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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2015, 05:13:57 PM »
I meant no offense, although I usually manage to offend whether I mean to or not.  :P
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2015, 05:16:45 PM »
I meant no offense, although I usually manage to offend whether I mean to or not.  :P

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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2015, 08:00:28 PM »

I meant no offense, although I usually manage to offend whether I mean to or not.  :P

Believe me, I KNOW the feeling! :rolleyes:

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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2015, 08:05:29 PM »
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2015, 01:33:33 PM »
Holy moly! I got a box full! I've got enough to wrap the handle on every knife, axe, shovel, rake, mop and broom in the house.

Seriously, thank you, Beast.


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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #55 on: February 27, 2015, 09:40:43 PM »
Wow, that's a sheite load of paracord. Pretty sure I am not going to need more anytime soon, thanks Beastie
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #56 on: March 03, 2015, 07:11:17 AM »
Just a bump in case anyone missed it.
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #57 on: March 11, 2015, 11:01:44 AM »
  Order coming this weekend from myself. Probably 3 pounds.
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #58 on: March 11, 2015, 12:07:26 PM »
This is one of those good deals that will go down in the epic hall of fame category  8)
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #59 on: March 16, 2015, 07:43:10 AM »
$5.50 for a pound of 550

Still plenty left
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #60 on: March 16, 2015, 08:05:29 AM »
Of the original 60 mile pile, how many miles do you estimate are left?  :shrug:
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #61 on: March 16, 2015, 08:08:13 AM »
Of the original 60 mile pile, how many miles do you estimate are left?  :shrug:

Around 25 miles, give or take
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #62 on: March 16, 2015, 10:43:41 AM »
HOLY COW!.....that stuff's going FAST, but at that price I shouldn't be surprised, I guess. :shrug:
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #63 on: March 23, 2015, 04:17:36 AM »
Hi Beast! I'm in for 2 pounds if you still have some left. I don't think my p.m. got through so I sent ya another one :)
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #64 on: March 23, 2015, 05:24:03 AM »
Hi Beast! I'm in for 2 pounds if you still have some left. I don't think my p.m. got through so I sent ya another one :)

Hi Pete, I just sent you a reply.  There is plenty of paracord left.

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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #65 on: March 24, 2015, 10:51:25 AM »
   Got my 4 pounds a week ago. Holy crap, that's a lot of cord! Great condition and the box was jammed full.

   Hiding it from the wife until she is out of the house and I can play with it...melt the ends, divide it between myself and my buddy.

   Thanks a lot, Beast.

   
   
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #66 on: March 24, 2015, 11:13:10 AM »
   Got my 4 pounds a week ago. Holy crap, that's a lot of cord! Great condition and the box was jammed full.

   Hiding it from the wife until she is out of the house and I can play with it...melt the ends, divide it between myself and my buddy.

   Thanks a lot, Beast.

   
 

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Every time someone says "That's a lot of paracord" it puts a smile on my face.

On the other hand when I am lifting a few totes of it weighing 50+ pounds,  I'm not smiling, it's more like a grimace on my face.
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #67 on: March 24, 2015, 05:05:42 PM »
Checking with two of my friend at work but I may be getting 3 more pounds.
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #68 on: March 24, 2015, 05:31:47 PM »
Checking with two of my friend at work but I may be getting 3 more pounds.

Just let me know Pete.

Thanks
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #69 on: March 25, 2015, 06:50:41 PM »
I'm trying to google cord length for rail safety in treehouses..  :doh:

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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #70 on: March 25, 2015, 08:13:07 PM »
I'm trying to google cord length for rail safety in treehouses..  :doh:

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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #71 on: March 26, 2015, 08:35:37 AM »
I'm trying to google cord length for rail safety in treehouses..  :doh:
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #72 on: March 26, 2015, 10:19:03 AM »
I watched him snap leaves off trees.  And yes they were what he was aiming at.

