FIRECORD!

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  1. Bushman5

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    Real 7 strand paracord but like a tranny sheep, gots a little something extra..... ...

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    Basically this is real 7 strand paracord, with a little something incendiary included in the inner strands.

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    7 strand and outer sheath

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    The fire part.....a wax soaked cotton thread, approx 1/8" thick.

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    Fire cord removed from main paracord strand bundle

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    Fuzzed up 4 strands of firestarter

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    As fuzzed up as I could get the 3" strand


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    Lighting it with a match.......it burns .....about 1 minute max.

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    Yea ok....not bad.......scatter this firecord all over your clothes and kit and bags ........good thing to have backups. ..

    But.....plain ol cotton balls soaked in wax or Vaseline burn a **** of a lot hotter and longer.....


    Still .........I like the idea of paracord .....laced with a internal firestarter........but why stop there... .???

    Why not add fishing line, braided utility line, Kevlar line etc to the same paracord bundle. ...?????

    Water test. Soaking wet FIRECORD.......THREE HOURS (basic BC rainfall ) let's see how it REALLY PERFORMS!,

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    Shook off the wet paracord, pulled out the firecord and tried to light if with ma Zippo

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    Hmmm , let's try that again....Nothing happened


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    Nothing....3 tries... Last (4th) attempt I had to hold the Zippo under the wet firecord and it only burnt with a small flame for about ten seconds.. .
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    You had me at Tranny Sheep.
     
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    Brilliant idea!
     
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    So ,much like a tranny sheep, we expect a little sumtin sumtin ......

    Yet the Fire Cord , while having potential. ....let me down. ...


    I give it a 10/10 for idea and concept, 10/10 for appearance and usefulness, 10/10 for DRY CONDITIONS PERFORMANCE, and a 2/10 for real life wet weather performance.
     
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    Thanks for the great review & pics, had seen it but never tried it. Good to know almost useless when wet. Tranny sheep kept me reading too.....
     
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    Great review, Bushy!
     
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    pervert :D
     
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    Glad you did the write up bushy, I've always been curious how well this stuff worked. Also I melt all my ends when I use paracord so that could get out of hand fast haha
     
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    Just caught up to this thread and I just don't see how you get a transmission in a sheep's ass.
     
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    Well Jad, after us Canucks are done with em...........it's pretty easy :D
     
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    Touche! You just gave me an afternoon belly-laugh-out-loud.

    Damn Canadians.
     
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    I agree with this statement... "
    Still .........I like the idea of paracord .....laced with a internal firestarter........but why stop there... .???

    Why not add fishing line, braided utility line, Kevlar line etc to the same paracord bundle. ...?????"
     
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    I feel like I remember 5col offering a survival cord kind of like this. In addition to the normal 550, one inner strand was jute, there was fishing line and a fine wire that could be used for hooks maybe? At any rate, I like the concept of making the cordage more than just tensile strength.
     
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    Personally I never really saw the point of it. Regular ol' paracord certainly burns if you set it on fire, and it's honestly really hard to improve on good ol' PJCB's, but I'm a pragmatic cheapskate like that. :D
     
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    Put on sneakers and get a running start.
     

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