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Para-Lite 550 Paracord / Tinder: Why it is arguably the most influential tool any survivalist can own

Sometimes called fire-cord, Para-Lite paracord is essentially paracord that can be opened up and lit to make a fire in the most extreme situations. 5ive Star Gear, a company which is a part of Atlanco, has a reputation for innovative products for the survivalist. Para-Lite is their newest creation.

The paracord itself is as strong as the kind you are probably familiar with, in that it is rated to hold up to 550 pounds of tensile strength. By opening up the paracord and revealing the seven strands within, you can find the red cord in a tricky situation, and light it easily to stay warm or cook food.

The red core thread inside is essentially tinder and can easily be lit. The other strands inside the paracord can be used for a variety of tasks, such as sewing, fishing, sutures and more.

Each roll of Para-Lite comes with 50 feet of paracord. This paracord can also be used to make survival bracelets, zipper pulls, belts and anything else you can think of. This is arguably the most important addition to any bug-out bag.

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Basic Vehicle Survival Kit for Urban Dwellers

When I lived in rural MA as a child, I knew the ins and outs of New England wildlife and could survive on acorns and wild berries if I needed to (never did, thank goodness).  Now, I live in FL, and as an adult, I’ll die out there if left alone for too long.  I know the basics of what to stay away from, like gators and black widows, but I can’t tell a Coral Snake from a Scarlet Kingsnake, and God help me when it comes to distinguishing which plant life is edible.  I simply don’t have the affinity for Floridian ecology that I do for the forests of New England.  So, I stay in the densely-populated city of Orlando, where you’ll be hard-pressed to find an abandoned road or plot of land.  Even then, emergencies happen.  This is a traffic-congested metropolis, and someone, somewhere, will be run off the road and into a ditch or retention pond.

There was a rash of those incidents a few years back, prompting me to finally put together a vehicle survival kit.  It’s really basic, but I’m always on the lookout for stuff to add. Continue reading

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