SAWING MOTION Log in to Reply duggy dugg says: at 0 paracord bracelet or any strap with click buckle http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-bracelet-with-a-side-release-buckle/ Log in to Reply HJ Lamb says: at 0 Use inner strands for a fishing line without a hook. Start by removing an elongated thorn, use a knife to make a small channel about the middle of the thorn, tie the para-cord inner strand to the channel, use the pointed end of the thorn to thread into a worm or some other suitable bait, toss it in and let the fish swallow it completely, give a tug on the string and the thorn turns sideways lodging itself into the fish’s innards, haul in the fish, prep it and eat it! No hooks to worry about cutting out of the fish or you! Log in to Reply Eddie Moore says: at 0 when I was in the service I made a hammock for myself to sleep in it worked great. you can also use it to weave a seat for a chair. braid it to make a stronger rope. make a fishing net out of it. Log in to Reply Keara says: at 0 Make a monkey fist for self defense Log in to Reply Sam says: at 0 You could use it to make an SOS if the cord is in contrast to the color of you surroundings Tie to a kid who is learning to snow ski instead of buying a set of leads Tie two kids together who are fighting and put them in a room to work out their problems, if they can undo it then they have to be somewhat corporating Tie water/snow skis together to keep kids from doing the splits Log in to Reply scott says: at 0 I had a muffler bracket break on my motor cycle. So I used para cord as a temporary fix. It worked great. Hope you enjoyed the Steak. Log in to Reply Tamra says: at 0 I came across your comment & couldn’t pass the opportunity of sharing our website with you. My husband and I build all sorts of custom para cord designs. One of his projects being that he wrapped the cables of his motorcycle (with the thoughts of use like your own situation). An original way to customize your bike while having your tactical gear readily available! Check us out! Survive in Style! Veteran owned & operated! http://www.tstsurvival.com Log in to Reply Jack G. says: at 0 Repair a sail with a torn out grommet using a sheet bend knot, you can also tie a larger piece of rope to smaller para cord to make a longer rope with the same knot. Log in to Reply Mom says: at 0 You can use it to tie a baby, child, or injured adult onto your back. Google babywearing. You can use the “strap carry,” but it would be more comfortable to use a blanket as well. Log in to Reply meisha says: at 0 Macrame shower caddy Macrame pool-side gear bag Log in to Reply teabag says: at 0 cat toy! weave into shopping bag tie inner strand around finger as a reminder use as a strap to keep glasses on your face to hold medic-alert bracelet or necklace (yes, we can be preppers, too!) replace/repair purse strap. or murse, of course fix flip flops (say THAT three times fast!) weave sanitary napkin holder (i know, tmi) this is fun! and great mental prep for when SHTF. Log in to Reply Bruce says: at 0 Perimeter line for intrusion detection (with noise-makers; gravel in cans). Tomahawk lacing with green wood and flat river rock (rawhide not available). Deadfall stick pull line for trapping fowl, squirrel or rabbit. Caught a wild rooster years ago with this. Log in to Reply kenjjm, says: at 0 Shocking…. I read through this list. You mean nobody has ever made a 12′ bullwhip? I have made many whips and flogger for friends and have sold many 8′ 10′ and 12′ snake whips and bullwhips. There a lot of fun too. Log in to Reply Barry; AG4I says: at 0 10 more uses for paracord Use paracord to hang your food cash from a tree to keep it from bears or other varmets. If you are an amateur radio operator it can be used to hang emergency antenna fro a high spot thus improving transmit range and reception. Wrist strap on walking stick. Secure gloves to coat sleeve to prevent loss. Make a wrist strap to knife, machete, flash, to prevent loss. Cloths line; you gott’a dry them sometime. Use to tie glasses, sunglasses, hat in place to prevent loss. Use to secure pistol to prevent loss. Use as a rifle sling. Lash shirt, coat, fly back together; or rips in clothing Log in to Reply Adastra62 says: at 0 Fishing lures: http://prepforshtf.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Paracord_Fishing_Lure7.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FMY/8C1B/GP2DLC7L/FMY8C1BGP2DLC7L.LARGE.jpg http://media-cache-ec3.pinimg.com/192x/ed/11/e7/ed11e7fae2ce185ef5964eb17ff679ef.jpg Log in to Reply Adastra62 says: at 0 P.s—>the paracord frog is my favorite… http://media-cache-ec3.pinimg.com/192x/ed/11/e7/ed11e7fae2ce185ef5964eb17ff679ef.jpg Log in to Reply KenLL says: at 0 In the original 80, numbers 25,34,36,& 46, were left out. Ref: no.43 – What kind of FUSE do you propose to improvise with paracord? A fuse has to conduct electric current. Log in to Reply R L Diehl says: at 0 Can be used to make a boleadora such as the gauchos in South America use. Consists of two rocks (golf ball to tennis ball size) tied at each end of a 2 1/2 ft. to 3 foot cord. A third cord half that length is tied to the middle of the first cord. A lighter piece (ball of wood for instance)is tied at its end. It is used to bring down small game etc. by twirling it around ones head then flinging at the prey’s legs. On contact it whips around the victim’s legs and brings them down! Also good for tying spear/arrow head to shaft & for attaching feathers to arrow. Now how about exploring the many uses for a bandanna? Don’t leave home without one. Log in to Reply Chip says: at 0 Read most of these and haven’t notice anyone saying anything about what you can do with MELTED paracord. As long as the melted nylon will stick, you can repair (or make) all sorts of things as well as bond things together. Use it like glue to hold things in place by itself or so you can lash it with unmelted paracord. I suppose you could use it for dental floss, too. BTW, LOL at tie up your buddy & eat his steak and thanks to Albert for the great liver recipe. :o) Log in to Reply Steve says: at 0 If they aren’t already dead after invading your home, use it to secure and bind home invaders. Log in to Reply Joe says: at 0 I’ve used it to hang a deer from a tree for dressing All my tents & long camping gear are suspended between the rafters by a web of 550 cord tied to eyelets every 12″ Saw for cutting para cord Log in to Reply Bob G says: at 0 Use for guying up a ham radio antenna pole (my pole is 36’tall and is guyed at 28′;) use to stretch a ham radio antenna between trees(I currently have a 135′ antenna stretched between two trees that are 200′ apart;) Support for a pole with a signal flag when lost. Log in to Reply Barefoot MedicMamma says: at 0 As a Wilderness EMT we use Paracord quite inventively all the time, I have seen it used for everything from raising a litter out of a ravine, to a makeshift repelling harness, emergency patient restraints, emergency handcuffs, to suspend a cooking pot over a heat source, emergency, shoe and clothing fixes of various