Best way to burn paracord ends?

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by imasurvivor11, Jan 11, 2018 at 18:41.


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  1. imasurvivor11

    imasurvivor11 Monkey

    Been cutting and burning cord for years....then a few days ago I had an "aha!" moment.....cannnot believe how simple this is ....


     
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  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Best way to burn paracord end is to not burn it.

    Instead simply seal it with SUPER GLUE.

    Use the Super Glue to coat the piece of Para Cord you wish to cut, let it dry, take a sharp blade lay across the middle of the piece of cord to be cut and tap the top of the blade with wood dowel and cut in the middle of the applied SUPER GLUE. Both ends will be sealed shut and useful at that moment.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2018 at 23:05
  4. imasurvivor11

    imasurvivor11 Monkey

    Don't always have glue in the field. And I like the simplicity of burning.
     
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  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    I carry super glue in my 1st Aid Kit.

    In my case, I prep a quantity of sections, cut at home and have them ready to go.

    Burning is very toxic and harmful to your well being.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2018 at 23:10
  6. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    A good pair of welding gloves and a candle are what I use. I burn the end, and while still soft, I roll and pinch between my fingers, effectively welding the ends nice and tight!
     
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  7. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    He's selling Para Cord...

    Rancher
     
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  8. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    Good old Zippo and flatten it with the lighter when done caveman style
     
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  9. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Never mind the burn, just put a figure 8 knot in it.
     
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  10. imasurvivor11

    imasurvivor11 Monkey

    I find it inconsistent to use an object...see the technique in the video, works every time.
     
  11. imasurvivor11

    imasurvivor11 Monkey

    Most people do not have welding gloves. This technique is simpler and more consistent.
     
  12. Alf60

    Alf60 Monkey+

    Way back in another life I worked in the small engine business. After replacing about a half billion starter ropes in recoil starters you learn just how long to wait after you blow out the burning nylon. Then wet your fingers and roll the tip to a point. No diddling around and you're done in seconds.
     
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  13. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    i just stick the cut ends on the Oil CookStove Top, right above the Burner, and melt the ends... Works for me for 40+ years...
     
  14. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Yup
     
  15. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    To each their own. There is no perfect way.
     
  16. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    Wow way to much time has been wasted on this
     
  17. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Please note if you have a big gob of melted nylon on the end and you follow his instructions anywhere in your house... The wife is gonna be pissed and you may have to clean either the wall, celling, carpet, furniture....

    YMMV
     
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  18. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    You can also use that melted nylon end to "burn" off a wart... I'm not sure I'd try it on genital warts.

    Rancher
     
  19. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    TMI
     
  20. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    That's what social media is all about, ask the add folks.
     
  21. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I burn it and wet my fingers with saliva to mold the end .
     
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