When you’re in a survival situation, like a zombie apocalypse, you will need to know how to improvise a lot of stuff. That includes shelter, hunting tools, cutting tools, makeshift weapons, and many others. You’ll need a good deal of ingenuity and resourcefulness to get through alive and unharmed.
Thankfully, you’re a human being gifted with the highest intelligence of any living being on planet Earth. You have that innate ingenuity by default. All you need now are resources. Something like a paracord bracelet can do wonders.
You may be scratching your head, thinking “what can such a thing that can fit around my wrist do to help me survive a zombie apocalypse?” You’ll be surprised to know it can actually do a lot. Paracord bracelets are built to be tough – they can pull 500 pounds of weight or more, depending on the paracord type. The core, or the inside of the paracord, is made of particularly strong material, so you can uncoil the paracord and use the core for a range of purposes.
Here are just five of the many things you can do with paracord.
Paracord makes a good bow string for an improvised bow-and-drill firestarter. Just make sure there is enough traction on the drill so it doesn’t just slip away as you draw the cord. It may be helpful to use two strands of cord.
In case you find yourself bleeding seriously, quickly take some paracord and tourniquet the affected area. You’ll want to stop the bleeding as quickly as possible.
Paracord is also strong enough to hold a splint in place, in case some part of your arm or leg needs to be immobilized. The only other thing you need is a stiff piece of wood like a branch or twig.
If you find yourself in need of a strong piece of string to tie down a makeshift tent, paracord is your friend. If you need more cord for the job, pull out the core of the paracord and you’ll some extra strands to work with.
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Paracord cores are also good for patching up holes in your tent, backpack, or other stuff made of fabric. You could even use the buckle on a paracord bracelet to replace one on your bag in case it breaks.
Never underestimate the power of a paracord bracelet. It may seem like some stylish outdoor accessory, but it really is built for a purpose. Don’t hesitate to have one of these in your survival toolkit.