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No fashion accessory says “prepper” more than a paracord bracelet. With that around your wrist, you have at least 10 feet of 550 pound test rope. The cord is made of many tiny strands and can also be unravelled if a thinner cord is necessary. It is a must-have for your bugout bag.
Paracord, according to Wikipedia, is a “light weight nylon kernmantle rope originally used in the suspension lines of US parachute during World War II. Once in the field, paratroopers found this cord useful for many other tasks. It is now used as a general purpose utility cord by both military personnel and civilians.” Sometimes referred to as “550 cord,” it is generally recognized as having a 550 lb. tensile strength rating.
The question isn’t “What can you do with paracord?” It’s “What can’t you do with paracord?”
Here are some ideas for what paracord can be used for. Some of these would use the cord in its entirety, while others would call for the cord to be unravelled with single strands being called into duty....Continue ReadingView Comments (4)