Make yourself a quick deploy paracord belt with this step-by-step video tutorial!
DIY Paracord Belt Every Prepper and Survivalist Needs
Why All Survivalists Must Have Their Own
You can wear a paracord belt for a casual, stylish look and also when camping, hiking, rock climbing, cycling or on many other adventures. This double-duty feature makes the Paracord belt a versatile and a top-selling item.
In just a few seconds, a properly made belt can be unraveled. And when an emergency presents itself, time is extremely important!
To take even quicker action, you can get a side release buckle, so you'll be able to easily remove the paracord belt.
The weave of the belt can make a difference in how quickly you can unravel the cord. So, you might want to get one such as the mock cobra weave, which comes apart very quickly without having to untie knots.
You'll usually get about 3 feet of cord for each inch of the belt. So for a 34-inch belt, you should have around 100 feet of cord to work with.
Something else to consider is to add 3 or 4 paracord belt loops to your belt, then you can use your belt loops to attach gear, and it can provide a pretty strong anchor.
Paracord Belt DIY Because Luck Favors the Prepared
Today we're going to take a look at making a paracord belt using Slatt's rescue belt technique. It has a number of benefits:
- It doesn't require any tool or a jig to be made.
- Likewise, it's quickly deployable, you can unravel it in seconds.
- You can work directly from a hank, you don't need to measure out any cord to make it.
- It stores a large amount of cord.
- You can make it as wide or as long as you want.
All you need for this easy paracord belt project is a paracord, of course, and a set of plastic snap belt buckles. A lacing needle is optional.
Check out this paracord tutorial video from Paracord Guild for step-by-step instructions:
Now you know which paracord project to work on if you want a longer paracord, just in case. With an easy and quick deploy paracord belt DIY, this is a tutorial any prepper and survivalist shouldn't miss.
Whether you are going far out trekking or camping nearby, this is one mean paracord belt you should have handy.
Will you work on this paracord belt project this weekend? Tell us your plans for it and perhaps your finished belt in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 25, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.