Five Uses For Parachute Cord – A Great Survival Tool
Parachute cords can be purchased at most Army Surplus stores and have a variety of uses. Here are some ideas on how you can use it.
The best parachute cord is much stronger than regular brands and has very small fibers in the outer sheath. These tiny fibers can be extracted and used for many things. The outer jacket can also be used without the inner lint for tasks that require less strength than the entire cable provides.
Here are five uses of paracord for a survival cord:
Use deep fibers to clean your teeth in long survival situations. You may not have brought a toothbrush or toothpaste with you, but at least you can use dental floss if you have a parachute cord.
Make a bowstring to survive.
Use the inner string to attach the arrow to the arrow.
Use the inner strands of your parachute line to weave a small net to catch mines and small fish.
Wrap the hilt of your survival knife with a steam cord. This can give you a more comfortable and better grip depending on the type of grip you have with your knife. When you carry a knife and you are in a survival situation, you can disconnect the cord from the knife hilt to use it for various survival purposes. You'd be surprised how long it takes to wrap the knife handle properly.