kinds, I have actually seen it weaved into an emergency satchel, to hold a splint tight, emergency tourniquet, I wouldn’t reccomend it but I have seen it used as a gag, friction to start a fire, and because everyone needs a little fun, as a makeshift rope swing!!! Hope these help! Log in to Reply feather j says: at 0 here are all the things we have used par-a-cord for; horse or donkey or dog halter & tying packs on same three or even your self quick harness repair bent green sticks & par-a-cord = snow shoes making litter for injured person making splint for injured person if not tied too tight can be a support for injured ankle (use continuious wrap) also can be used a rib support for cracked ribs . (works best with lg pad of thick material over injured area) suspend lights in tent & shelters wrap the tang of a broken knife handle last but not least: from my grandson an “idiot string” to keep your gloves with you when you have to take them off, you run it from one glove up the sleeve accrost the back in the coat & down the other side to the opposite glove (you never loose those all important gloves) Log in to Reply RMB says: at 0 Well you could use it to tie those whom didn’t bother to read all the ones already mention , so enjoy your free meal ! Log in to Reply Cynthia says: at 0 use as a leash for your dog tie up bad guys/intruders (as long as you know how to tie a good knot) secure your fly tarp for your tent construct a pulley system for lifting heavy objects Log in to Reply Rob Lewis says: at 0 I used 4 strands from the core to make a fob/lanyard for my cell phone, a lot easier to get it out of a pouch or pocket with that to grab. Log in to Reply john says: at 0 noose tourniquet tie up chicks to your bed gag a hostage trip-wire Log in to Reply Rob says: at 0 Don’t forget it’s primary use: as parachute cord! Didn’t see it mentioned on your list… Also: Splint bindings Choker necklace Choking device for auto erotic asphyxiation (lol, kidding) Rope games Incense for post-poop bathroom deodorizing (when burned, the melted ends smell pretty strong!) Cauterizing bandage. When melted, the plastic-like melt will cauterize and protect an open wound. Fire starter assist- bow string style Restraint of any living thing Disciplinary whip or belt (**Crack**Ow, daddy!) Suicide (hanging) Homicide (hanging) Log in to Reply ray says: at 0 MELT it and fashion to a knife or spear head. Log in to Reply Stacey Jones says: at 0 survival bracelet of paracord:A teething ring for babies-it’s hard on the clasp and textured on the cord and can be washed; use the bracelet to carry/secure several shopping bags together; make a necklace, make earrings with loops of cord, make emergency sandals (I have seen the pattern,) make a bag/pouch. Log in to Reply Russell C. says: at 0 1. Bola 2. Ojibwa Bird Snare 3. Trot Line. 4. Constructing Meat smoking/drying Tee Pee 5. Constructing a bow saw. 6. Snow shoes Good Luck. Log in to Reply Russell C. says: at 0 Just remembered. Tie an inner strand to your rifle barrel while patrolling to help detect trip wires. Log in to Reply Richard Schultze says: at 0 In Vietnam I had parachord tied to all the grommets on my poncho two were tied between two trees, the four corners staked to the ground, the ones in between were tied to short sticks, insert one end of stick into canteen and suspend over night the water vapor from my breath would condense on the poncho and run down to the parachord and into the canteen I could fill several canteens overnight, and if it rained it was even faster. Log in to Reply ally says: at 0 use it to knit or crochet almost anything. Could make a nice bowl,a welcome mat, sleeping mat, pot holders(might melt though) a pillow, the uses are endless. Log in to Reply Rich Restucci says: at 0 Cool idea Log in to Reply Dawn King says: at 0 Pet collar, tie the intruder up, tie your significant other down (with permission, of course!)… Log in to Reply Darlene Kay says: at 0 Forgive me if I missed this in the lists…..secure yourself and your things up in a tree so you can get some sleep without falling out of said tree. I’ve always had a hard time sleeping sitting up but hey, when you are that tired some worry free time could do the trick. Log in to Reply David says: at 0 I have used a 4 strand flat braid to make suspenders and matching belt. I used the same braid to make a hat band. A dragon claw braid for a hat band, watch band, and key fob. Shoe and boot laces. 100 feet with double dragon claw braid and snap clips to make a short loop to tie a blanket, tarp, and stakes for BOB. Emergency kit in Jeep, and trunk of car each has 200 feet. Log in to Reply sue enstrom says: at 0 how about a calendar? tie a knot every day. to measure time. Log in to Reply Mark says: at 0 Use to tie up your wife. She can’t escape so you can watch all the TV you could want. I also made a similar list at Paracord central.I think the most fun item to make is the paracord hammock (it uses a lot of paracord though). The most practical in my opinion is the belt. Mark Log in to Reply Jerry says: at 0 Wrap it around bucket holding ice fishing stuff so bucket can be thrown to someone who fell through the ice and you can then pull them up onto the ice. Log in to Reply Shay says: at 0 Weave the paracord to make a seat, then attach it to a chair. Or, Make a seat up in a tree using the limbs up there and paracord. At least you’d be able to sit down, especially if you found a better tree to climb for deer hunting and didn’t have a tree seat. Log in to Reply Stephen says: at 0 Toilet paper holder Tarzan style swing Log in to Reply Emmett Williams says: at 0 Tying stuff to a bike rack Replace chain on dag tags Rifle sling when one breaks out in field Log in to Reply Emmett Williams says: at 0 Ment to type dog tags Log in to Reply John Ruckman says: at 0 Build a raft Indian style arm band Log in to Reply John Ruckman says: at 0 Paracord Uses Build a raft Indian style arm band leg band platforms tree stand lash together a door for underground shelter fishing spears gathering baskets tump line(?) that strap that goes around your forehead when carrying things on your back hide stretcher draw string replacements for coats, sacks, etc. sheath for whatever campfire tripod and other devices cast iron frying pan handle insulator leg and arm ties to keep out bugs and foxtails impromptu snake guards or shin protectors pant suspenders binocular strap replacement eyeglass strap makeshift backpack tow strap back brace, pulled muscles, etc. waist strap to take the weight off your shoulders knife whip? hat band fishing survival kit necklace survival kits Log in to Reply Dave says: at 0 I noticed you have “bow string” on the list but you could also use the inner strings as a “wrap around” to protect the string where you nock the arrow(or in other stressful places). I have a crossbow that I was able to wrap the string where it goes into the release. Log in to Reply David says: at 0 Use it to pull up and lower bow/rifle from tree stand Improvised handcuffs/restraints Lash sticks to make a bushctaft chair Tie water bottle to your