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I just picked up 100 feet of brand new in the package bluewater 4 mil cord for 10 bucks. What oh what should I do with it? Should I make some kind of hat?

John
John Layko Torkleson
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Aug 2, 2010
keep it for around the campsite. That is the perfect size to rig a tarp shelter and get some of the crap out of your tent and still under cover. Evan1984
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Ro Shampo (Red River Gorge)
if you're real crafty you can figure out how to weave it into a chalk-bag (with a liner of course) AJ O.
From Chicago
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Aug 2, 2010
you could send it to me if you can't find anything.
ive got at least 100 uses for some cord.
John Greer Jr.
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I have been leading on 4mm for years Phil Walton
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Summit of The Cenotaph Spire.  Moab.
Not this.
Not this.
Mike McMahon
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Aug 2, 2010
I was thinking of putting up some lines with some wood screws I have laying around and this cord. Maybe over at Rifle. John Layko Torkleson
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Aug 2, 2010
fold it in half and use it as a 50 ft 8mm, or fold in 1/4's and you will have a beefy 25ft 16mm. ;-) JPVallone
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thats me without my shirt but, all my hair
fix lines on mt. evans and go bouldering henryb
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you should give it to me Nick Przybysz
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Mexico roadside rocks
Make some heavy duty shoe strings. CO_Michael
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JPVallone wrote:
fold it in half and use it as a 50 ft 8mm, or fold in 1/4's and you will have a beefy 25ft 16mm. ;-)

This was clearly in jest, but lest uninquisitive beginners should get the wrong idea in their heads, let's remind ourselves that a doubled 4 mm cord has half the cross section of a single 8 mm cord.
brenta
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Mike McMahon wrote:


At least they went biner to biner too; I hear that strengthens the 4 mil.... seriously though, I'd probably just use it to guy stuff out around camp.
claramie
From Boulder, CO
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Apr 15, 2013
This sounds stupid, but I am attracted to the particular colors and weave of this 4mm cord, but it comes in a spool of 150 meters and costs $130. But I don't know what kind of climbing purpose this could serve.

I use 5-7mm for my backup rappel, but that only takes a few feet, and I already have that. I got a 8mm one for anchors, but that is 30 feet and I already have that, too.

So why do they even bother selling this 4mm cord in a almost 1,000 foot spool?
Ana Tine
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Apr 15, 2013
you can use it as a pull cord for retrieving your rappel line... tradvlad
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tradvlad wrote:
you can use it as a pull cord for retrieving your rappel line...


Thanks, good idea... when I build up the courage to rappel Reepschnur style, I could do that. What an awesome long rappel that would be.
Ana Tine
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Caprinae monkey wrote:
Thanks, good idea... when I build up the courage to rappel Reepschnur style, I could do that. What an awesome long rappel that would be.


yeah 100ft rappels are so rad
S Denny
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Apr 15, 2013
Ohhhh there's so many things I could tie up if that was my 100' of cord! GhaMby
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reinforce anchors, floss <Mike Tyson's teeth, or keep it in the trunk for whatever comes up. lucander
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John Marsella wrote:
weave it into a bathroom-rug sized rope rug. or several potholders.


lol... if only i had thought about this when I drove to T-wall only to have it rain the entire time

skitch wrote:
Ohhhh there's so many things I could tie up if that was my 100' of cord!


yeah, but I find those "things" prefer the comfort of a thick 10mm rope

lucander wrote:
reinforce anchors, floss <Mike Tyson's teeth, or keep it in the trunk for whatever comes up.


a boy scout is always prepared....
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