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The cost of paracord

This is a discussion on The cost of paracord within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by jdbushcraft That works just as well as any other. Several people have done tests on the cheaper brands and every test met ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdbushcraft View Post
    That works just as well as any other. Several people have done tests on the cheaper brands and every test met or exceeded mil specs.
    Just be sure it's actually tested. What some call "paracord" is not true 550.

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    I've bought cord from a dollarstore that was about twice the diameter of paracord.

    Don't ask me how I know this, but a single length of it will snap on a hammock. Less than 10 seconds with one adult.
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    You shouldn't be using paracord for a hammock either. Dynamic loading can way exceed 550 lbs. That's why experienced hangers use dyneema. 1/8 in is 2500 lb break strength.
    Last edited by jdbushcraft; 11-18-2015 at 12:18 PM.
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