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Why Are There So Many Paracord Sizes?

Why Are There So Many Paracord Sizes?

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Jul 3rd 2019

In case you didn't know, there's more to paracord than just 550 cord. We currently sell over 15 varieties of paracord, all with different diameters, strengths, and primary … read more
Down and Dirty Paracord Fixes

Down and Dirty Paracord Fixes

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Jun 27th 2019

Paracord can be made into many beautiful things. Complex bracelet weaves, horse halters, figurines, and even home decorations, but that doesn't mean every paracord creat … read more
How to Finish Paracord Ends

How to Finish Paracord Ends

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on May 30th 2019

One question we hear a lot is: "How do I finish off paracord ends?" So whether you are a complete newbie to paracord crafting or just looking at ways to improve your ski … 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
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
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
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
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
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