Paracord (also called 550 cord) has tons of uses; this is why it's a must-have for every prepper or survivalist. Very tough and versatile; one person can have hundreds of different ways to use it and the next guy has another hundred. But what happens when SHTF and the only tool left in your person is a long piece of 550 cord?
While it's always a good idea to have a knife on hand, sometimes when things go wrong, they go very wrong. So what do you do if you need to cut some paracord and don't have a knife? Check out this video to find out!
How To Cut Paracord Without A Knife
550 cord is rot resistant, fast drying nylon rope that is a basic tool for survival. It has a strength of 550 lbs., which is why it is used in many different situations. A soldier without 500 cord is basically not equipped and ready. Also, a prepper or anyone who is into any kind of outdoor adventures, should be well-advised to carry it with them all the time. It is as important as it is functional, in numerous emergency situations.
Examples of situations in which 550 cord is invaluable:
- If you cut yourself, you can use it as a tourniquet as a way to stop the bleeding.
- It can be used to tie a splint to a broken leg.
- You can use it to secure a boat.
- In case your clothes get wet, use it as a clothes line to dry them.
Paracord is now available in bracelets, necklaces, key chains and other accessories which you can also make by yourself. These have proven to be quite useful to the emergency response teams and safety personnel. They are fast becoming popular with the average person, who may or may not know about the great versatility of paracord. In fact, you may be surprised to find out that a paracord bracelet can be unraveled to use, if an emergency situation occurs.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 20, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.