Alternatives to paracord ?

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Paullyfuzz

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Sep 28, 2007
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Personally, i dont like the proper paracord and was wondering what is out there that is just as good, but doesnt have he inner strands ?

Paul
 

Shewie

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Dec 15, 2005
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What is there not to like about it Paul ?

Comms cord is good though, I got a load from rvops a few weeks ago
 

Gill

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Jun 29, 2004
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try amsteel blue or dyneema cord,it comes in varios thicknesses and does not stretch and is far stronger than 550.
 

Crafty

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...Location.... Location....
Dyneema is pricey but it is rediculously strong (IE. They make bullet-proof stuff out of it), I found it difficult to find thick Dyneema (IE. 8mm) but in the end I found the stuff. If you decide to go with Dyneema, here's the links:

3mm Dyneema: http://www.roostersailing.com/merch...&Product_Code=ROPD3&Category_Code=dyn&SortBy=

6mm Dyneema: http://www.roostersailing.com/merch...Product_Code=ROPDY6&Category_Code=dyn&SortBy=

8mm Dyneema: http://www.roostersailing.com/merch...Product_Code=ROPDY8&Category_Code=dyn&SortBy=

Disclaimer: I don't have any connection with Roosersailing, nor it affliates.
 

EdS

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
baler twine - cheao and comes but the mile.


I've also got a load of proper old fashioned jute hairy baler twin. Strong, very weather resistant (I've some that is been out side for 2 years and is still holding things together) plus it can be used as tinder and will rot once on the floor if dropped
 

Air Pirate

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I've started including a roll of jute twine in my bag. It's good enough for alot of various tying tasks, is biodegradable, and can be used as tinder in a pinch.
 

helixpteron

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Mar 16, 2008
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I've started including a roll of jute twine in my bag. It's good enough for alot of various tying tasks, is biodegradable, and can be used as tinder in a pinch.
Me too, I bought a 125 metre roll of natural Jute twine for 79p, there's also a 50 metre roll of green for 49p and a 250 metre roll of natural

 

MartiniDave

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Aug 29, 2003
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I like the green jute garden twine too, it can be had very cheaply. I picked up some 4mm plastic stuff in B&Q the other day, about £3 for 50 metres, for those jobs that need a bit of strength, but would be a waste of paracord or climers accessory cord.
Baling string is good too, and tends to be a by-product on dairy farms that just gets binned or burnt, so its even cheaper!

Dave