Paracord Lanyards

When you craft a paracord lanyard, you are providing a service member or first responder with a tangible and lasting expression of your gratitude and a symbol of the appreciation of grateful Americans everywhere.

When your lanyards arrive at our facility, we will attach a carabiner that can be clipped onto almost anything to keep it within reach should an emergency arise. We include lanyards in our Care Packages because they’re both functional and meaningful, as they are handmade by Americans who want to show their appreciation to our Military and first responders.

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550 Paracord, which gets its name from parachute cord, can hold up to 550 lbs. of weight. The lanyard provides 5 feet of cord that can be used in an emergency. Paracord Lanyards can be used to:

  • Hang an IV bag from a tree
  • Secure camouflage nets to trees or vehicles
  • Build a makeshift shelter
  • Extend a security strap or rope to reach and haul heavy objects
  • Create a harness to extract an injured person from a bad location
  • Make a sling or splint

And those are just a few of the ways to use the full paracord! Cut the paracord and remove the seven to nine individual nylon strands inside it (the “guts”) and now you have a finer strong string to use as:

  • Sewing thread to repair gear
  • Emergency sutures to close a wound
  • Fishing line
  • Trip line to secure an area

We include a Paracord Lanyards in every one of our deployed troop Care Packages and in the Pouches we send to our first responders and recruit graduates.


Please note we cannot provide paracord kits for free, even if the finished lanyards are ultimately donated back to Operation Gratitude.

Learn how to make a Paracord Lanyard

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