You can make all kinds of great looking and
useful items with 550 paracord! The cow
hitch knot was used to make this fantastic
looking paracord water bottle net holder!
Because of this wonderful versatility, many survival enthusiasts have turned ways to ensure that paracord is in their kits and with them at all times! Sure you can throw a hank of paracord in a pack pocket, but what if you find yourself in a crisis situation where your bug out bag or EDC happens to not be with you? This is what has inspired so many folks come up with all kinds of creative ways to make certain that paracord is with them at all times!
One great way to make sure that you have 550 paracord on you at all times is to swap out your boot or shoe strings with paracord! Pretty clever, huh? While this is a terrific idea, there are so many more clever things you can do with paracord!
Other examples of popular paracord projects include the common "survival bracelet", paracord lanyards and paracord keychain fobs... but many paracord enthusiasts go well beyond these in terms of creativity and functionality.
It's increasingly more common to see people replace their classic leather belt with a belt made from paracord! Paracord dog collars, leashes and harnesses are also popular. Paracord wraps on knife, axe, hatchet and other tool handles are a terrific idea as well! How about paracord wraps on luggage handles, pack handles and other straps? Or paracord guitar straps and rifle lanyards? We have seen all kinds of really cool and practical applications for paracord like watch bands, slings for water bottles, compression straps with handles for blankets/bedding, pouches, drink koozies, zipper pulls (some oversized to make them easier to grab with mittens or gloves on), laptop bag straps... the possibilities are only as limited as your imagination!
OK... now for some really creative and decorative uses for paracord. Many folks have done some really nice paracord bottle nets to protect their bottles and hang them from their pack with a carabiner! You can use a cobra knot to paracord wrap your phone charging cable! Sportsmen and women can easily make their own paracord fishing lure, fly or duck call lanyard! There are even some great mess kit sets that come with a nesting stove, cook pot, and bottle all contained in a paracord holder and clip on shoulder strap! You can even make beautiful paracord "jewelry" out of paracord!
Classic "double cobra" knot survival
bracelet in ACU camo colors.
Like the cobra knot, many of these popular paracord knots are very easy to learn and utilize, but a few are a bit more challenging... but that doesn't stop paracord enthusiasts from using them! While a few of these knots are a bit more challenging, these more challenging knots produce some really amazing results. They are really cool looking and are well worth the extra effort. The "turks head" knot is a terrific example of one such knot. It is a beautiful decorative knot that is very popular, despite being somewhat more difficult to tie.
This Nalgene bottle was
wrapped with a three color
turks head wrap. The center
strand was made using
reflective paracord making
it extravisible in the dark!
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A paracord "survival grenade" is a
micro survival kit wrapped in
paracord with a carabiner attached
to clip to a kit or keychain.
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In addition to paracord for your paracord projects, you might want to invest in some useful paracord project hardware items to complete your project. Most of these are very inexpensive. Items like buckles, shackles, clips, cord ends, cord stops/locks, d-rings and more! The hardware you will need will depend on what you are making with your paracord project. You can find lots of the most popular paracord project hardware here!:
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