Connect with us

Paracord Projects

How To Make A Paracord Belt To Stay Prepared [Video]



closeup braided green paracord bracelet handmade | How To Make A Paracord Belt To Stay Prepared [Video] | featured

Make yourself a quick deploy paracord belt with this step-by-step video tutorial. This isn’t your basic belt, but it’s a survival belt that could save your life!

RELATED: How To Make Paracord Survival Bracelets | DIY Survival Prepping

DIY Paracord Belt Every Prepper and Survivalist Needs

Why All Survivalists Must Have Their Own

Paracord belt is a popular paracord item, and it is easy to understand why. Where some paracord projects aren’t for everyone, such as a bracelet, just about everyone wears a belt.

You can wear a paracord belt for a casual, stylish look and also when camping, hiking, rock climbing, cycling, or on many other adventures. This double-duty feature makes the paracord belt a versatile and top-selling item.

In just a few seconds a properly made belt can be unraveled. And when an emergency presents itself, time is extremely important!

To take even quicker action, you can get a side release buckle so you’ll be able to easily remove the paracord belt. The weave of the belt can make a difference in how quickly you can unravel the cord.

So, you might want to get one such as the mock cobra weave which comes apart very quickly without having to untie knots.

You’ll usually get about 3 feet of cord for each inch of the belt. So for a 34-inch belt, you should have around 100 feet of cord to work with.

Something else to consider is to add 3 or 4 paracord belt loops to your belt, then you can use your belt loops to attach gear and it can provide a pretty strong anchor.

DIY Paracord Belt Because Luck Favor the Prepared

Today we’re going to take a look at making a paracord belt using Slatt’s rescue belt technique. It has a number of benefits:

  • It doesn’t require any tool or a jig to be made.
  • It’s quickly deployable, you can unravel it in seconds.
  • You can word directly from a hank, you don’t need to measure out any cord to make it.
  • It stores a large amount of cord.
  • You can make it as wide or as long as you want.

RELATED: Paracord Knots And Hitches | How To Make Paracord Hitches

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Paracord
  • A set of plastic snap belt buckles
  • Lacing needle or marlinspike (optional)


  1. Prepare your buckle and paracord. You can use any type of buckle you prefer and any color of paracord you want for this project. First, we attach the buckle. The number of wraps used will depend on the size of the buckle and your desired belt width.
  2. Then, loosen up all the wraps/loops that were attached to the buckle.
  3. The next step is to form a bight with the working end and pull it through all the wraps/loops. Tighten the wraps.
  4. Using a marlinspike, pull out the wraps/loops for pulling the next bight.
  5. Form and pull the next bight in the loops. Align the loops by twisting each loop into place so that the part closes to the working end will face you.
  6. After pulling all the bight through, you need to tighten all the wraps/loops, one at a time.
  7. Then, do Step 5 and repeat until you reach your desired length.
  8. Attach the other end of the buckle the same way you attached the first part.
  9. To finish this paracord belt, make a stopper knot at the end of the cord. This knot will prevent your belt from unraveling.


Now you know which paracord project to work on if you want a longer paracord, just in case. With an easy and quick deploy DIY paracord belt, this is a tutorial any prepper and survivalist shouldn’t miss.

Whether you are going far out trekking or camping nearby, this is one mean paracord belt you should have handy at all times!

Will you work on this paracord belt project this weekend? Tell us your plans for it and perhaps your finished belt in the comments section below!

Sign Up For The Survival Life Newsletter
Sign Up For The Survival Life Newsletter

Up Next:

Calling all preppers, craftsmen, bushmasters, outdoorsmen, and all-around skilled people, Survival Life needs YOU! Click here if you want to write for us.

Don’t forget to stay connected with us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram!

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 7, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

Placard | diy paracord belt

Continue Reading


  1. Pingback: VIDEO: How to Make a Paracord Belt | Marlon Karda

  2. Pingback: 29 YouTube Survival Skills that Could Save Your Life | Survival Life

  3. Pingback: How to Make Your Own Flashlight Paracord Strap | Survival Life

  4. Pingback: Paracord Bracelets: Are They Right For You? [Survival Life]

  5. Pingback: How to Make a Paracord Dog Leash | Survival Life

  6. Pingback: » DIY Holiday Gift: How To Make A Paracord Dog Leash

  7. Pingback: DIY Holiday Gift: How To Make A Paracord Dog Leash | prepping

  8. Pingback: DIY Holiday Gift: How To Make A Paracord Dog Leash | Primitive technology

  9. Pingback: Top 10 Reasons To Never Leave Home Without A Paracord Bracelet – Ultimate Survival Alerts

  10. Pingback: DIY Holiday Gift: How To Make A Paracord Dog Leash – CNH Survival

  11. Pingback: Paracord Projects For Preppers And Survivalists | Survival Life

  12. Pingback: Wire Coat Hanger | 20 Ways To Use A Hanger For Survival | Survival Life

  13. Pingback: 20 Ways To Use A Wire Coat Hanger For Survival - Survival Patch

  14. Pingback: 20 Ways To Use A Wire Coat Hanger For Survival

  15. Pingback: How To Make A Paracord Belt To Stay Prepared [Video] – The Self-Sufficient Life

  16. Pingback: How To Make A Paracord Belt To Stay Prepared [Video] –

  17. Pingback: How To Make A Paracord Belt To Stay Prepared [Video] – surviveurself

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Copyright © 2020 Survival Life. This copyrighted material may not be republished without express permission. The information presented here is for general educational purposes only. MATERIAL CONNECTION DISCLOSURE: You should assume that this website has an affiliate relationship and/or another material connection to the persons or businesses mentioned in or linked to from this page and may receive commissions from purchases you make on subsequent web sites. You should not rely solely on information contained in this website to evaluate the product or service being endorsed. Always exercise due diligence before purchasing any product or service. This website contains advertisements.


Enter for a chance to WIN a pair of these Tactical Boots when you sign up today for our exclusive email newsletter subscription.


Is THE newsletter for…


News from survival to politics, bush craft to blacksmithing -Plus kick-ass interviews, podcasts and more delivered to your inbox 100% FREE!



Simply fill-out the form below and subscribe to our weekly newsletter. We strive to help people of all experience levels take steps towards happier, healthier, and more holistic lives with a natural and thoughtful approach to a safer and more effective way of living.  

Simply fill-out the form below and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.