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Cutting 550 Paracord Without a Knife



cut 550 paracord without a knife

No Knife? No Problem

You should ALWAYS have a knife on hand, and a back up knife in your pocket… and probably a few extras stashed around your various bug out bags and gear.

But It never fails that, for whatever reason, when you need something the most is when you never have it.

Whether you are stuck in the woods, or stuck on the side of the road and just need to tie something down, the right length of cordage can really make your life a lot easier.

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So what do you do when you have a piece of paracord that is too long and needs to be trimmed up, but you’re left high and dry, without your knife?

My Buddy Javan has the answer.

Check out this neat little trick he has to help us out:

Cutting 550 Paracord Without a Knife

What other ways can you think of to make due when you don’t have the tools you need to get things done?

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  1. mustang6984

    February 3, 2016 at 11:48 AM

    Very good! Ingenuity triumphs again!

  2. Beverly

    February 3, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    That was interesting. Does it fray the rope you are sawing with?

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