During World War II, a parachute cable was used as a suspension cable for a parachute. However, when paratroopers find themselves in difficult situations, they find many creative ways to use umbilical cords for survival. Now parachute cables, often called paracords, are used in many ways and by all types of people.
The great thing about paracord is that it can be fun to wear because it comes in several very stylish shapes such as bracelets and belts. Then if you find yourself in an unexpected outdoor situation, you can take separate paracord tools and make your own survival tool.
The "550" paracord is a cable commonly found today, where "550" refers to the minimum number of pounds of cable breaking strength. This rope has an inner core and consists of seven two-strand strands.
Pay attention to the numbers on the paracord because the lower number cable will not have the same power as the higher number and may not meet the needs you have for survival tools. So, if you don't remember anything else, remember to find out the power of your paracord.
Paracord makes a great survival tool. There are almost endless ways to use paracord when you experience difficulties. I have explained some of the uses below.
- If you forget or lose a toothbrush, use it to clean your teeth.
- Paracord makes a good fire starter; You also need to disassemble the matches for the flint.
- If your shoelaces are broken, replace them with a paracord.
- Wrap the handle of your knife with a paracord to get a better grip and a more comfortable grip. This will give you more strength and accuracy in using your knife.
- Use paracord for fishing line.
- Use a paracord to make a shelter by arranging a paracord between two trees, then place a tarp or even a poncho on it.