Paracord the survivalists best friend. When it comes to something with 101 uses this is it! We broke down our top 7 paracord survival hacks.
Paracord Shoe Laces
You never know when you might be out and have a boot or shoelace break. And frankly that could ruin your day or leave you stuck somewhere you don’t want to be. Personally, I’ve replaced all of my laces in my boots with paracord because it is better than any lace out there. Make sure you melt the ends and or put some electrical tape on them to keep them from fraying .
Paracord as An Escape Tool
Ever been handcuffed with ductape or zip ties? Well it’s no fun, but what most people don’t know is you can easily escape from them with a few feet of paracord – it may not be how you would expect it. This works best if you have the above paracord shoe laces already. Watch the video to see how it works.
The easiest way to built your paracord shelter is to string it between two trees and use a tarp or other cloth to hang from that. Otherwise you can use it to secure logs or other items together to build a nice roof for a lean-to shelter.
Make traps and snares
This one is pretty obvious, but its best to know some of the easiest and most popular traps or snares. You could use them for trapping game in the wild or keeping yourself safe from attackers. I’ve also used this idea to set off primitive alarms based off a trip line.
To make fire
A bow drill is about my favorite way to make a quick fire because you always (unless dropped off naked in the wilderness) have the tools available to make fire. Watch this quick video on how to do it easily:
To make a bow for hunting
There’s not much I love more than improvised weapons when in need.
To wrap on a knife, a hammer or a crowbar for a better grip
Now, there are quite a few ways out there to do your handle wraps and most of them work pretty great. I chose a video that is great to watch because it makes me think of a nice relaxing weekend where I could do this.
Share you comments or videos on which one is your favorite use!