Over at Supply Captain, they’re offering a 15% coupon code on orders over $50, and free domestic shipping on orders over $25.
What’s there to buy at Supply Captain? They offer a lot of different types of personal military gear and accessories, such as pouches, helmet straps, and things like that. They also offering a whopping selection of paracord, ITW plastic components, and related accessories.
Their paracord is USA-made, and is great for making key fobs, “survival bracelets,” zipper pulls, tool tethers, knife lanyards, and other cordage projects. Paracord isn’t for everyone, but every now and then I like to keep my hands busy with a quick keychain project.
I placed my first order with Supply Captain nearly 7 years ago. Now, they stock a lot more colors, more length options (e.g. 25ft, 50ft, 100ft), and more accessories. They recently started offering free shipping, and it looks like some of their prices were increased to balance this out.
The paracord keychains I tied with the first batch of paracord I ordered are still in-use, and except for some minor wear they’re still in great shape.. Over the years I bought more colors, with the idea of selling handmade keychains to help raise funds for ToolGuyd, but I never quite found the time. Plus, there are so many people doing that these days. From time to time I make and send out paracord keychains with gifts, but I mainly make things for myself.
Retailers, even home improvement giants, have put out giant bins of imported paracord “survival bracelets” and keychains for the holidays. Some of the ones I’ve seen look really cheap. The cord that Supply Captain sells is the real deal – 550 cord with 7 inner strands.
Please don’t buy cheap paracord things – just order a skein of pararcord or two and make your own.
These days, most paracord seems to be made specifically for the consumer market. Supply Captain says: Our cord is modeled after US military issue 7 strand Kernmantle style 550 cord. This makes sense, as I doubt that the military has use for hot pink, electric blue, and neon orange paracord colors.
Use coupon code DASHER on your $50+ order to get the 15% discount. Shipping should automatically be free on orders over $25.
Since Supply Captain has been offering promos since Black Friday, some colors have already sold out. There are still plenty of color options available.
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If you need a primer on what to do with paracord after you buy it, there are a number of paracord books available on Amazon. I like this one – Paracord Fushion Ties Vol. 1, and will probably order the second volume as soon as I’m done with this post.