Various uses For Rope Or Paracord

Published On:Jan 23,2018

There are certainly more applications than listed but this should be enough to convince you that rope and paracord are important and essential survival tools.
  1. Rappelling – Being able to move quickly and efficiently is so important in any survival situations and sometimes this involves conquering a steep hill or cliff. A rope will allow you to safely rappell when needed using proper technique.

  2. Build a Shelter – You can use rope to secure bundles of sticks and make walls and roofing for shelter.

  3. Build a Raft – If you need to cross a river or travel downstream having rope will significantly increase the ease of constructing a useful flotation vessel.

  4. Carrying – Strap tools and items to your backpack or clothing to be able to carry more things and keep your hands free.

  5. Trip Wire – Making a trip wire with a can and rocks or bells can help ward off or alert you of animal threats like bears or wolves.

  6. Clothing Line – Dry your clothing on the line after a heavy rain or encounter with a body of water.

  7. Food Line – Hang your food up to avoid losing your meals to bears and other wild animals.

  8. Tourniquet – If cut or wounded a rope can help stop serious bleeding when needed.

  9. Fishing Line – You can use individual strands to use as fishing line if you have some type of bait and hook.

  10. Fishing Net – Use the thin strands to consruct a small fishing net to catch fish for food.

  11. Animal Trap or Snare – Catch prey by constructing a trap or snare of some type

  12. Bola – A bola is a type of weapon that can be used to catch large birds or other animals for food.

  13. Pulley System – Sometimes you may need to move large or heavy objects and rigging a type of pulley system may be the safest and most effective way to do so.

  14. Fire Starting – You can make a bow drill to start a friction fire.

  15. Tying Down – Secure your items, shelter, rafts, etc… by tying them down so they don’t get blown away by strong winds or washed away by running water.

  16. Belt or Suspenders – Loose pants? Fix it by using a rope for a belt.

  17. Shoe Laces – You can pull out some strands if your rope is too thick to replace broken shoelaces.

  18. Zipper Pull – Tie a small knot through your zipper to help pull it.

  19. Animal Leash – If you have a pet along or want to keep an animal you find restrained, use a rope as a leash and/or collar.

  20. Ladder – You can use a rope as a ladder if you need to get up and down certain features like a large tree, rock face, or steep hillside.

  21. Human Leash – In areas subject to landslides, avalanches, or quicksand, it is sometimes a safe practice to stay connected with a buddy by loosely tying or holding each end of a rope.

  22. Hammock – A hammock is sometimes necessary bedding if you need to be elevated off the ground when sleeping to avoid dangerous threats such as insects, snakes, or wild animals.

  23. Arm Sling – Make a sling in case of arm injuries.

  24. Splint – Make a splint to secure broken bones.

  25. Repair – Use the threading to repair clothing, shelter, or storage packs when needed.

  26. Snow Shoes – Use a small branch or stick to create a makeshift shoe bottom for use in snow.

  27. Grip – Use to make a grip around a walking stick or makeshift knife or tool.

  28. Signaling – Tie signal devices like bright cloth to tops of trees as a rescue signal technique.

  29. Crochet – Use the threads to knit into a backet or washcloth.

  30. Dental Floss – The thin threads can be unwoven and used as a dental floss for hygiene purposes.