PARACORD

LRO (UK) - - Technique Muddy Recovery -

TESTED BY: NEIL WAT­TER­SON ● KIT RE­QUIRED: 550 Paracord – with how­ever long a length you want/need ● TIME TAKEN: Two min­utes ● COST: £6.95 per 100ft, the­bushcraft­store.co.uk ● HOW EASY: ★ ★ ★ ★★ ● SUC­CESS RAT­ING: ★ ★ ★ ★★

HOW IT’S DONE: We know that ropes are ef­fec­tive for re­cov­er­ing and tow­ing Land Rovers, as long as you have the right amount to han­dle the load. I’ve been to re­cover a ve­hi­cle, only to find the shack­les I had with me wouldn’t fit the re­cov­ery eye – the so­lu­tion was to con­nect the rope with paracord. There are loads of dif­fer­ent types on the mar­ket, but I al­ways use the gen­uine 550 Paracord, which has a 550lb (250kg) break­ing strain.

Once you’ve worked out how much force is re­quired, di­vide it by 250 and dou­ble it (for a fac­tor of safety). In this in­stance, I cal­cu­lated a pull of 500kg would be re­quired to move the Se­ries III, so four lengths would be suf­fi­cient.

It may not be the most ma­cho tow­ing so­lu­tion, but it cer­tainly works.

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