person or backpack Tie out for your dog Hold trunk lid down when hauling oversized items Makeshift seatbelt Glasses strap Hanging your friend if he skips on dinner 😉 Log in to Reply frank1986 says: at 0 81) to get free steak dinner 82) bdsm 83) motorcycle tie down Log in to Reply Chuck Riley says: at 0 Accelerator pedal on truck broke once. Tied it to pedal and ran through to carb. Couldn’t get over 50 mph, but got me home. Log in to Reply Jim M says: at 0 I keep 20′ of paracord in each of our cars. Both cars also have fixed blade knives so it can be cut into smaller lengths. I also keep 10′ on my motorcycle. Log in to Reply ryan says: at 0 Zipper pulls Cutting off circulation to wounded area Tying up assailant Hanging house decorations(inner threads or full cord) Stretching Keeping items bundled together Booby traps Log in to Reply dave says: at 0 large loop around feet to climb tree with no limbs(coconut)tournakit. Log in to Reply Nick says: at 0 How about the following: Tie down gear to a roof rack. Use as a rifle sling. Use as a sling to support an injured arm Log in to Reply Art says: at 0 primitive , but..a garrote! save amo!! Log in to Reply DAVE says: at 0 USE AS SLING Log in to Reply Gage Eldridge says: at 0 Use as a emergency car belt (tie knot every inch) short term only Log in to Reply John McLane says: at 0 I Use Paracord For Fish Stringers, And Also For A Kayak Anchor Line When I’m Out Kayak Fishing. I Wouldn’t Leave Home With Out At Least 100 Ft. In My Camping And Fishing Bag…. Love You Site By The Way JGM Log in to Reply FACE says: at 0 1) Restraining prisoners (if you find yourself in that situation) or criminals, until the authorities arrive – that might have been mentioned below… 2) Surprise attack on an armed burglar (neck choke from behind … hopefully only until unconscious) 3) To hold a splint in place Log in to Reply Chuck Cramer says: at 0 Make the webbing for improvised snowshoes. Log in to Reply Gordon Snyder says: at 0 Emergency Tourniquet Log in to Reply Eric says: at 0 how about tying knots every foot with a weight on the end to check depth of a body of water Log in to Reply evan says: at 0 Bow drill for fire starting. Log in to Reply Anthony Morales says: at 0 dental floss(inner strands), a light string, as a weapon to choke, strangle or kill in (self defense), window blinds cord,, a handle, a retriever cord for spear fishing. Log in to Reply craig says: at 0 use to tie 2 limbs on leg for a splint. Log in to Reply corey says: at 0 Make a pouch thatwill attach to your belt,rucksack,or vest that will carry a Leatherman , altoids survivaltin, phone, ammo mags. Etc. Log in to Reply Bear says: at 0 I know it may not be pleasant to think about, but what about using paracord to restrain some one. Log in to Reply Christian says: at 0 -You can use it to tie a Bachmann Hitch(or other slide and grip knots)for ascending a rope. -You can use it for a bear bag(used for elevating your food on a camping trip to keep it out of reach from predators) -Use it as an emergency harness(only in quick emergencies, the small diameter of the cordage can cut your circulation if used for prolonged periods of time) -Makeshift suspenders -Make a rope ladder -Zipper pull -Make a Bolas(throwing weapon with weights on both ends)for hunting -Sling to support a broken arm -use it in combination with a long stiff object to create a makeshift splint -Pull cord for retrieving rope for a repel/descent -Lash logs together to make a raft -Trip line or use for booby traps -Tie someone up There are dozens more im sure, but those are a few that come to mind. Have fun on that dinner lol Log in to Reply Bruce says: at 0 Some things about this list surprise me. !) No “posted on” dates. 2) Almost no one read the whole list or did a “find on page” search. So lots of people posted the same things. 3) No one here is a Star Wars fan? geez So, my suggestion; Carry a grappling hook and some line on your belt as every day carry gear. (Which means you have probably practiced with it for years and you most likely have a real harness under your clothes.) Then you can play Luke and Leia in the Death Star and swing across the chasm to escape the bad guys. So how was the steak anyway? Log in to Reply john cooper says: at 0 riffle sling, to make a kite with a survival blanket to be noticed, hang a neck knife, to hang or strangle someone, pull cord for snow machine, fashion a raft together, to mark a trail, fashion ranger beads to count distance, tie two people together when walking near crevasses on ice or snow, to make a circle on a map by holding one point using a pen to mark a circular parameter, use as a leash to tie to one end to spear and one end to self. Log in to Reply Phil says: at 0 Hoist gear into a tree, or up a mountain.Tie up someone who is trying to steal your supplies.Emergency zip line escape, Rope art if you are bored Log in to Reply Albert says: at 0 Belt, choke out a bad guy “Seal toggles”, stitch up a wound, compress a wound, sling shot a rock, Log in to Reply Matthew Steele says: at 0 Multi-tool sheath Log in to Reply Jöran says: at 0 You can make ranger beads with paracord. Log in to Reply Korey says: at 0 To secure your hat to your head on a windy day, tie a father or piece of paper to end for cat toy. Log in to Reply johnny rosato says: at 0 Emergency wedding rings !!! LOL Log in to Reply johnny says: at 0 wedding rings !!! LOL Log in to Reply Ken says: at 0 I carry 100 feet of 550 whenever I go skiing in case the chair lift breaks down and we have to get off. Some people have been stranded for many hours in nasty conditions before the (limited) ski patrol could reach them. Others have mentioned rappelling, but I saw no mention of this problem. You would not normally be carrying much in the way of survival gear while skiing, mostly just some first aid stuff. Log in to Reply Pat Wullschleger says: at 0 emergency halter for horse and also emergency saddle cinch strap and the other girth strap on the saddle. that’s 3. Good Luck! Log in to Reply Ray Lindsey says: at 0 Use it to tie up an intruder! Log in to Reply Daniel Ellenwood says: at 0 there is a website called 101 uses for paracord by Dans depot.com.. just google it. Log in to Reply Arkas says: at 0 tie food up in tree to protect from animals lash multiple types of shelters burn as an oil based product to assist in longer burns (torch maybe?, have to try that) lanyard loops for all items to attach to pack bind paper around meat/ candle to keep clean makeshift grappling hook (maybe not for climbing depending on hook) bow fishing line/ harpoon fishing line handcuffs carrying sling for rifle/ rucksack/ buffalo sack…etc makeshift splint a limb or digit lower items up and down cliff face after/ before climbing many traps (best with deadfall imo) use as a makeshift filter with charcoal and dirt as the layers before tie up a bedroll for easier storage hang a steel bottle over a fire for boiling/cooking hang meat for smoking or drying in summer season preservation Log in to Reply Lani says: at 0 How bout hanging slaughtered animals for dressing out…. Hanging