How Shock Cords Can Make Your Trip Safe and Secure
While you may not immediately know what shock cord is, you have probably heard of bungee cord. They are two names for the same product: a rubber cord surrounded by a protective jacket. This cord stretches to easily secure various items without the need for knots. You can find it in a wide variety of thicknesses, lengths, and styles, making it easy to find the perfect shock cord for your needs. Here are a few ideas for how you can use shock cord to make your trip safe and secure.
Roof rack – Shock cord works well to provide an extra layer of protection for items placed on the roof of your vehicle. Use it in addition to tie down straps and it will make sure that everything stays in place.
Backpack – If you're hiking, use shock cords to help secure items to your backpack. Since they stretch, they don’t need to be the perfect length for the job, they easily adjust to secure whatever you need to attach to your backpack.
Tarps – When setting up camp, shock cords can help secure your tarps. Shock cord will help keep the tarp in place regardless of the weather. For example, you can use a tarp to cover your bicycles then use shock cord to hold it in place.
Food storage – If you're camping in bear country, it's important to store your food safely to keep the bears out of it. You can use shock cord to hang your food from a tree branch out of reach of any hungry bears.
Elastic shock cord is one of the most versatile forms of rope available. It can be used for a wide variety of purposes and helps you avoid needing to tie complicated knots to hold everything down. Using it on your trip will help you keep everything safe and secure and take some of the stress out of your travel.