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June 17, 2012, 3:53 am

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Kevlar Thread


Why aren't gamers using this already? This stuff is real. No really, this stuff is REAL. Google it. Cheap too. Feel free to reply with your own ideas on how to use it.

We now take a break from your normally scheduled make-believe submissions to change gears and bring you make-believe uses and scenerios surrounding real things. Today we are talking about Kevlar thread. Useful for magicians tricks and a staple in bug out bags, these are only the tip of the iceberg for our twisted minds.®_Survival_Cord.32728.0.1.htm

If you want to skip the link, the basics are that Kevlar thread is well, the size of thread, albeit flatter. Even as thread, it's crazy strong, having a 200 lb breaking strength. It's also heat resistant on top of it all.


Most of the uses translate well from what gamers would use the mythical "monofiliment" wire with. I saw a video of a guy cutting himself free of professional ziptie style cuffs and paracord bindings, with some sawing, so a garrotte made of Kevlar thread would be rather effective, but a whip would be less so, even with a weighted tip. 

One great and simple use that occured to me was a simple trip line, to just trip the target. A quick setup would result in a very hard to spot, high strength trip hazard to give someone the upper hand in an ambush.

If a given person was light enough, this could also be used as a kind of spy ascension gear, being able to conceal meters and meters of the stuff on your person easily, you would just need a delivery system to get the line secured somewhere.

Your turn! Maybe we'll get a new 30 list here...

Additional Ideas (3)

1. Instant Hammock
2. Instant fishing net
3. Improvised carrying bag for large heavy items
4. super strong block and tackle of small size
5. Rappelling Line
6. Restraints for large monsters or high strength hostiles

2012-06-19 11:23 AM » Link: [6792#82186|text]

7. Binding cord for jury rigging mufflers and other vehicle components expected to reach high temperatures that would melt conventional cord/rope.

8. Improvised insultating cord to wrap about a small container to help keep contents hot/cold and partially protected from extreme heat.


2012-06-19 01:50 PM » Link: [6792#82189|text]
9. Weaved to make a light-weight, knife resistant tuxedo liner.
10. Improvised bowstring.

2012-06-20 12:37 PM » Link: [6792#82198|text]
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Voted Mourngrymn
June 17, 2012, 9:03


June 17, 2012, 10:18
I disagree. There are many subs that are not much different then this, apart from being fictonal or fantasy related. This is without considering the quality of the sub.

Not a value sub, maybe. Challengable - no.

Seriously, i dont think this is why we have the option of challenging subs.

June 17, 2012, 12:35

Certainly no need to challenge! A perfectly interesting and useful idea thread. If nothing else, "Magic rope" in fantasy can now have a "see-and-feel" logic behind it. PC: "So what is my new magic rope made of exactly? Whats this special filament-of-the-gods/wizards/dwarves/etc?"--GM: "Well, its made of *this* stuff actually".

June 17, 2012, 17:02
It could benefit from more content and being expanded on some more, but it's a great beginning.

Perhaps a sort of 30 sub of possible uses for Kevlar cord/wire?

June 17, 2012, 17:20
If you could provide some examples of what you are looking for, I would be willing to add some ideas of my own.
June 20, 2012, 12:24
Ever play a game of Spycraft? ( This is extremely useful in a future setting. Why not weave a tuxedo liner out of this stuff for light-weight knife resistant armor?

Not an original idea by any means, but thanks for sharing! I'm actually going to use this.

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       By: caesar193

The PCs are walking along the road, when suddenly a bunch of bandits attacks. The player's dismiss it has just a random encounter, when they find an ornate ring on the leader, obviously out of place with the seemingly poor bandits, who could only afford cheap leather and weapons. This ring has a symbol on it, which, if researched, sets the PCs on a quest. And from then on, the players don't look at random encounters the same way...

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