Emergency Paracord Bracelet

What is Paracord? 

Paracord (parachute cord) is a lightweight nylon rope originally used in the suspension lines of US parachutes during World War II. Once in the field, paratroopers found this cord useful for many other tasks. This versatile cord is now used as a general purpose utility cord by both military personnel and civilians. The braided sheath comes in a variety of colors and its 7 inner strands provide a multitude of uses. Typical uses include attaching equipment to harnesses, as strapping to avoid losing small or important items, tying items to vehicle racks, securing nets to trees or vehicles, tourniquets, etc.

The inner strands of the core can also be removed when finer string is needed. Uses include sewing thread to repair gear, fishing line, tripwire, nets, traps, and other emergency and/or survival situations. The nylon sheath is often used alone (the strands in the core removed) when a thinner or less elastic cord is needed, such as when used as a boot lace. The ends of the cord can easily be melted to prevent fraying.

Paracord Bracelets 

In addition to purely utility uses, paracord can be used to fashion knotted or braided bracelets, lanyards, keychains, belts, and other decorative items. Paracord survival bracelets are worn around the world. They are a great way to carry around a fair amount of paracord with you in case of any emergency situation. Although the paracord bracelet is made to hold securely on your wrist while you are wearing it, it can be unraveled and the paracord can help you in a number of the afore-mentioned scenarios. Even if not used for emergency/survival purposes, paracord bracelets are not simply a fashion statement–

Emergency Uses:

  • As a snare trap
  • Fishing line
  • Fishing net
  • Shelter
  • Shoe lace

 

Source: http://www.operationgratitude.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/HowtoMakeaParacordSurvivalBracelet1.pdf
Material: Parachute Cord
Length: 6ftIMG_7240 IMG_7239 IMG_7238 paracord6 paracord5 paracord4 paracord2 paracord3 IMG_6480 IMG_6843

 

Php 170.

The Himalayas Project

Congratulations to our members who were able to completeThe Himalayas Project! So proud of you guys! – Kaiz, Migs, Melo, Rowjie and Agot!

“For nearly seven years, we—Kasey, Rowjie, Agot, Miguel, Dwine, and Melo—have been scaling some of the highest and most challenging peaks in the Philippines. Together, we have summitted Mounts Apocheap aviva water totter, Dulang-Dulang, Kitanglad, Pulag, Kanlaon, Halcon, and a lot more. But our lust for adventure and love for nature don’t end there. Just like any other Filipino mountaineers, we also dream of experiencing the great mountain system of Asia that is the Himalayas. It is in this regard that the project substantiate.”
— TheHimalayasProject

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Backpacking Checklist

BACKPACKING CHECKLIST

Individual Gears and Equipments
PACKS
 Backpack/Daypack
 Earth Pad/ground pad
CLOTHING

 T-shirts  Short Pants  Underwear
FOOTWEAR
 Socks  Hiking shoes  Sandals  Rubber sandals
HEADGEAR
 Bonnet  Scarf/tubao  Cap
WEATHER GEARS
 Wind breaker  Jacket  Rain coat  Umbrella
SLEEPING GEARS
 Sleeping bag  Malong  Blanket
FOOD & WATER
 Trail Food  Meals  Trail water container  Water container  Water  Puritabs

Group Equipment

 Rope

LIGHT
 Lantern  Mantle  Butane
TENT
 Ground Sheet  Body  Flysheet  Utility Chord
COOKING WARES
 Lighter/matches  Stove  Butane Gas  Cookset  Pot Holder/Hand gloves
EATING UTENSILS  Spoon  Fork  Plate  Glass/Cup  Chopsticks
LIGHT
 Headlamp  Flashlight  Sparebulb  Spare Battery
MISCELLANEOUS
 Sunglasses  Goggles / Snorkle  Camera  Film  Spare battery for camera  Sunblock  Kikay Kit
ESSENTIALS  Sewing Kit  Utility cords  Knife  Whistle  Tissue paper  Personal ID Card  First Aid Kit

BMC Notes # 004 – Organizer: Authority in the Activity

There will be times in an activity wherein more than one person is trying to get in charge by changing activity details, making decisions, etc.

  1. Everyone should be aware that if it is not a matter of life and death situation, the Organizer’s decision prevails.
  2. All changes pertaining to the activity should course through the organizer.
  3. For cases wherein the activity organizer is a trainee, a lead member/trainer coaches  him. Thereby overrides decisions of the organizer in this case.
  4. An organizer (regardless whether trainee or member) has the authority to call attention of anyone if he deems it necessary.

Pico de Loro – Sept. 15-16, 2012

FIRST MINOR CLIMB

SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2012

Elevation: 2178 ASL
Location: Ternate, Cavite / Nasugbu, Batangas

Pico de Loro is the highest point in Cavite. It is situated in the boundary of Cavite and Batangas. It rewards climbers with the view of the Manila Bay and the Mountains of Batulao and Talamitam on the other side. The peak is called “Parrot’s Peak” due to the shape of the summit that is parrot shaped. The other story is that it was named Pico de Loro because of the parrot bird that local encounters during food hunt.

BUDGET

Total: 600 Php

INCLUSIONS:
– Transportation To and From (Baclaran-Ternate)
– Climb Registration (ID & Cert)
– Registrations on Site
– Contingency

* Excess will be refunded after payment of bus fare to Baclaran

ITINERARY

September 15, 2012 – Saturday

07:00 Assembly at Chowking, Baclaran (this is beside the Baclaran Church along Roxas Blvd.)
10:00 ETA – Ternate, Cavite (Arrange Jeepney)
10:15 Start Trek
10:30 ETA – Trail Head
11:00 ETA – Porche to Maragondon Trail
11:30 ETA – Kubo
12:30 ETA – Open Field / Lunch
13:30 Resume Trek
14:00 ETA – Trail Head to New Campsite
16:00 ETA – Campsite
• Depending on the number of climbers ahead of the group, we may change the plan where to camp overnight.
Setup Camp
17:00 Prepare Dinner / Picture 2x
17:30 Wait for Sunset
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Socials

September 16, 2012 – Sunday

05:30 Wake-up Call / Wait for Sunset / Prepare Breakfast
07:30 Breakfast
08:30 Break Camp
09:00 Start Descent
10:30 ETA – Trailhead to New Campsite
11:00 ETA – Open Field
11:30 ETA – Kubo
12:15 ETA – Trail Head (Highway)
12:30 ETA – DENR / Prepare Lunch
14:00 Post Climb
15:00 ETD – DENR to Manila
15:30 ETA – Ternate Proper
18:00 ETA – Baclaran

MEMBERS: Please coordinate with JP if you will be joining.