10 Ways To Be Prepared With Paracord

Paracord is one of the most versatile items for everyday carry (EDC). Known for its strength and durability, the small rope can be used in a variety of life-saving methods and opportunities during a SHTF situation.

With a paracord, it’s possible to tie things together, repair straps or cords, or even make a tourniquet or sling in a pinch. Basically, the possibilities and uses for a paracord are endless, but first, you have to have a convenient way to carry it with you.

While the most obvious solution may be to tie the paracord around the item you carry most often (such as a knife or flashlight), there are other ways to keep it handy while being useful at the same time.

Paracord Watch Strap

If you regularly wear a watch, look for a paracord strap for it. Replace the standard strap with the paracord option, and you automatically carry this survival item with you everywhere you go.

Outdoor Survival Bracelet

For individuals who don’t wear a watch but enjoy having an EDC around their wrist, a hand-woven outdoor survival bracelet is a great option. Generally speaking, a survival bracelet will include 10 feet of paracord in a 7-inch bracelet.

Paracord Hair/Hat Bands

Whether you have long or short hair, you can wear a band around your head. It helps absorb sweat, and for long hair, it can be useful to keep your hair out of your face. If you wear a hat, consider a hat band as well.

Paracord Shoelaces

Rather than using stock shoelaces, consider replacing them with 550 paracord shoelaces. This way, you will always have 4.7 feet of 550 paracord with you. Because of their length, the paracord laces work better with boots than sneakers.

Paracord Keychain

You can find various paracord keychains online, but it’s easy to make one yourself. Simply find a carabiner and a ring of keys. Pair the two together with a braided paracord.

Paracord Phone Cable

Most people have an array of smartphone USB chargers, so why not have one that can save not only your phone, but also your life? A lightning USB cable bracelet can be worn or stored in an EDC bag and used as a charger or emergency paracord.

Paracord Survival Belt

A paracord bracelet can store around 10 feet of emergency paracord, but a paracord survival belt can store over 80 feet of rope. Like most braided leather belts, the size of a paracord belt can be adjusted in small increments.

Survival Paracord Grenade

For individuals who do not want a paracord belt, but are still looking to carry a large amount of paracord, there is a paracord grenade. Essentially, this is a large spool of paracord. The spool might also have small survival items wrapped inside, such as fishing tools, foil, tinder, a small knife, and a firestarter.

Paracord Water Bottle Handle

Anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors should carry a heavy-duty water bottle at all times. For bottles that have the option of a handle add-on, there are paracord water bottle handles that can be braided on top of the bottle. Some include a compass, a whistle, and even a firestarter.

Paracord Camera Strap

While not everyone carries an actual camera these days, those who still prefer a Nikon over an iPhone can create a paracord camera strap. You can make it long or short, depending on your personal preference and need.

Want to make your own? US Patriot carries 550 paracord in a multitude of colors.

Disclaimer: The content in this article is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of US Patriot Tactical.

Brock Swinson

Brock Swinson is a writer living in North Carolina with his wife, Jess. As a writer for Creative Screenwriting and the host of the Creative Principles Podcast, Swinson frequently interviews creators such as Mel Brooks, Aaron Sorkin, Taylor Sheridan, and William Monahan, on storytelling. Outside of work, Brock is currently training for an Iron Man, practicing jujitsu, and looking for new trails to run with his husky mix, Tessa.
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