Survivalists know how to pack light and efficiently.
But perhaps the best way to pack for survival is to use paracord.
Paracord has been a survival tool since World War II. This strong durable item is made of nylon cords and can hold up to 550 pounds!
It’s also useful in that it can be used to construct a paracord grenade.
A close cousin of the paracord bracelet, these explosive shaped survival kits can hold many useful items.
But you’ll need some basics before packing your grenade. Necessary items include paracord, a carabiner, and tin foil to wrap your items.
Once you’ve researched how to construct the grenade, it’s time to start packing.
This guide will show you how to make the most of your grenade by packing essential tools. Let’s gear up.
Your paracord grenade should be able to include all the basics for wilderness survival. If you pack correctly, you’ll be able to build a makeshift shelter, find food, make safe drinking water, and start a fire.
Your first step should be seeking shelter. Fortunately, the paracord has you covered.
Your paracord can double as a foundation for your shelter. The unraveled paracord will have more than enough length to help create an emergency shelter.
However, once you unwind your grenade it will be difficult to put back together. Make sure you’ve found a good area with posts before using your grenade.
Food & Water
Paracords grenades are pretty compact. So don’t expect to have room for dinner.
Instead, pack up your grenade with some items to catch your food.
You should be able to fit in all the essentials for a homemade fishing rod. Pack up some fish hooks, line, and weights.
You can also include some trapping items for smaller game.
Remember to pack some water purification tablets so you don’t go thirsty.
Fire Starting Equipment
The food isn’t going to cook itself.
Make sure you’ve brought some fire starting equipment such as backup tinder, a fire starting rod, and some waterproof matches.
It’s also wise to pack a small LED flashlight. That way, you’ve covered your bases in case you aren’t able to build your fire before nightfall.
Paracord Grenade Extras
You’ve packed shelter, food, water, and fire equipment. Now what?
There should still be ample room to include extra survival items in your paracord grenade. Consider that there are premade grenades for sale that include well over 20 items.
As a survivalist, you probably have a pretty good idea as to what to bring on a given trip. But you also have to work within your limitations.
Think about what extras are worth bringing that won’t take up too much space. Everything from a compass to a small knife and even trip wire can most likely fit in your survival kit.
There you have it! Ready to take on the wilderness with your new favorite paracord survival kit? Check out the rest of outdoor survival gear for more tips and tricks for surviving the great outdoors.