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Each site included below has been evaluated by a member of the Best Glide Staff and has been approved as a site that could be beneficial to those interested in survival, survival equipment and training or obtaining general knowledge that could be helpful in a survival or rescue situation. Also included are businesses we found to offer other services that might be of interest to our customers. We hope you will find this list helpful as it continues to grow.

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Types of Parachute Cord

Parachute cord, also known as paracord or 550 cord, is a type of lightweight and durable nylon rope. This type of cord was originally used for parachute suspension lines, which is where it gets its name. However, the cord is now used for a variety of diverse applications, including in the military.


A US Military standard (MIL-C-5040H) was developed that specifies a number of different types of parachute cord. The standard has been inactive since 1997, but the types of parachute cord it specified are still used as a reference point.

There are four major types specified (I-IV)...

Survival Kits: The Definitive Checklist

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A survival kit is a set of tools and supplies used to survive in case of an emergency. Survival kits are generally found on aircraft, spacecraft, and seagoing vessels. The primary function of a survival kit is to provide the kit’s user with a means to survive in any condition given by an emergency. This includes providing the kit’s user with food and water, first aid supplies, a means to keep warm, a signal to draw the attention of potential rescuers, and a means to navigate. Sometimes, survival kits are stocked and designed to specific climates...

Medical Emergencies: How to Prepare Yourself

Medical Emergencies: How to Prepare Yourself

Accidents can happen when you least expect it. Unlike other emergencies, medical emergencies are difficult to prepare for despite being the most likely to happen. Medical emergencies often require immediate attention and quick response times therefore it is essential to have the necessary training and equipment on-hand.

Preparing yourself for a medical emergency is less about learning specific medical techniques and more about preparing yourself mentally for this type of emergency. Assuming you have access to professional emergency care, responding to a medical crisis...

A True Survival Story from a Best Glide A.S.E. Inc. Customer

From time to time A.S.E. is fortunate enough to hear stories of how our products have helped improve the lives of our customers. Unlike action-packed stories from Hollywood, survival situations are rarely predictable and a happy ending is not guaranteed. The story we present here is a verbatim account of the writer and his spouse as they cope with a dangerous situation using determination and self-awareness. They take through the moment they discovered (as many others have) how quickly things can change and what they did to ensure they survived.

Personal names and identifiers have been changed, but the story...