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Title: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 12, 2015, 03:03:10 PM
OK now that I have everyone's attention here is the deal.

I just picked up about 60 miles of real type 3 paracord.  It comes from surplussed parachutes so the length of each piece will be about 30 feet and I'm selling it by the pound.

There are around 200' of paracord in a pound (probably closer to 220').
 

No choice of colors, what you get is what you get.  And what you get is the best deal on paracord I could find anywhere.

Less than 3 cents a foot for military grade, not the commercial stuff.

$5.50 a pound

Shipping will be based on actual cost, and when I get around to it I will let you know how many pounds of paracord you can stuff into the various fixed price boxes and padded envelopes. 

I am currently taking orders


Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: PetrifiedWood on February 12, 2015, 03:07:20 PM
Cool deal! Do you have the parachutes too? I have heard of all kinds of uses for them.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: zammer on February 12, 2015, 03:07:49 PM
Can you throw out a price to Kanuckistan if possible ?
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: SwampHanger on February 12, 2015, 03:17:17 PM
Thanks Beast that a great deal!
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: madmax on February 12, 2015, 03:19:24 PM
is it used?   >:D

 :)


That's a great deal! 
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: upthecreek on February 12, 2015, 03:47:47 PM
I sure you'll be bringing a few lbs east when you come next week. I might be able to scrounge a 20$  :cheers:

Creek
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 12, 2015, 03:49:49 PM
Can you throw out a price to Kanuckistan if possible ?

First class international looks to be the best bet.  2 pounds would run about $9.99, 3 pounds is closer to $14.00 and a flat rate padded envelope is $19.95 for up to 4 pounds.

Not sure what paracord goes for up in Canada but this would work out to around $5.00/100'

is it used?   >:D

 :)


That's a great deal! 

Yes and thank you.
Cool deal! Do you have the parachutes too? I have heard of all kinds of uses for them.

No chutes, they just take up too much space so they aren't as cost effective.  Plus they are a pain to pack and ship.

I sure you'll be bringing a few lbs east when you come next week. I might be able to scrounge a 20$  :cheers:

Creek

Yeah I'll bring a sack of cord.

Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: madmax on February 12, 2015, 03:50:54 PM
I sure you'll be bringing a few lbs east when you come next week. I might be able to scrounge a 20$  :cheers:

Creek

I sure ? 

I love giving you (http://bladesandbushcraft.com/Smileys/krystl-white/censored.gif).  And no modding!

You're just the greatest upthecreek. Amazing is what I always say when I think of you.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Icepick15 on February 12, 2015, 04:41:27 PM
Sixty MILES of paracord??!!  Holy cr@p!! 
That's over a quarter MILLION feet.  (316,800 to be exact.)
This could be just the thing to cord-wrap the handles of my Military Spec Survival Spoons.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy on February 12, 2015, 04:54:03 PM
You must REALLY be into spoons, too! ???
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: zammer on February 12, 2015, 05:56:22 PM

First class international looks to be the best bet.  2 pounds would run about $9.99

Not sure what paracord goes for up in Canada but this would work out to around $5.00/100'


Sounds like 2lbs should do me nicely for awhile Beast.... thanks for pricing that out  :cheers:

A few yr's back Paracord was not to common up here, that has changed now but it is still fairly expensive compared to Stateside... even with the shipping & exchange rate I will still be way ahead.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy on February 12, 2015, 06:16:00 PM
Mike, how much, including shipping, would $25 get me? :shrug:
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 12, 2015, 06:32:45 PM
Mike, how much, including shipping, would $25 get me? :shrug:

Craig,
I'm not sure yet, it is sitting on my trailer under a tarp and I have to go away tomorrow on an unscheduled trip. But at a guess I think we are in the 3-4 pound range, probably closer to 4 pounds

I'll get it nailed down to a closer figure when I return. Hopefully Monday if it isn't snowing.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: crashdive123 on February 12, 2015, 06:39:20 PM
I'll take some, but wait on the other item you are researching for me before I order.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy on February 12, 2015, 06:42:26 PM
Mike, how much, including shipping, would $25 get me? :shrug:

Craig,
I'm not sure yet, it is sitting on my trailer under a tarp and I have to go away tomorrow on an unscheduled trip. But at a guess I think we are in the 3-4 pound range, probably closer to 4 pounds

I'll get it nailed down to a closer figure when I return. Hopefully Monday if it isn't snowing.
No worries, no rush.....I've got plenty to last me that long, I think. 8)
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Sarge on February 12, 2015, 06:51:46 PM
I'm in! I'll finally be able to build that scale model of the Eiffel Tower out of paracord and potted meat cans.


