When planning your prepper supplies, items that have multiple uses are invaluable. It allows your supplies to be flexible when one item can fulfil the role of multiple other items. It is also extremely strong and durable, as well as fairly lightweight, making it a smart choice to have a supply on hand in your emergency supplies.
Paracord is relatively inexpensive, it can be stored in multiple ways – for shorter lengths, bracelet style is very popular since they can be clipped onto all kinds of bags or clothing – and has so many uses, including multiple ways it can be used to makeshift other crucial or critical supplies, such as using it to build a makeshift stretcher or split.
Here are 8 ways you can use paracord in your emergency supply stash.
- Shelter: Paracord can be used to secure tarps, build shelters, or tie down tent poles.
- Fire: Paracord can be used to make a bow drill or other friction fire-starting tools.
- Hunting and trapping: Paracord can be used to make snares and traps for catching small game.
- Navigation: Paracord can be used to mark trails, create a makeshift compass, or construct a basic map.
- First aid: Paracord can be used to make a tourniquet, create a makeshift stretcher, or secure a splint.
- Tool repair: Paracord can be used to fix broken tools, such as securing handles or creating makeshift tool holders.
- Fishing: Paracord can be used as fishing line or to create a makeshift fishing net.
- Clothing and gear repair: Paracord can be used to fix or replace broken zippers, drawstrings, or other fasteners.