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Title: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: wcff3431 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/
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer 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/
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: wcff3431 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXdHcH3FRcM)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: ColdHaven 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.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: wcff3431 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
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: BigDanInTX 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...
(click for larger images)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/2829975151_db6b4ca412_s.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/2829975151_0ac8dfac26_o.jpg)(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3131/2829977741_229587e9fe_s.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3131/2829977741_3827bcd5b7_o.jpg)(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3038/2830806398_4056a11a01_s.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3038/2830806398_fdb682831f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor 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.
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/OzarkRamblr/Various%20Pics/ParacordStuff001.jpg)
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/OzarkRamblr/Various%20Pics/ParacordStuff003.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: djturnz on January 22, 2009, 08:30:28 AM
What is a Monkey fist for?
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: BigDanInTX on January 22, 2009, 10:03:52 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey%27s_fist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey%27s_fist)
Quote
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.  =-]
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: tash on January 22, 2009, 10:24:10 AM
Quote
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. :)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on January 22, 2009, 03:03:12 PM
Hey tash...Colors Galore (http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=19)

Cool Beads (http://www.wilsontactical.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=75) & More Cool Beads (http://www.skullsvilleusa.com/skull_beads.html) for those who want to make some Ranger Beads of their own.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: tash on January 22, 2009, 03:27:14 PM
Hey tash...Colors Galore (http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=19)

Cool Beads (http://www.wilsontactical.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=75) & More Cool Beads (http://www.skullsvilleusa.com/skull_beads.html) 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
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer 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....
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: tash on January 23, 2009, 11:23:09 AM
Archer - Welcome to the obsession club :)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer 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...
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Fatchumang 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...
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: ModernSurvival 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.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: fritz_monroe 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.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: kimbertac2 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)









Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: FreeSpirit 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



Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Beetle 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.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Copyright 1972 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.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: BerserkerPrime 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.

BP
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: FreeSpirit 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.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Beetle on May 27, 2009, 12:16:42 PM
Scares me to use Paracord in any climbing or rapelling.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: FreeSpirit 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.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: ejsandstrom 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.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: TrashCanMan 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.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer 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...
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: The Wilderness on May 27, 2009, 01:13:46 PM
Nice DEV. What did you put in the balls? Mine always end up lumpy...

Awesome! My new sig line quote, just as soon as I get home!


The Wilderness

Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: kimbertac2 on May 27, 2009, 01:23:22 PM
For all you "knot" heads that have such apparent tallent for this... would you recommend any good books or resources for braiding, weaving, etc.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: BerserkerPrime on May 27, 2009, 02:25:39 PM
Nice DEV. What did you put in the balls? Mine always end up lumpy...

 :D
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: RCSD on May 27, 2009, 02:59:05 PM
I make all kinds of stuff with it........a cobra braid bracelet that fits me is 12' of cord.  I make smaller braids for keychains and zipper pulls.  I have a Hawkepak fanny pack for my Glock 27, I braided cord for the pull tab on it.  There are several sites to get different colored PC for whatever you need.  I make bracelets for my kids and their friends.  I make them in college colors too.
I am thinking of starting a small business and selling the bracelets and keychains at craft shows, gun shows etc.
I don't think I will make big $$$, but may make a few extra $ to spend on preps.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer on May 27, 2009, 03:10:28 PM
Awesome! My new sig line quote, just as soon as I get home!


thanks... i expected someone would bite at that..
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on May 27, 2009, 03:13:20 PM
Nice DEV. What did you put in the balls? Mine always end up lumpy...
Antique marbles...don't tell Tina.  I scrounged them out of her marble collection jar.... ;)

Awesome! My new sig line quote, just as soon as I get home!


The Wilderness


LOL ;D ;D
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer on May 27, 2009, 03:30:26 PM
Antique marbles...don't tell Tina.  I scrounged them out of her marble collection jar.... ;)
LOL ;D ;D
Playing with fire there.....
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on May 27, 2009, 03:33:15 PM
For all you "knot" heads that have such apparent tallent for this... would you recommend any good books or resources for braiding, weaving, etc.
Sorry, missed this kimbertac2....

Here are some of my links.

Knot Heads World Wide (http://www.khww.net/news.php)
Animated Knots (http://www.animatedknots.com/knotlist.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com)
Stormdrane's Blog (http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/) Be sure to check this one out.
Monkey's Fist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXdHcH3FRcM&NR=1)
Monkey's Fist (http://www.instructables.com/id/SXLZT40F1L8VZFI/)
Paracord from Supply Captain (http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=19) Don't hurt yourself. ;D
Wilson Tactical Skull Beads (http://www.wilsontactical.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=75)
More Skull Beads (http://www.skullsvilleusa.com/skull_beads.html)


I have fastener & bead links also if anyone needs those.

