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what's so scary about cordage?
« on: July 14, 2017, 09:29:02 PM »
maybe it's just me, but i see more and more of both sides that are
scared of having available cordage and rope. there are the bushcrafty ones
that want to make cordage from different vines and barks and grassy
fibers found in their region, then there are the ones that have everything
on them made of paracord so that they can "unwind it in an emergency,
and have five feet of cordage ready to use. ."
i guess i'm just old fashioned and i have rope and cordage ready to use
and don't have to make any (already did that in scouts and got the badge)
and i don't have to sacrifice my belt or gunsling or unwind anything to
have a piece of rope or cordage in a ready to use state. ( i've been skeptical
since my boy scout days about unwinding a perfectly serviceable belt.
they never would specify how you were to hold your britches up afterward)

the late great ron hood said "where there's rope there's hope" and i've
always agreed with that. it's relatively cheap for what it is and for how
useful it is, which is why i get so puzzled about it.
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Re: what's so scary about cordage?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 10:28:56 PM »
I missed something in that post^^^^.

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Re: what's so scary about cordage?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 05:05:44 AM »
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Re: what's so scary about cordage?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 08:06:41 PM »
maybe i worded something wrong.
no alcohol or illegal drugs here. . .

i was wondering if there was some kind of new 21st century
social stigma involved with having and the practical use of
rope and cordage that i might be unaware of.  maybe it's
just this region. i never see anyone tie a load down for hauling
or traveling anymore. online i see folks trying to make string and rope
out of grass or pine needles and such for camping, then i see
others showing all their things made of cordage that would
need to be unraveled to make use of the cord.
myself, i've always appreciated having ready-to-use rope and
various kinds of cordage at my immediate disposal. i also
appreciate the fact that it's relatively inexpensive in relation
to it's usefulness.

that's pretty much it
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Re: what's so scary about cordage?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 08:15:38 PM »
I keep a couple of  50 ft coils of 3/8 size  nylon for just in case.
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Re: what's so scary about cordage?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 09:47:35 AM »
I have 550 cord in all of my bags.
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Re: what's so scary about cordage?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 09:53:28 AM »
I like Spectra line (spider web strength line), 1/2" nylon and logging chains. 

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Re: what's so scary about cordage?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 11:00:40 AM »
Never heard anyone refer to it as "cordage" before.     :thinker:

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Re: what's so scary about cordage?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 01:18:14 PM »
Never heard anyone refer to it as "cordage" before.     :thinker:

you haven't.....?.....in Texas don't they say "New York city - get some cordage"
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Re: what's so scary about cordage?
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 01:37:11 PM »
I am not afraid of cordage. Currently, I have two cords and a rick of wood for the smoker.
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Re: what's so scary about cordage?
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2017, 03:26:13 PM »
To Al,

WTH is the point of this thread??
I'm confused about why anyone would be afraid of  parachute cord.

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Re: what's so scary about cordage?
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 06:16:20 PM »
Sp long as the phrase "Get the rope" isn't tossed about haphazardly ... no problems here. 

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Re: what's so scary about cordage?
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017, 08:08:16 PM »
Sp long as the phrase "Get the rope" isn't tossed about haphazardly ... no problems here.




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Re: what's so scary about cordage?
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 08:47:45 PM »
To Al,

WTH is the point of this thread??
I'm confused about why anyone would be afraid of  parachute cord.

yours, satx
maybe it just seems to me that folks are afraid.
a while back  i had read some articles or maybe
saw some videos or something where folks were
telling of the small amount of rope or twine or whatever
that they carried. it was paracord actually, and the
exact words were" . . .i carry 50 feet of paracord. 100
feet would just be too heavy. . ."
when i used to use a boat a lot, i would see folks try
and anchor with maybe 20 feet of line and wonder why
they couldn't get a bite on the bottom.
it just seemed to me that folks today have a fear of tying
things down for hauling or travel. i also see many of those
new fangled motorized golf-cart atv's being hauled at
70 mph plus with maybe one or two of the cheapest thin
tie downs that walmart or harbor freight has to sell.
what do those things cost? about $12000.00-$14000.00?
then cheap out on securing it to the trailer ?
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