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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I need to buy some 550 cord but how do I know what I am buying is a good quality rope? Are there any name brands to look for?
  2. DIY - Do It Yourself
    This is my first attempt at making a homemade knife of any type. I started with a circular saw blade, ruler, french curve and a sharpie. Here are some pics of what I have so far. As you will see I have wrapped the handle with 550 cord.
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I tried searching and couldn't find it but I know there was a posting at one point on how to weave one... I am lookign to either make a lanyard for the new spotlights I just purchased
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I made a 550 paracord bracelet. Good way to keep cord with you at all times.
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Any vet will tell you.....it's the NCO's/Non-comms that are the backbone of the service.....but at least in the Army it was 550 (para) cord and 100mph (duct) tape that helped us hold it together:D: I don't know if it warrants it's own section....but maybe a future sticky :).....but I wanted to...
  6. Military Weapons Forum
    Well folks, I've done a bit more work on my favorite rifle. I was having sling issues. SERIOUS sling issues. The default position for the forward sling swivel is on top of the weapon. This is to facilitate slinging the weapon parallel to the ground under one's arm and being able to quickly...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a package of 550 paracord, never been opened, at least 20 yrs old that has been kept in a dry sack with some other stuff. Forgot I had it, the climbing gear (rope, web seat, misc. items) is marginal. I'll toss the regular rope (don't trust it from sitting so long), the web seat seems...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Para-cord is touted as having inumerable uses. People are always keeping extra in or on their gear. Have you ever been in a situation where that extra stash of 550 really pulled your tit out of the wringer? Tell us about it!
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anyone have this in you BOB? Our BOL has a deep and wide and sometimes dangerous creek . In some cases we could use rope to get across, but this would leave clear evidence that someone is in that area. What length and size would you have this is in the mountains of nc
  10. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I feel pretty stupid but the first loop is not clear to me on the download. Can anyone help me? Thanks
  11. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Not a bad deal at $34-36 per USGI Roll and is there any such thing as too much 550 cord?:D: Gladding is an approved vendor of the United States Department of Defense, passing all of the government's quality control, first-article inspection requirements. Gladding earned its reputation of...
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I am sure this has been posted before but since I am new to the forum I thought I would get started here. Anytime I am out in the bush I always carry 10 things with me, usually in a small shoulder back or my backpack depending on the situation. The idea is that I could survive as long as need...
  13. Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows
    I finally got around to making my first paracord sling. I may have screwed up a little but it was my first attempt. Now I need to go sling some snowballs.
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Downloads: A new file has been added by OLDWarrior64: Making a 550/paracord key 'fob'/knife lanyard Hey folks. I put together an instruction sheet to help those out there tie/weave their own 550/Para-cord key fob/knife lanyard. Feel free to post your handiwork. :) Hope this helps and good...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Boyfriend wanted me to post this :) I've always loved arts and crafts time :)
  16. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Downloads: A new file has been added by OLDWarrior64: Tangle Free 550 Cord Donut. I posted this in a discussion thread a few months back and thought I should post it here for anyone to download for reference. I've used this method for years as a way to prep and carry my 550 cord and it has...
  17. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I have heard a lot of good things about it, so I just bought 100' of Paracord-550-rope, for about $9.00 from Ebay. I already have some ideas, but I would like some more. -------------------------------------------------- Please list all the uses of this rope, that you can think of. This will...
  18. Firearms General Discussion
    Ok after reading different posts on 550 cord and how to carry it. I decided to post what I did to have a good bit of cord with me. I made a sling out of the cord for one of my mosin's. It is a bit thin and i probably wouldn't want to carry this way for a long trip with out some sort of...
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Theres alot of ways bundle up rope twine and so forth, I am curious how you folks do it and why. Is wrapping it up one way make it easier to use when needed, avoid unwanted tangles and knots, more compact ? What lengths to you carry ? Or do you just throw it in a bundle and go :eek: Thanks
  20. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    http://www.countycomm.com/550cord.htm just awesome
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