Playing with fire there.....
Hey, it's all about survival, right?  She just needs to get on board.... ;) :D
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer on May 27, 2009, 03:41:34 PM
Hey, it's all about survival, right?  She just needs to get on board.... ;) :D
As long it's not a water board with you tied to it.

Thanks for the links!
Here's my page for ropes and knots:
http://www.kaboodle.com/sotto/rope-knots.html
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on May 27, 2009, 04:16:48 PM
As long it's not a water board with you tied to it.

Thanks for the links!
Here's my page for ropes and knots:
http://www.kaboodle.com/sotto/rope-knots.html

LMAO...

Thanks for the link!
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: audio911 on May 27, 2009, 04:41:46 PM
Shoe Laces!
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Goatdog62 on May 27, 2009, 05:06:46 PM
Escaping from flexcuffs, duct tape, packing tape, reinforced tape, etc.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer on May 27, 2009, 05:15:26 PM
Escaping from flexcuffs,
How?
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Goatdog62 on May 27, 2009, 05:32:36 PM
How?

Friction...burns through it. Only need a couple strands, not the whole cord.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer on May 27, 2009, 05:40:17 PM
Friction...burns through it. Only need a couple strands, not the whole cord.
Ahhhh.. good idea. thanks. +1
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: jpommer on May 28, 2009, 08:06:58 PM
My pickup's fan belt broke on the way home from a party Dec. 26th last year, at around 1:30 in the morning. My wife was with me and we were 15 miles from home, which is about 60 miles away from anyone else we could call for a rescue. After a conversation with the police that happened by and a call to the local towing service that couldn't get out for a couple of hours I decided I had nothing to lose and nothing but time to think about this problem. I started looking through what I had in the truck and how I could use it.

Using paracord twisted up into a two strand rope and a trucker's hitch around the pulleys to make it tight, I started it up and was pleased to see the water pump and alternator turning! After 5 minutes it was still holding, so I got in and gently drove it home. The cord had begun to tire near the end and the lights began to dim, but it kept the water pump turning enough to prevent overheating. My wife was both impressed and filled with dread because she knew I'd be hard to live with for a few days after this. ALWAYS have paracord near you! I took pictures the next day before replacing it with a new belt, but can't find them at the moment. Stupid digital cameras!
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Goatdog62 on May 28, 2009, 08:24:24 PM
My pickup's fan belt broke on the way home from a party Dec. 26th last year, at around 1:30 in the morning. My wife was with me and we were 15 miles from home, which is about 60 miles away from anyone else we could call for a rescue. After a conversation with the police that happened by and a call to the local towing service that couldn't get out for a couple of hours I decided I had nothing to lose and nothing but time to think about this problem. I started looking through what I had in the truck and how I could use it.

Using paracord twisted up into a two strand rope and a trucker's hitch around the pulleys to make it tight, I started it up and was pleased to see the water pump and alternator turning! After 5 minutes it was still holding, so I got in and gently drove it home. The cord had begun to tire near the end and the lights began to dim, but it kept the water pump turning enough to prevent overheating. My wife was both impressed and filled with dread because she knew I'd be hard to live with for a few days after this. ALWAYS have paracord near you! I took pictures the next day before replacing it with a new belt, but can't find them at the moment. Stupid digital cameras!


Very impressive. That was a great "survival type" repair. +1 to you.

I repaired a busted water hose on my previous motorhome on the side of the road by taking the inner tube out of one of my kids bicycles. Was going to replace it ASAP but it held so well that I gambled and made it the 700+ miles home.

I always have 550 cord. Part of the classes I teach. I wrap it around everything.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 28, 2009, 08:36:42 PM
I've used paracord to make dog leashes, and collars.  And now that I'm addicted to knotting, I've taken up crochet... Dang.. Now I really want to crochet something out of paracord.  LOL!  Maybe I'll make TW a paracord hat.  ;D
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: jpommer on May 28, 2009, 08:46:23 PM
Thanks, Goatdog. Oh, hey... here's another one that I got from a book called "50 Outdoor Projects" or something like that. The author describes how to make a carry sling for your rifle out of lightweight rope. Paracord works great for this. Use a full 100 feet, looped back and forth between the swivels of your long gun and save the last 10 to 15 feet or so to wrap around and bind all the loops together. If you wrap it kind of loose it makes for a more comfortable shoulder carry. But what you end up with is 100 feet of paracord that goes wherever your rifle goes, anytime you need it.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Goatdog62 on May 28, 2009, 08:50:35 PM
Yep, have made paracord slings for years.

I have been wearing a paracord bracelet since 2004. A bunch of us Blackwater guys started wearing them in Iraq as a sort of memorial item for our slain brethren. I just haven't bothered to stop wearing mine. Just throw it in the washing machine once in a while. At least I know I always have 10 feet of it on me.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Winchester32 on May 28, 2009, 09:58:19 PM
My hubby has been experimenting with paracord for a few months now.  Here are a few of his early experiments (not all are paracord).  He keeps giving them away to co-workers and friends, so there aren't many around to show.  He made a pretty cool dog leash a while back. 

