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)
Gemma Seymour (she/her) @gcvrsa