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
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