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Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 12, 2015, 06:57:50 PM
I'm in! I'll finally be able to build that scale model of the Eiffel Tower out of paracord and potted meat cans.


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Why just a scale model? I have enough for a full size model  8) 
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Sarge on February 12, 2015, 07:14:45 PM
LOL!


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Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Red on February 12, 2015, 07:35:45 PM
Shame on me for doubting that the deal would live up to the hype... Kick Ass deal Beast, I am definitely in for a few pounds :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wsdstan on February 12, 2015, 10:32:02 PM
Sounds like a good deal to me.   ;)
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Yellowyak on February 13, 2015, 03:17:03 AM
I sure you'll be bringing a few lbs east when you come next week. I might be able to scrounge a 20$  :cheers:

Creek

Me too. :banana:
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Icepick15 on February 13, 2015, 03:02:13 PM
You must REALLY be into spoons, too! ???

Wolfy,
Don't go making it sound like I'm some kind of fanatic.  I only ordered 3 dozen spoons from Wilderbeast.  Never hurts to be prepared.  :D
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy on February 13, 2015, 03:08:21 PM
Far be it from me to call ANYONE a fanatic! :lol:    Besides, now I'll know who to call on first for a padded spoon when the SERIOUS soup eatin' begins. :stir: :cheers:
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: crashdive123 on February 13, 2015, 05:47:50 PM
All this talk about spooning.......oh wait.....you said spoons.  Never mind.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Dano on February 14, 2015, 04:06:36 AM
I'm in for a couple pounds.  PM when you get back from your trip, no hurry.  Thanks Mike!!
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Punty on February 14, 2015, 12:20:37 PM
   This should spice up my sex life....I mean...ummm....my camping quite a bit! :-[
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy on February 14, 2015, 12:29:45 PM
Perhaps you know how to tie that handcuff knot then, Punty.   I'm sure a video of the process would be appreciated by all, if you do. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 16, 2015, 06:44:03 AM
OK folks, I'm home for a few days so as long as the ice storm that's coming doesn't freeze the tarp on the paracord I'm ready to take orders.

Please PM me with your zip code and number of pounds you want and I'll get back to you with a total and payment infor for those who haven't ordered from me before.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 17, 2015, 10:08:49 AM
Mike, how much, including shipping, would $25 get me? :shrug:

Craig,

You are right at 3.5 lbs shipped for $25.00, or 700-800'

PM me if that works for you.

Thanks
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 17, 2015, 10:12:03 AM
If I missed anyone I apologize, please shoot me a PM to remind me.  It's been a very hectic week for me.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Icepick15 on February 17, 2015, 11:44:16 AM
Mike,

Did you ever get an opportunity to figure out about how many pounds fit in the various sized fixed price shipping boxes and padded envelopes?

Like I need more paracord.

OK OK OK...so I really didn't NEED three dozen spoons either.  But if Wolfy shows up for some tactical soup eatin'....I wanna be ready.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 17, 2015, 12:02:35 PM
Mike,

Did you ever get an opportunity to figure out about how many pounds fit in the various sized fixed price shipping boxes and padded envelopes?

Like I need more paracord.

OK OK OK...so I really didn't NEED three dozen spoons either.  But if Wolfy shows up for some tactical soup eatin'....I wanna be ready.

A padded envelope holds just over a pound, a size A regional box holds about 4 lbs, a medium flat rate box holds around six pounds and a regional size B holds around 7 pounds
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Icepick15 on February 17, 2015, 01:29:56 PM
Mike,

Once again, I can't resist.

I'm in for a Size B Regional Box.  +/- 7 pounds.

PM to follow.

Thanks,
John
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Red on February 19, 2015, 08:28:46 AM
I got my box today, and holy (http://bladesandbushcraft.com/Smileys/krystl-white/censored.gif) is it a lot of cordage!! I now have a lifetime supply lol!!

And yet, I find myself wanting to buy more? I am broken...

Thanks Beast for such an awesome deal brother!!
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 19, 2015, 09:07:17 AM
I got my box today, and holy (http://bladesandbushcraft.com/Smileys/krystl-white/censored.gif) is it a lot of cordage!! I now have a lifetime supply lol!!

