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#26038 - 03/19/04 09:48 PM Para cord 1000 pound test
boatman Offline
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I saw in an older Cheaper Than Dirt catalog 1000 pound test paracord.It is used for cargo parachutes.It comes in 40 foot hanks.Ordering mine soon.Has any body seen this or have expierence with this

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#26039 - 03/19/04 11:11 PM Re: Para cord 1000 pound test
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Boatman, I don't think that the 1,000 pound stuff has any inner strands like 550 cord. It looks more like it's one solid woven piece. Can't be sure looking at the photo, but CTD is very good about returns.

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#26040 - 03/20/04 07:55 AM Re: Para cord 1000 pound test
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Registered: 09/19/03
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Loc: brooklyn, ny
ok im rope ignorant i admit it.

whats the different in the cords you described here, and whats a good paracord to buy for all purpose survival uses?
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#26041 - 03/20/04 03:59 PM Re: Para cord 1000 pound test
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NY RAT,

True para-cord is also sometimes referred to as 550 cord...as in a theoretical 550 lb. load bearing cord.

Now, I sure as heck don't wanna try that out...and, actually I wouldn't prefer to be dangling from some 550 cord, and I weigh 230.

BUT, it is great stuff for survival kits, and you will find than MANY folks use it for that.

Also, true 550 para-cord has seven small strands inside the outer sheath. These strands can be used like thread, possible fishing line, etc.

You will see stuff marketed as "para cord" that is not the real deal. When putting your kit together, everyone here would agree that you want the real stuff.

Hope this helps.

Harley
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#26042 - 03/21/04 02:23 AM Re: Para cord 1000 pound test
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If it doesn't have the inner strands I'm still sure I could find some use for it.If it does have inner strands,Bonus round <img src="images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />.

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