A "Bend knot" is a type of knot that is used to join to loose cords, ropes, or strings together. Since my profile is all about using paracord, I use bend knots when I need to tie the inner strands of my 550 cord together to make longer lengths of cord. A 10 foot length of cord which comes from your bracelet can turn into 80 feet at 50 lb. test, and over 200 at 10 lb. test. Things like fishing, building shelters, sewing and much more become much easier.
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Step 1: Deploying your gear.
Step 2: Gutting your paracord to reach the inner strands
- Since both ends are melted shut we cannot pull the inner strands out. We need to cut the ends to gain access to the "guts".
- Start by cutting both ends as close to the end as you can. This will loosen the inner strand gaining you access to pull them out from the sheath.
- Here is a look at the two ends after you cut them.
- Starting with one end only, begin to pull the guts out. You may need to shimmy your hand down the cord to help the strands as they may jam up.
- Now you have plenty of cord to work with for other survival needs.