8 Things That Should Not Be Made From Paracord

Occasionally someone will suggest something I should make from paracord. I listen because it has worked out before (Flint Laces) but generally the ideas are a bit too ridiculous. Lately, I have been finding that paracord has a new practical function I never considered. Humor.

Paracord is highly versatile.  Here is the proof.


EVERYDAY CARRY | The Liberty Clip

The Liberty Clip goes above and beyond ordinary keychain duty with its paracord construction, bottle opener, and cash stash functionality.


Using Paracord | The Master List


Start a fire as a bow or fire drill

Secure a tarp between trees

Secure a tent

String a clothesline

Hang something up off the ground


How To Unweave Your Paracord Belt For Emergency Cord

Each RattlerStrap Titan Belt contains 80+ feet of 550 Type III 7 strand paracord. If your in a situation where you need to use the paracord from your RattlerStrap belt, start at the rattle end and unsecure the caps. These belts are not designed for quick deploy, but you can use the buckle pin to loosen the inner cross weaves to speed up the unweaving process.


Men’s Journal Totally Called It

On a recent backpacking trip, the weather turned, and we ended up chillier than expected. We gathered some dry leaves and pine and fir needles. By striking our shoelace with the back of the steel blade of our pocketknife, we were able to light a campfire.


More Than Just A Belt

The philosophy of use of paracord based gear has always been a smidgen controversial in the survival community.

-Thomas, More Than Just Surviving


OFFGRID | Replacing Gear You Take For Granted

“We’ve said many times how a supply of strong cordage can make or break your survival plans. With good quality 550 paracord, you can rig a tent, make a fire bow, set snares, go fishing, repair gear, and much more. There are many creative places to store paracord, including boot laces, a bracelet, and an axe handle wrap. However, none of these allow for storage of very large amounts of paracord. A line of belts developed by Rattlerstrap fulfills this purpose, while also replacing a piece of gear that you may otherwise take for granted.”

– Patrick, OffGrid Magazine


A Brief History of RattlerStrap

On a backpacking trip through Thailand I became obsessed with the concept of less is more. I was traveling solely out of a 26 liter Goruck GR1 backpack, so there was no room to spare and every article of gear, clothing, and personal hygiene had to be absolutely essential and, if possible, serve dual purposes. My wife made some paracord bracelets during this trip and I was impressed with how well they held up. They also offered me a second potential emergency-use cordage.