water bags for showers. Log in to Reply John T says: at 0 Use it to spell out “thanks for the steak dinner” Log in to Reply Ed Kay says: at 0 For sutures. Log in to Reply Peter says: at 0 Use it to string up traps/alarms “string with Tin or Aluminum cans”… Log in to Reply Thomas Mitchell says: at 0 Pull cord for snow blower. Pull cord for older model snowmobiles. Tying down articles (i.e. sleeping bag) to a motorcycle. Tying up a rolled up sleeping bag. Zipper loops. (Makes it easier/quicker to zipper objects by being able to hook your finger through the loop). Hair tie. Wrist loops (to secure a flashlight or knife to your wrist in case you need your hands in an emergency and need to let them go but don’t want to drop them). Not likely but a remote pull pin for a hand grenade. Makeshift handcuffs. Gun strap. Hope this helped. Log in to Reply Johnny Pritchett says: at 0 A sling for a rifle. To hang a dead animal to clean. Log in to Reply Don Wheeler says: at 0 Paracord can also be used for replacement shoestrings……can’t think of anymore right now but will keep thinking and let you know….. Log in to Reply Jack Luft says: at 0 Can also be used for making bank lines and/or limb lines for fishing. Log in to Reply saggy.the.clown says: at 0 I used mine as a pullstart cord on my snowmobile.I haven’t bothered to change it out because it still works like new:-D Log in to Reply Karen says: at 0 a lead rope for a horse, or a makeshift halter for a horse if there isn’t a halter available. Use it to tie items in the back of a vehicle that might other wise blow out or slide around and break, how about a candle wick? Log in to Reply WestTXGirlAHS says: at 0 I read the entire list, from top to bottom, and am simply agog at the many facets of good ol’ Yankee ingenuity displayed by all the contributors! I didn’t want the list to end!!! Thanks to everyone who shared their paracord uses–these hints and tips could make a difficult task easier, keep food/supplies safe, teach us to think creatively when faced with a problem, and, yes, even save our lives and/or the lives of our loved ones! Thanks again to everyone, and Joe, I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your steak while your friend “ate crow”! Ha, ha! Log in to Reply Bio Prepper | 76 Survival Uses for Paracord: What Did I Miss? says: at 0 […] Source: survivallife.com […] Log in to Reply Dave Barrett says: at 0 A cord for your eyeglasses or sunglasses…on hot humid days when im hiking my eyeglasses always slide down my nose. Log in to Reply Tim says: at 0 make a bolo tie for your steak dinner Log in to Reply Virginia Pruitt says: at 0 You can use it to tie off an umbilical cord between mama and baby. in and emergency. Log in to Reply Gary Denicourt says: at 0 Garrotte Log in to Reply Gary Denicourt says: at 0 Bolas Log in to Reply Gary Denicourt says: at 0 Pull a tooth Log in to Reply Gary Denicourt says: at 0 Tie thousands of different knots….DONE Log in to Reply John says: at 0 Use it to hang tin can alarms on at the door or round your sleeping area, Log in to Reply Brian Malecki says: at 0 Circumcision of your newborn son, providing you have the head cap. Log in to Reply Stephen says: at 0 shoe strings, crafting, belt, rifle sling, tie down furniture when moving, fishing stringer, hang a lantern, hang a bird house or feeder Log in to Reply Chris Hamby says: at 0 tender it is quick lighting Log in to Reply Shannon says: at 0 Kids can play “cat’s cradle” Log in to Reply greg says: at 0 use it to restrain an enemy. restrain your dog. Log in to Reply Kelly says: at 0 Hair The/ponytail holder Log in to Reply Mark says: at 0 Macrame pot holder, Log in to Reply Bryan says: at 0 Repair or replace broken horse tack. Tie down cargo in or on a vehicle. Temporary corral. probably already covered but oh well Log in to Reply John Hamilton says: at 0 you can make a case for cell phone or leatherman Log in to Reply Kristy says: at 0 Take a length of paracord, tie a 1/2 lb. rock on the end, and swing away. Lash a combat knife with paracord to a pole or stick to make a spear. String bells on paracord around your campsite to act as a warning system. Use paracord to make a monkey fist for a weapon. Log in to Reply How To Make A Paracord Survival Bracelet | 16 Projects | Survival Life - Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog says: at 0 […] 80 Uses For Paracord […] Log in to Reply Been Ghost says: at 0 Melt it for a small amount of improvised wax. Log in to Reply Chris says: at 0 Weave different colors of paracord together (you can dye them or just go monochrome if you only have one color) to make a friendship bracelet. (I actually just saw a premade paracord bracelet kit at Wal-Mart marketed towards young girls.) Log in to Reply Chris says: at 0 Crochet a paracord rug. Log in to Reply Chris says: at 0 Tie it around your finger to help you remember something. Log in to Reply Avis says: at 0 Para cord Usages: 1-Can be used to make a dog collar. 2-Used as guide lines for setting up vertical antenna and/ or mast. 3-Tent replacement guidelines 4- Gurrot (self defense purposes) 5- Strapping cargo on vehicles 6- Gardening by tying saplings to pole or stick, tying vine type plants on trellises 7- Rifle/weapon sling 8- Clothesline 9- Guitar strap 10- Use to tie stick or branch to set a broken leg or arm Log in to Reply Karen Edwards says: at 0 To make a ladder. Log in to Reply Desert Fox says: at 0 1.Hang a bucket for a shower. 2.Create a knot rope to measure depth of water. 3.Use as warp to weave a grass bed mat. 4.Tie a few logs to make a raft to cross small body of water. 5.Hang a pretty stone you found, around your neck. 6.Tie a fishing fly using inside threads. 7.Repair holes on shoes. 8.Make a safety line during a whiteout snow storm 9.Make an old-fashion phone (two cans with a string!) 10.In a cabin with no walls, use a line to hang a sheet for privacy. Log in to Reply Ayla Green says: at 0 I make neck ropes for horses with para cord, for bridle-less riding Log in to Reply 80 Practical & Survival Uses For Parcord & How To Make Custom Paracord Bracelets — Homestead and Survival says: at 0 […] 80 Practical & Survival Uses For Parcord […] Log in to Reply Gary says: at 0 tying up a bear bag while hiking, trip wire for booby traps, a lasso to catch animals, a noose for a hanging, a bolo to either catch or kill animals, a rescue line, to make a garrotte, used to make handcuffs, braiding lines to make a climbing rope, hog tying, use to carry squirrels home from hunting, Used to hold open a deer when gutting, Hang a deer up for processing the meat, use for lines to grow blackberries on, use to extent a fence higher to keep deer out of a garden, Braid to make a tow rope for getting a vehicle unstuck. Use temp. as a fan belt, tie down items on the roof of a vehicle, repair a broken bra strap, use to repair torn clothes, tie to trigger on a gun to test fire a old or repaired gun, lash together a frame for a wilderness shelter, repair a broken fence, use it in bondage, make a ring for a finger, Log in to Reply VICKI says: at 0 1.macrame 2.plant hangers, 3. Log