Cordage

Introduction to FireCord!

This new-fangled 550 FireCord (pictured above) is making the rounds on the Internet at the moment and in particular, online survival equipment stores. It is essentially paracord with an extra red strand for fire starting purposes.

FireCord was invented by the folks at Live Fire Gear LLC over in the US. The huge upside about FireCord is that you’ve got a fire making capability (which mind you, is both very convenient and handy) as well as a lot of cordage (keeping the inner strands in mind).

You can order FireCord from the Live Fire Gear website: https://www.livefiregear.com (for our American fans) or Cam’s Cords http://www.camscords.com.au (for those in Australia).
How to Use It
FireCord looks just like regular paracord. The only difference is that when you cut the end off you will see the red strand.

After removing the end, pull out 3 hand lengths of the red strand. Using the back of a knife or a small rock, rub the fibres back and forth until you get a nice fluffy mess. You can then use a flint/steel fire starter, a match, a Zippo or butane lighter to light a fire.

After you’ve finished, seal the end off of the remaining cord with a quick flame from a match or butane lighter. I recommend the ‘Spool Tool’ made by TricornE LLC for conveniently storing a large amount of FireCord. It even has a small blade for cutting the cord and a holder for a butane lighter to seal the ends off.
Nifty FireCord EDC Ideas…

Replace your boot and shoe laces with 550 FireCord
Replace the lanyard of your neck knife with FireCord instead of regular paracord.
Replace the zipper pulls on your bags with FireCord
Purchase a FireCord bracelet or make one with a fire starting […]

By |October 12th, 2015|Cordage|0 Comments|

Cam’s Cords: Excellent Commercial Grade Paracord Products – Australia

G’day folks! Recently, I was researching for place in Australia to source genuine US made 550 paracord and I came across Cam’s Cords. I got in contact with them to see if we could have a look at what they had to offer and the owner/manager, Cameron was more than happy to send us some samples – so thank you Cameron.

Overview
Cam’s Cords is an 100% Aussie owned and operated home based business near Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. Cam’s Cords was started back in 2012 after Cameron encountered some difficulty sourcing genuine 550 paracord from the USA. If you live in Australia or New Zealand and are looking to buy paracord for your emergency preparedness kits or anything related to survival, I think you should really check out Cams’s Cords. Don’t bother trying to go through the hassle of trying to source paracord from the US – Cam’s Cords has an established relationship with a US paracord company which manufactures genuine, high-quality products. Not only is the US dollar a tad more expensive but also the price of shipping to Australia can really hurt the pocket. I’ve got a lot to cover, so without further ado, lets get started.

Paracord Bracelets
First, we’ll take a look at a couple of their paracord survival bracelets…

Since cordage is one of the hardest and most time consuming things to improvise in any survival situation, especially in the wilderness, it pays to carry cord wherever you go. One convenient and compact way to carry cordage is a paracord bracelet. Not only are they a bit of a fashion statement but they can come in very handy in a survival situation. You can get these from anywhere between $10 – $50 on the […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Cordage|0 Comments|