A US Air Force Veteran on the principals of providing Paracord products at reasonable price that are constructed using only the highest quality materials available founded T.S.T. Survival. We are based in the great state of Texas, and we take our time to make each order perfect. We are obsessed with providing outstanding customer service; without you, we are merely a company. Whenever we take an order we custom build the products (within 72 hours), we do not carry a large inventory of “pre-built” items. All of our Paracord is either Mil-Spec Type III 550 lbs Paracord or Mil-Spec Type IV 750lbs Paracord. We offer a wide variety of colors to fit every style.
Paracord is a slang term used by the armed forces, which refers to Parachute Cord. Paracord itself is an extremely interesting creation. It is strong, pliable, mildew and rot resistant, colorful, and just as useful as Duct Tape. There are many (including myself) that say, “if you can’t fix it with duct tape and Paracord, toss it”. Paracord is great to use around the house, but there is a reason this products are call “Survival” tools.
Paracord has limitless uses but here are a few of the common “survival” uses:
• Lightweight rope to get out of a jam
• Build a rabbit snare
• Use as fishing line (internal strands)
• Build and support a shelter
• Emergency sutures (internal strands)
• Bear bag holder
• Trip wire
• Fire bow line
• Build a fishing net (internal strands) or a Trout line
This is a very short list of the possibilities in each and every product we build at T.S.T. Survival. The average Signature Single Bracelet contains a total of 8-10 feet of Paracord, including internal strands (7 on Type III 550 lbs), this is a total of over 64 feet of usable cordage. If you are wearing our Signature Single Heavy Weight (11 internal strands Type IV 750 lbs MIL-C-5040H) you will over 96 feet of usable cordage! Get your T.S.T. Survival gear before your next trip into the woods, or even the urban jungle, you never know when you may need to use it.
To Live, You Must First Survive
Paracord has a unique and colorful history, working along side our soldiers since the US Armed Forces incorporated Airplanes into our arsenal of machines. Paracord has not only been used as intended (in parachutes) but the military has long used this cord as general-purpose cord. It is strong, rot resistant and impervious to the elements. General uses by the military would be for Ranger Pace Counters, tying Ruck Sacks to the vehicle, attaching items to your bag, tying up camo netting, and some utilize it as a strong and convenient set of bootlaces.
It is rumored that in World War II the Airborne soldiers found Paracord extremely useful and created what we call the Solomon bar or cobra knot bracelet. It was a convenient way to carry a lot of cord in a small compact size. There was time involved with making the knots, so it was typically done after finding a safe location to set up shelter.
Currently you will find that most soldiers involved with overseas travel know how to make a Solomon bar bracelet. It became a way to entertain soldiers in the field during slow times, and it can be very relaxing creating items out of Paracord. T.S.T. Survival Owner Sean Harrison learned the technique at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.
At T.S.T. Survival we are firm believers that in order to receive, you must give back. We pride ourselves in helping our local community with fund raising efforts for their specific causes. To inquire how to become involved or to collaborate with T.S.T. Survival please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org