Zipper pulls, dog collars, bracelets, knife wraps, and even a hammock can be made from paracord. Survivalists swear by the versatility of this strong cord. Aside from putting a roll of it in your pack, you can make useful items with it. And if you’re ever in a situation where string and cord would make a difference, you can undo the paracord braids and access many feet or yards of cordage.
From a fun craft hobby to serious survival preparations, people have devised amazing ways to use paracord. If you want to begin paracord crafts or expand your existing knowledge, the internet provides a boundless resource for learning. Most people choose to watch video tutorials. They’re accessible on everything from a desktop computer to a smartphone, and you can play, pause, and backtrack as much as necessary until you get your braids and knots correct.
Online Paracord Tutorials
Paracord Tutorials calls itself “Your 550 Paracord Weaving Resource.” This site has numerous videos for projects like bracelets, a quick-deploy sinnet, knife wraps for many models of knives, and pouches.
Prepperzine includes a whole section called 101 Paracord Projects. Find here directions for everything from gun slings to lanyards. If you prefer something that you can print out, the site offers a free PDF download of its guide.
Paracord Guild provides a community based site where you can ask questions, share your ideas, and see cool creations by other people.
Paracord Planet has published a huge catalog of photo tutorials. This is an excellent place to discover new types of knots and braids, like shark jawbone, slithering snake, and crisscrossed solomon.
Instructables has a section devoted to paracord. The easy paracord projects would be a good place for the beginner to develop skills.
YouTube might be the ultimate paracord tutorial resource. A good place to see just how much is possible with this craft has been developed by The Weavers of Eternity Channel. This channel and the thousands of other paracord videos will supply you with enough information to master the craft.
In Battle Creek, Michigan, you can come to the Battle Creek Gift Shop to pick out paracord and accessories. We sell nylon 550 Type III commercial 7-strand paracord. We have over one dozen colors in rolls of 100 feet for $7.99 each. Our Rothco paracord is made in the U.S.A.
We also sell accessories like compression barrels and buckles by the piece. Ready made keychains, zipper pulls, bracelets, and necklaces are also here.
If you’re into paracord, stop by the store at 1778 W. Columbia Ave. on the corner of 28th Street. We’re a small store that’s easy to get into. You won’t have to slog through aisles of a craft store to get what you need. Our number is 269-753-1793. You can ask us for a quote if you want to special order a 300-foot or 1,000-foot roll of cord.