Introduction: Paracord Survival Fish Net

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Step 1: Survival Bracelets

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Paracord survival bracelets are ubiquitous in survival circles.....but once you are in a survival situation what are you doing with it? You aren't going to repel with 6-8 feet of paracord! How about hunting for food...or fishing.

Step 2: Fishing!!!

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So with an 8 foot bracelet, you can make a fishing net that will indeed help you to survive. You need to cut the line in half, leaving two four foot sections. Pull the inner threads out and that will give you fourteen nylon threads and two outer parts.

Step 3: Build a Net

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Take on section of the outer piece an tie it across between two trees ( for example) so that you have a horizontal piece of outer paracord braid. Then fold each of the inner core fibers in half, and using a Cow hitch, tie each to the horizontal cord.

Each center piece should be spaced about 1 1/2 inches apart.

Step 4: Add Depth...

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When you have all the inner cords tied to the horizontal outer cord, it is time to start tying. Take one strand from the first cord, and one strand from the second cord, and tie the together with an overhand knot.
This will form a triangle between the two inner cords and the outer cord.

Step 5: Press On

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Keep tying overhand knots horizontally across the rig. Then start about an inch down and do it all again. As you work horizontally the net will begin to form. Try to keep symmetry across the net ( unlike mine) an work all the way across and down until you have a full net.

You can finish it off by tying the other piece of outer cord to the bottom of your net. Making it symmetrical on the top and the bottom.

Please let me know if you have questions. I don't know about the legality of this net, but in a survival situation, hopefully it brings in the chow!

Thanks for looking.


Lorddrake (author)2016-04-22

what was the finished dimensions of the net?

seadraggin (author)Lorddrake2016-04-30

You can make the net as long as you want. You size it by the length of the outer paracord (tie it between two trees), and then the inner strands will determine the width. Largest one Ive made was about 4 feet by 3 feet

tomatoskins (author)2015-10-26

I have never thought to use the inside of paracord for anything. This is brilliant!

EmilH4 (author)tomatoskins2016-01-09

you can actually use a single inner strand of paracord to fish with ^^ tie a hook to one end and there you go :P the single strand takes about 75 pound so it is ridicuolusly strong :P

vandeloecht (author)tomatoskins2015-10-26

550 cord gut is often times more useful than the cord itself.

explocivo12 (author)2015-11-13

normally on a 550 paracord, one single inner strand can withstand 75 ish pounds of tension before it breaks and the outer section can withstand 50ish pound of tension. You could catch some big fish with the net,

zappenfusen (author)2015-10-27

Having worked Shrimp boats in my youth I watched the old guys repair nets. To a man they refused to teach me how. Thanks for the insight. Those old men were amazing to watch as they repaired net small enough to catch shrimp without the repair showing.


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