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All About 550 Paracord (Parachute Cord)

Navy Blue Paracord Ocean Plait Barrette

Parachute cord or 550 paracord was originally developed for use as parachute suspension or shroud lines. This nylon line utilizes kernmantel construction, having an interwoven outer sheath that contains a core of several individual yarns. Being made of nylon, the line is smooth, flexible and elastic. During World War II, use of parachute cord spread […]

The Total Outdoorsman Manual: Learn to h...

The Total Outdoorsman Manual

Author T. Edward Nickens is an experienced outdoorsman and noted outdoor writer who works as editor-at-large for Field and Stream magazine. Partnering with the firm Weldon Owen, known for their ability to craft quality, illustrated, nonfiction books and the widely recognized outdoor magazine Field and Stream, Nickens has gathered together hints on how to master […]

Valdez – Gateway to Prince William Sound

Valdez as Seen from Dock Point - Photo by Alan Sorum

Those interested in outdoor recreational pursuits will find Valdez, Alaska a destination for all seasons and a gateway to Prince William Sound. This community is located on the northern shore of Port Valdez in northeastern Prince William Sound and backs against the rugged coastal Chugash Mountains. Port Valdez is the closest saltwater accessible by residents […]