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The rest of the video is pretty good too. Wink
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#22
Here's a rare action shot of the Tactical Binky Leash in action.

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#23
mtbkski;21027 Wrote:Been checking out videos on how to do this. Can you say CONFUSING!!! Shrug

Anyway, if I wanted to carry a substantial amount of paracord is there a technique that would make a long single strand manageable? Say around 50 feet?

There are several ways to do this, depending on how fast you need to pay it out. Rather than reinventing the wheel, here's a really good video on bundling fastrope.



It's how I store it in my work truck, it works very well.
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PA Rifleman;21482 Wrote:
mtbkski;21027 Wrote:Been checking out videos on how to do this. Can you say CONFUSING!!! Shrug

Anyway, if I wanted to carry a substantial amount of paracord is there a technique that would make a long single strand manageable? Say around 50 feet?

There are several ways to do this, depending on how fast you need to pay it out. Rather than reinventing the wheel, here's a really good video on bundling fastrope.



It's how I store it in my work truck, it works very well.

I just did this with some paracord lastnight. I'm wondering if you could use that same method to pack a rope throw bag except don't do the final wrapping around the rope but let the bag keep the rope aligned?
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#25
What's a decent price for 100' of paracord? I'm going to get some (probably online), but I don't know a "good" price from a "bad" one, other than lower being better than higher.

I think WM sells it too, but it's not really "550 paracord", which is definitely what I want.
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gnbrotz;30593 Wrote:What's a decent price for 100' of paracord? I'm going to get some (probably online), but I don't know a "good" price from a "bad" one, other than lower being better than higher.

I think WM sells it too, but it's not really "550 paracord", which is definitely what I want.

There are several different variants, 550 cord is the most widely known variant. For 550 cord, it should have 7 internal (kern) strands with a maypole-woven mantle on the outside. Each internal strand is rated for 50 Lbs, the outer mantle is rated for 200 lbs.

As long as you don't intend to make and use it on parachutes, commercial type III 550 cord should be sufficient.

The stuff to avoid is the imported cord with sheet-like filler. Cheaper rope from Home Depot is made like this. Better sellers will show a photo of the mantle pulled back exposing the kernstrands.

Price-wise, shop around & don't forget to take shipping into account. I buy it in 1000' spools, it's around $60 on ebay. This translates to 6ยข per foot in bulk.
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#27
There a guy that comes to Roots every week that sells it in 100' lengths I believe for around $7, no tax, no shipping and a variety of colors. That's where I got cord to make the tactical binky leash.
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#28
The High Visibility Tactical Binky Leash Mark II

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streaker69;98687 Wrote:The High Visibility Tactical Binky Leash Mark II

Suggestion for the next generation: use paracord that includes reflective strands too. Wink
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#30
Being that my job takes me away from civilization from time to time and I usually have my DSLR with me and while I'm out there like to get the drop on animals and what not just to see what I can see while I'm out there. So whenever I get a new piece of gear the first thing I usually do is take a pair of side cutters and clip off all the zippers and replace them with my own paracord pulls which don't make any jingling sound when I'm tramping around. Here's an example of what I did with my newest small field bag I picked up just this month...

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This bag has a dedicated CCW pocket, you can see I put a longer solomon bar knot pull for that pocket, so I can just grab with my whole hand and rip to open that pocket without having to look, and that particular pull feels different than the rest so I know what pocket it is if I have to reach behind where I can see. I generally don't off body carry, but there are times climbing around where I don't want my holster or gun getting bashed up on a rock or if it's raining when I'm in the field. The other pulls are all diamond knots. I also like to make them a little longer than the original pulls again for easy access, but not too long as to catch sticks and branches.

I also like to put basic turk's heads on all of my flashlights where the cord is wider than the widest point on the light so if I drop one on concrete or on a rock the turk's head takes the impact rather than the bulb/led. It works amazingly well and I'm sure it's saved me from buying a couple lights.

I've also lost more rock picks than I can count at $30-40 bucks a pop from setting them down to take a measurement or a photo and forgetting them in the woods or whatever (this is particularly bad in the fall when the leaves get thick and things get buried easily) so I've taken to putting bright orange paracord on them too so they don't get lost as easily. Here's what I did to my current pick:

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I also do the handles of my suitcases and wrap them in 550, it makes them easy to spot on the carousel and it's a godsend for the times when the TSA / customs criminals destory the zippers on your bags after they find nothing worth stealing in there and then toss it back on the conveyor with your shit halfway hanging out of it.
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