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    550 cord saved my life.

    I'd say this fits into survival...

    About a year ago my seatbelt latch quit working. I fixed it with 550 cord and a carabiner. PITA to loop the seatbelt through the carabiner every time, but I'm glad I did. I passed out last night while driving. (they still don't know why, but my PB was very low.) Took out a utility pole, and caved in the side of a warehouse to a seed company. My 550 cord mod held!

    Before:



    The crash:









    My beautiful 550 cord modification that held me in safe:

    You know what I like best about most people?

    Their dogs.

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    OMG! Thankfully you weren't hurt,'or not hurt too bad. And yeah ... I'd say YOU saved your own life ...

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    Holy shit. Glad you're ok.

    Won't talk shit about paracord anymore.

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    Glad you are okay and that this saved you.
    "There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs." -George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

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    Wow! Glad you are okay...or at least well enough to be posting.

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    Genuine 550 cord is serious business.

    Glad you're still kicking!
    What if this whole crusade's a charade?
    And behind it all there's a price to be paid
    For the blood which we dine
    Justified in the name of the holy and the divine…

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    Climbing 'biners are hell for stout, and looped 550 will hold up a horse. Glad you're alright.
    (And unless this was a field expedient repair, while you were waiting for the UPS truck, let's all make sure we're not running around with jerryrigged safety equipment. Go get an actual replacement part! You know good and well you'd never let a loved one drive around like that, so use the same rules for yourself)


    Sent from 80ms in the future
    Jimmy

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    Good to hear you're alright, and that the field-expedient fix kept you that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbjh View Post
    Climbing 'biners are hell for stout, and looped 550 will hold up a horse. Glad you're alright.
    (And unless this was a field expedient repair, while you were waiting for the UPS truck, let's all make sure we're not running around with jerryrigged safety equipment. Go get an actual replacement part! You know good and well you'd never let a loved one drive around like that, so use the same rules for yourself)


    Sent from 80ms in the future
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    No, I wouldn't...
    You know what I like best about most people?

    Their dogs.

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    So glad you're ok. Get help finding the source of the syncope...could be more dangerous than the pole and building.
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