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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
Running a Paracord Business

Running a Paracord Business

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Mar 21st 2019

Handmade goods. You see them at craft fairs and they're all the rage on Etsy, but what's it really like to make a living off your craft? Owner of Apex Dog Collars and Le … 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
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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