It’s no secret that 550 paracord is the most versatile cord you can include in your bug out bag. It should not be the only type of cordage that you consider, though. Many types or rope, cord, and wire exist for many different uses and are often much better for these uses than paracord. Limiting yourself to just paracord is like reducing your toolbox to just a swiss army knife. Sometimes its just about having the right tool for the job.
From bank line to rescue webbing, looking at the alternatives to paracord can help you make better informed decisions on selecting cordage for your bug out bag, get home bag, or survival kit. Adding just one type of wire or rope could increase your survivability. Check out the link below for eight cordage types you should know: