Knotted Up – Effective Cord Management

You all know the saying… You can only survive 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water & 3 weeks without food.  If you are caught in extreme weather conditions, you have a very short amount of time to get a shelter built and survive.  Furthermore, imagine the effect of that weather on your extremities:  your hands may be freezing cold and you’ve lost dexterity. Your emotions and mental capacity will also be stressed due to the situation.

 If you have adequate cordage to make a shelter, the last thing you want to have happen is it to get all knotted up when you try to deploy it.  We’ve all been in the situation where we’ve unraveled electrical cord, garden hoses, paracord, or other rope and the entire coil is knotted up.  You can spend 10-15 minutes or more just to work your way through all the knots so you can effectively start to use it.

These TWO (2) simple tricks on how to store rope/cordage will save you an immense amount of time whereby you will never get knotted up when deploying rope.