We've seen someone hurt themselves with these whips.  Don't try this at home kids.
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #73 on: March 26, 2015, 10:44:05 AM »
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #74 on: March 26, 2015, 04:19:42 PM »
Well I ordered two pounds and I can honestly say I have no idea how 2 tons were able to fit into the box!! I mean talk about stuffed!! I bought enough to factor in for mistakes and fun projects but I have enough to make mistakes on fun projects!!! I see a zip line at my home in the near future :)
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #75 on: April 11, 2015, 05:42:14 AM »
Still have some left.

550 for $5.50
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #76 on: April 20, 2015, 08:30:29 AM »
Just to show how much one pound of paracord is on the left is a standard hank of 100' that usually goes for $8-$9 in the Surplus store.  That's for the "commercial grade stuff" that you will typically find.

On the right is a pound of real military spec 550 cord, about 240 feet worth.

So you decide, 240 feet of real paracord for $5.50 or 100 of the knock off stuff for three times the cost per foot.

And it is most cost effective to get at least a couple of pounds since the shipping cost per pound goes down per unit shipped.

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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #77 on: May 02, 2015, 07:43:55 PM »
I would like to order some more paracord. Please send me a PM when ya have the chance.
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #78 on: May 03, 2015, 07:26:56 AM »
I would like to order some more paracord. Please send me a PM when ya have the chance.
Thanks.

PM sent JB.
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« Reply #79 on: May 06, 2015, 11:37:15 AM »
PM sent, Beast.
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #80 on: May 06, 2015, 05:39:36 PM »
PM sent, Beast.

The package will be on the way tomorrow.

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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #81 on: May 09, 2015, 03:07:38 PM »
Wow.  Got my Beast Bag-o-cord today. Only got two pounds but should last me a lifetime.  Unless I start knitting truck cozies.
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #82 on: May 09, 2015, 06:14:13 PM »
Mike, I'm sending you a P.M. for two #s of 550 paracord. I really don't have a need for it, but I'm sure a good use will come sometime in the near future.

 No big rush on this order.

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« Reply #83 on: May 10, 2015, 09:19:12 AM »
Ok, being OCD, I pulled the individual strands apart and made them into individual wrapped coils.  Two pounds gets you 15 coils at 30 feet each.  I did the whole chore in about 20 minutes so don't worry about sorting out a noodle bowl. The individual lengths are easy to separate. :)
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #84 on: May 10, 2015, 09:47:43 AM »
Max, Thanks for the update. I just confirmed an order for 2 Lbs with Mike. Looks like I'll need to learn a good splicing knot to make a few longer lengths. I'm thinking of a fly-fishing knot.

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« Reply #85 on: May 10, 2015, 11:05:16 AM »
I think a knot will reduce the load bearing strength by up to 50%  so adjust accordingly.
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #86 on: May 11, 2015, 05:07:04 PM »
Max, Thanks. You are right, a knot will reduce the strength of the 550. But I'm going to use the longer piece for a tarp tie down so I should be OK.

Woo Hoo  :banana: I have a tracking number, should be here soon. Mike has always been very quick to ship. Thank you Mike.

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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #87 on: May 11, 2015, 05:27:58 PM »
Max, Thanks. You are right, a knot will reduce the strength of the 550. But I'm going to use the longer piece for a tarp tie down so I should be OK.

Woo Hoo  :banana: I have a tracking number, should be here soon. Mike has always been very quick to ship. Thank you Mike.

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Tom,

My pleasure.  As to longer lengths, a uni to uni knot preserves much of the strength of the line but just about any well tied knot should suffice for your purposes.

And since knots were mentioned we can expect Wolfy to chime in any second now  O:-)
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #88 on: May 11, 2015, 05:49:14 PM »
Max, Thanks. You are right, a knot will reduce the strength of the 550. But I'm going to use the longer piece for a tarp tie down so I should be OK.

Woo Hoo  :banana: I have a tracking number, should be here soon. Mike has always been very quick to ship. Thank you Mike.

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No complaints about shipping speed.  Got mine in 2 days.  I wish eBay could ship that fast. My last order of 300 lumen mini flashlights took 12 days to get from California to Houston.

