July 23, 2011
Survival Cord Belt
Wear your potentially lifesaving design in plain sight.
"Should an emergency survival situation arise, you now have over 100 feet of 550 parachute/survival cord that can save your life in countless different survival scenarios."
[via my Los Angeles correspondent who wrote, "Give 'em enough rope.... NO, I'm not buying one. I have enough parachute cord, thanks all the same. Newsspeak: '7 strand 550 parachute/survival cord hand-tied into a patent-pending 1-3/8"-wide crazy strong belt.' Hand-tied = crochet. Nice to see that all of those guys who used to macrame plant hangers have a new job."]
July 23, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink
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FWIW, people have been strangled with their prep-school ties. As everybody knows, old-school ties are well-nigh impossible to break.
Paracord is thinner - as a ligature the paracord would be more effective than a tie.
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jul 25, 2011 7:14:12 PM
"Name a few -"
Tourniquet about the neck to control heavy, facial bleeding?
Posted by: TxNetWolf | Jul 25, 2011 5:07:35 PM
There once was an organization that was known as the Boy Scouts. Aside from the garrote joke, I have used Paracord in every way listed.
Mu most common uses for Paracord are as general cordage in camp or on fresh water. Cheap, light and strong. Belts, well - I don't see the practicality.
Creating a makeshift fishing line using a whittled gore and Rabbit-liver bait was quite effective for channel catfish. Most commercial trot lines use Paracord for the base line that the droppers are tied to.
Hanging food in bear country is a survival skill. Hanging wooden paddles and all other sweat-stained canoe gear in porcupine country protects you from the beasts gnawing to obtain sodium.
I've used Paracord as the ridge line for dozens of tents, tarps, tube tents, and to guy, repair and hold-together duck blinds.... and to hold a browse bed's lean to together.
Yeah, I like the new 3mm kernmantle cord with integral retroreflector stripe for guy lines (no more walking into them at night) but as an all-around decent cord to have on-hand that can be cut, melted to whip the cut end and deployed in dozens of uses - Paracord can't be beat at the surplus-store $1.00/100ft price.
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jul 25, 2011 10:59:30 AM
Quote "Paracord can be extraordinarily useful. Pull the strands out of the sheath and the sheath makes an excellent shoelace. The strands can be used to create snares (one of the most effective tools to capture small mammals on the planet), make fishing line, hang your food in bear/porcupine country, guy your tent, create a ridge-line for a browse bed..."end quote
Did you learn this (parroted) nonsense from one of the various 'survival' TV shows?
Paracord is highly overrated, and is a very poor choice for snares and improvised fishing line. It just doesn't work- Making shoelaces hardly qualifies as life saving.
It is also a poor choice as a choking tool-
Posted by: Julian | Jul 24, 2011 8:48:09 PM
Here ya go...make it yourself. I'm thinking about making a small braided piece to attach to my kayak (just loop it around one of the handles).
Posted by: Tracy | Jul 24, 2011 7:33:06 PM
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jul 24, 2011 2:11:28 AM
Oh, I almost forgot: effective as a garrote agiinst doubting posters....
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jul 24, 2011 2:11:02 AM
Paracord can be extraordinarily useful. Pull the strands out of the sheath and the sheath makes an excellent shoelace. The strands can be used to create snares (one of the most effective tools to capture small mammals on the planet), make fishing line, hang your food in bear/porcupine country, guy your tent, create a ridge-line for a browse bed...
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jul 24, 2011 1:08:18 AM
"save your life in countless different survival scenarios."
Really? name a few-
Posted by: Julian | Jul 23, 2011 7:06:39 PM
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