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Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« on: January 20, 2009, 07:43:00 PM »
while checking out another forum i had almost forgotten about i found a link to this. how to make the paracord braclete.

just in case you guys want the forum link i'll put in here also

http://www.hikingforums.net/forums/diy-gear/9537-survivalstrap-bracelets-these-are-awesome.html

the link for it is here

http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-bracelet-with-a-side-release-buckle/

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 04:50:04 PM »
thanks wcff3431! I need to get more cord and try this
And here is one w/o the buckles...
http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Bracelet-with-Monkey-Fist-Button/

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 05:36:26 PM »
if you look just to the right it show one for a watch band. thats one of the two i have been wanting to try the other is the monkey fist, just might get a close range weapon out of one of those.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXdHcH3FRcM

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 06:27:53 PM »
Thats a pretty clever idea. I would never have thought to make the thing into a bracelet and then sell it. That is an awesome idea. Useful, practical, and they even put it back together for free. Didn't see any price info though, but I only just glanced at it too.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 07:10:51 PM »
here is some to check out i know it ebay
http://shop.ebay.com/items/__paracord-bracelets_W0QQ_nkwZparacordQ20braceletsQ20QQ_cqrZtrueQQ_nkwuscZparacordQQ_nkwuscZbracletsQQ_trksidZm38Q2el1313

some of those you have to watch cus, they take out the inner strands
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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009, 09:59:28 PM »
I used one of those watch bracelet instructables to make a carry handle for my Maxpedition Jumbo...
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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009, 05:13:49 AM »
I'm a paracord junky.  Here are a few things I've made.

A bracelet with an emergency whistle, a sling, a key chain & a couple of bracelets with regular buckles.  The second pic is a monkey's fist book mark.



That instructables link is a good one, it's the one I used when I first started making the bracelets.  Check out Stormdrane's blog link, lots of cool stuff there.

I made a paracord lanyard for my wife to wear her name tag on also.  She's had a few of the other nurses ask about them, seems like an easy way to make a little extra cash.
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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009, 08:30:28 AM »
What is a Monkey fist for?

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2009, 10:03:52 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey%27s_fist
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A monkey's fist or monkey paw is a type of knot, so named because it looks somewhat like a small bunched fist/paw. It also looks somewhat like a volleyball or an older style football. It is tied at the end of a rope to serve as a weight, making it easier to throw the line, and also as an ornamental knot. This type of weighted rope can be used as an improvised weapon, called a slungshot by sailors. It was also used in the past as an anchor in rock climbing, by stuffing it into a crack, but this is obsolete and dangerous.

The monkey's fist knot is most often used as the weight in a heaving line. The line would have the monkey's fist on one end, an eye splice or bowline on the other, with about 30 feet (~10 meters) of line between. A lightweight feeder line would be tied to the bowline, then the weighted monkey's fist could be hurled between ship and dock (or vice versa). The other end of the lightweight line would be attached to a heaver-weight line, allowing it to be drawn to the target easily.

Plus, they just look cool when you do them right.  =-]

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2009, 10:24:10 AM »
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I made a paracord lanyard for my wife to wear her name tag on also.  She's had a few of the other nurses ask about them, seems like an easy way to make a little extra cash.

Like Dev, my name's Tash, I'm also a paracord junky...  ;)

Now that's a great idea. I bet you could find pink and purple paracord if you look hard enough. I work in an area where we all work name badges and a cool looking paracord lanyard would totally fit in. I'm gonna have to make one tonight. Thanks for the idea. +1

I keep my bracelet clipped to my edc. It's a pain to wear while typing all day long. I also have 2 or 3 key fobs and lots of little do-dads.

I also used some paracord lastnight to make my ranger beads. I'll post a pic when I get home. I think it turned out well. :)

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2009, 03:03:12 PM »
Hey tash...Colors Galore

Cool Beads & More Cool Beads for those who want to make some Ranger Beads of their own.

