#32 "Hey Rod.....

“Hey Rod...What is paracord & it's top 5 survival tips & tricks?”


“Paracord is actually 'Parachute Cord'. There are few different grades and sizes of paracord, the most popular is the Type III 550. Good (I'm saying good, because there are a lot of cheap paracord out there) nylon paracord has a breaking strength of 550 lbs., it has seven strands inside of the outer casing and each of these seven strands are made up of three strands. Each of the seven strands has a breaking strength of 50 lbs, giving each of the three strands a breaking point of 16.6 lbs. The outer casing has a breaking strength of 200 lbs. Remember, these are dead weight breaking points, if you weigh 185 lbs and you jump out of a tree, this rope will break. Knots, corners & vertical pull, will all have an impact.Five survival tips for paracord would be #1 – Boot laces #2 – Braided belt #3 – Survival bracelet - #4 – Hat band - #5 – 50 foot roll. If you have any of these, you'll be able to build a shelter, hang game, go fishing, build a ladder, set snares, make a net, make a bow drill to start a fire, make a bow for shooting arrows, make a sling, make a bed (you'll need the 50 ft roll), make a swing, tie up your partner....okay, you get the picture.”

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