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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
What's Happening on Paracord Planet

What's Happening on Paracord Planet

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Oct 11th 2018

Did you know that paracord has not only been taken into space, but has been used to repair spacecraft? "Hubble Servicing Mission 2" in 1997 involved using a coupl … read more
The Coolest Things Made out of Paracord

The Coolest Things Made out of Paracord

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Sep 20th 2018

This week, we are featuring some of the most amazing, the most over-the-top, the most impressive, and the most clever of paracord creations. If you have something that you … 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
Paracord Hacks for Moving Day

Paracord Hacks for Moving Day

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Aug 9th 2018

This week is a little bit of a break from the usual format. I have a personal story to tell. I just moved. And I'm so glad I kept paracord with me. I know, I know … read more
Paracord Strength, Sizes, and Types

Paracord Strength, Sizes, and Types

Posted by Luke on Jul 12th 2018

Are you confused by all the numbers and terms that people use in reference to paracord? Type III, #750, mil-spec, breaking strength, tensile strength, para-max, 550 lbs, Mil-C-5040, et … read more
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