Did you know that cutting paracord without using a knife is possible? Today, you’re going to learn an awesome paracord trick that can be very useful in survival situations!
While it’s always a good idea to have a knife on hand, sometimes when things go wrong, they go very wrong. So what do you do if you need to cut some paracord and don’t have a knife? Check out this tutorial to find out!
Cutting Paracord Without a Knife | A Step-by-Step Guide
The 550 Cord
550 cord is a rot-resistant, fast-drying nylon rope that is a basic tool for survival. It has a strength of 550 lbs., which is why it is used in many different situations. A soldier without a 500 cord is not equipped and ready.
Also, a prepper or anyone who is into any kind of outdoor adventure should be well-advised to carry it with them all the time. It is as important as it is functional, in numerous emergency situations.
Examples of situations in which 550 cord is invaluable:
- If you cut yourself, you can use it as a tourniquet as a way to stop the bleeding.
- It can be used to tie a splint to a broken leg.
- You can use it to secure a boat.
- In case your clothes get wet, use it as a clothesline to dry them.
Paracord (also called 550 cord) has tons of uses; this is why it’s a must-have for every prepper or survivalist.
Very tough and very versatile, one person can have hundreds of different ways to use it and the next guy has another hundred. But what happens when SHTF and the only survival tool left in your kit is a long piece of 550 cord?
What You’ll Need For Cutting Paracord:
- 550 cord
First, measure the paracord and see how much length you need.
Next is to take that measurement and wrap it around your foot on both sides so you’ll have a good anchor.
Get the leftover cord and run it under the anchor to have a good contact point right in the middle.
The next step that you need to do is to hold the cord tightly and wrap it around your hands.
Secure the cord and pull it back and forth then let the friction do its job.
Paracord is now available in multi-color bracelets, necklaces, key chains, and other accessories which you can also make by yourself. These have proven to be quite useful to the emergency response teams and safety personnel.
Paracord is fast becoming popular with the average person, who may or may not know about its great versatility. In fact, you may be surprised to find out that a paracord bracelet can be unraveled to use when SHTF!
Do you have other tips for cutting paracord without a knife? Share your experience with us in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 20, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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