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Medford P 19th Jul 2015 Carrying and using a knife in the UK

I've carried a pocket knife off and on for most of my adult life. My brother Richard carried the same Puma folder in his pocket for well over 25 years. For me carrying a knife is a bit of an inconvenient necessity. It wears holes in my trousers and is a little bit of extra weight I have to carry into inaccessible locations. But its more often than not in those same locations that my knife has,...

para 2 1st Jul 2015 Paracord and Beads

Paracord! I'd heard the name, but I wasn't really sure what it was. Looking at the photos it looked like a Kernmantle rope "in miniature"  I've used rope both in climbing and rigging for my photography for well over 30 years and in that time I've used just about every conceivable "Genre" of rope, so what exactly is paracord and why has it become so popular over the last couple of years and...