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Paracord and Rope in Any Hobby

Paracord and Rope in Any Hobby

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on May 10th 2019

Rope. The most basic tool, thought to have been around for nearly 20,000 years, is still just as useful today as ever. While the everyday man doesn't use rope in … read more
Do I Need Mil-Spec Paracord?

Do I Need Mil-Spec Paracord?

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Mar 29th 2019

So, a friend told you, "Be sure you buy mil-spec when you get paracord." Okay, cool. What does that mean? What Is Mil-Spec Paracord? Mil-spec paracord is paracor … 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
A Selective History of Knots and Rope

A Selective History of Knots and Rope

Posted by Luke on Feb 14th 2019

First of all, I want to note that this list is far from exhaustive—or even complete. That being said, I thought it was interesting how ropes have been used throughou … read more
Mastering Monkey Fists

Mastering Monkey Fists

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Feb 8th 2019

Monkey fists may seem like an unachievable knot to the beginner crafter, but with a little bit of practice and the right tools, they can be a relatively quick to mak … read more
7 Things to Never Do with Paracord

7 Things to Never Do with Paracord

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Jan 25th 2019

Paracord is good for a lot of things: camping, crafting, drone flying, sculping… Legend has it, paracord can even be used to floss your teeth in a pinch, though this is … read more
A Better Binding Knot

A Better Binding Knot

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Jan 17th 2019

Perhaps you can relate to this: I often find myself needing a knot to bind something. Sometimes it's to bundle a bunch of items together, other times it's to keep s … read more
How to Level Up at Paracord Crafting

How to Level Up at Paracord Crafting

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Jan 3rd 2019

So, you've been making paracord bracelets for a while now, and you're starting to get tired of weaving the same thing over and over. Monotony is… monotonous. If you're j … read more
Times  You Should Carry Paracord

Times You Should Carry Paracord

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Dec 6th 2018

I've heard a few jaw-dropping paracord survival stories. Survival Straps has a couple of pages on their website dedicated to how people have used their bracelets in emergen … 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
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