in to Reply David Deitsch says: at 0 A few more paracord projects: – Weave a sack to carry stuff. – Lash two backpack frames into an improvised spine immobilization frame (“back board”). – Make an Alpine Cacoon Stretcher (which is not the same as the net stretcher that you listed, and can be used to haul an injured climber up a steep incline). – Hobble a pack animal over night. – Secure gear in a sack onto a saddle or frame using a diamond hitch. – Improved hand cuffs. – Transit line for moving gear over a river or ravine. – Did your list include shoe laces? Paracord is not only useful for improvising when a lace breaks. Some of us remove the laces that come with new boots, and replace them with paracord just because paracord works better than the stuff that regular shoe laces are made of. – Improvised repair of a broken or too short backpack shoulder strap or hip belt. – Head band to keep long hair out of our eyes. – Regarding tourniquets; please avoid using paracord for that as it will increase the severity of the patient’s injury and reduce the chances that surgical reattachment will be successful. A strip of cloth cut from the patient’s trousers or a belt will work better and do less damage to an already endangered limb. Enjoy that steak! Log in to Reply Sheila says: at 0 -Use inside strands as dental floss. -Use to tie up an enemy you don’t want to kill. -Use to tie up the legs of animals you catch but want to transport alive. – Wrap around and tie an alligator or croidile’s mouth shut (depending on where you live) -Use as a guideline during blizzards to get from one building to another, etc. – Use to fashion homemade numchucks(sp?)together. -Use to tie your hat to your head to keep the wind from blowing it off. Those are some ideas…don’t know if you think they are viable. Log in to Reply Paul says: at 0 I didn’t read all the comments but just recently I used paracord to tie up a rolled up sleeping bag that I had busted the sewn in type of roll up cord on. Log in to Reply THOMAS MOHLER says: at 0 YOU CAN ALSO USE AS A SPLINT WRAPPER. RESET BROKEN BONES (TIE TO SOMETHING SOLID, THEN WRAP AROUND ANKLE, SET BACK AND PULL BROKEN, DISLOCATED, APPENDEGE. Log in to Reply Paracord Knots and Hitches | Survival Life - Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog says: at 0 […] 80 Uses For Paracord […] Log in to Reply PacisIngredio says: at 0 Para Cord 100 uses 81 Rappelling 82 Rapelling Harness (kinda uncomfertable)((use at your own risk)) 83 tie equipment to yourself so you don’t drop it 84 Rifle sling 85 tie down rifle scope or optic to rifle (all of these I learned at and put into practice at ft Benning Georgia during basic training by America’s greatest drill sergeants) 86 but cutting 3-4 inch lengths (many many of them) and then fraying the ends, tie down to jacket and pants to make a generic ghillie suit 87 Ranger donut 88 Ranger donut pillow or seat cushion 89 to hang picture frames to your wall (yes I’ve done this) 90 tie your exaust pipe or muffler to the frame (redneck ingenuity) 91 we used them in Iraq to tie down antennas on our vehicles so they didn’t hit power lines 92 secure your door for extra strength (most likely something on the door will break before the cord with several windings) 93 zip line (use at your own risk) 94 by attaching a small loop to the bottom of your magazines they can be used as rip cords to pull out mags easier (I’ve only used on rifle magazines) 95 a bow loop for bow and drill fire starter 96 a bookmarker 97 dog tag chain 98 tie loops about 18 inches in diameter and make the loops about a foot apart from eachother to make a loop ladder 99 make shift handels on a foot locker 100 boat anchor cable I’ve used all of these aside from the zipline and boat anchor, but I’m sure they would work if absolutely necessary in an emegancy enjoy your steak Log in to Reply Donna Brown says: at 0 You can use it anytime that you need to tie something onto your vehicle, tie down the trunk or hood when it won’t close anyway. Did you mention you could use it as an animal lead? Log in to Reply eFoodsDirect says: at 0 […] Quality 550 paracord can hold upwards of 550lbs and usually comes in 50 or 100 foot sections. Paracord can be used for replacing a tent line, raising your food to keep it away from wild life, make a hammock and hold a […] Log in to Reply Ghleehanna says: at 0 All right guys…you never would think of these…ladies like myself need to keep our long hair tied back, makeshift bra…you know just in case we used the one we were wearing for a slingshot, and ummmm uhhhh…tampon. Log in to Reply Prepping by the Month – Month Three - Ready Preparedness says: at 0 […] Quality 550 paracord can hold upwards of 550lbs and usually comes in 50 or 100 foot sections. Paracord can be used for replacing a tent line, raising your food to keep it away from wild life, make a hammock and hold a […] Log in to Reply Corneilius says: at 0 1 shoelaces 2 makeshift braces to hold your trousers up 3 dog lead 4 dog collar 5 sling for hunting 6 rifle sling Hope this helps. Enjoy the steak! Log in to Reply Homemade Paracord Knife Grip | Survival Life - Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog says: at 0 […] 16 Cool Paracord Survival Bracelets 36 Paracord Projects For Preppers 80 Uses For Paracord […] Log in to Reply Adam says: at 0 For those of us in the military: -If ever captured by an enemy, using paracord as boot laces or any other item that you might keep on you can allow you to have a crucial tool with you. -One tool is the ability to escape. Modern restraints are of the nylon “zip tie” form, but very thick. Use the friction of rubbing 550 cord against it and it will break free. -If you ever find yourself without a knife, 550 cord has tremendous cutting power via friction. Log in to Reply Raven says: at 0 There’s also the BDSM that use it. I’ve seen it be used to make floggers and clothing. Log in to Reply brian says: at 0 make a bow drill to start a fire weave a trap for fish, crawfish, crab tie to a waater bottle to hold it above fire to boil water make a bolo to throw at small game Log in to Reply LeGaps says: at 0 FOR FIRST AID IN FIELD,…A TOURNQUET,…A ARM SLING, THEN FOR A EVERYDAY SOLUTION…. REPLACEMENT SRING BELT FOR SWEAT PANTS. ALSO MAYBE USED AS A TRAPPING SNARE FOR GAME ANIMALS?. Log in to Reply Mark Allen says: at 0 all of those are on his list. Log in to Reply Jenene says: at 0 Make a hackimore for your horse. Use as lead for your pack mules. Tie down bundles on your pack mules. Log in to Reply Tracy Cooper says: at 0 You only have 79, snare is used twice #4 and #65. But use it to hogtie undesirables, binde ankles for climbing coconut palms. Log in to Reply Mark Allen says: at 0 technically, it is 2 uses, because one only uses the inner strands as the snare itself for smaller game and the other uses the cord whole to suspend logs for dropping on larger small game. Log in to Reply Bryan Young says: at 0 You can also use it to attach a parachute to its harness… Log in to Reply Devin says: at 0 Use to cut thru zip cuffs ( only takes 1 1/2 seconds to do ) Log in