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I won some 550 cord

How lucky have I been lately?  Not only did I recently win a nice pack of garden seeds, I also just won one hundred feet of ‘550’ parachute cord.

Awesome!  This stuff was on my shopping list already, but it’s not exactly cheap.  Why is it so awesome?

The name 550 cord implies its strength.  It takes at least 550 pounds of force to break this cord.  “At least” is probably a big understatement here…this is strong cord.  Inside the black outer sheath another 8 strands of cord run through the interior.  Each of the interior cords, when stripped out and used separately, is tough enough that you can’t break it by hand.

What do you do with 550 cord?  About a million billion things.

  • Super strong garden trellis string that will last at least 7 or 8 years outside in the weather
  • Super soft cord that gives and moves with plants without chafing them.  Tie together the interior branches of an evergreen bush or use it to hold up a tomato.
  • 1001 uses while camping, including as a clothes line and as a way to haul up trash and food high into a tree for the night.
  • Can be stripped apart to use the interior strands as fishing line
  • What other eighth-inch cord do you know of that could be used to lift an engine out of a car?
  • With two pieces at each corner you could completely lift up most cars and trucks.
  • Trust me, it’s just awesome, and not just “for string.”

Thank you to for the contest!


Hey, I’m a winner!

Marisa of the blog Food in Jars posted today that I was the winner of her contest giving away a nice packet of Survival Seeds from! Hooray!  And what luck, because I was chosen from among 230+ commentors on her post!

I am very excited to have won a hermetically sealed packet of heirloom seeds very similar to the one shown below.

Thank you Marisa!  I really appreciate this and will open my mailbox with anticipation for the next week or two!

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