Paracord: Everything You’ll Ever Need to Know

A paracord is a prepper’s best friend. Also called parachute cord, it is a strong, versatile, inexpensive, lightweight and easy to carry with you wherever you go. DIY paracord projects are fun to make, and also practical, as making things from 550 cord assures you will always have lots of useful string to make things from in case of emergency. By wearing a bracelet made of this rope, you can assure you always have your ever-useful cord handy. Read on to learn more about the amazing properties of and many uses of this amazing survival material.

Paracord | A Prepper’s Best Survival Tool What is Paracord, Anyway?

Paracord is a lightweight nylon rope initially used to suspend lines during WWII. The smooth texture of the rope is ideal for multiple uses due to its lightweight and elastic nature. The insides of the rope can also be used in survival situations as fishing wire or as a heavy-duty rope. Hikers and other outdoor sports enthusiasts sometimes use “survival bracelets” made of several feet which are woven into a compact and wearable form.

Such bracelets are meant to be unraveled when one needs rope for whatever purpose — securing cargo, lashing together poles,


Originally posted on Survival Life