If you've ever spent more than 10 minutes on the interwebs, you've more than likely noticed the growing trends of outdoor/urban survival, exploration, and bush skills.  EDC forums are a dime a dozen, and new videos on what to stuff in your Bail Out Bags are popping up faster than you can count them. Yet, they all seem to have one key item in common: 550 paracord.

  Paracord is the duct tape of the survival world (well, actually duct tape is the duct tape of pretty much any world...but i digress). The uses for this stuff are virtually endless! Not to mention, it's incredibly strong (550lb test strength...hence the name) and very lightweight/compact. So whether you're stringing up an impromptu shelter to hide from the post-apocalyptic zombies that are roaming the streets, cutting your way through zip tie restraints with a paracord friction saw...or your shoelace just broke, one thing's for sure: you should NEVER leave the house without some paracord. 

  So, this brings up an important question. How do I carry this versatile tool with me without simply having it bundled up in my pocket?
  Well, you've come to the right instructable. In the next few pages I'll cover some of the simplest and easiest ways to keep a good amount of paracord on you, and even look good while doing it! (results may vary)

Along with the different methods, be sure to check out the various links throughout to interesting paracord related videos and how-to sites. Enjoy!


-as much paracord as you're willing to carry
-some free time
-...and that's pretty much it

?bicycleluva?7 months ago
You are the only person I know that saws the interwebs just like me
fantine2 years ago
Please tell me what gauge crochet hook would be used for this project.
warehouse32 (author)  fantine2 years ago
If you're looking to make something like in step five, i used a relatively large crochet hook. unfortunately, it doesn't have any markings on it so i don't know the actual size.

but hopefully this picture helps for comparison. The green hook is a size 9 or "I", the red is a size "J", and the gray one is the one i used.

you could knit or crochet it with pockets woven into it . make a survival vest/coat with all you survival gear in it and then it would be able to unravel to use for survival rope
Did you wrap a vibrator in paracord? *raised eyebrow*
warehouse32 (author)  Flyinseamnky2 years ago
no...no i did not lol. that's actually a plastic tube vault with a screw cap.
flamesami2 years ago
seeing the crocheted paracord made me think "how about a paracord knit garment?"
warehouse32 (author)  flamesami2 years ago
I thought about that as well. The only downside is that paracord tends to get kind of stiff the tighter you you weave it. But maybe if you gutted it first...? It definitely has potential
jcampbell2 years ago
The paracord storage sinnet over at ITS is a military classic. One of my old platoon sergeants taught me about it a few years ago, and then I found it online. But this is the handiest, cleanest way to carry a LOT of papracord.

warehouse32 (author)  jcampbell2 years ago
Ya that's a pretty sweet storage knot, i'll have to try that one out. Thanks for the link