Make yourself a quick deploy paracord belt with this step-by-step video tutorial. This isn’t your basic belt, but it’s a survival belt that could save your life!
DIY Paracord Belt Every Prepper and Survivalist Needs
Why All Survivalists Must Have Their Own
You can wear a paracord belt for a casual, stylish look and also when camping, hiking, rock climbing, cycling, or on many other adventures. This double-duty feature makes the paracord belt a versatile and top-selling item.
In just a few seconds a properly made belt can be unraveled. And when an emergency presents itself, time is extremely important!
To take even quicker action, you can get a side release buckle so you’ll be able to easily remove the paracord belt. The weave of the belt can make a difference in how quickly you can unravel the cord.
So, you might want to get one such as the mock cobra weave which comes apart very quickly without having to untie knots.
You’ll usually get about 3 feet of cord for each inch of the belt. So for a 34-inch belt, you should have around 100 feet of cord to work with.
Something else to consider is to add 3 or 4 paracord belt loops to your belt, then you can use your belt loops to attach gear and it can provide a pretty strong anchor.
DIY Paracord Belt Because Luck Favor the Prepared
Today we’re going to take a look at making a paracord belt using Slatt’s rescue belt technique. It has a number of benefits:
- It doesn’t require any tool or a jig to be made.
- It’s quickly deployable, you can unravel it in seconds.
- You can word directly from a hank, you don’t need to measure out any cord to make it.
- It stores a large amount of cord.
- You can make it as wide or as long as you want.
Materials You’ll Need:
- A set of plastic snap belt buckles
- Lacing needle or marlinspike (optional)
- Prepare your buckle and paracord. You can use any type of buckle you prefer and any color of paracord you want for this project. First, we attach the buckle. The number of wraps used will depend on the size of the buckle and your desired belt width.
- Then, loosen up all the wraps/loops that were attached to the buckle.
- The next step is to form a bight with the working end and pull it through all the wraps/loops. Tighten the wraps.
- Using a marlinspike, pull out the wraps/loops for pulling the next bight.
- Form and pull the next bight in the loops. Align the loops by twisting each loop into place so that the part closes to the working end will face you.
- After pulling all the bight through, you need to tighten all the wraps/loops, one at a time.
- Then, do Step 5 and repeat until you reach your desired length.
- Attach the other end of the buckle the same way you attached the first part.
- To finish this paracord belt, make a stopper knot at the end of the cord. This knot will prevent your belt from unraveling.
Now you know which paracord project to work on if you want a longer paracord, just in case. With an easy and quick deploy DIY paracord belt, this is a tutorial any prepper and survivalist shouldn’t miss.
Whether you are going far out trekking or camping nearby, this is one mean paracord belt you should have handy at all times!
Will you work on this paracord belt project this weekend? Tell us your plans for it and perhaps your finished belt in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 7, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.