Paracord stands for parachute rope. It was first introduced by the US Army during World War II and was used to hang parachute cords. Since then, paracord has gone from military to personal and commercial use.
While other cords can be made of polyester or polypropylene, paracord is made of nylon and is known for its excellent strength-to-weight ratio. The parachute cords tools are small but powerful, its incredible comfort and flexibility in a pinch make it a multifunctional tool for campers and climbers.
How to use paracord in survival and emergency situations.
Lighting a fire:- When you get lost and want to signal your location, or when the weather gets cold and you need fire and warmth to stay alert and alive, you can use a paracord to light a fire.
By melting the cut end of the paracord, you expose the combustible material. It doesn't matter if your paracord is polyester or nylon, it will catch fire if it gets hot enough. Some paracords have an extra red stripe in the flammable core.
This is how you can remove the common thread from a string and make a flammable drone. You can also remove the red thread from the paracord pieces. Then use an open fire to light the thread and use it as weed. Use it to start another fire, e.g. dry leaves or twigs.
Keep the bears away:- When camping or hiking, it is best to have a place to relax as a tent or shelter. If the area is inhabited by wildlife and bears in particular, paracord can be used to keep them away.