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Does anyone ever use Paracord

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by jellyf, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. jdavidboyd

    jdavidboyd Loaded Pockets

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    Just used 5 feet of orange paracord to mark my suitcase, with a little basket weave looking knot, so I could find it among all the other look alike suitcases on the turnstile at the airport in Houston. Good thing too, there must have been 200 suitcases that looked exactly like mine.
     
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  2. Adam Ng

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    Do bears eat in the woods? LOL!
     
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  3. 0dBm

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    Mostly for knife and flashlight lanyards.
     
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  4. kikaida

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    Nope. Never used it during my entire military career, even when deployed, and have never needed it in my current career.
     
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  5. Tech2

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    Used it to make clotheslines when traveling, and tie a guy's boot together a third of the way in to a day hike.

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  6. nice65

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    Hammock, flappy tarp.

    Emergency dog leads.

    Paraffin lamps that need to stay upright in the back of the car.

    Rucksack hanger.

    Kindling stick bundling.

    And most importantly right now, tied around my ankles while I hunt out the rat in my garage.
     
  7. smokingfish

    smokingfish Loaded Pockets

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    I carry paracord in my jeep, great for random uses when camping hiking or what have you.

    I also wrapped my backpack handle so that it had more meat to it.
     
  8. thegrouch314

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    I actually had to use paracord for the first time recently.
    I carry about 10ft of paracord in my car. My thinking was for lashing down the trunk if need be, or improvised repairs like the exhaust clip breaking. I also carry 30ft of cotton rope for tying stuff to the roof.

    I was out with a friend and we found a stray dog without a tag. The dog was something of a nuisance and I wanted to get a hold of her quickly so instead of undoing and cutting the cotton rope, I just lashed the paracord to her collar because it was quicker. It worked as an improvised leash while we found her owner. We were about to take her to the vets to get her chip scanned and I was going to use the paracord to keep her in the back seat because I didn't want her jumping around.

    This is the only time I've needed to use paracord while out and about and I only grabbed it because it was quicker than cutting the rope. Honestly, I find paracord overrated and not that useful in my every day civilian life
     
  9. maillet282

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    Just finished using some paracord to replace boot laces for my combat boots. All the stores are closed and our supply system doesn’t usually carry much for boot laces so I improvised
     
  10. HeadOffice

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    The first thing I do when I buy boots is to replace the laces with paracord (unless the originals are leather).
     
  11. maillet282

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    I just need to find a better heat shrink for the tip of the laces. the stuff I have and attempted to use last night is crap.
     
  12. jdavidboyd

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    Just soften the tip with a lighter, wet your fingers, and roll the soft nylon into a point.
     
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  13. maillet282

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    That’s what I ended up doing. But sometimes it makes things easier to lace up with a bit of heat shrink to stiffen up the tip just enough