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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2011 03:38:19 PM »

you think so? Seems pretty tight to me. There is a little in some random spots. I could see getting maybe another foot in.
Would also be nice if I didn't have such small wrists.
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2011 03:51:34 PM »

I know there is more room Smiley I was doing it very loose at first and the girl who showed me said "No! Tighter!" lol

The lines in the middle become parallel if they are scootched up enough.
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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2011 05:52:01 PM »

Alright, thanks for the tip. I'm going to do another one as soon as I can order some side release clasps, I'll for sure try getting that tighter.
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2011 02:42:31 AM »

Ok so this might be a dumb question...especially from someone who happens to own paracord...I bought some for stringing up a hammock..but why is it considered necessary to carry..what kinds of scenarios would it be useful for..apart from climbing down a cliff or something like that..is there somethign i am missing?
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2011 04:15:13 AM »

Ok so this might be a dumb question...especially from someone who happens to own paracord...I bought some for stringing up a hammock..but why is it considered necessary to carry..what kinds of scenarios would it be useful for..apart from climbing down a cliff or something like that..is there somethign i am missing?


A lot of stuff..for me the draws of always having it on me in an urban setting consists of finding stuff that will not fit on my messenger bag, while my messenger bag can have stuff strapped to the outside, being able to tie it down would make it an easier carry for the walk to my destination.
....lots of tying comes to mind, securing things down...
Things break or come apart a lot, I'm not opposed to using paracord like thread.
In the end, Paracord is like ductape, there is plenty of uses for it and it's when you are not carrying it that you need it most.
like I said, I like to get myself into places and situations that I probably shouldn't. In those moments that cord could make or break what it is.
plus it just looks nice. Wink
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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2011 05:04:45 AM »

Ok so this might be a dumb question...especially from someone who happens to own paracord...I bought some for stringing up a hammock..but why is it considered necessary to carry..what kinds of scenarios would it be useful for..apart from climbing down a cliff or something like that..is there somethign i am missing?

I know this one military-styled site that sells them (one of those $25 places Goomba was talking about!) gave some examples that people had supposedly used them for (they say if you use it you can tell them what for & they'll send you a replacement), like tourniquets, towing a vehicle, tying a grill to a car, making a shelter, and tying a boat to a dock. The point is, you never know where you'll be and what can happen that you might need it for. You might never, but it might end up being a vital resource at some point. Hence, having them in something like a bracelet, where you're not carrying around a backpack full of survival gear or anything, just a simple little thing worn on your person. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2011 05:10:56 AM »

Regarding the amount of paracord - the site I mentioned^ says "We build each one with approximately 1.75 feet per every inch of wrist size. A size 7.5 will give you approximately 14 feet of paracord when unraveled." so you can compare what you're doing with the big bucks guys. Wink
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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2011 05:34:36 AM »

Exactly, Melby, good answer!   

Outdoorsmen of different kinds, tactical, military, hunters etc all have different paracord skills even beyond the obvious ones. If you take the cord apart the thin strands in the middle can be tied into a net to catch fish with. The internal strands have a lot of first aid uses since they are strong and have been kept mostly clean by the exterior weaving. Weapons/food gathering tools are possible with knowledge of knots. Rafts are even possible with the length in a bracelet if you lay it out a certain way.

I've learned a lot from the tactical guys that I work with. They are so creative with these things and they never attributed it to being crafty.
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« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2011 05:47:41 AM »

Wow, rafts?? That's wild! haha
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« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2011 06:21:53 AM »

Exactly, Melby, good answer!   

Outdoorsmen of different kinds, tactical, military, hunters etc all have different paracord skills even beyond the obvious ones. If you take the cord apart the thin strands in the middle can be tied into a net to catch fish with. The internal strands have a lot of first aid uses since they are strong and have been kept mostly clean by the exterior weaving. Weapons/food gathering tools are possible with knowledge of knots. Rafts are even possible with the length in a bracelet if you lay it out a certain way.

I've learned a lot from the tactical guys that I work with. They are so creative with these things and they never attributed it to being crafty.

Good stuff.
I also think I know of the site Melby is talking about, pretty sure I came across it during my research. I would love to get more cord into my bracelet despite the size of my wrist. It would truly be more practical that way. There is probably enough in this one to do anything I would need to but, again, can never have too much cord on your person.
While I do carry a bag every where in which usually has my knife, ductape, my wallet and what have you....having access to cord in that moment that you need it without having to stop and go "it's in my bag..gotta get into my bag"
Great examples ladies. While not being a man of military background or spending a lot of time around tactical types, such examples never really come to mind.
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