Important Notice: The site is currently being upgraded to a new software system. This process could take a day or two to complete. During that time, we are going to leave the site up here, on its old software. WHAT GETS POSTED HERE DURING THIS TRANSITION WILL NOT BE COPIED OVER ONTO THE NEW SITE, WHEN THE UPGRADE IS COMPLETE. When we swap over, the content posted while this message is visible will be lost. We wanted to give you folks a place to hang out and talk while we worked though. We will let you know when we are finished. Please pardon the inconvenience, during this transition.

Home Forums Classifieds GT Store Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2012, 23:17   #1
Lindenwood
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 646
Hiking / Bikepacking rope: 50' of paracord, or twice as much lighter cord?

In the same space I can pack either my 50' of paracord (550lb safe load), or about 120' of ~1/16" twisted nylon cord with a safe load capacity of 235lb.

Which you guys would rather have? I don't have any particular desire to do any unplanned climbing or other dangerous stuff. The most common use would be rigging things together, stringing up my shelter (a tarp), and other non-risky things like that.

Part of me likes the idea of the paracord because, within the limits of length, I KNOW it can hold just about anything I would need to do with it. If I find myself in an emergency where I need to use it to support a person, I'd have no reservations doing so. I also presume that the paracord is more durable under hard use.

On the other hand, the thinner cord obviously gives me more than twice as much length of line for various uses, and is MUCH cheaper (a few bucks for 550'), so I wouldn't feel bad for cutting it up out on the trail if I have to. Further, I figure if I do end up having to support a heavier load, I could always double it up and safely manuever 450lbs, and still have more length than the same size of paracord.


So, just curious, which do you guys think would be overall more useful?
Lindenwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 07:47   #2
JC Refuge
GT Sponsor
 
JC Refuge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: MN
Posts: 1,073


Personally, I would opt for the paracord, for the reasons you mention.
__________________
Deep thinkers dig their bunkers. Got shelter?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

Safecastle Royal Buyers Club
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

Refuge blog
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

LIKE us on Facebook
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
JC Refuge is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 20:16.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds
GT Store


Users Currently Online: 1,149
298 Members
851 Guests

Most users ever online: 4,867
May 19, 2015 at 1:03