Today we discuss paracord, the benefits of paracord, the millions of uses of paracord, a few dumb uses of it, and ways to carry it. Before the main topic, I have a product review of Timberland Earthkeepers Boots and A call-in question about different methods of food storage.
1. If you think that you have everything that you need, you would be wrong!
b. As of this recording; well over 400 products.
i. bandages to batteries.
ii. knives to navigation.
iii. health to hats.
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News in Two Minutes Segment
- venezuelans store
- Red Cross Fire
- From the CleverSurvivalist.com Facebook page:
Timberland Men’s Earthkeepers 6” Lace-Up Boot
When a leather boot looks this good, it’s hard to resist. Our flagship Earthkeepers® men’s boots are back and better than ever this season, made with recycled/sustainably sourced materials. We haven’t sacrificed quality or rugged good looks to make these boots eco-conscious, either – their classic style and durable performance will speak for itself over seasons of wear.
● Premium full-grain leather from a tannery rated Silver by the Leather Working Group for its improved water, energy and waste management practices
● 100% recycled PET lining made from recycled plastic bottles is comfortable, breathable and eco-conscious
● 100% organic cotton laces
● Removable anti-fatigue footbed provides all-day comfort and support
● Durable Green RubberTM lug outsole made from 42% recycled rubber provides durability and maximum traction on any surface
● Water resistant
Caution: my experience was not the same as some other reviews. I noticed in the reviews that the soles and tongues come apart due to inferior glue.
● Putting them on first:
● Didn’t look aggressive enough for what I would put them through
● Tread was a basic work boot tread (cross pattern)
● They are very comfortable and lightweight right out of the box
● To the point that I decided to try them hiking.
● You may get a little fatigued in them with the extra room
● LOOK AWESOME. Easy to dress up or down
● If you don’t PLAN to bug out today and want these as everyday wear, They will probably do well in an emergency.Final Thought:If you want a dressy, comfortable, everyday pair of boots, that dress up or down, and although not intended for it, could be used while trekking in an emergency… these are some awesome boots.
● Canning Meats Sounds Crazy… Is it?Answer:
■ Eat without water or heat
■ Great for stew meats!
■ Loss of nutrients
■ Takes time
■ Less nutrient loss than canning
■ Eat without water or heat
■ Portable food
■ To cook you need water and heat added
■ You can lose some taste
■ No flavor loss
■ Energy consumption
■ Power loss
■ Freezers never have enough space
■ Raises nutritional value
■ Flavor is acquired
■ Tastes great
■ Keeps nutrients
■ Difficult process
● Curing (country and dry)
■ Preserves large quantity of meat for a long time
■ Great flavor
■ Takes some effort
■ Must be done in cool weather, generally 40F and lower
■ Takes a long time and is very picky of conditions
○ Mix between curing, dehydrating, and fermenting
■ Keeps nutrients
Topic: Paracord Advantages, Paracord Uses, Packing Paracord
● Love all the things you can do with paracord
Benefits of Paracord
1. Paracord is Strong
2. Paracord has great durability
3. Paracord is lightweight
4. Water and Mildew resistant
a. Synthetic nylon material5. You can remove the inner strands for more uses
Uses of Paracord
1. Braid it for more strength
2. Support tents or shelters
3. Clothes line
4. Tow line
5. Tarp, tent, or shelter tie-down
6. Fasten gear to backpack
7. Boot/shoe lace
8. Fire bow drill string
9. Wrap around things (like makeshift knives) that need handles
10. Inner Strands can be used for:
Other Random Uses of Paracord:
1. Tie glasses to your head
2. Handcuffs for the bad guys
3. Tying up bad guys and zombies
4. Layout your square foot garden grid with paracord
5. Neckerchief Slide… for a boy scout style neckerchief.
6. Tie veggies (like tomatoes) to stakes
7. Fasten together a tripod (something I have done for a video of mine) from 3 sticks
8. Suspenders to hold up pants
9. Tie down to a vehicle roof rack
10. Cinchstrap in place of metal hose clamps
11. Keeping you attached to your parachute! PARAchute CORDage
Carrying Paracord Easily:
1. It is useful, but if we have a bunch, don’t make carrying it difficult.
b. I also want it to be in a way you will not even think about it on a DAILY BASIS2. Not making it an every-day carry is only a problem the day that you get caught without it
Ways to Carry Paracord or Make it Easier to Carry:
3. Paracord Belt
4. Watch bands
5. Dog collar
6. Dog leash
7. Key fab
8. Shoe or Boot Laces
9. Or just keep a big bundle of rope in your pack