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It’s not a question of IF, but WHEN! You never know when that zombie apocalypse is going to happen. The best thing you can do for yourself and your family is prepare. How much cordage should be in the get home bag? Well, we’re glad you asked because here at Survival 101 we have all the answers! Now don’t go overboard with this – just take enough so that if something happens on your way home from work or school and you need it, then it will be there. Be prepared for anything by keeping some cordage in your get home bag today! Check out our other blog posts too – they are full of helpful tips like how to make a tourniquet or what plants are edible and
1. What percentage of all the cordage should be in a standard get-home bag for self-defense?
2. What are your thoughts on wrist-straps?
3. Should there be various lengths of axel and rope included: longer (for rappelling) or shorter (for tent attachments)?
4. How much 125 pound nylon cord should be in a kit prepared for dry conditions, wet conditions, rainy conditions, snow and icy conditions?
5. How important is it to have high quality cordage?
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Cordage is the best thing you can have with you because it’s so versatile and there should always be some in your bag. But how much cord do I need to carry? Well, that all depends on a couple of things: firstly, how far are we going away from home? If it’s not too long then luckily for us don’t really need many lengths of rope or string.
Survival cordage is useful for both urban or natural environments, but it will arguably be more useful in the wilderness. In an urban environment you may only need a few feet of rope to tie something up and if you’re lucky enough to find some paracord then that’s even better! However on long distance trips when gear repair could mean life-or-death, there are many different uses for survival cordages like shelters, hunting/fishing methods as well as making tools etcetera.
In an urban environment, you may not need to make cordage but rather scavenge for it. Do you know how to make rope from natural sources? If so, then a time savings is available by carrying less with what can be found around. There are many types of ropes that come in different sizes and strengths depending on your needs and the material used has its own benefits such as fishing line which works well when wet or Kevlar thread which provides durability due to its high tensile strength!
Just the right cord for every job.
Fishing lines, paracord, and Kevlar cord are all popular choices for carrying a light-weight line that can be used in survival situations. Different people like to carry different things though; some opt for the convenience of fishing wire while others prefer something less bulky such as paracord or kevlar rope. The best way to decide what type you want is by assessing your needs and deciding which will suit those most efficiently.
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Determining how much cordage to carry is entirely up to you and your abilities. How much do you think one should have on them in a get home bag? Tell us below, we’d love to hear from an expert like yourself!