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Posted: 1/25/2009 11:17:01 AM EDT
Im looking to pick up a spool of paracord.  Who has good prices on this item?
Anything special to look for in paracord or is it all pretty generic?
I also want to pick up a hand crank powered radio with AM/FM & weather & emergency bands.   Who makes a good one?  I dont want to buy junk, I want something I can count on.  Oregon Scientific has been recomended to me.  Anyone have expierience with their products?
All input appreciated, thanks.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 12:36:33 PM EDT
the weather radio we keep in our bedroom is made by Eton, and I love it...  it has a cell phone charger, flashlight and strobe in addition to the radio, and is hand-crank.  I have this one.  we also have a B&D model in the safe room: storm station  it has done exactly what we needed it to, so I can't complain about it, either...

and we just got some 550 cord in from LA Police Gear - you can find various links here: click me.

I've heard Oregon Scientific makes good stuff, but I don't have any experience with it.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 1:00:27 PM EDT
Thanks for the links. Looks like some good gear there.  Im trying to update my supplys, JIC.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 2:35:39 PM EDT
Thanks for the links. Looks like some good gear there.  Im trying to update my supplys, JIC.

that's important to do...  hopefully you'll get more feedback in here regarding the other brands, so you can be sure you're getting quality stuff...
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 2:49:40 PM EDT
Iget 1000' of p-cord when I buy.I get it from CTD.40.00 is cheaper than 80
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 2:56:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 4:46:53 PM EDT
Freeplay radios are the yardstick by which all other crank radios are judged.

Expensive as hell, but IMHO would be worth twice the price.

Mine cost more than that 9 years ago.

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