Hi Stuart,Nice article. You make a very good point that while paracord is an excellent and versatile cordage to carry with you, particularly for wilderness use or as part of an emergency kit, its use for many applications is overkill. The use of brick line is a pragmatic and economical solution.Nice one!All the best,Paul
Thanks for that Paul. I agree entirely about the use of paracord for an emergency kit, it's difficult to beat it when you really need something that you can utterly rely on.All the best,Stuart
Thanks for the info, ordered some to give it a go - I think it has a breaking strain of about 22kg...Another alternative is 'Bank Line' (Dave Canterbury swears by the stuff!).Finding it in the UK proved tricky as no-one calls it Bank Line here, so search for "Tarred Nylon Twine" or "tarred marlin"
No problem Richard, I hope it works for you too.I struggled for ages to find bank line as recommended by Dave Canterbury too, I think the stuff that I found in the end was called "tarred nylon twine" as you suggest, it's good stuff.All the best,Stuart
Its really quite strong cordage this. I used some that was rated as a quality type (still very cheap per metre) when I was building fences, walls and patios for folks 10 years ago. I still have the same reel and it has served me well for many jobs.
Thanks for that mate, it sounds like I'm far from the only person using this type of cheap string.All the best,Stuart