to Reply Duane says: at 0 Makes a great emergency fishing lure. Cut about an inch piece, pull the inner strands out one end slightly, slide it over a hook with the inner strands towards the bend in the hook, then melt the cord to the hook near the eye. Use another hook to fluff the inner strands and you have a great jig. Log in to Reply David says: at 0 Make a tag for a zipper. Similar to the one you have on your key cgain Log in to Reply Scott says: at 0 tie items to back seat of your motorcycle, IE tent, sleeping bag for over night camp out Log in to Reply Mark Allen says: at 0 I’ve checked twice and there are 4 that I can think of at the moment which are not on the list. 81: binding splints granted the following are advanced, but if you can weave paracord well enough to create some of the suggestions above (such as lanyards, hammocks, lanyards, and knife hilts just to name a few of the many advanced projects listed above), you should be able to make these as well 82: weave emergency sandles/moccasins 83: weave a tunic 84: weave a watchcap/beenie and these have brought other uses to mind: 85: weave a balaclava/ski mask 86: material for knitting, instead of yarn 87: shock-absorbing carrier/hangar for mason-jar lanterns 88: cargo tie-downs 89: securing camp raiders till authorities arrive 90: hanging kill for dressing out (yes, hanging kill was on the list, but only to keep it from animals, not for dressing out) 91: Stretching hides 92: survival garden lashings and lattices Log in to Reply howard says: at 0 Use to secure a splint to leg or arm. Collar for dog. Log in to Reply Donald McNany says: at 0 Make a zipper pull Did I miss bow drill in your list? I saw a Utube of using paracord to cut a glass bottle, making a glass. Ridge line for a tarp over a hammock. Ridge line to limit the desired drop on a hammock. Rifle sling Emergency suspenders Backpack strap Axe grip & lanyard Tomahawk grip & lanyard Walking stick grip and lanyard Improvised pistol retainer hanging from belt Water bottle holder Canteen pouch Log in to Reply Karl says: at 0 1.Tie clothes together when skinny dipping to keep them together. 2.Ladies can make a stylish string bikini bathing suit. 3.Hang a string of lights to keep the weight of the lights from fraying or weakening the electrical cord. 4.Use to hold and lower a flashlight, torch, or lantern into someplace dark to be able to see inside. 5.Attach flashlight/lantern to body while lowering oneself into a darkened place or climbing a tree in the dark so as not to lose the light and keep hands free for climbing. Mark a short trail to keep off the grass. 6.Guide line to keep people together, each one holds it to keep their place in line so no one gets separated especially in the dark. 7.Rope together when traveling across dangerous terrain, reel them back in when they fall through the hidden crevasse. 8.Pull cord for a box trap, if you want to sit all day waiting for creatures to enter it. 9.Tie the lid latch down if you don’t have a stick to go thru the hasp of a hinged latch. 10.Book mark. 11.Chin strap for a hat. 12.Straps for makeshift sandals or flip-flops. 13.Secure your paddles or oars to the boat so they don’t float away if they go overboard. 14.Ridge-line for improvised shelter. 15.Tie tarp to poles to make a boat. 16.2Tie up goods in a tarp to keep them dry while crossing a stream. 17.Tie corners of a poncho together to keep it down in high wind. 18.Tie a sail to a boat, mast. 19.Use in a pulley for lifting/lowering a bucket into a well. 20.Tie a sail to a wagon. 21.Tie goods to a boat to keep them from sinking if the boat turns over. 22.Tripwire for improvised alarm. 23.Tie a door closed if a proper latch is not available. 24.Tie leaves Adam & Eve Style 25.Tie camouflage leaves and branches etc to hat. 26.Make a hat or head covering. (tie large leaves together) 27.Tie and hang large leafy branch overhead as a fan. 28.Tie large leaf to a stick or pole as a fan. (fan the fire, yourself, others pharaoh-style) 29.Tie tarp/blanket, etc together to hold goods in lieu of a backpack or knapsack. 30.Tie poles together for a raft. 31.Tie poles into a bridge 32.Tie poles together to make a table. 33.Tie together a tripod stool, tripod basin for washing face and hands, etc. 34.Tie poles between trees to make a sleeping pallet off the ground. Log in to Reply John Tonningsen says: at 0 Tie a person up, use instead or a sling if you hurt your arm or shoulder, to tie pieces of wood to your leg if you have hurt your knee. Log in to Reply Saltporkdoc says: at 0 Though not sterile and thus suitable only in a true emergency and for skin closure ONLY, inner strands can be used as sutures to close large wounds or wounds over an area of flex! Log in to Reply Paul says: at 0 How about a bear bag? Anchor line? Crab hand line? Log in to Reply Harle Ross says: at 0 Use to tie up hands and feet on a bad guy, even tie bad guy to tree. Cover coffee pot handle for easier handeling when hot. Tourniquet Self defense – choke someone Cloths line to dry cloths or sleeping bag. Log in to Reply Dean says: at 0 Paracord is an ideal material for extra guy ropes for your tent or shade shelter during high winds – so the whole thing won’t blow over or blow away. Log in to Reply Dean says: at 0 use it as an emergency tie rope for your canoe/kayak/raft, when you’ve beached it for a while, so it won’t “float off” if the river rises while you’re sleeping or otherwise away for a while. Log in to Reply William Stone says: at 0 Tying splint to ankle or knee. Log in to Reply David says: at 0 Paracord uses: to tie sticks together to support broken bone, use to make shoes,, use to help get food out of high places, used to keep food out of reach of animals. Hope these help. Log in to Reply Fred Myrick, Jr. says: at 0 An emergency fan belt for your car Log in to Reply bobert says: at 0 Key Chain! Log in to Reply Marie Gray says: at 0 Other uses for Paracord: extra handle for a purse, a suitcase, a bucket; to strap a water bottle to your waist or purse; to hold a lunch pail together; to hold a potted plant from a tree. I hope these help. Log in to Reply Joe pedrogo says: at 0 use for making a monkeyfist bolo use for making zipper pull tabs use as a “dummy cord” to attach knife to the sheath weave it into a pot holder weave it into a pouch to hold things like canteens Log in to Reply Noreen says: at 0 Create a mesh bag to carry things. Use to string up onions, garlic, or other foods. Log in to Reply Steve Parker says: at 0 Read them all and didn’t see this…tie to one windshield wiper and through the truck to the other wiper when the linkage breaks. Pull back and forth to work wipers. Better if you have a helper. This works…I’ve done it when we HAD to go. Log in to Reply Delmar Fairchild says: at 0 Use fibers to attach fletching and heads to arrow shafts. Place a small rock in a cloth, wrap cloth around the rock and tie a cord around the rock to improvise a gromment. Useful for making tents without cutting holes in materials. Log in to Reply Woodard says: at 0 #81 Splint lashing #82 Buddy safety line #83 Boonie/hat synch