Friday, June 12, 2020 by Zoey Sky
First used as a suspension line in parachutes, paracord is now a prepper favorite because this item has many survival uses. If you want to keep a length of paracord in your gear without having to worry about getting your cordage tangled, try making a handy paracord “donut.” (h/t to SHTFBlog.com)
A paracord donut makes a handy “donut” spool for your cordage. You can also use a paracord donut as a makeshift weight if you need to throw it over a branch or to another person when setting up a shelter.
It takes a bit of practice, but once you’re used to the technique you can easily make your own paracord donut.
Before you start tying paracord, think about how long your cord is. As you continue to wrap the cord around itself, it will get thicker and the hole in the middle will get smaller.
When you’re done, label your paracord donuts with what length they are if you plan on making several. If you need a longer length of paracord, you can even make a 200-foot donut once you’ve mastered the looping technique. Keep a paracord donut in your everyday carry (EDC) kit or bug-out bag (BOB) for sturdy cordage that won’t get tangled up. (Related: Don’t forget these 53 items when stocking up for emergencies.)
Replace regular rope with paracord for sturdy cordage that won’t snap easily in a survival situation. Here are other prepping uses for paracord:
Learn of other ways to use paracord in survival situations at SurvivalGear.news.