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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2009, 03:27:14 PM »
Hey tash...Colors Galore

Cool Beads & More Cool Beads for those who want to make some Ranger Beads of their own.

DEV.... you didn't just do that...

I can just hear Mrs Tash now... 'Sweetie, why did we receive one of each color'

I think I honestly never looked because I know I'd HAVE to order some. Good things it's fairly cheap.

Thanks a bunch  :P ;D

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2009, 11:14:42 AM »
Oh!!! Paracord junkies!! How do I join!?? I've been dabbling in making things, but now I have someone to share my growing obsession with....

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2009, 11:23:09 AM »
Archer - Welcome to the obsession club :)

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2009, 12:04:34 PM »
Well thanks Tash.. I want to start by thanking my early role models, my mom with her Macrame plant hangers all over the house and my dad with his forever tangled fishing line.
Now... time to get creating...

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2009, 11:29:07 PM »
The best survival bracelet I've seen used a stainless steel d-shackle instead of the buckle.  You then have a screw shut shackle for use with the cord in a situation.  Although the buckle would be even easier for taking on and off...

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2009, 09:46:29 AM »
I mentioned this topic in today's show, so chime in and pics are very welcome as well.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2009, 10:17:39 AM »
The only thing that I've done with paracord is wrap the handle of an ammo can.  It gives a little cushion, but the biggest advantage at the time was it gave me a way to attach the ammo can to the cross beams of a canoe.  It's was done the same way that people wrap the handles of a knife.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2009, 11:00:14 AM »
I live by the stuff. I have three 1000 foot spools in my preps. I've never found much I couldn't do with it. One day I'll learn to braid and weave it like leather for eave more uses.

Replaced my boot laces in the feild (slowly spin and pull the ends while you are burning it makes the end pointy and easy to thread through the eyelets)
secure gear to my ruck and LBE
safety chord for knife or handgun, both as a lanyard, or as a small handle loop to help secure the knive to your hand
wrap handle for knife, smaller knives its better to pull the center strings out, twist enough together to make the size you want, then wrap
tied between two trees to support poncho/lean-to shelter
clothes line while camping
fish stringer ( after losing about 30 lbs of catfish once, I'll never use those $2.00 drug store stringers ever again)
blouse my trousers (help keep chiggers out)
make shift suspenders ( for my wet weather pants and chem suit pants)
emergency sling/shoulder strap (had to hump six ammo cans all at once about a mile or so, three on each side, threaded through the handles, four to five strands doubled over, crossed over my shoulders to my hands on each side)
staking trees in the yard
hoisting gear up into a tree stand
inner threads used once to repair (stitch a canvas tarp)
replacement holster and knife sheath tie-downs
emergency dog leash ... ( went hunting forgot mine at home, since my dog is really good on the "verbal" leash)










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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2009, 11:31:42 AM »
Trail markers (where have I been and how do I get back?)
Improvised shelter with tarp or poncho (tie ends and stake or tie off to tree)
Rappelling and climbing assitant
Fire – Use to make a bow drill
Fire starter (when dipped in parafin)
Fire starter with bow method
Lashing things to things
Making a ---splint---tourniquet
Improvised trot line -fishing line
Snares for trapping
Rope ladder
Clothesline
Bear canisters hoist




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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2009, 11:47:13 AM »
Trail markers (where have I been and how do I get back?)
Improvised shelter with tarp or poncho (tie ends and stake or tie off to tree)
Rappelling and climbing assitant
Fire – Use to make a bow drill
Fire starter (when dipped in parafin)
Fire starter with bow method
Lashing things to things
Making a ---splint---tourniquet
Improvised trot line -fishing line
Snares for trapping
Rope ladder
Clothesline
Bear canisters hoist




   What kind of rapelling assistant? I wouldn't use it as a replacement for Prusik.

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« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2009, 11:54:17 AM »
I just "discovered" paracord, and have been making "survival bracelets", lanyards, ansd keyrings-n-crafty crap like that.  My wife allways teases me when I do it while watching TV "Oh, are you knitting again?". 

