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4/23/2020 1:35 PM

*not sure if pic will work

On the left:

This makes good cordage right? Trying to get over Army 550 cord compulsion.


• Rope Diameter - 1/32" / .75mm
• Tensile Strength - 36 lbs / 17 kg
• Weight (oz/300ft approx) - 2.8oz / 80g
• Material - Polyester / Nylon
• Lightweight & Strong
• Color Will not run or bleed
• UV, Rot, Mildew Resistant
• Made In The USA

On the right: 

Please advise on theoretical "cordage stick" or "cortick" or... "cork"?

Put it on an old carbon fiber arrow tube (leftover from my Patrick Smith inspired sewing kit) about the length of my fist's width (pre-capped ends with duct tape, didn't put anything inside) and after the first layer I put half of a paperclip on for quick securing of the end. Idea is I can have ~100ft of cordage in a pen size package that will not tangle or unravel.

Is this a solution to a problem that doesn't exist? Or is it a bad idea, could lose all my cordage? (some redundacy in the afore-mentioned sewing kit... and I wrapped some tool handles in 550 cord for emergencies / 550 cord compulsion).

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4/24/2020 9:57 PM

Good ol' bank line for most cordage needs, and Zing-It for when its gotta be strong and any sizeable stretch is a problem.  These two cover most needs, IMO.  Sometimes paracord (most of it ain't 550lb test, it is 375)  will suffice


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4/25/2020 6:58 AM

Thanks for the note, I appreciate it, never heard of Zing-it before!

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4/25/2020 9:02 AM

Shop around for the Zing It line.  Also, it is slick as snot and you have to consider that for knots as it can creep if it isn't backed up.  Because it is so slick it is what most use to hang a food bag up from bears, PCT style where you have to throw a rock bag over a limb.  Paracord sucks and blows for that app