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    I might have missed this one, but heres my input. 550 cord when broken down to the inner strands makes a great dental floss. It has a7-10 pound tensil strergth so it could be used for stitching up wounds if need be as well as regular sewing needs.
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    Teacher, here's a thread on 550 cord that you might like. http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...highlight=cord
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    This stuff has so many uses it should be mandatory in any survival kit. 550 total streagth. The outter casing is 330 lbs, the inner strands (7) are approx 35lbs, and each of those has 3 smaller strands that are 7-10 lbs. I wrap my knfe handles with it for better grip and use in an emergancy.
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    Absolutely. I replace the shoe laces in my hiking boots, wrap sheaths, and just like to have a lot of it with me. Good stuff.
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    I already had a pretty good stash of it but since getting that parachute the other day, I've got enough that will probably last the rest of my life. I haven't cut it off yet. No need to so I just rolled up everything up and put it away.

    I agree though, no shortage of uses for it.

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    If it is NEW and or in really good condition. Youu can double it up and saftly use it for repelling, doubling will allow it to absorb shock on the line better. I am 200 lbs and with 50 lbs of gear on i have never had a problem.
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    Whats your planns for the canopy of the chute?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahyo View Post
    I already had a pretty good stash of it but since getting that parachute the other day, I've got enough that will probably last the rest of my life. I haven't cut it off yet. No need to so I just rolled up everything up and put it away.

    I agree though, no shortage of uses for it.
    I'd say you've got a pretty good supply. I think I have 5 or 6 300 foot rolls. Just got in a shipment of various buckles and am experimenting with making some bracelets, belts, etc.
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    Its great for making hat bands.
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    @Rick: Remember back around post #8 or #9, I mentioned about making thread out of trash bags? Well Saturday we had to cancel our hike because of thunderstorms and heavy rains, so I made some thread out of a trash bag. It took me about twenty minutes. I made about a 5 foot piece. My daughter could not believe how strong it was. Rainy days are a good time to practice things.
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    everclear ... has anybody mentioned that yet?

    starting fires... convertable butane, wounds, antiseptic, mouth wash, keeping stuff fresh.

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    Default boot laces

    OK, the next one is boot laces.
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    I always replace my boot laces with 550 cord. So I guess my answer would be the same as the options with 550 cord.
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    - cordage
    - snare
    - fishing line
    - tourniquet
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    Default survival blanket

    The next one is the uses for a survival blanket.
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    blanket
    shelter
    insulation inside a jacket
    fire reflector
    expedient water bag

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    marker or signal for rescuers
    waterproof bandage
    wrapping a giant Hersey's Kiss
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    Back at you there ..... oh, wait a minute. Uhuh. I misread that last one. Sorry.

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    handcuffs. hahahaha.

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    Iodine always useful, and it has a few functions.
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