deals100ft length tan parachute cord 550lb test for $4…

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Not free shipping for the $4.75 one. The free shipping ones are about $8-$9.

This is real parachute cord, though - it's good to have. Don't get duped into buying "paracord" which doesn't have the individual strands inside.

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One piece closer to making my own parachute.

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@00woot:The link says Type III Paracord...is that not what are saying not to get duped into buying?

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@danduhman: Check this out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parachute_cord

Type III Paracord (Parachute Cord) is a military spec classification that basically tells you how much it can take before breaking.

In the case of type III paracord, it is required to have a minimum breaking strength of 550lbs with between 7 and 9 core strings (yarns).

This is the good stuff, supplied by a military contractor.

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I bought two of the black. I don't know why.

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I love 550 cord ive made it into bracelets lanyards knife handles weapon sling and once during a long time in the field a wallet. Theres plans for a belt that i want to try sometime as well.

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Oh 550 cord where have you been.

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paracord belt:
http://www.m4040.com/Survival/Projects/Rescue%20Belt/RescueBelt.htm
my favorite paracord lanyard which I have my leatherman on;
http://stormdraneslanyard.blogspot.com/
The top know is a little difficult to get but it looks cool when done right

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Hells yes! This is the perfect accessory for any kidnapper I MEAN date raper I MEAN bondage dungeon I MEAN...

I'm not sure what I mean. But cool.

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For any of the workouters out there..I've just recently designed a suspension trainer similar to a TRX training system using paracord (type III) and specialized climbing knots..

I had a 290pound man hang from it and it didn't budge. I used two 100 foot pieces with each folded up to make a 16 strand piece.. Quite impressive if you ask me.. I mean I only saved 185 bucks lol

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With this and some hundred mile an hour tape, there's pretty much nothing you can't fix/make better.

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@bravo6: As long as you've got your trusty multi tool with you. =)

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There seem to be QA/qc issues. Amazon reviews suggest that most, but not all, lengths are 7-strand. One reviewer broke the cord under a 290-lb load, others found 4 or 6-strand cords in their orders. Probably not significant for tying down a tent, but may be an issue if you're hoping to pull your injured buddy up a cliff.

Still, it seems way cheaper and stronger (even at 4-strands) than the stuff we bought for tarps at the local outdoor store. For camping, I'd prefer to have neon-yellow (easier to see at night), but this stuff all appears to be low visibility. You get the impression that people doing air drops don't want to be seen.

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@bravo6: Tape and cord for the things that shouldn't move, but are, and wd-40 and a hammer for the things that should move but aren't.

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@toooldforthis: Breaking strengths aren't hard and fast rules. It depends greatly upon how the load is secured, knots used, whether it's a jerk or a slow pull, etc. Add to that possible issues with storage, or just getting what you think is the Real Deal from a company in Pakistan....

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@billyshoe: any chance you're willing to share your design? I've been intrigued by the TRX system after a friend recommended it, but couldn't pull the trigger on a $200 strap with handles.

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sweet!
550lb tested rope from woot check
$550 pistol from woot check
big gummy bear from woot check

if anyone has an old rusty van please let me know. I may have some interesting plans by the end of the day.

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@toooldforthis: The mil-spec stuff will never be neon, as they only make the standard military colors under those contracts. However, the same contractors are free to make a commercial version (which is likely the same manufacturing process) in any colors they want.

The quality issue is concerning, though - missing strands might mean that reviewer got a counterfeit/imitation product. I haven't had that problem with parachute cord I ordered in the past. I haven't strength-tested it though.

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would this be good for a clothesline?

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@robinbobcat: The average review was pretty good, and most people seemed happy. What struck me about the review I mentioned was that the guy seemed to be testing the cord under plausible conditions, setting up a sling arrangement, keeping the load away from the knots, and adding the load slowly (apparently by sitting slowly in the sling arrangement, only to fall suddenly on his derriere when the cord snapped). I believe what he said was that it was a good thing his butt was well padded when the line broke. Inasmuch as one might pack paracord for emergency use in lifting fellow hikers out of ravines, it seemed like an inauspicious review.