Experience Sharing On Rope Use Of Wild Survival Equipment

- 2021-08-13-

If knives are a must-have for survival in the wild, Number1, then the rope is the second one. In the wild survival, with scientific and simple rope knotting skills, the rope can achieve the resolute popularity of climbing the snow-capped mountains and crossing the grass!

In survival in the wild, ropes are actually divided into two categories. The first category belongs to safety ropes, which are used to bear human body weight and are suitable for rock climbing and rappelling. The second category belongs to the comprehensive application category, and the specific model types are also more complicated, including fishing line, braided line (on the Internet, there are videos with plant skin woven into rope), wire, binding and so on. What needs to be emphasized here is that everything used for load-bearing needs to have strict standard load-bearing instructions.

It is worth noting that different from the past hemp ropes, modern outdoor ropes are both durable and easy to carry. This has led to the development of technology, the ropes are becoming stronger and thinner. Reduce the space to facilitate the portability, and the problem that comes with it is that the modern rope must be a last resort and cannot be directly grasped by hand (too thin, one is not grasping firmly, and the other is to cut the hand), it needs to be matched with a metal buckle (Such as downhill buckle) and proper knotting method can be effective.

Let's talk about the weight-bearing problem of the human body in detail below. Some people say that my rope has a nominal maximum load-bearing capacity of 120kg, but I personally only have a weight of 90kg (it is already quite heavy), why can't it be used for load-bearing? The answer is that this load is not another load. The maximum tension of the rope now is a technical term: static tension, which means that the tension increases slowly, and the maximum tension at the moment the rope breaks. However, human body load-bearing, especially in field use, it is difficult to ensure stable changes in the force of the rope, which means that the sudden tension increases, decreases, and changes rapidly from large to small (swaying, the rope is contacted by foreign objects, which causes the touch voltage to be too strong, etc. Wait). This leads to rapid aging of the rope, rapid hardening and brittleness of the fiber, and it is easy to break. This is why the load-bearing capacity of downhill ropes is many times higher than the weight of the human body, and professionally speaking, the ropes that were once used for the weight-bearing of the human body are no longer safe and it is forbidden to reuse them.

When it comes to outdoor survival, it can be said that unless they plan to go rock climbing or mountain climbing, no one will carry a human body load-bearing rope (considering the safety load-bearing restrictions, even modern load-bearing ropes will not be classified as outdoor carry-on In the list, after all, it is too heavy and takes up too much space) Even if it is only 10 meters, it is enough to take up most of your backpack's space. Taking into account the special conditions of survival in the wild, you should carry as few things as you can, and at the same time be as fully functional as possible. Always remember that the same size and weight, one more function, is more hope and choice for survival. The function is there. The lack of use is caused by the objective environment. The function that needs to be used but does not have the required function is not the fault of the equipment, but the fault of your personal choice. The former is heaven dying for me, the latter is self-seeking, one is objective and helpless, the other is self-inflicted, and it's man-made.

Since this article mainly talks about ropes, let's talk about multifunctional ropes. Some people say, what multi-function can a broken rope do? This is true, what is said is correct, what can a rope do? So the question is, what if it is a rope, but there are different ropes inside? It means that you have a lot of different ropes, their thickness is different, which can be used in different places with different fineness, and their materials are different, which leads to completely different functions. There are several of them, which leads to the length of the rope you carry can be extended by a few. Times! And this is the multifunctional rope that basically occupies the entire outdoor (remember outdoor, not rock climbing) rope market --- umbrella rope.

When you see the complex structure of the umbrella rope, your first impression is that this is definitely not a simple or ordinary rope. When you read the use of umbrella rope, any outdoor enthusiast will be interested in him. Below I will mainly introduce the parachute rope which is widely used and widely equipped with various countries' military.

Umbrella ropes are divided into different categories, the most common is the third category umbrella rope, because its standard load-bearing capacity is 550lb (about 250kg), so more people call it 550 umbrella rope. With a diameter of 4mm, a rope body is composed of a layer of outer skin and several load-bearing inner cores. The most common (and standard parachute rope) number of inner cores is 7. Some domestic parachute ropes have increased the number of cores to 9 (but each core is thinner), which is called the upgraded version of 550 parachute rope. It is worth noting that each inner core of the umbrella rope can be easily and happily drawn out and used alone (and does not affect the other rope structure). The material, thickness and strength of the inner core are sufficient for daily fishing. , Strapping, hemostasis, etc. At the same time, if you connect several inner cores in the first place, you can get 7 times or even 9 times the length of the rope, which can be used to fly a kite (just kidding, but the length is really enough)