Well, for all of you out there who are familiar with paracord, it seems that this very practical and essential piece of gear is becoming more and more popular these days. You can buy almost any color imaginable and now there are even glow in the dark and reflective paracord. It is being used a lot as bracelets and other things such as keychains and belts, gun slings and other creative products. Lots of people buy 20ft or so and just keep it in their rucksack or even keep a 300 ft spool in their vehicle.
So, para cord is all over the world and really has become a normal thing to carry or have for an array of situations. Survival is one of those situations and/or having it to use to rig up something or fix something around the house or work area. Para cord is just a wonderful little piece of gear.
You can now buy it in thicker widths for added strength all the way up to climbing rope strength.
The things that you can accomplish with it are endless. I`ve got some next to me at this very minute as I type this blog. I tell ya, paracord is a man`s best friend in some regards.
What will it be used for next you ask? Well the sky is the limit. I imagine it will be used more and more to secure a variety of things and be used as shoe laces and to weave camp chairs.
Alpenlore has been using it to create the shell of our survival belts for 4 years now and we keep seeing an increase in quality. We just love it.
There`s a book out there called 101 ways to use Para cord. Ive never read it but I do have my own version of that.
Some of the great things Ive learned are making a splint or building a stretcher to carry one to safety. Constructing a shelter in the outdoors to stay warm and dry. Carry or hauling forest materials back to your camp. I use it while camping to throw my food up into a tree and hoist it up in order to keep the bears and creates of the night away from prying into it.
If you have some stories or ideas for using this wonder material, please let us know.
We would love to add it to the list of uses.
Thanks again and have a great day!
The Staff @ Alpenlore USA
Made in the USA Pt2
While we are continuing to plan our NEW Shop location here in the US after being in Japan for 10 years, we are now back stateside and the planning to build Alpenlore here has us pretty busy.
We were careful not to build Alpenlore too much in Japan as we knew moving a company back home would be more difficult the bigger we were and would end up being extremely costly. So we exited at the right time and now our office is setup and we are ready to roll. Our ideas for Tactical gear, survival gear, travel gear and winter sports is starting to take shape.
Currently we are selling Three categories of belts and they are MOUNTAIN style, SPY style and TRAVEL.
However, we have a lot more categories to go and many new innovations to explore.
The theme of our products are pockets pockets pockets! Storing loads of goodies is where we want to focus our energy, but thats not where we want to stop. Offering survival tools is another big part of who we are. Travel products is something we have been focusing our attention as of late and I think this is another big area but somewhat separate from the products the tactical man or women may be interested. So we have lots of innovating to do and researching the types of features most travelers are looking for these days. We are really looking forward to exploring this area.
Further on down the road we would like to move into other products outside of belts, but understand that belts is where we started and we feel that this area is where we feel we are the very best in the business and want to continue pouring our focus into. We were sort of the first company to innovate the belt to this level and we want to make sure we are always the leader when it comes to this.
Part 3 coming soon.
The Staff @ Alpenlore
Made in the USA
Alpenlore USA is proud to announce that we are now running our business from the states. For the past 4 years since Alpenlore was founded, we have been overseas in Japan running the entire operation.
We have worked hard to make things happen so we could relocate and put that Made in the USA stamp on our products. Well that day is today. We are now officially a U.S based business and very proud to announce this long awaited day. We will now plaster made in the USA over everything we create (haha).
Furthermore, we are still planning to take our business mobile with the luxury of high speed internet so that we can easily receive and fill orders from just about any place in the country. This is something we have only dreamed of in the past but has now become a possibility due to technology. We are going to see if we can really do it. Successfully run Alpenlore from a Camper pulled by an SUV.
Some of us our leary and a bit intimidated by such a venture but we have weighed out the pros and cons and cant come up with many cons other than handing returns. But you know what, we dont get many returns and if we do we will work it out. Taking Alpenlore on the road is going to be a big challenge mentally but in reality it seems very doable.
Tune in later this week for more updates on our Travel America Plans and if you have any suggestions on how to make our Mobile Shop run better dont hesitate to send us a message and let us know what you`re thinking. Our business is a success because of the great feedback we have received from people such as yourself throughout the years.
We look forward to hearing from you....
The Staff @ Alpenlore USA
We are currently in the process of going mobile with Alpenlore.
This is a new strategy to reach out to America by driving down the roads of anytown USA with our Logo and website on the side. This is our basic idea but we still have a lot of planning to do like our route or we could just play it by ear which is the better option.
And yes, we will actually fabricate our belts while on the road. Alpenlore belts use no type of stitching whatsoever so that they can easily be unraveled in order to be utilized in an emergency. They are tension woven so this means machinery is not needed to create these works of art ;-).
Therefore, there is that much more space and reduced weight as well to haul everything.
We will carry approx 6 months of supplies and pray to God that we don`t get robbed while parked while we are away from the camper.
So the other advantage is we have the opportunity to see the country! Can`t beat that!
Heading out west and chasing the good weather is our goal or at least our hope. We intend on visiting people along the way but with a mobile billboard we simply want to peak peoples interest.
So, thats the basics of one of our next steps in the quest to enjoy our business as much as possible and at the same time reaching out and spreading the news about Alpenlore survival belts.
We still have to purchase a nice rig that suits our needs so that will also be a fun part of the process that we haven`t begun. We are leaning towards a 1/2 ton pickup with cargo/travel trailer. There is so much to consider like weight, gas mileage, reliability, convenience and a whole lot of other factors that will make travel and work as streamlined as possible but we are enjoying discussions as to how to do all this. I mean, hey, its not like were pros at this. none of us have done long time travel of any kind.
So keep your eyes out for more updates on where we are in the Road tour setup everyone and thanks for tuning in!
The Staff @ Alpenlore USA