All 750 paracords get crafted using 750 feet of the toughest tactical paracord. This paracord is long-lasting, reliable, and robust. It is 26% stronger than 550 cord. 750 Paracord is widely utilized for belts, leashes, events, and jobs requiring more durable products.
What is a Paracord, and What are its Uses?
Paracord is said to have originally entered widespread usage during World War II when troops were initially employed in parachutes to get dropped on battlefields. Once they touched down, troops realized that the ropes used to keep their parachutes in place could also get used for several other purposes, including connecting things to cars, gauging marches, and tying camouflage nets to trees. When the paracord first developed, the cord was known as a parachute cord, but people realized its broader use over time.
While its current applications mostly focus on the fashion and survival industries, crafters used the paracord first. Paracord has found its fair share of usage in fashion due to its vibrant colors and unique texture. For example, paracord bracelets are still quite popular.
In many instances, travelers and adventure seekers carry a paracord when they go hiking or camping because it comes in handy. In other words, you may use it as a campsite, for first aid, or to tie your equipment. Finally, you may use paracord to build traps, slingshots, sutures, and fishing lines.
Other Activities That Require a 750 Paracord: Rappelling
Paracord is too weak to be used for rappelling since it is not as thick as it should be. You will also discover that the cord will slide faster when you try a rappel with paracord than you would think. To compensate, you’ll naturally want to grasp it harder, but this might result in rope burn. While paracord only accounts for 40% of the surface area of a normal 10mm rappel rope, you should remember that this percentage just includes the exposed surface of the cord. Even though you use the finest rappelling glove, you are still in danger of burning your hand.
It now begs the question, can you use a paracord instead of a climbing rope?
Although you can use a Mil-Spec Paracord for rappelling, the 550 lb Paracord will not be enough to support your weight. Regardless if you are lighter than anyone else, there will be circumstances when you likely find yourself “weighing more,” straining the rope past its limitations in the process. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind that a rope of 10 to 15 times the climber’s weight should be the desired strength rating.
When you have no other choice, and the situation calls for it, always use the 750 Paracord Military-Spec instead of the 550 Paracord. The string in this example is rather strong, and in addition, it has a better possibility of helping you climb to the heights and steep mountains.
750 Paracord For Emergency Situations
Here are several ways you can take advantage of a 750 Paracord during emergencies:
- Tourniquet for heavy bleeding
Paracord can be used as a tourniquet if you are seriously bleeding and cannot immediately go to a hospital. To exert pressure and slow down the loss of blood, tie it above the wound.
To treat fractured bones in an emergency, you may make a splint out of a survival paracord. Firmly tie a stick to the shattered bone to help it regenerate and to avoid additional injury.
To carry a rifle or other survival gear, you may use a paracord as a sling, and in addition, a paracord can also use a paracord as a sling for carrying injured people. When you are making a sling out of paracord, here is how you do it:
- If you intend to split a limb, spread soft materials such as coats, shirts, or socks out beneath the limb you wish to separate.
- Stabilize the wounded limb by finding a hard item, such as a branch or walking stick.
- To help cushion the object or limb, tie it with a paracord. Connect the knot with enough strength to keep it firmly in place without causing it to restrict blood flow.
- Braid your paracord for survival to increase its strength or double the length of the wrapped cord to give it even more strength.
Furthermore, one of the unique characteristics of paracord is that it can be braided or doubled up to provide strength or deconstructed into smaller strands to use for a finer thread. Survival tools made of this material are often added to emergency preparedness kits because they can be melted or crimped to avoid fraying. Their nylon composition allows them to resist nature’s elements.