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  1. Cutting The Cord

    Paracord is a handy survival tool that should never been left at home. What is another survival tool that should never be left at home? Your knife, of course! Let\'s say you are a forgetful sort and you set off on a hike with only your trusty dog Rover. You want to enjoy some peace and serenity, so you leave your cell phone at home. In the process of removing your phone from your pocket, you set your knife down. Then, unfortunately, you forget to pick it back up. Oops. Before you know it,...
  2. Ranger Beads

    Ranger Beads are sometimes referred to as Pace Beads or SAS Beads but regardless of the name, the purpose is the same. Whatever you wish to call them, they are used to embrace an ancient technique known as pace counting, or tally stepping as it is sometimes called. These have been used for centuries by militaries, hikers, and mountaineers to judge the distance they have traveled. Legionnaires in the Roman Army used it on the battlefield just as modern elite warriors do. They were also widely...
  3. Paracord Bonding

    Paracord, by nature, is meant to be durable and sturdy, which also means it is pretty thick. Because of this, you cannot exactly tie it in a knot when you reach the end of your project and are ready to wrap things up. Attempting to do so would result in a bulky knot that is rather unbecoming, not to mention the knot will likely detract from your streamlined finished product. Loose edges are also prone to fraying. With that in mind, what is the best way to secure the loose ends of your...
  4. The Basics of Purchasing Paracord

    Say you wake up one morning and decided that your life lacks completion. After much contemplation, you conclude that the void in your heart can be filled by one thing and one thing only. With your sights set on fulfillment, you decide to set off in search of paracord, but where to begin? There are many of outlets available for paracord perusal and purchase. The most obvious is your local Army Navy store, which frequently keeps a plentiful stock of an array of colors. Another option is the...
  5. Questions about the Monkey Fist

    If you've been involved with paracord for longer than five minutes you have heard of the Monkey Fist. This notorious knot is not to be trifled with, and it takes a keen eye and a steady hand to get just get right. To see how others have done it please follow this link. Many members have found solutions to this difficult knot. [URL]http://www.paracordforum.com/forum/f17/monkey-fist-query-329/[/URL]
  6. Tough Grid Paracord Giveaway!

    Recently the guys over at ToughGrid.com donated some paracord to be given away here on site. Sign up is simple, and the winner is set to receive 2 100ft reals of paracord, enough to get started on any project. As the holiday season approaches don't forget your favorite paracord enthusiast, and be sure to stop by ToughGrid.com to see all they offer! For complete rules of entry please follow this link. [URL]http://www.paracordforum.com/forum/f8/tough-grid-paracord-giveaway-308/[/URL]
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