I want to get a few thousand feet of it to keep on hand.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2009, 12:06:08 PM »
I've weaved it into my Military Working Dogs choke collar to keep it from rattling (works well) and made several dog leashes.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2009, 12:07:52 PM »
   What kind of rapelling assistant? I wouldn't use it as a replacement for Prusik.
I am NOT suggesting you replace the Prusik knot. In fact the Prusik is pretty good for joining two ropes of unequal diameter. In my opinion, PC is perfect for tying a Prusik.  Prusik Knots cause little damage to climbing ropes. If too much force is applied, the Prusik knot will slip rather than break into the main rope. It is important to note the Prusik loop you use should be of smaller diameter than the main rope or it may not grip sufficiently. This is especially true of PC.

I also,am NOT suggesting you use it to replace good, sound, specialized rappelling gear. These are survival situation recommendations here. If something is lost, broken, or unavailable, then paracord can be pretty handy.
It can be used to make an emergency harness. I am also suggesting that you know what you are doing if you use it to suspend yourself over the side of a cliff, hill, or ravine.
Tripled up, you could use it for rappelling rope. NO I would not use it as my main gear, but in a pinch, it could work. I see no reason to skimp on good professional gear just to save money, but survival, is another thing.
I have used PC to lower another person down a hillside next to water. We then used that same chord to cross a moderately fast moving creek. The line was insurance against current. The chord was also used to tie a bowline knot to the backpacks and move them (unstrapped on our backs) across the line to insure against loss. If we fell, we did not want to have our packs lost or drown us (from the weight). The Bowline, PC, & Prusik came in handy here.

As you probably know, another good knot to know when using PC is- Klemheist knot. It serves a similar function to the Prusik, but there are some differences worth noting:
A load applied to the Klemheist will grip the main rope in one direction but slide in the other direction. The Klemheist knot generally slides more easily than the Prusik knot. The Klemheist knot works well with both cord and webbing while the Prusik Knot should not be used with webbing. The Prusik will grip in the main rope in both directions when a load is applied. This can facilitate easier movement with security. This could be very valuable when you find yourself without a carabiner.
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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2009, 12:16:42 PM »
Scares me to use Paracord in any climbing or rapelling.

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« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2009, 12:30:27 PM »
Scares me to use Paracord in any climbing or rapelling.
I am with you on this under normal climbing and rappelling conditions. However, when you have nothing else, PC can be pretty comforting to have, especially if you have to ascend or descend a climbable incline.  I have been faced with situations where I did not prepare to rappel, but had some PC and was glad I did.  I would rather use PC than not use PC if I had nothing else. Again, I am NOT advocating a recreational replacement for good sound gear.

"550 cord", so called for its 550 lbs breaking strength, as compared to most rock climbing equipment, which has a minimum breaking strength of 4,500 lbs, pales in comparison. Common sense tells us that the two are NOT directly interchangeable. Even tripling the cord would not bring you to the same level. Again, this is strictly survival and using a parachute cord to abseil down a cliff is a dangerous idea. But, I still find it comforting to hike with the cord on my person for those situations that you did not plan on entertaining. It is also very handy for moving a backpack down a slope without carrying it on your back.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2009, 12:52:43 PM »
I used the braclet idea and made a belt with 2 split ring key chain rings and a cheap carabiner. IIRC it took about 75' of cord for a then 38" waist. I also replaced all the laces in my boots. I was going to make a sling but never got there.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2009, 12:55:45 PM »
I love paracord.  I always have at leat 100ft of it in the car or at least 50ft in my EDC.

I use it mainly for throwing up a tarp but theres so many things you can use it for as listed by everyone else above.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2009, 01:07:39 PM »
A Monkey's Fist bookmark I made.

Nice DEV. What did you put in the balls? Mine always end up lumpy...
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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2009, 01:13:46 PM »
Nice DEV. What did you put in the balls? Mine always end up lumpy...

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