replacement #84 Buzzsaw for chemlight #85 Prisoner handling kit Log in to Reply Glenn says: at 0 As a muzzle tie for dog/when u wrangle that alligator. Log in to Reply Mojo says: at 0 How about making a lasso and using it to hogtie? Log in to Reply Rick says: at 0 You could us the para cord for making restraints for someone that you’re waiting for the appropriate law officials to arrive. Log in to Reply Karin says: at 0 Hanging a solar bag for shower Hanging a privacy screen Log in to Reply Mark says: at 0 Use it to play ‘Jacobs Ladder’ with the kids. It’s easy on the hands and will help the kids be familiar with it too. Log in to Reply Josiah says: at 0 Emergency pull cord for a motor. Tie a “monkey fist” melee weapon. Woven correctly could produce a decent flak jacket, reinforcement patches for clothing (knee guards, gaiters, etc). Log in to Reply Episode 4 | Gun Blog Variety Cast says: at 0 […] 80+ uses for paracord: http://survivallife.com/2013/01/31/80-uses-for-paracord-what-did-i-miss/ […] Log in to Reply johnny says: at 0 make them just for fun for a belt for mini rings a net to catch a fish a pocket to hold stuff like a wallet lighter knife key or to hold strings Log in to Reply Carlos says: at 0 To envolve a gattery exposed wire. To repair a flat tire (melting the line while it is applied to the puncture and pressed to cover as much as possible). Log in to Reply Mish says: at 0 tie up your long hair; important to keep cool and safe near fire and moving parts. tie around a cloth or piece of plastic to make a bag. Log in to Reply GZ says: at 0 Make a hammock Make a fishing net Make a net and attach to stick or pole for hunting or fishing Log in to Reply Sabrina says: at 0 You could make a key chain with paracord Log in to Reply Jill Samberg says: at 0 Reins for your horse Log in to Reply Mitchell says: at 0 1)Decoy line (inner strings) 2) Duck Call lanyard 3) Shotgun Sling 3) Rifle Sling 4) BB gun sling 5) Belt 6) Duck Hauler 7) Goose Hauler 8) Rabbit Hauler 9) Squirrel Hauler 10) Goose Call Lanyard 11) Tying food up high from a bear 12) Fish stringer 13) Lantern holder 14) Dead Deer hoist 15) Dragging dead dear 16) Dragging dead pigs 17) Pulling your buddy out of the mud 18) Toy Rifle sling 19) Tent tie down 20) Tying up a criminal I could probably think of more, but this is a start! Log in to Reply Magic Mac says: at 0 What Jason Hanson showed to tie onto feet and peddle around Tie Wrap handcuffs to friction cut it into. Tie leather strap back onto rifle. Use iner strings to pull a loose tooth. Use it to strangle a criminal. macramae flowerpot holders or anything. Use connected and pulled between to cans for a telephone like we did as kids. Tie around chin and head to prevent snoring. Use as candle or lantern wicks. Log in to Reply Troy says: at 0 Use it to wrap a Gators mouth, if you dont have tape. Log in to Reply Angie Johnston says: at 0 We used it to put a “Student Driver” sign on our CSM’s bumper. Log in to Reply Andrew says: at 0 You seem to have ommited its original usage of parachute suspension lines. That is, after all, what it was developed for! Log in to Reply Nadine Maciolek says: at 0 OK I hope I’m not repeating anything …. I didn’t have no ugh time to fully process your list as its 4:30 in the morning and I’m supposed to be getting ready for work lol 😛 a few more things I do with it Bracelets & necklaces (basically jewelry) Bookmarks As a makeshift belt for kids who’s pants keep falling down Zipper pulls shoe laces loops w/a ball at the end to go through & secure something with a grommet (I don’t know what they’re called lol) Make dog toys (tug of war toys & w/ ball at end) Well that’s a few that I can think of right now lol Have sn awesome day …. I’m off to get more coffee 😀 Log in to Reply John Hardy says: at 0 Here are a few more uses I can think of. I am a cyclist so I would use this to attach items to my back rack ( as a replacement for either a bungie cord or a rack strap. To tie saddlebags together ( run it through the straps, so they don’t get lost. To keep saddlebags closed in wind ( while riding of course) To attach keys to the top of them so they don’t get lost. Hope you get that steak dinner. Log in to Reply Paracord: Everything You'll Ever Need to Know - Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog says: at 0 […] here for our list of 80 Uses for Paracord, and check out the video below for a more thorough rundown of […] Log in to Reply William Hopkins says: at 0 Hi, There has to be at least a thousand uses for 550 Paracord, if not more. . . I just think of everyday items that I may not have available and need to make using just paracord, or pairing it up with other items to make a functional emergency tool. . . . If you are desperate for a weapon you could fashion a tool such as David used to slay Goliath, as the ammo (rocks) would be plentiful in almost any environment. . . Also, I actually prefer a Paracord sling on tactical rifles. . . The sling can be a fancy woven one, using many strands and providing extreme length (when disassembled) depending on how wide you make the sling. . . It’s like a Paracord wristband on steroids and nice to have around when you are out in the woods, away from civilization with your rifle and alone with no backup. . . Also, a gun sling with only a single strand or two, with a wider portion for a shoulder pad, makes a excellent rifle sling as it is not cumbersome and folds up out of the way entirely when not needed. . . . While you’re sitting around the campfire cooking your dinner, you may realize you could sure use a “pot holder” and a Paracord potholder would work quite well and provide quite a bit of emergency Paracord should you need to “disassemble it. . . . How about “suspenders” should your belt break ? . . . How about a “chicken tether” for staking out a live chicken for predator (coyote bait)? . . Yeah, that one was pretty weird, but doable ! . . . Emergency shoe repair when your boot sole comes off ? (actually had that happen in Colorado Rockies). . . Makeshift emergency fence ? . . .Measuring device ? . . Before I broke down and purchased a rangefinder, I used a 100 Yard (plus) piece of Paracord with knots tied at 10 yard intervals to set up makeshift shooting ranges in the appropriate areas. . . Hey, those rangefinder batteries DO go bad ! . . Be sure to “stretch” the Paracord out pretty taught so your measurements are accurate and leave a 10 foot tail on each end to tie to a solid object when extra hands aren’t available ! . . Believe it not, if done correctly, it can get you within a inch or two at a hundred yards ! . . How about a cheap pair of emergency handcuffs ? . . Hey, it could happen ! . . Oh, and what about using the inner strand(s) to tie to your emergency arrow for retrieval when bow fishing ? . . . I don’t know if any of these ideas suit your needs, but it’s been fun thinking of different scenarios where 550 Paracord could be useful. . . Thanks for listening, and enjoy your steak dinner. . . Be sure to take your 550 Paracord “placemat” with you to eat your free steak on ! . . lol, Bill Log