Paracord is a simply "must have" piece of survival gear. It's got numerous uses, is lightweight and easy to carry. Always try to keep a bunch on hand (at least 50 feet or so) for emergencies. I like to use both the green (for stealth mode) and the orange (for those times when it needs to be seen). I also try to stick with the better quality 8 Strand 550 Paracord.