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#300449 - 11/29/21 05:45 PM Re: Also, that's probably too much paracord... [Re: teacher]
amper Offline

Registered: 07/06/02
Posts: 228
Loc: US
Paracord is crap, and I won't use it for anything, at all.

I use proper kernmantle accessory cord, either from Sterling Rope or lately from Atwood. Both Sterling and Atwood make very fine gauge accessory cord, 1.5 mm for Sterling, and 1.18 mm for Atwood. Atwood even has a 0.75 mm "Nano Cord".

Both companies also make a variety of larger diameters.

When going into the backcountry, I always have a 100' spool of the fine stuff for general use, at least 100' of light duty cord for rigging tarps (four 20' guylines is already 80' of that), and another 50' of medium duty for rigging my hammock. The stuff doesn't weigh much or take up much room in a pack.

Edited by amper (11/29/21 06:01 PM)
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#300462 - 11/30/21 01:34 PM Re: Also, that's probably too much paracord... [Re: teacher]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7705
Loc: southern Cal
Paracord is fine for such non-critical uses as zipper pulls, etc, particularly thee varieties that include flammable strands...

But why so much? I have maybe fifteen or twenty feet at most. I have been in country where I packed 100 feet or so of 9mm climbing rope in ordr to get through the tricky sections....

Appropriate cordage is really essential...
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#300476 - 12/01/21 05:47 PM Re: Also, that's probably too much paracord... [Re: amper]
AKSAR Offline

Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 1233
Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: amper
Paracord is crap, and I won't use it for anything, at all.

I use proper kernmantle accessory cord…..

Please explain why you think paracord is “crap”? You make that rather blanket generalization, but then just tell us how much “proper kernmantle “ you carry, but don’t explain why you don’t like paracord.

Ironically, paracord is in fact kernmantle. It has a “kern” (core), covered with a “mantle” (sheath). Note that astronauts used paracord to repair the Hubble space telescope.

See Wikipedia on paracord
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#300490 - 12/04/21 12:25 AM Re: Also, that's probably too much paracord... [Re: teacher]
clearwater Offline
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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1183
Loc: Channeled Scablands
notice Atwood has something called "battle cord" which is heavy duty 7 strand paracord 5.56 mm and 2650 lbs test


Their Static Cord at 6.35 mm only holds 1800 lbs.


Yet the static cord costs twice as much.

Edited by clearwater (12/04/21 12:26 AM)

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