I don’t know about you but I love Paracord. It has so many uses. It is light weight and really strong. Paracord that has 550 on it, means it has a breaking strength of 550lbs. If the paracord has 325 on it, that means it has a breaking strength of 325lbs.
Paracord was first used by soldiers in world war II. They figured out pretty quick that it was an amazing tool for so many things. It comes in a huge variety of pretty bright colors or dark camo type colors. Paracord is something every bug out bag should have.
Paracord comes normally in 50 or 100ft hanks, You can also get it in 30ft lengths or custom off the spool. It is an all around perfect tool to have. Paracord is a lightweight nylon rope. You can never have to much. Here are some things you can do with it.
You can bundle things together, make your pet a brightly colored leash that you could also use for emergency later if you needed to. You could tie up someone, hang your food in the trees to keep animals away, make small snares to catch food with. Fix your shoelaces, secure your tent, a tarp or things to the outside of your backpack. Make a clothes line to dry your clothes, You could also use it for first aid purposes, maybe make a splint, tourniquet or sling.
The list is endless, you are only limited by your own imagination. There are several good articles online to teach you how to use it. Get some today, experiment with it, learn how to use it. Keep some in your car or bug out emergency bag. The better prepared you are the better off you will be.
It seems like every winter gets worse and worse. People get lost in snow storms, floods, severe storms you name it we seem to get it. Every person I know spends a lot of time in their cars. Wouldn’t it make since to make your car a personal safety zone?
Some things to keep in your car, a sleeping bag, a few blankets, extra coat, winter shoes, gloves, if you live where there is going to be a lot of snow, snow shoes. All of these items will fit into a small box that you can keep in the trunk, for just in case. A plastic tote works great for this.
You will also want to keep some food and water in your box, decide how many people will be in the car and plan accordingly. One food bar won’t be enough if you have five people. If you take prescription drugs, keep a few extra in your box. I also keep a roll of toilet paper in my car, if I am going to be stranded I want to be comfortable. Some other things you will want, a fire starter or lighter of some kind. Another thing to have is a good first aid kit. Hopefully you will be rescued way before you need this stuff but you never know, it is better to be prepared and not need it.
I also keep a small fold up shovel in my car, I had to dig out once with a stick and I swore I would never do that again, it was hard to do. So now I keep a fold up shovel and a small axe in my box. There are a lot of items you could put in your box, these are just a few. You will need to decide what you may or may not need. You never know when or where an emergency can happen. Be prepared as best as you can. You are in charge of your own safety, depend on no one but yourself.