Are you a scavenger and why not?

Let’s see how to save some money and get some great supplies!

In this article I will show you a few ways you can use to get some neat supplies for your paracord projects.

What is a scavenger?

A scavenger is someone that recycles waste into usable items. This is what this article will try to point out.

The scavenger is usually a term people do not receive well. The primary meaning of the word is something that feeds on the decaying. This is not something we will be doing!


This is what I think when I hear “scavenger”.

What I think about when I think about the word “”scavenger”

I do not know why, but I always think about the little dinosaurs that run around stealing bits of food from larger dinosaurs.

Positive things about scavengers

Scavengers consume what they find. This is what this article is all about. You can find various incredibly useful items lying around your household, which would be perfect for your projects. You just need to search a bit and you generally find something of use. You can recycle old, worn out items, items you do not need or even disassemble your past projects you are not using/are not happy with.

Why scavenge?

Various motivations for reusing items exist. Let me list a few:

  • saving money. By reusing items you do not have to buy them.
  • saving time. By finding items in your home, you do not have to find them, order them or wait for them to be delivered.
  • environment. Reusing items is environmentally friendly.

What can I find?

What you find is what you have. Generally there are some items that are quite common in households that can be salvaged to get supplies.

For example you can salvage:

  • belts for buckles
  • lanyards for snap hooks, carabiners, cord locks, buckles
  • keychains for keyrings
  • unused items for paracord, various other parts

Bye bye lanyard, hello buckle!

snap hook

Bye bye the same lanyard, hello snap hook!

I hope this article has helped you improve your everyday life by enabling you to see what you can get from your surroundings.

About Markwell

I am a defense science graduate. I like to create beautiful things out of paracord.

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