Comparing Paracord Types

A parachute cord, or paracord, is a special cord that provides an average of three times the strength of a regular cord.  Capable of supporting hundreds of pounds of weight, a paracord is an all-purpose survival tool for both indoor and outdoor use. With several types available, this post will break down how each type differs and how to apply them to different applications. Read more

How to Select Your Room Divider Curtain

When it comes to deciding on a room divider curtain, it is important to consider where the curtain will be used, how it will be used, and what curtain fabric is best. Commando Cloth, Sound Absorber, Velour, or 13 oz Vinyl Laminate are often used as room dividers when areas need to be created or defined, but a permanent wall is not feasible due to cost, the flow of foot traffic, or the need to move large objects in and out of an area. Read more

Quick Tips on Tarp Repair & Maintenance

Increase the Lifespan of Your Tarp

Tarps have varied life spans depending on their material type. Poly tarps, for example, are viewed as disposable and can be purchased in most places for just a few bucks. On the other hand, industrial, heavy-duty tarps require some investment and are made to last.  With proper tarp repair and maintenance, they can last up to several years.

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How to Create a Paracord Survival Bracelet

Paracord is often used to make survival bracelets.  550 Paracord is versatile and strong cord make it an ideal tool for outdoor activities such as rope climbing, tourniquets, and making nets.  The paracord’s inner strands can also be used for things such as marking trails, fishing, sewing, and traps.

Having paracord fashioned in a bracelet is a great way to have several feet or perhaps a few dozen feet of paracord worn conveniently available on your wrist.

Paracord is very affordable and is a must-have for outdoor enthusiasts.  Ready to get started on creating your paracord survival bracelet?  Check out this easy- to-follow step-by-step video.

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Why Use a Sun Shade

Sun Shade Cloths are often times made of woven polypropylene shade cloths and used for many applications to repel heat. CCS’s Sun Shade Cloths offer sun protection by blocking 85% of UVA & UVB rays. Woven Shade Cloths are made from interwoven UV stabilized polypropylene threads that are more versatile in function than knitted or lath shade cloths. Woven Shade Cloths are more durable and will tolerate extreme sun exposure, with minimal stretch and shrinkage. Read more

FR vs. IFR for Stage Curtain Fabric

What Is The Difference Between Flame Retardant And Inherently Flame Retardant Theatre Fabric?

Fabrics are an important element in theatre and arts. However, determining the proper type of fabric can sometimes be challenging, especially when it comes to differentiating between Flame Retardant and Inherently Flame Retardant.  While they only differ by a few letters, there is a definite difference between the two.

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