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Frequently Asked Questions about Paracord

Frequently Asked Questions about Paracord

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Nov 14th 2018

Why Is Paracord Called 550 Cord? If you see a number before paracord, it denotes the amount of weight that cord can hold before failing. 550 cord is paracord that can … read more
Replace Zipper Pulls with Paracord

Replace Zipper Pulls with Paracord

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Oct 25th 2018

Whether you have a broken zipper pull or just want to change your zipper pulls out for something that better matches your style, this guide will take you through mak … read more
9 Ways to Finish a Paracord Bracelet

9 Ways to Finish a Paracord Bracelet

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Oct 4th 2018

1. Slide Release Buckle (metal and plastic) This is perhaps the easiest and most common way to finish a paracord bracelet. Slide buckles are relatively easy to put on wit … read more
Knot Interested: A Good Lashing

Knot Interested: A Good Lashing

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Sep 6th 2018

Have you ever known someone who just needs a good lashing? No, not a spoiled child. I'm thinking more of a castaway on a falling-apart raft. Some well-constructed lashin … read more
Knot Interested: Without A Hitch

Knot Interested: Without A Hitch

Posted by Luke on Jul 6th 2018

Welcome to part 3 of our series on knot tying. This week we will be covering a variety of different hitches. Last month we talked about simple loop knots. While a loop is a rope atta … read more
Knot Interested: Going Loopy

Knot Interested: Going Loopy

Posted by Luke on Jun 7th 2018

Welcome to part 2 of our basic knot tying guide. In the first installment we covered some basic terminology used in the world of knotting. Now, in Part 2, we are coving the first of th … read more
Knot Interested: A Primer on Knotting

Knot Interested: A Primer on Knotting

Posted by Luke on May 1st 2018

If paracord does not seem like a useful survival and repair tool to you, chances are your knowledge of knots is lacking. STOP! Don't leave now just because you feel insulted or think … read more
Paracord People: Who will you make?

Paracord People: Who will you make?

Posted by Luke on Mar 27th 2018

Paracord People The basics: I have seen two kind of "paracord people" keychains. Of those, I am assuming that the cobra weave is the original design. Lately though, I have been seei … read more
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