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SurvivorCord is our original patented MIL-STYLE paracord with three potentially life-saving internal strands added: Fishing line, waterproof fire-starter, and multi-purpose utility wire.

SurvivorCord XT is SurvivorCord...but better! Built for Bushcraft, this latest incarnation of our patented paracord upgrades the internal survival strands for better outdoor recreational utility.

Elastic ShockCord has 100% stretch, a tensile strength of ~100 LBS, and is ideal for creating bungee cords and securing or tethering items to your equipment or vehicles.

Looking for BULK cordage? This shortcut takes you to all of your favorite TITAN Survival cordage in 500 and 1,000 foot spools.

These accessories are specifically designed by us to either work well with SurvivorCord in crafts or projects, or are made from SurvivorCord and can be used in an emergency.

SurvivorCord is patented and guaranteed for life!

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Essential survival gear, designed to protect you from the elements in emergencies.

550 Paracord Friction Saw Demo

Video Overview

Learn what a paracord friction saw is and how to use it. This video by Estela Wilderness Education will show you how to use a single strand of paracord to make a paracord friction saw. This paracord friction saw which will allow you to cut through practically any material.

In the survival world, 550 paracord is one of the most essential items to carry with you. Paracord could literally save your life, whether you are being held against your will and need to saw through zip tie restraints or get stranded on what was supposed to be a day long trip, and need to make-shift a shelter.  Other things you could use paracord for include, making a tourniquet to tie off a would, securing a splint, making a ladder or rope, making a hammock, make-shifting a raft, securing things to your backpack, making a bear bag, repairing clothing, making a snare. The uses for 550 paracord are virtually endless, and the list could go on and on.

In this article we are going to focus on how to use a 550 paracord friction saw. All you need is a length of paracord that is about equal to the length of your boot laces, which on average is about 7’. To use the paracord friction saw effectively, basically all you do is place your paracord friction saw around the material you are trying to saw or cut through. The paracord should be in a “u” shape, with the bend around the material and an end in each hand. It should not be completely wrapped around the material you are trying saw through. Then all you do is alternatively pull on each end of the paracord friction saw in a fast motion until you have cut through the material. You can put your weight into it to make it more effective for tough materials, by leaning back while pulling on the paracord in the sawing motion described.

The paracord friction saw works by maximizing the amount of friction in a single area. A 550 paracord friction saw can cut through another piece of paracord, 2 inch webbing, duct tape, nylon, plastic, wood, leather, and basically any synthetic material.  The most commonly known situation where you may need a paracord friction saw, would be escaping zip tie restraints. You never know when some fool is going to try and hold you against your will for whatever reason. You can be prepared for such an event by swapping your shoelaces out for 550 paracord, that way they will be there when you need them. You can also use a paracord friction saw to cut through smaller flexible green branches that could be used for make shifting a shelter, or creating a snare.

The bottom line…NEVER leave your house without TITAN 550 paracord.