And yet, I find myself wanting to buy more? I am broken...

Thanks Beast for such an awesome deal brother!!

And thank you too my friend. 
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Punty on February 20, 2015, 06:23:50 AM
  I'll be buying some, but I want to talk to a friend of mine to see if he wants to bundle an order with me.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Anubis1335 on February 20, 2015, 06:45:47 PM
Im in for $25 worth.  Pm coming
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 22, 2015, 04:39:48 PM
All the paid orders have either been shipped or will be in the mail tomorrow.

And there is still plenty left.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: MnSportsman on February 22, 2015, 09:07:44 PM
 I will be trying to get some. Just need to decide how much & then see if you still have any,since it is such a great deal.
;)


I will be in touch, when the time comes. Won't be too long.
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Red on February 24, 2015, 07:58:19 PM
So.. I bought 5lbs. I just sat down tonight to un-tangle it all.

I ended up with roughly 1,500 feet of usable cordage!! BIG THANKS TO WILDERBEAST for such an awesome deal!!
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: madmax on February 25, 2015, 12:23:09 AM
That was only 5 lbs?  Criminy!  That's a huge hank of cordage!
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: crashdive123 on February 25, 2015, 02:13:42 PM
Just received a 6lb shipment.  Thanks beast.  I'll tackle the sorting job a little later with a nice tall glass of Knob Creek.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy on February 25, 2015, 03:03:15 PM
I'm beginning to feel like a piker for only getting 3.5# of it, but I already have 2 full spools on the shelf, I AM 67 years old and my brother & wife are laughing at me NOW! :-[
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Icepick15 on February 26, 2015, 03:05:00 PM
Got my paracord from Wilderbeast today.  It was a day late according to the projected delivery date on the USPS tracking site.  I am NOT complaining.  I figure it was delayed due to the weather between him and me.  Just wanted to pass that on in case any of ya'll are waiting on deliveries.

When Beast packs a box with paracord, he packs a box with paracord.  I've found a few lengths that appear to have suffocated due to lack of air in the box.  I got seven pounds from him.  I've pulled out about 150 feet so far.  It's not tangled bad at all.

I'm glad Wilderbeast doesn't have an online catalog.  I'd probably be destitute and/or divorced in short order.

As always, Mike, a pleasure doing business with you.

John
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: zammer on February 26, 2015, 03:12:10 PM
I'm beginning to feel like a piker for only getting 3.5# of it,

Yea, I didn't want to say anything about it butttttt yea, don't be such a Piker.........  :rofl:
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on February 26, 2015, 03:37:02 PM
Got my paracord from Wilderbeast today.  It was a day late according to the projected delivery date on the USPS tracking site.  I am NOT complaining.  I figure it was delayed due to the weather between him and me.  Just wanted to pass that on in case any of ya'll are waiting on deliveries.

When Beast packs a box with paracord, he packs a box with paracord.  I've found a few lengths that appear to have suffocated due to lack of air in the box.  I got seven pounds from him.  I've pulled out about 150 feet so far.  It's not tangled bad at all.

I'm glad Wilderbeast doesn't have an online catalog.  I'd probably be destitute and/or divorced in short order.

As always, Mike, a pleasure doing business with you.

John

Thanks. 

I think the USPS has done a crackerjack job getting these boxes delivered considering the weather they have been dealing with. 

Sorry about those suffocated strands  :lol:

I'm beginning to feel like a piker for only getting 3.5# of it,

Yea, I didn't want to say anything about it butttttt yea, don't be such a Piker.........  :rofl:

Hey. leave Wolfy alone. He ties everything slippery so he never has to cut it.  Cordage lasts a lot longer that way.



Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy on February 26, 2015, 04:02:17 PM
You certainly exposed my inborn frugality & modus operandi to the world THAT time, 'beast! :-[
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: zammer on February 26, 2015, 04:08:38 PM
You certainly exposed my inborn frugality & modus operandi to the world THAT time, 'beast! :-[

The Beast don't play games....lol
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy on February 26, 2015, 04:17:03 PM
You certainly exposed my inborn frugality & modus operandi to the world THAT time, 'beast! :-[

The Beast don't play games....lol
Perhaps, I was being overly sensitive........I can be that way, ya' know. :lol:
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: upthecreek on February 26, 2015, 04:57:19 PM
It will be ok wolfy. Hang in there buddy.

