paracord gear

bevvie-marsh  asked:

Salem pls do modern losers going to the mall hc!! ❤️

OOOOOH YES OK

-well richie is definitely the one who snapchats the trip and shows all his purchases

-he also rents one of those little animals that kids can ride on at malls and coerces mike into driving him because hes a huge baby who loves being pushed around while he screeches over the music

-stan ACTUALLY shops for clothes instead of candy and trinkets like his twerp of a best friend and absolutely loves all those cheapo fashion shops like H&M and Forever 21 because he can get niceish clothes for pretty good prices and still buy like, a lot of them. he also likes nordstrom though, and always stops at REI for paracord and camping gear so he can birdwatch. if you want to find stan gifts, go look for big binoculars and the like from the mall- or bird stationary

-mike loves the candy counters from the fifties that still have their signs up from that time period and kept their architecture the same; he likes how out of place they look next to the sleek, new-age buildings (much like he feels he looks next to his friends) and how much they remind him of his daddy and granddaddy’s stories about their lives. he always gets the same thing: red licorice whips (he’s always been partial to them) and those little chocolate teardrops covered in sprinkles. oh, and chocolate-covered raisins and coffee beans for his momma.

-ben also goes to the candy counters but he prefers to buy for everyone so he doesn’t look as selfish, and he always makes sure to get beverly’s favorite lemon sour candies for her (even though she insists that she has money).

-beverly loves shopping with the (her) boys so much, even though she hates it on her own, and always drags them into clothing stores to look at fashions and get at least one new item with her tiny allowance. she can’t bear to part with her money, since she knows it’s so dear, but bill or ben usually chip in and that’s enough to make her entire day.

-bill also likes clothes shopping- he dresses snappily, after all- but likes doing it alone. this is because richie makes far too much noise in stores whenever bill tries anything on and the other loser’s are far too embarrassed by bill’s seeming perfection to be remotely subtle with their stares. which gets a little tiring. so he either does it with mike and stan while ben, bev, richie and eddie go to the jungle gym or on his own

-eddie likes decorating his aspirator with stickers, so he goes to trinket and paraphernalia stores like francesca’s and fuego to get nice stickers and decals. but he usually ends up blowing his money on the group’s food and bill gives him money for his stickers (which bill thinks are adorable and encourages at every chance)

-they all chill in the foodcourt and get like, either fish and chips or burgers. not the most healthy, but they spend all day walking around the mall so whatever

-richie always gets orange julius and complains LOUDLY when he’s not allowed to bring it into stores.

-you know the rule about not having two people per dressing room? yeah richie helped set that rule in one of the shops. sorry, stanny, not your fault

-at the end of the day, around 3 pm, they all pile into the hanlons’ car and drive home, all happy with their buyings, and happy to have spent another day together.

submitted by Boyd

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Happy New Year y'all!

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Kryptek kydex tungsten carbide fire- steel striker I recently made up for a US LEO .

This version has a removable fire steel holder to take a 6mm thick ferro rod with shock cord tether . The main striker unit has double sided cyflect Glint & Glow markers and multi -cam 550 cord  lanyard .

 Custom knives , sheaths and gear from rtknives@hotmail.com

Submitted by Ed Jelley
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Paracord. You’ve probably seen it in countless EDCs (they’re almost ubiquitous in outdoorsy ones) in various shapes, colors, and sizes. It’s the community’s favorite cordage, found in the form of lanyards, bracelets, keychains, and much more. In this Carry Smarter guide, you’ll learn more about what paracord is, what makes its ideal for EDC, and some great ways to incorporate some into your everyday carry.

Some background on EDC’s favorite cordage…

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550 Parachute cord, more commonly shortened as paracord, is widely used in tons of everyday carry situations. The “550” is derived from the fact that it’s rated to hold 550 lbs.

Paracord is a slim nylon rope with 7-9 inner strands of nylon. Composed of 2-3 threads, the inner strands and can be unraveled for many different uses.

This versatile material was originally used for suspension lines on parachutes. It’s been issued to several military branches due to its versatility in a variety of situations. Paracord was even used by astronauts to help repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

The cord was strictly used in the military, but after World War II it became available to civilians as military surplus. Since its release to the public, paracord has been used for a variety of survival, retention, and rigging applications.

There are several different types of paracord out there, the best of which is MILSPEC rated. This type has a stronger inner core with more strands inside.

