If you are lost for a longer period of time than expected, you will most definitely start to get hungry.
Hopefully, you have taken steps in signaling for rescue by means of your bracelet contents by building a signal fire, using markers and sounds etc.
Among the many uses of your rescue bracelet is the ability to procure food by way of your paracord and the contents inside. There are many ways to use the paracord alone to help you, but today I want to talk about fishing specifically.
The inner strands that make up the paracord of your bracelet are waxed jute (red), 150 lb. Kevlar thread (yellow), cotton thread and 7 strands of nylon (white).
To make a lure or fly, pull the inner strands out a bit and cut a small section of the paracord. Slip the head of the hook inside and note where to cut.
Gently pull the waxed jute and Kevlar thread out leaving the rest.
With a stick from the signal fire, carefully melt the paracord near the eye of the hook (or safety pin) to help keep the cord in place and the inner strands from falling out.
(You can also use a strand of the cotton or nylon thread to secure just behind the head.)
Now all you have to do is tie your Kevlar thread to the hook (or pin) and go fishing.
On another note, you can also make a fishing net with some of the remaining inner nylon strands from your paracord. We’ll cover that in another article.
Be Safe, Be Prepared and Be Rescued.