Creek
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast 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
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy 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

Believe me, I KNOW the feeling! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: MnSportsman 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:

Pfffft...
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy on February 26, 2015, 08:05:29 PM
 :lol: :rofl: :hail:
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Sarge 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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Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: SIXFOOTER 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
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on March 03, 2015, 07:11:17 AM
Just a bump in case anyone missed it.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Punty on March 11, 2015, 11:01:44 AM
  Order coming this weekend from myself. Probably 3 pounds.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: zammer 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)
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on March 16, 2015, 07:43:10 AM
$5.50 for a pound of 550

Still plenty left
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy on March 16, 2015, 08:05:29 AM
Of the original 60 mile pile, how many miles do you estimate are left?  :shrug:
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast 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
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy 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:
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: pete28 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 :)
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast 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.

Welcome to B & B
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Punty 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.

   
   
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast 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.

   
 

 :thumbsup:

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.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: pete28 on March 24, 2015, 05:05:42 PM
Checking with two of my friend at work but I may be getting 3 more pounds.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast 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
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: upthecreek on March 25, 2015, 06:50:41 PM
I'm trying to google cord length for rail safety in treehouses..  :doh:

Creek
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Icepick15 on March 25, 2015, 08:13:07 PM
I'm trying to google cord length for rail safety in treehouses..  :doh:

Creek
[/quote

You're building a treehouse out of paracord??  Sheesh....I thought I was being excessive when I bought seven pounds.  Turns out I'm just a piker.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: zammer on March 26, 2015, 08:35:37 AM
I'm trying to google cord length for rail safety in treehouses..  :doh:
Creek

What you need is one of them whips that Hush makes, you know... to crack at any tree rats that dare to wander to close to the fort,  ;)
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: madmax 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.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: upthecreek on March 26, 2015, 10:44:05 AM
 :tent:

Creek
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: pete28 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 :)
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on April 11, 2015, 05:42:14 AM
Still have some left.

550 for $5.50
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast 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.

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/military%20spec%20surplus/002_zps0l0yvoiz.jpg)
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: MnSportsman 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.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast 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.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Quenchcrack on May 06, 2015, 11:37:15 AM
PM sent, Beast.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast on May 06, 2015, 05:39:36 PM
PM sent, Beast.

The package will be on the way tomorrow.

Thanks
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Quenchcrack 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.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Double Ott 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.

Tom
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Quenchcrack 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. :)
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Double Ott 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.

Thanks again, Tom
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Quenchcrack 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.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Double Ott 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.

Tom
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast 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.

Tom

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:-)
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Quenchcrack 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.

Tom

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.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast 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.

Tom

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

here is someones YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANupDtPWxtQ

Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy 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!
                                                                 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Quenchcrack 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.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: MnSportsman 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..
;)


I am still gonna order more... I keep giving it to others.. I am bad that way.
 ;)



Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast 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...
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy 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:
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Quenchcrack 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.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Wilderbeast 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".
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: MnSportsman on May 11, 2015, 07:01:33 PM
 I like Paracord... Particularly, when it is offered at one helluva price & from a great source.
;D


And I don't care what knot ya use to tie things up with it....
LOL
:D


Seems I am prejudiced that way too...
;)
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: Double Ott 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.

Thanks Mike and my regards, Tom
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: PetrifiedWood 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.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: MnSportsman on September 02, 2015, 08:34:20 PM
*bump*


Posted in the other Paracord topic by mistake...


Anyway...To see if the cordage is still available... Personally, I have to get some more and I will start here first...  Second...

LOL

;)
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: MnSportsman on September 07, 2015, 07:35:56 PM
Once again...




  Outstanding!  Quality! & Prompt service!  Plus... going the extra mile to make things better!
 :thumbsup:


 :)


Thanks !!!


 :D
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: lowcard1 on February 06, 2017, 10:54:45 AM
Any left?
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: wolfy on February 06, 2017, 11:20:38 AM
Any left?

I'll bet there is. :rolleyes:    Email Wilderbeast at michaeldubroff@msn.com to check on inventory.
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: xj35s on February 06, 2017, 11:33:21 AM
Go to his website.
http://store.oldgrouch.biz/
Title: Re: Paracord By The Pound, 550 cord for $5.50
Post by: lowcard1 on February 07, 2017, 04:11:59 AM
Thanks.