Paracord is a type of rope that was developed for use with parachutes. The fact that it is lightweight, durable, and extremely strong immediately made it attractive for survivalists to use in so many more ways. It is resistant to mildew growth and it's inner-strands can be removed to perform any number of additional tasks.
Why Woman Must Have Paracord Handy
Paracord can be used to break zip ties and duct tape! In most abductions of women nowadays the perpetrator uses zip ties or duct tape to bind the victim. Wouldn't it be nice to know you, your wife, or your daughter has the tools she need to escape these materials? Well, paracord gives her that fighting chance. Simply saw the rope through the zip tie or duct tape while the binding is stretched out very tight. The paracord will melt right through the materials. Remember to sit down and practice before you ever need to do it for real. Perfect practice makes perfect!
Paracord can be integrated into every wardrobe. There are many, many examples on the internet on how to weave the cord into attractive items like the ones showcased in the pictures above. These are all from Pinterest and they all have great descriptions on how they were made. www.paracordplanet.com is also a great resource for paracord projects and uses.
Here are a few ways I found to work paracord into your wordrobe:
Replace your shoelaces with paracord. Since paracord comes in all colors you could set a trend be wearing new colors for each day of the week.
Weave the cord into a belt, headband, necklace or bracelet
Wear it as a hair tie
For fido: weave it to make a collar and leash
Weave it for a neck lanyard to carry concert ids, compass, etc
Weave it into little zipper pull handles
Replace your drawstrings on your sweatshirts, etc.
Weave it into a strap to hold your glasses
Weave it into a key chain
Wrap the handle of your walking stick, boat paddle, knife, etc
Wrap your lighter
Make a can koozie
General Paracord Uses
Shelter support, tie down
Hammock construction and attaching
Make lasso, bow, bola, old-school sling
Weave snow shoes, stretcher, secure splint, make sling,
Hang it as a clothes line, hang game off it, hang food up high to keep it from bears
Weave it as a gun sling or handles for heavy stuff
Weave a net, rope ladder or improvised backpack
Use it as a trail marker or make traps and alarm warning systems with it
Use it as fire starting bow drill string
Use it as a towline
Stitching for wounds (boil string first, use only in extreme emergency)
Fishing line and stringer
Replacement string for torn clothing
Make sure Paracord is part of your family's wardrobe!