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2000 ft of 750 Mil Spec paracord

This is a discussion on 2000 ft of 750 Mil Spec paracord within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Well, ya said farm so I took a stab. Again, you are correct, Sir. Just your basic F150 crew cab littered with dog hair....

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    Well, ya said farm so I took a stab.
    Again, you are correct, Sir. Just your basic F150 crew cab littered with dog hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marica View Post
    Really? Conductive? You're funning me, right?
    as in electric current will run through it and not only electrocute, but it also add insult to injury by melting that nylon outer sheathing to your skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old SF Guy View Post
    as in electric current will run through it and not only electrocute, but it also add insult to injury by melting that nylon outer sheathing to your skin.
    Fluke 1507 megger, pumping 1052 volts through just a couple inches of 550 paracord. After 60 seconds (standard test for 1000v), it still tops the megger out at 11 giga-ohms. Essentially, it's not allowing any current through.

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    So either the 400v claim was done with cheap paracord (lots of 'filler' that may be conductive and isn't true, genuine 550), or paracord that intentionally has something in it that's conductive (GIOD, reflective threads, etc). Myth busted.
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    It makes great work boot laces. They only last about 6 months or a year, but at the price, who cares?

    The stuff is pretty stretchy. As I recall, you are located in New Jersey so you might consider making a slingshot to shoot all of the muslims back to New York...
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    I keep plenty of paracord on hand and in my trucks GHB's. It comes in handy at times. Don't buy the knock off crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inor View Post
    It makes great work boot laces. They only last about 6 months or a year, but at the price, who cares?

    The stuff is pretty stretchy. As I recall, you are located in New Jersey so you might consider making a slingshot to shoot all of the muslims back to New York...
    EE GADS, MAN! I'm in Mississippi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prepared One View Post
    I keep plenty of paracord on hand and in my trucks GHB's. It comes in handy at times. Don't buy the knock off crap.
    The 750 mil spec I won is from Tough Grid. ?? mil spec means military specification, right?
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    The mil spec used for years was 550 Mil-Spec . 750 mil spec must be at least offered as a stronger version. I was unaware the military had issued a standard for it. 550 cord is said to have breaking strength, sometimes in excess of 550 pounds.
    Often lower quality commercial stuff is passed off as mil spec.

    Just for a fun read.

    http://paracord550milspec.com/wp-con...IL-C-5040H.pdf
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    Just wanted to add, may not be applicable, but worked with hoists, both electric and mechanical had inspectors come in to certify them. They would check stuff like link stretch of the chain, etc. Bottom line due to liability all hoists of current manufacture, last 20 years, are proofed at 1 1/2 times rated capacity. Sort of like proof testing a barrel. They're good for way more. Explains why Mil vehicles look way over built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back Pack Hack View Post
    Fluke 1507 megger, pumping 1052 volts through just a couple inches of 550 paracord. After 60 seconds (standard test for 1000v), it still tops the megger out at 11 giga-ohms. Essentially, it's not allowing any current through.

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    So either the 400v claim was done with cheap paracord (lots of 'filler' that may be conductive and isn't true, genuine 550), or paracord that intentionally has something in it that's conductive (GIOD, reflective threads, etc). Myth busted.
    Alright then bad dawg...go run you a line across a 1000 volts of "AC" an see if your still standing...big difference from AC to DC.

 

 
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