5 Reasons to Carry Paracord

  1. It’s Invaluable in Emergency Situations

    Arguably the most common reason why people carry paracord is for its use in emergency situations. Rig a shelter by tying branches together when there’s nowhere else to sleep. Cut the cord, pull out the inner threads, attach a hook and you have a makeshift fishing line. Break a bone while out in the bush? Use the cord and a stiff branch to fashion a splint until you can seek further medical help. Simple sprain? It’s easy to make a sling to keep weight off the hurt appendage. If the situation is really serious, use the cord as a tourniquet to stop bleeding.

  2. It Gives a Good Grip

    If it’s not an emergency sitution, paracord can still come in handy. The material is slightly elastic. This allows for easy and snug wrapping around EDC gear. Some small fixed blade knives employ a skelteon frame handle. Wrapping a length of paracord around it not only provides grip, but keeps an unbroken length of the material at hand.

  3. It Personalizes Your Carry in a Practical Way

    Paracord is available in a huge range of colors and patterns, allowing you to accessorize and personalize your EDC. It can be used to set off a certain color theme or let you carry your own DIY handiwork. At its core, it still provides the functionality of paracord.

  4. It Makes Retrieving Gear from Your Pocket Easier

    Most knives have a lanyard hole, and paracord is the perfect match for it. A paracord lanyard is great if you’d prefer to carry a pocket knife without a clip. It’s as easy as slipping some through the hole and tying it off. With some knot-tying skills, you can whip up lanyards of different shapes and patterns to carry more cordage or fine tune extra material for grip on your tool. Pulling on this extra length can produce gear from your pocket more conveniently than digging around for it, while still keeping a low profile carry.

  5. It Adds Visibility to Your Essentials

    Brightly colored paracord increases visibility, making your essentials easier to find and harder to lose. This is especially useful in bags, pouches, and organizers with interiors that don’t contrast your gear.

How to EDC It

While long lengths of paracord consume a lot of space, there are efficient ways to EDC smaller amounts. It’s not hard to make a “survival bracelet” out of paracord and a clip. If you’re not feeling crafty, they’re available from several companies pre-made in tons of colors. Use similar braiding methods to make belts, camera straps, keychains and more. It’s not uncommon to see paracord used in place of bootlaces. If you have some room to spare in your bug out bag, throw in a hank of paracord and keep it organized with a carabiner. Keeping a spare length in the trunk of your car makes it easy to tie down large packages that are too big to close the trunk on.

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MIL-C-5040-H Paracord

First place to start is the paracord itself. It’s available in a dozen colors in multiple lengths. Whether it’s olive drab green or bright orange, there’s sure to be an option for everyone. This particular cord is made to MIL-C-5040-H specs, meaning it’s the toughest out there. It’s tested for 750lbs of breaking force, making it ideal for every EDC situation.

BUY ($9)

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The Friendly Swede Trilobite Paracord Bracelet

The Friendly Swede has done all of the work for you with their Trilobite paracord bracelets. Available in several colors and sporting a heavy duty shackle closure mechanism, this bracelet packs a lot of paracord in a small package. This weaving method makes the cord more easily retrievable than other braiding methods, allowing you access to the cord as soon as you need it.

BUY ($12)

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The Spool Tool

The Spool Tool is the ultimate solution for carrying and finishing paracord. Wrap up to 100 feet of cord around the spool and use the integrated tools for cord finishing. There’s a razor blade for cutting and a holder for a small lighter for finishing the frayed ends of the cord. Made of light weight plastic, the frame lessens the impact on your EDC.

BUY ($17)

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Izule ESEE Knife / Survival Kit

The Izula by ESEE is a popular EDC blade with an open frame handle, making it well-suited for paracord wrapping. This survival kit includes a black powder coated knife, a length of paracord, a cord lock, several split rings, a frustrater rod, an emergengy whistle and a plastic snap hook. This is everything you’d need should something go wrong.

BUY ($62)

To Wrap It Up…

We’ve shown you what paracord is, why it can be useful in everyday situations, and some great ways to carry it. If you’ve been on the fence about adding some paracord to your EDC, there are several easy ways to do so. Whether you’re wearing a paracord bracelet or keep a 100’ hank in your trunk, this cordage is sure to come in handy. Do you already incorporate paracord into your EDC? Let us know how and why in the comments below!

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Voodoo people.

 Following on from the recent GITD Storm Troopper I showed from Essexman paracord’s he also sent me down one fella with a turks head knot head .

I decided to remove the knot head and modified one of the Ox bone mantra skull beads a friend recently brought back for me from Nepal.

I thought he looked pretty cool  attached to my Tarienco pouch I use as a wallet so may yet get some more made up in various colors for the New Year ahead .