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    Paracord suggestion

    Hi, is this cord be useful while hunting/camping https://swordsswords.com/rope-paratr...all-100ft.html, or do you have other suggestions.

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    paracord is always handy - home, truck, hunting etc
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    7 strand paracord is brilliant, lightweight and strong as all hell. I always have some with me.
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    7 strand paracord as mentioned, i've always got some on me in the field. Aliexpress is the cheapest i've found.
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    I like it, and use it on rifle slings and to tie something like a torch or lighter so's I don't lose it to my gear.

    If you're looking for a bunch of it, Atwoods in the US sell it. They have boxes of end of run/ slight imperfection stuff that's far cheaper than getting individual hanks of it.

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    Yup. Have heaps of the stuff. It's the bailing twine of non-farmers, city no 8 wire.
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    Bankline is also very useful, does not hold 550 pounds , but weighs less and fold up smaller.

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    can buy it at mitre 10 too.

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    I've taken a liking to Amsteel Blue rope. 12 strand Dyneema. 3mm version has a breaking strain of 1.1Tonnes (2500lbs), and is easy to splice. About $1 / meter.
    If there was a downside - it's really hard to cut without a really sharp knife. Scissors won't do it.

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    where is the source and price for amsteel blue? please

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    Quote Originally Posted by warla View Post
    where is the source and price for amsteel blue? please
    info@ropes.co.nz

    Send them an email for current pricing on the thickness you are after.

    Last lot I got was the 2.5mm stuff for 99c + GST per meter
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    The other thing to look into with amsteel (especially the thicker stuff) is making soft shackles - a spliced cord loop that is a super light easy replacement for carabiners

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubique View Post
    The other thing to look into with amsteel (especially the thicker stuff) is making soft shackles - a spliced cord loop that is a super light easy replacement for carabiners
    We have recently started using soft shackles in our 4wding, they are good. A bit tricky to use when everything is covered in mud, but it takes one more heavy potential projectile out of the equation

 

 

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