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Old 03-28-2011, 10:07 PM   #11
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Meyers Custom Supply

These guys are the only supplier I've used. Not saying others are bad, but this is the only place I could find that sells the mil-spec Type III 550 Paracord manufactured by E.L. Wood Braiding Co. in Marathon, NY.


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Hey, what's that site that makes the belts and slings out of paracord?

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Alrighty, so the orders are in!

But what are the real utility functions of a light rope like this? Just generic camp duties like clotheslines! Certainly not for emergency rappeling.

From what I hear 550 has very specific uses, and if you nick the nylon the whole shreds quick.

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Here's a few uses... not only the complete cord, but the components are quite useful as well.. (7 inner, individual strands)

Ridgelines for Tarps
Securing Equipment
Shoelaces
Hanging Food from Bears
Vehicle Tie Downs
Sewing Fabric
Repairing Equipment
Making a Fire Bow
Fishing Line
Paracord String for a Bow
Making a Shelter
Fish Gill Nets
Fishing Line
Animal Snares
Clothes Lines
Paracord Lanyards
Anchor Line
Binding
Twine
Animal Restraints
Tooth Floss
Splints
Tourniquet
Paracord Braiding

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Alrighty, so the orders are in!

But what are the real utility functions of a light rope like this? Just generic camp duties like clotheslines! Certainly not for emergency rappeling.

From what I hear 550 has very specific uses, and if you nick the nylon the whole shreds quick.
When cutting and using 550, make sure you have a lighter to melt the ends or your going to get a mess.

The uses are only limited to the imagination of the user. Its really great stuff.
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Anything you want or need it todo.

If you need to hold a lot of weight 550 cord. It is quick easy and light to carry a lot of it. in a standard 8" bracelet I use 10 to 20' of 550 cord more or less depending on how you do it.

It works great for hanging your teenage daughters boy friends out of the second story window by their ankles.

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