Learning how to make knots for Climbing, Hiking, Camping, and Fishing can be a vital skill for many survival situations. Learning how to make knots takes both time and training. There are some great guides online where you can see how the knots are made in the form of animations. Two of these sites are Animated Knots by Grog and The Rope People.
Paracord is nylon lightweight rope with a protective outer layer and a number of core threads. The normal type: Paracord 550 have a minimum breaking strength of 550 lb (249 kilograms). Paracord can have a number of uses in the field to construct shelter, secure equipment, as shoes laces, to secure tents and other form of shelter etc. When you cut Paracord use a lighter to melt the end of cord, this prevents the cord from unfolding and breaking. You can also add Paracord around Water bottles to ensure that you always have some with you as Every Day Carry. Paracord comes in a number of different colors.
Paracord is often made into bracelets or watch straps so that it can be carried at all times. One Guide for how to make Paracord Bracelets can be found on Instructables.com. Finished Bracelets can also be bought from some internet stores.