Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Are You a Paramaniac?

Are You a Paramaniac?

Diagnosing your paracord addiction



Last week, I had a dream in which all I was doing was knotting cord. There was no rising action, there was no climax; there were just knots, upon knots, upon knots. It wasn't until this moment that I realized how much paracord was beginning to consume my life. You spend enough time working with the material and you begin to envision everything wrapped in paracord--houses, streets, your burger from McDonalds. There is virtually no limit to the amount of uses paracord has, and likewise, there is virtually no limit to the amount of time you can spend fishtailing through an alternate reality of ties and weaves. It's called "paramania:" the complete and utter obsession with all things paracord. Has your love for paracord become overwhelming? Take our self-guided quiz below to see if you have the symptoms of a paramaniac!

1. Do you have more than one bracelet on your wrist at all times?

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2. Do you stare at a computer screen for hours on end trying to learn new weaves?

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3. Have you ever thrown a tantrum like this after messing up a design?

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4. Is this the look on you and your friend's faces when you discuss paracord?

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5. Is this how you look with your paracord?

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If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s official: you’re a paramaniac. Don’t fret, though! There are many cures to this pseudo-disease including psychotherapy and taping your hands shut. Or, you could simply come to terms with your addiction to paracord. Embrace it, make wonderful creations, and share them with us! We gladly accept paramaniacs of all shapes and sizes at Paracord Planet. Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, add us to your Google+ circles, and check out our Pinterest! We’re also on Snapchat, at “ParacordPlanet.” Follow us on all of these social media venues for opportunities to win FREE paracord from our numerous contests and giveaways.

Written by: Jackson Yakowicz, P2 Intern

Contact at jacksony@imsetc.com

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