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    resonantly i have stared to carry a 3 ft lupe of paracord tied with a water not. i have it under the rubber band on my helmet. i have it for removing a victim or outer fire ground tasks. dose any one els carry paracord in there gear?


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    Quote Originally Posted by PRISKY View Post
    resonantly i have stared to carry a 3 ft lupe of paracord tied with a water not. i have it under the rubber band on my helmet. i have it for removing a victim or outer fire ground tasks. dose any one els carry paracord in there gear?

    I have it on my parachute that I carry in case I have to bail out of a skyscraper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    I have it on my parachute that I carry in case I have to bail out of a skyscraper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRISKY View Post
    resonantly i have stared to carry a 3 ft lupe of paracord tied with a water not. i have it under the rubber band on my helmet. i have it for removing a victim or outer fire ground tasks. dose any one els carry paracord in there gear?
    ......you are going to attempt to use thin 550 cord for victim removal.....have you tried it yet....I'll save you the trouble...it won't work....besides, keeping any rope or webbing in your helmet will only subject it to harsh conditions rendering it even more useless....not to mention 550 cord MELTS quite easily.

    Now, I must ask....how old are you? I ask because such a brief question...has horrendous grammar. You might not think that's important, but when its a simple question with few words, it behooves one to be sure there is a level of brevity and clarity in your question if you want to be taken seriously, and if English is not your primary language and live in another place other then the US, UK, or Canada (or one of those Pacific outcasts islands )...I apologize ahead of time.
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    I knew a guy named Lupe once, but he was almost 6 foot.

    I carry a 3 foot and a 20 foot loop of 1 inch webbing. It is easy to hang on to and not so dang harsh on a victim as that thin paracord would be.

    I need to clarify this, one length of 1 inch tubular webbing is 6 feet and tied with a water knot to make a loop, and the other is a 20 feet and tied with a water knot to make a loop.

    Sorry for any confusion.
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    As has been mentioned. Keeping it on your helmet is going to expose it to harsh conditions, rendering it useless as life safety rope. Just use some webbing and keep it in your bunker pocket.

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    Paracord is the new camo. All of the cool kids are using it, and if you aren't using it, you aren't cool.
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    Let me guess- you also keep several 10D nails in the band, along with 2 garrity lights, 2 huge wooden chocks, 2 small chocks for the plethora of sprinklers that you will shut down this year, and a spring-loaded center punch.....Right?
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    My plan is to climb with my parachute to the fire floor, deploy my fit-5, then head for a window for rapid escape. Jump, pull the chute, and glide softly to the ground. I will be a hero!

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    water NOT -?? Is that like the "waterless" pumps I have heard about?
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    Here is you paracord and the only thing it's good for.
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

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    All I will say about the paracord is ditch it brother... get some 1" tubular webbing.

    And 3' is not very much. I carry a 12' length and a 20' length. These have worked well for me in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Here is you paracord and the only thing it's good for.

    Thats so sweet. Is that kind of like a friendship ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by backsteprescue123 View Post
    All I will say about the paracord is ditch it brother... get some 1" tubular webbing.

    And 3' is not very much. I carry a 12' length and a 20' length. These have worked well for me in the past.
    I was going to ask, just 3'?

    Thats barely enough to wrap around a victim much rather have enough slack for an effective drag.

    I carry a 25' and a 15' section of webbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    Thats so sweet. Is that kind of like a friendship ring?
    It is a ring and depending on how it works for you, it can make it a great friendship.
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRISKY View Post
    resonantly i have stared to carry a 3 ft lupe of paracord tied with a water not. i have it under the rubber band on my helmet. i have it for removing a victim or outer fire ground tasks. dose any one els carry paracord in there gear?
    Like others have wrote, not that practical. Use webbing. My practical tip; a 20' piece of webbing tied into a loop with a water knot, roll it up and put inside a medical glove in your pocket. That will keep it safe, clean and dry and is easy to deploy with fire gloves on.

    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Let me guess- you also keep several 10D nails in the band, along with 2 garrity lights, 2 huge wooden chocks, 2 small chocks for the plethora of sprinklers that you will shut down this year, and a spring-loaded center punch.....Right?
    Hey, I have two Garrity LED lights... wouldn't give them up for any other fancy helmet light. But instead of door chocks I use wood clamps, keep them on the tail of my coat, but yes, two of them also.

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    Here is you paracord and the only thing it's good for.
    I wear one of these to support Wounded Warrior and my brothers still deployed into harms way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Here is you paracord and the only thing it's good for.
    In regards to firefighting, Yes. But it has multiple other uses, as long as none of them involve being anywhere near fire or high heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsb View Post
    In regards to firefighting, Yes. But it has multiple other uses, as long as none of them involve being anywhere near fire or high heat.
    Like what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm1524 View Post
    Like what?
    In the Boy Scout Troop I help with, we have replaced twine and most cordage with paracord. It does everything from lashing to snares, tent lines to belts. Lots of stuff. Taking them on a survival campout next month and they will have only 50ft of paracord, pocket knife, poncho, snare wire, and flint and steel. Always interesting to see what uses they have for the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm1524 View Post
    Like what?
    http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=24919

    Never used it in the fire department, except for a few zipper pulls. (edit: It's the replacement laces I currently have in my USAR boots.) I used it every day as an infantryman in the 82nd whether in garrison or the field.
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