Paracord can be used for so many different things. There are entire paracord projects, which we’ll get to soon.

There are paracord knots that are used in certain situations. Paracord is used for specific gear. Paracord braiding is a large hobby as well.

So if you’re looking for paracord ideas and things to do with paracord, this post is for you.

Ultimate Paracord Project Guide For Preppers

This is an extensive list of paracord projects that you can make in an afternoon. All of the projects don’t take very long to complete and don’t cost much to do. 

Paracord is one of the most useful survival tools to have with you at all times. Learning how to make other tools and how to use the rope better will make you more self-sufficient by multiples. 

Paracord Projects and Survival Gear To Make With Paracord

Improving our DIY skills are always a good thing in case SHTF and we need to live off the grid. Also in just everyday life.

Becoming more self-reliant allows us to save money and resources by taking on it yourself projects.

There are a couple of paracord bracelet projects in this list as well as advanced paracord projects.

You’ll be able to get a few paracord ideas from this list.

Let’s start with number one on the list.

Project #1: Paracord Snow Shoes

Project #2: Paracord Rifle Sling

Project #3: Paracord Grenade

Project #4: Dog Harness

Project #5: Swiss Army Knife Case

Project #6: Paracord Rock Sling

Project #7: Paracord Army Man

Have you ever seen those little green army men?

Project #8: Paracord Self Defense Key Fob


Project #9: Paracord Snare Trap

Project #10: Paracord Dog Collar

Project #11: Paracord Laced Pallet Hanging Chair

This tutorial shows you how to make a laced pallet hanging chair to relax in with paracord.

Project #12: Paracord Bundle Compression Strap and Handle

This compression guide tells you step-by-step how to make a DIY compression strap and handle.

Project #13: Multi-color Paracord Can Koozie

This one will give you the full instructions on how to make a multi-color DIY paracord can koozie.

Project #14: Paracord Drawstring Pouch

This is a guide for making a DIY paracord drawstring pouch.

Project #15: Paracord Ring

Make some bling by making your own paracord ring.

Project #16: Paracord Cobra Knot Ring

Or make this paracord cobra knot ring.

Project #17: Paracord Watchband

It’s time to make a paracord watchband.

RELATED: How to make a paracord bracelet.

Project #18: Paracord Eyeglass Lanyard

Project #19: DIY Parachute Cord Belt

Project #20: Paracord Giant Monkey Fist

The paracord giant monkey fist is one of the best survival tools for self-defense you could have. It’s common for concealed carriers to carry a paracord monkey fist with their EDC kit and EDC backpack.

Here’s how to make a paracord giant monkey fist.

Project #21: Paracord Multi-Tool Pouch

Here’s a video tutorial on how to make a paracord multi-tool pouch.

Project #22: Bottle Net

Here’s a video tutorial on how to make a paracord bottle net.

Project #23: Paracord Koozie

Another one of the most useful survival tools for self-defense and survival is the koozie.

Here’s a video tutorial on how to quickly and easily make a paracord koozie.

#24 DIY Paracord Hammock

Having a hammock when camping or backpacking is one of the essential items to have. You can make one with paracord.

Watch this video on how to do it.

Project #25: Paracord Hammock in a Nalgene

Do you like to sleep in hammocks?

Here’s another hammock you can make with paracord. See the full instructions here.

Project #26: Paracord Water Jug Harness

Need an easy way to protect your water jug? You probably have one of the best survival canteens. Make a harness out of paracord to protect it so it remains the best for years to come.

Project #27: Paracord Belt

Here’s how to make a survival belt out of paracord.

Project #28: Paracord Watchband

This is another guide from Instructables on how to make a DIY paracord watchband for a paracord watch.

Project #29: Paracord Hanging Chair

Project #30: Paracord Bullwhip

Project #31: Paracord Bracelet With a Side Release Buckle

There are many different survival bracelets you can make. This one has a side release buckle.

Project #32: Paracord Knife Handle Wrap

Project #33: Paracord Bow Sling

The bow sling has many uses for survival. 

Make a DIY bow sling with paracord, see the instructions below.

Project #34: Paracord Camp Chair

Need a camping chair? Make your own DIY paracord chair, watch below.

Project #35: Quick Deploy Paracord Bracelet

RELATED: Want to make more survival paracord bracelets? Go here.

Project #36: Paracord Fids

Project #37: Paracord Tent Rigging

You can use paracord for tent rigging as well.

Project #38: Paracord Lanyard

Want to know how to braid paracord lanyard

Project #39: Paracord Wallet

One of the most overlooked items in EDC gear is the wallet. Your wallet can make a big difference in your day to day activities. Make an ultra slim tactical paracord wallet with paracord.


Project #40: Paracord Dog Toys

You have the best survival dog, make a dog toy out of paracord and see if he can rip it apart. Put the 550-rope to the test.

Project #41: Paracord iPhone Cable

Project #42: Paracord keychain with Secret Compartment

Project #43: Project #1: Paracord iPhone Case

Project #44: Paracord Backpack Strap Wrap

Project #45: Lighter Wrap

Project #46: Paracord Double Monkey Fist Bookmark

Project #47: Paracord Survival Donut

Project #48: Paracord Harpoon

Project #49: Paracord Bandolier

Or a nerf


Project #50: Paracord Fender Keychain

Project #51: Paracord Laptop Harness

Project #52: Paracord Weaved Paracord


Project #53: Compression Sack

Project #54: Coin Pouch

Project #55: Paracord Ammo Bracelet

This is one of the more badass paracord projects that you can make.

Recommended Paracord Projects Reading

If you’re interested in a book with more paracord projects, check out this one on Amazon.

paracord projects book

There are a couple of high-quality paracord projects Youtube channels as well.



Paracord is an essential item to have in your survival kits and bug-out bags.

Have you ever made any of these paracord projects? Let us know which ones below in the comments.

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