in to Reply Cynthia Creasy says: at 0 Another use. Take shoe laces (made from paracord), tie them together to make stirrups with a length of cord between. Use that length to saw through duct tape if you have had your hands bound. Log in to Reply Ron White says: at 0 Use paracord to tie down a christmas tree to the top of your vehicle Log in to Reply Andy says: at 0 you could try using it for a horses harness and reins, or string for a kite, I use it to tie the handles together on my kitchen cupboards to stop my dog getting in them enjoy your steak, mate Andy Log in to Reply MM says: at 0 With so many uses and quickly approaching the holiday season, why not snap a few “bracelets” together and use as a “ribbon” on a gift. Also a great stocking stuffer! Log in to Reply Don says: at 0 Safety line to keep you from falling out of a tree. Log in to Reply cmac says: at 0 The man (Mykel Hawk?) on Man Woman Wild said he always replaced his boot laces with paracord and left it extra long (I think he wrapped it around the tops of his boots several times before tying it). Log in to Reply Sherril says: at 0 Here is what I came up with to add to your list. A choker for an attacker, a hair tie,boot or shoe lace if yours breaks, hang meat across to cure, wrap it around rock repeatedly leaving a long string making a weapon,tie around your gun to hoist in tree stand, use it as a guide to get across creek if to deep, set a trout line , tie some hides or choice material to make a carrying pouch/purse, tie your hat down in wind , a belt to hold your pants up,and that’s all I can come up with. Log in to Reply Will H says: at 0 How about to restrain or tie-up someone you think will do you harm. No handcuffs? Use Paracord! I use a paracord with a weight(rock) to throw over a limb and pull up my extedted wire antanna for my hand held Ham radio. Log in to Reply Loa Andersen says: at 0 When my car door latch broke mid-trip, I used paracord to tie it shut until I could get it repaired! Log in to Reply todd says: at 0 You can make a three rock bolo used in tripping up prey so u can finish it off in a survival situation. I am making one with three lug nuts as the weights. Log in to Reply Patrice Kassan says: at 0 Anyone remember making & playing with a Cat’s Cradle? Good game to keep 2 kids(or adults) entertained. Use it to weave a pot holder(simple) or a shirt(tougher) Making cool bracelets & anklets for your friends Log in to Reply Elle says: at 0 Emergency ladder for an upstairs room in case of fire. Ladder for tree house Swing for kids. Swing for indoors. A net to put in kids room to hold toys. Hanger for flower pots (Macrame). A hot pad. A purse. Anchor rope. Picture hanger. A net to wrap up a Christmas tree after cutting. A cargo net. Make a weapon by wrapping a steel ball. Baby Sling or grocery sling. A net to hang in back of truck to put rubber boots or to hold bags of food… I could probably think of more…these took me just long enough to type each one… hope you get your steak dinner! and thanks for the info… think I may make a lot of these ideas myself! Log in to Reply brian says: at 0 carry a piece of paracord with a loop tied in one end you can place your foot in then loop through spring eyes on larger conibear traps to release tension on jaws Log in to Reply Susan Detweiler says: at 0 Another way to use paracord. Use it to dry fish for future use. Use it to hang meat in a smoker. How about using it as a temporary fix if your fan belt breaks. I enjoyed reading the responses. Hope you got your steak dinner. Log in to Reply Paul says: at 0 Handle wrap for walking stick Splint ties Neck knife lanyard Lash poles together to create an emergency stretcher Emergency sling for injured arm/shoulder Hog tie a hog or other wild beast Lash down a cooler lid Lash down boat cushions and life jackets Log in to Reply ThomasK says: at 0 Book binding. Stack books, use the cord to fasten them for easier carrying sans a carry bag. Lay out length of paracord Set books center ink the cord underneath Wrap both ends of cord to the top center, twist 90 degrees. Flip stack of books upside down. Repeat if nescessary to secure properly, tie off in a nice bow. Log in to Reply Joseph Wentzel says: at 0 1) Tie-down strap for an aerial antenna. 2) Make-shift rifle sling. 3) Clothesline. 4) Emergency tourniquet. 5) Guideline for spelunking, or keeping small groups tied together in inclement weather or at night-time. 6) Trip line for perimeter defense. 7) Plumb-bob (add a weight to the end). 8) Secure antenna masts for TV’s, radios, or 2-way communications. 9) Dogtag necklace. 10) Anchor “chain” for small boats. Log in to Reply Jöran says: at 0 You can use it as a lasso the same thing cowboys use and you can make a monkeys fist with a steel ball inside and use it for selfdefense and you can make basket and bottle holders and you can make a carpet I hope this is some ideas for you to add to your list Log in to Reply Bill says: at 0 Makes a great zipper pull as well. Especially useful when wearing gloves. Log in to Reply Nikki says: at 0 Use to make a monkey fist for self defense use Log in to Reply Susanne says: at 0 String from tree to tree to find your way to the makeshift latrine in the dark. Log in to Reply trevor Wilson says: at 0 tie up the mrs for some sexy fun, Log in to Reply Corey Johnson says: at 0 Use paracord for many things that normal rope can be used for: As part of block and tackle system to lift heavy things Emergency belt Splint an injury Lace your shoes Lace your boots Tie terrorists to chairs Connect yourself to your parachute Create a snare and catch a small animal Use with bamboo to create scaffolding Connect spars together and build awesome structures like bridges, camp tables, and other pioneering projects (is this just one use?) Dry your clothes by making a clothesline Hang your hammock Bundle your gear with simple cloth and a piece of cord Attach bundles to your animal Secure cargo to your truck Use as guy wires for flagpoles, trees, and tall structures Twist into rope and make a rope swing Crochet it into a hat, (trivot or hot pad not recommended, melted nylon is bad for your hand skin) Start a fire using paracord on your bow drill Make emergency nunchucks using good hitches and sticks Tie a jug hitch to make a handy sling for your water bottle Securely attach a mattress to the top of a minivan Some even use it as a non-secure way to attach a mattress to the top of a minivan Tie cans to the back of your friend’s car on his wedding day Hand a 2ft length of it to a toddler to keep them occupied Play tug of war Tie around a doorknob to assist in the removal loose teeth (strands) Lash a knife to a pole with it and make a spear Do magic tricks with it Make a fish stringer from it Tie your trunk lid shut so you can overpack Tie your hood down (not recommended, natural fibers may be a better option) Make a key fob Wrap a knife handle for comfort or aesthetics Bundle your schoolbooks with it Read the Ashley Book of Knots for a quick additional 100 if your friend ups the ante. 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