I had to look up uni knot. Tied on hundreds of those when I fished in Colorado but never thought to use  it paracord.
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #89 on: May 11, 2015, 05:56:40 PM »
Max, Thanks. You are right, a knot will reduce the strength of the 550. But I'm going to use the longer piece for a tarp tie down so I should be OK.

Woo Hoo  :banana: I have a tracking number, should be here soon. Mike has always been very quick to ship. Thank you Mike.

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No complaints about shipping speed.  Got mine in 2 days.  I wish eBay could ship that fast. My last order of 300 lumen mini flashlights took 12 days to get from California to Houston.

Beast, what is a uni knot?

uni to uni or double uni is a method I use to join two lines, used to use it all the time tying fishing line to leader but it can be used in other applications as well

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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #90 on: May 11, 2015, 06:06:32 PM »
Chiming in, as expected, Mike.:lol: I was reading about this very subject this afternoon, but will not clutter this thread with what I found.  Look for a new thread in the skills section, coming soon to a forum near you!
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« Reply #91 on: May 11, 2015, 06:07:51 PM »
A useful knot but trying to tie on a 2 lb leader standing up to your arse in ice cold,  fast moving runoff defied me most of the time.  I wanted to resort to the Water Works Booster method.
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #92 on: May 11, 2015, 06:10:22 PM »
http://www.animatedknots.com/bloodknot/index.php?Categ=fishing


Nothing stronger that I know of.... but, I am prejudiced... It is the one I use..
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #93 on: May 11, 2015, 06:20:11 PM »
Craig,

Chime away.

JB, the uni "system" is just what I am proficient with, and a well tied knot is better than a "superior" but poorly tied knot.

MaxE, I've always been a boat fisherman.  If I'm standing in up to my arse in ice water something has gone very wrong, and it once did, but that's a story for another time...
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #94 on: May 11, 2015, 06:42:13 PM »
I've used the Uni-Knot ever since it was 'new' and lauded as being the strongest terrminal knot known to man. ;D     It was introduced first in an old issue of (I think) Outdoor Life Magazine, but in some lines, the old, simple and often overlooked Palomar Knot comes out on top of the heap, so who knows? :shrug:   

JB's Blood Knot is, to my knowledge, one of the very best out there in retaining a VERY high percentage of the line's test weight. :thumbsup:
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #95 on: May 11, 2015, 06:52:46 PM »
I bought some ice fishing tackle when we lived in Iowa.  We were about a mile from the Mississippi River. The stuff looked like a fly's leg tied to a baby hair. Thank God it was all snelled. I bought it at the end of the season and the river never froze over again until we moved. I still have it along with all my fly fishing gear. Maybe in the next life.
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #96 on: May 11, 2015, 06:56:15 PM »
I've used the Uni-Knot ever since it was 'new' and lauded as being the strongest terrminal knot known to man. ;D     It was introduced first in an old issue of (I think) Outdoor Life Magazine, but in some lines, the old, simple and often overlooked Palomar Knot comes out on top of the heap, so who knows? :shrug:   

JB's Blood Knot is, to my knowledge, one of the very best out there in retaining a VERY high percentage of the line's test weight. :thumbsup:

I like the uni for connecting similar sized lines but for attaching dissimilar sized lines, especially when one of the lines is a superbraid like power pro I use a modified reverse albright, sometimes known in the northeast as an "Alberto knot".
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #97 on: May 11, 2015, 07:01:33 PM »
 I like Paracord... Particularly, when it is offered at one helluva price & from a great source.
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And I don't care what knot ya use to tie things up with it....
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Seems I am prejudiced that way too...
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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #98 on: May 13, 2015, 10:47:15 AM »
Woo  :banana: Hoo  :banana:...My paracord 550 arrived today. I ordered 2 Lbs for $16.75 (with shipping).

That equaled 17 hanks of 30+ ft cord. The cord is O.D. green so it will be great for any hunting activity.

The only thing I'll need to do to the cord is melt the ends to keep them from fraying.

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Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
« Reply #99 on: May 19, 2015, 10:11:24 PM »
I would probably use grapevine knots to join the cords if I didn't plan to untie them, or figure 8 bend if I wanted it to be temporary, more from force of habit than any other consideration.