Paracord Survival Bracelet – An Ultimate Help in Disasters
Nowadays wearing a paracord survival bracelet has become more of a necessity. It is no more an accessory exclusively meant for military men, but also for civilians, because emergency can arise anywhere, anytime, putting your life into danger. And if you are an adventurer, a camping aficionado, an angling enthusiast, a hiker, a biker or anyone who loves thrills of life, a paracord survival bracelet is extremely useful for you. Have a look at this Barkley Series bracelt to see how an ordinary paracord bracelet has been turned into an ultimate outdoor survival kit. And there are many more uses of this lightweight accessory than you think of. Here are some of them.
- Build a shelter with sticks or by tying up corners of a tarp or a poncho.
- Make an improvised hammock.
- Make a snare from the internal strands.
- Lash logs or any other long sticks together to build a raft.
- Tie snow shoes. You can do this by bending a 1” twig in a teardrop shape and tying it securely, and then weaving the paracord from side to side across the opening. And tie this to your shoes.
- Use it for starting a fire by making a bow drill. (However it needs a lot of practice.)
- Make a sling of it to throw stones, for food as well as protection.
- Use it for signaling by tying a colorful cloth or mirror with it to the top of a tree.
- Tie straight sticks to make a splint around a broken limb.
- Make a sling to hold your arm.
- Stitch a wound with the internal strands. Untwist the internal strands for thinner threads.
- Make it into a tourniquet to prevent blood loss.
- Make a stretcher to move an injured person by running paracord between two bamboos or any long sticks.
- Make it into fishing line by cutting a length and taking out internal strands. There are seven internal strands, each coming apart into two, so you get 14 thin lines helpful if you are not catching a big fish.
- Make a net from the internal strands for catching fish, if you have some time.
- Make a fishing lure from it.
- Secure your raft or boat.
General Uses Anywhere
- Repair torn clothes using the internal strands which easily slide out of the casing. Use an improvised needle or remember to keep one in your first-aid box.
- Repair broken or torn equipment either by securing the pieces together or by sewing.
- A single length of paracord can handle 550 lbs of weight. So if you wrap it securely 10 times, you can pull 5500 lbs. Thus you can turn it into a tow rope.
- Use the rope to string up wet clothes.
- Tie down foods and other items to the top of vehicle or tree, to protect them from animals, wind-storm, etc.
- If your shoe laces are broken, replace them with paracord. Just burn their tips and thread them through.
- Use it as a dental floss! Pull out the internal strands to keep your dental hygiene regime even while in the wilderness, or to pick out that annoying piece of meat from between your teeth.
- Tie things with it to your backpack to carry more things hands free.
- Secure an animal to a post or tree. Or even tie up a person.
This article is sponsored by Summit Outdoor Supply, who provide innovative wilderness survival tools to help explorers during their adventures. Their Barkley Series bracelet combines utility and compactness with as many as thirteen emergency items into a stylish and convenient survival kit.