How to Recognize Real Mil-Spec 550 Paracord

As survival equipment, 550 paracord may only be surpassed in importance by fire and a knife. 550 paracord can be used to build shelters and fishing nets. Its inner strands can be separated to be used as sutures or even dental floss. Use it to replace a broken shoe lace ...

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What Is Paracord Used For?

What is paracord? Paracord was originally used to connect paratroopers to their parachutes and is still commonly used by all branches of the military for many purposes. It is also known as 550 cord because the standard military spec cord will hold up to 550 pounds without breaking. The military ...

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How to Make a DIY Pocket-Sized Paracord Dispenser

There's nothing like going camping for a weekend. Three days of fresh air, beautiful natural scenery, and plenty of time to sit alone and reflect. Plus, if you would enjoy more strenuous activities, like hiking, swimming, or exploring, those are usually available in nearby proximity. But, what would you do ...

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Make Great Survival Tools From Paracord Projects

What is parachute cord and where did it come from? During World War II, parachute cord was used as suspension cords for parachutes. But, as paratroopers found themselves in difficult situations, they discovered many creative ways to use the cord for survival. Now parachute cord, which is often called paracord, ...

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Paracord Knots

550 paracord is made of nylon kernmantle and is the most commonly known parachute cord. The “550” refers to its breaking strength of 550 pounds. It was first used by the US military for not only parachutes, but also in the field for repairing gear straps, replacing broken boot laces ...

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Things to Know About Paracord

Paracord may be a common household item that you may deem as having small importance. Many people however would disagree with that opinion. It has proved itself useful and is especially valued by people who are fond of outdoor activities. The term paracord is a short cut for “parachute cord” ...

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Parachute Cord and Its Applications

I do not think anyone would not know about the parachute cord (ie Paracord) ever since it was first introduced and applied in military affairs during WWII. Nowadays, parachute cord is used by both military and civilians for a great number of purpose tasks. In this article, we will talk ...

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Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit, do you have one? If in the event that the worst happens, you need to keep yourself and your family safe. If you are not prepared you might not be able to get what you need when the pawpaw hits the fan. First of all each ...

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR KNITTED DOLL OR BABY SHOES

Material: wool in desired colors, the thicker the wool, the bigger the shoes. My examples in the pictures were knitted with wool suitable for needle size 3-4. We also need a double pointed needles (4 knitting needles are sufficient) in a needle size corresponding to the wool. I got this instruction ...

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