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  1. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Ok so this is going to be my first post since joining.. love the site, but just an observer so far. I'm going tent camping next weekend for the 4th of July, and there's a possibility of rain (i know its a week away) but with that said.. I wanted to get some opinions on a tarp shelter, but...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I assume this is all "old hat" to most of you, but if you are like me and consider yourself lucky to be able to tie your own shoes reliably, you may find an iPhone application called "Animated Knots" useful. It does a great job of giving you a good list of knots by usage category (e.g. Boating...
  3. 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?
  4. Off Topic Lounge
    It was a slow day for hunting so my mind wandered to a favorite subject on this website. Let's say your retreat is loaded with food and gold. However, the location and it's contents have been discovered by the hoards of those who have neither. If they come knocking at your door which will...
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    The other day I read about making cord or rope with stinging nettle. I have it growing in the woods behind my house so I went out and dug through 2 feet of snow to find some. Well I did and here is what I was able to make in like 5 minutes. It's 23 inches long and I can't break it. Not to shabby!
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I like having a lot of rope/cordage around. I'm particularly fond of genuine 550 7-strand parachute cord, but it's also good to have larger line. You never know when cordage will come in handy, but to make it really useful you need to know how to tie a few practical knots. I have two criteria...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Downloads: A new file has been added by emclo: Rope Splicing Rope Splicing Guide
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    :whip: How to make a homemade harness using rope for rock climbing, belaying, abseiling or tree rappelling. Tree rappelling is imitating helicopter rappelling you climb up a tree with a rope and harness and lower your self down. Something I'm looking into starting. should have some great fun...
  11. 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...
  12. 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
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