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PostSubject: Paracord......   Paracord...... EmptyFri Feb 10, 2012 8:45 am

I've yet to meet anyone who has not carried some form of paracord, baller twine, yarn or just plain string.

Benefits of paracord:

Can support 50kg
Water resistant
Reusable
Cheap
In a variety of colours
Does not smell when wet
Easy to cut
Ends are easily sealed

I Have used paracord for many things, adding additional support to the tent during poor weather conditions, tieing the Terracan boot door down, replacing my boot lace, used in trapping, hunting, pulling a tooth out, all weather grip on tools and so on and so on.

Most army surplus or outdoor equipment stores will supply it. Good paracord usually retails around £3 for 15 meters or £15 for a big 100 meter bundle.

It can be found here: http://heinnie.com/Paracord/c-1-623/
It can be found here: http://www.surplusandoutdoors.com/shop/survival-accessories/survival-accessories/new-100-metres-of-olive-green-524329.html

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PostSubject: Re: Paracord......   Paracord...... EmptyFri Feb 10, 2012 12:43 pm

Paracord is very useful, it has a multitude of uses and can often be looped in large loops with enough turns to tow a vehicle, and is great for a multitude of other uses. Over the years i have made temporary shelters with paracord and tarpaulins, whipped off spliced ropes, and even made a tow rope to haul a boat down river when it broke down and was drifting.
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PostSubject: Re: Paracord......   Paracord...... EmptyFri Feb 10, 2012 12:45 pm

Bootlaces?

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PostSubject: Re: Paracord......   Paracord...... EmptyFri Feb 10, 2012 6:17 pm

Tom Mc wrote:
Bootlaces?

Indeed, boot laces. If I had no paracord when my original laces snapped I would have been only using 1 boot, and that's not much fun.

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PostSubject: Re: Paracord......   Paracord...... EmptyFri Feb 10, 2012 11:15 pm

That would have made you hopping mad.
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PostSubject: Re: Paracord......   Paracord...... EmptySat Feb 11, 2012 5:36 am

Assassin wrote:
That would have made you hopping mad.

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PostSubject: Re: Paracord......   Paracord...... EmptySat Feb 11, 2012 6:49 am

Don't suppose Heather Mills has much call for paracord? Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Paracord......   Paracord...... EmptySat Feb 11, 2012 9:39 am

Tom Mc wrote:
Don't suppose Heather Mills has much call for paracord? Twisted Evil

Laughing I don't think so.

I even used some paracord today. Tied some timber sections to the roof with it! I left my speed clamps in the garage and needed a way to secure the load. Only had to drive 1 mile, no fuss, useful stuff.

No joke, I have even seen rangers and tree surgeons tie double or triple sections of paracord between both their boots and scale the bark of a tree hopping up like a spider monkey. Bear grrils did a similar thing with some other lace material in one of his early TV shows.....

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