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    Another Nifty trick for Para cord.

    Found this.. need to find me some small wire now. ;-)

    Taking Para cord, taking out the inner strings.. Then taking light alum wire to slide inside the out case of the para cord. WALLA a nice flexible Tie wrap.

    " aluminum wire and paracord to make assorted lengths of ties "

    Here is the Write up for it.

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    http://lifehacker.com/make-strong-re...-wi-1481824194
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    I just bought some of those Niteize Cable ties the other day. They are almost exactly like this. Great hack. Thanks for sharing.

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    ??? I've been using wire my whole life to tie/wrap things. I must have been doing it wrong because I never covered it with nylon.

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    I suppose a benefit would be having different coloured paracord for organization but other than that I don't see the point in using the paracord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    I suppose a benefit would be having different coloured paracord for organization but other than that I don't see the point in using the paracord.
    Because it's too stretchy for any of our other applications?
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    The paracord may protect gear from catching on the wire ends . . .

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    Sometime aluminum that is uncoated will also leave black rub marks?

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    You can do the same wire tie trick with insulated copper wire. ;-)
    YMMV

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    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

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    Well Chug, regardless of all the reasons given on why to use simpler alternatives, I still think its another nifty way to further customize your gear; kind of like when we swap out our tree straps for different color ones. I like the fact that you can take a thinner gauge wire and make it have a larger diameter while not increasing its resistance to bending. A copper wire of similar diameter or gauge would be fairly tough to bend compared to a thinner wire encased in a wrap. Plus the added benefit of choosing your color is great. Again thanks for sharing.

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