Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Paracord 550 and You

Paracord 550 and You
How the most common Paracord can help you accomplish those pesky New Year’s Resolutions.

Many understand that Paracord is a fashionable yet functional cord that can save lives while also providing a fresh look. However, few understand that Paracord can actually do the impossible—help you accomplish your New Year’s Resolutions. In this week’s blog we break down 5 common New Year’s Resolutions and explain how this small cord can make a big difference.
First a little background on the product. Paracord 550 is the most common type of Paracord and is so named because it can hold up to 550 lbs. Initially made famous by the Military as far back as WWII, Paracord has become an exciting new trend in both outdoor survival and fashion alike. This seemingly paradoxical relationship is actually symbiotic in nature as each area leads to new innovations in the product and a constant evolution in the multitude of ways it is used. Here at Paracord Planet, 550 is our flagship Paracord and is offered in over 300 colors so no matter if you are looking for that special camo pattern or just want to spice up your child’s backpack with some ‘zombie’ colors, we have you covered (be sure to check for new colors regularly!).
Now, here are 5 surprising ways Paracord 550 can help you, be the best ‘You’ possible in 2014:
1.      Learn Something New:
Many of us begin the New Year feeling aplomb and confident that this will finally be the year we learn to play that old six-string. While strumming cords is a noble goal, we at Paracord Planet ask, why not learn something new that is both fun and functional? Paracord is the perfect thing to finally achieve this goal with. Paracord 550 represents an inexpensive investment that comes with a low learning curve. What’s more, weaving a dragon’s tongue bracelet or making a hammock is great to do alone or with the whole family and no matter the project, Paracord Planet can fulfill all of your needs!
2.      Save Money:
Pinching pennies is a great way to stretch your dollar further, but can often cost you more in time than you really save in cash. Enter Paracord 550, this adaptable, strong and lightweight cord is highly affordable and can replace many of the products you have to spring for every year, not to mention it is fun and customizable! Whether it is a chewed up dog collar or having to replace shoelaces, Paracord can meet your needs and save you bucks.  Paracord 550 will never rot or mildew so whether you are using it to make a Christmas gift now or are in a bind a few years down the road, it will be there for you!
3.      Relieve Stress
This may be less obvious to those of you who have never made Paracord products or are new to the game, but sitting down after a long day to a Paracord Project can really do wonders. But don’t take my word for it, according to the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, small repetitive motions can slow your rate of breathing and heart rate while lowering stress. While your blood pressure drops, your enjoyment of life is sure to increase after you have an awesome custom-made bracelet or gun sling!
4.      Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Giving Mother Nature a hand is great plan for 2014, but for the many of us that already recycle, finding another way to help can be frustrating and stressful. With Paracord 550 you can not only reduce your commercial waste through the amazing projects you make. But, as the picture below shows (borrowed from D├ęcor Hacks http://decorhacks.com/2011/06/laced-pallet-hanging-chair/), Paracord 550 allows you to come up with great uses for old things you might normally throw away (such as a pallet).
5.      Get Fit:
I know the suspense was killing you, but I save the best for last. Likely the most common goal among us (and number one for this blogger) is dropping a few pounds in 2014. Well Paracord is the perfect way to do this and can actually make exercise fun—generally regarded as one of the biggest obstacles to weight loss. Paracord 550 is a tremendous product that encourages you to get outdoors and explore. Whether it is feeling more confident being outdoors with a trusty Paracord bracelet, making a custom walking-stick handle as guest blogger Andy Amick showed us or feeling safer on those evening jogs with a reflective Paracord headband, Paracord 550 has the variety, durability and functionality to meet your needs.

Achieving New Year’s Resolutions can be a real challenge, but that is what makes success so sweet. Paracord can help make success that much more realistic (and with the variety of colors, sweeter too!). Put Paracord to work in 2014 and accomplish your goals.

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