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Real Paracord Stories

Real Paracord Stories

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Apr 18th 2019

Do people really use their paracord survival bracelets, or are they only worn by hiker and military wannabes? That's a fair question. It's surprisingly hard to find g … read more
Monkey Fist Ideas

Monkey Fist Ideas

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Apr 4th 2019

If you read our Mastering Monkey Fists post, you are probably looking for ways to use your newfound knot knowledge. —or not. Maybe you're content with just keeping … read more
Paracord Crafting With Kids

Paracord Crafting With Kids

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Mar 14th 2019

It takes a special kind of person to give children something as messy as paint, and then be patient enough to watch them develop their skills from ground zero. If you … read more
85 Real Uses for Paracord

85 Real Uses for Paracord

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Mar 8th 2019

Most of you have probably read articles titled something like, "101 Uses for Paracord" and you're not sure if you can trust them. They encourage you to use paracord for … read more
Getting Started with Turk's Head Knots

Getting Started with Turk's Head Knots

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Feb 28th 2019

Turk's head knots range from very simple to insanely complex. If you haven't yet tied one of these intricate knots, now is your chance to learn a little about them. They're … read more
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
Paracord Bucket List

Paracord Bucket List

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Nov 1st 2018

Do you have a list of things that you want to do in life, but you're not sure you will ever find the time or money? How about something a little less serious—a paracordi … 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
How Much Paracord Do I Need?

How Much Paracord Do I Need?

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Aug 30th 2018

Don't you hate it when you find a paracord tutorial that doesn't tell you how much cord you need? Me too. Here are a couple of basic tips to follow when planning out you … read more
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