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Re: [at-l] Parachute Cord

rdubois@VNET.IBM.COM wrote:
> What is parachute cord and where do you buy it?  It sounds
> like that's what a lot of people are carrying with them and
> I just have no idea where I would purchase it.

It's a light nylon webbing that is like an oversized, green, round
shoelace. You can buy it by the yard at most army/navy surplus stores.
> What are some of the other types of cord that people are using
> for hanging food bags and other miscellaneous camp things.  I know
> Brent mentioned brick mason's line.  Is this stuff thick enough not
> to cut your hands open when you're pulling your bag up a tree?
> Anybody else have suggestions on a lightweight but strong cord to carry?

I have a clothesline from the grocery store. I might go and get some
parachute cord because I think it might be a little lighter and it's
definitely stronger than the cotton cord I have now.

Diana ^(raven)^ * raven@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu
The Appalachian Trail 1998 * Georgia -> Maine
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