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e260/stormtrooper784/4-11-09kellysweave.jpg)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: dacmon on June 28, 2009, 05:33:32 PM
I was given a whole bunch of 550 paracord and was wondering what I could use it for.  What kind of creative and unusual ways have you all found or can imagine using it for?  I have seen the survival bracelets Wilson tactical sells, they say a bracelet has about 8 to 10 feet of usable cord. Is that enough to do anything with in a survival situation?  Any thoughts would be helpful.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: TexDaddy on June 28, 2009, 05:39:13 PM
Check out this thread.

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=5834.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=5834.0)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: RonH2K on June 28, 2009, 06:33:20 PM
As previously alluded to, Stormdrane is the king of paracord uses.

The link below shows two examples of using paracord for a mild security deterent on your bags/gear.  One shows threading lanyard knot paracord zipper pulls through each other to hold a double-zippered opening together.  The other shows using a single lanyard knot paracord zipper pull to bind two zippers together.

As is stated in the accompanying posts, this isn't going to deter much more than casual thieves and accidental openings.  Still, it's more insurance than most people have.  I've replaced all of the zipper pulls on my gear (Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack, Maxpedition Aggressor Tactical Attache, and Maxpedition Condor II Backpack) with lanyard knot zipper pulls.  It's nice being to throw a couple of twists and buy myself a little insurance!

http://edcforums.com/index.php?topic=22214.msg263643 (http://edcforums.com/index.php?topic=22214.msg263643)

Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: something_feral on June 28, 2009, 07:00:11 PM
For all you "knot" heads that have such apparent tallent for this... would you recommend any good books or resources for braiding, weaving, etc.

Hasn't been mentioned yet here yet, but The Ashley Book of Knots (http://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Book-Knots-Clifford/dp/0385040253/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1246237012&sr=8-1) is an indispensable resource for "knot-heads". (Just for reference, there's a thread in the forum here (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=6161.0).)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Roswell on June 28, 2009, 08:00:12 PM
I have used it for knife wrapping and tying up plants.

DEV-

That sling is sweet. How did you tie it?
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on June 29, 2009, 03:59:54 PM
I have used it for knife wrapping and tying up plants.

DEV-

That sling is sweet. How did you tie it?
Well, I saw the one that stormdrane made on his blog. 

I believe he gave a short run down on how he did it, but he didn't go into any great detail so I had to play around with the design as I was making it.

Essentially what I did was tie a loop in the middle of about 12 or 15 feet of paracord, then....Crap, this is going to be too hard to explain.  I'll just try & make another one & take pictures of the process.

It may take a while so be patient. ;D  I will try & get to it tonight though.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Roswell on June 30, 2009, 07:53:19 AM
No rush DEV. It looks like a time consumer. Do it at your own pace.  I wonder if it is possible to make one that has loops to hold extra cartridges.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on June 30, 2009, 09:37:53 AM
No rush DEV. It looks like a time consumer. Do it at your own pace.  I wonder if it is possible to make one that has loops to hold extra cartridges.
You realize that's a sling for slinging rocks...not for attaching to a rifle? ;D

I have seen the other slings made, but I've never made one myself.  It is a fairly straight forward process though.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Roswell on June 30, 2009, 09:53:50 AM
LOL! actually no I didn't, but now that I do. why can't it be both? that would be nifty. attach it to a large bore rifle and you then have a padded sling and a way to kill small game if stuck somewhere. 
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on June 30, 2009, 10:03:39 AM
LOL! actually no I didn't, but now that I do. why can't it be both? that would be nifty. attach it to a large bore rifle and you then have a padded sling and a way to kill small game if stuck somewhere. 
That is a good point.

I'll have to think about how to do that. ;)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Copyright 1972 on June 30, 2009, 10:32:49 AM
There was a "How to" in last months Outdoor Life Magazine on making a rifle sling out of paracord. 

I need to make one for both of my hunting rifles as soon as I can get some more cord.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: sassiesmom on June 30, 2009, 10:58:50 AM
Just ordered a spool of paracord and am looking forward to trying some of these ideas!  Question on the rifle sling....do you try to make it with as long a piece of cord as possible so  you can unwind it for emergency use...or just make it and leave it at that?
Thanks!
Cathy
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on June 30, 2009, 11:07:50 AM
Just ordered a spool of paracord and am looking forward to trying some of these ideas!  Question on the rifle sling....do you try to make it with as long a piece of cord as possible so  you can unwind it for emergency use...or just make it and leave it at that?
Thanks!
Cathy

You'll find that it takes quite a lot of cord to make a sling, probably in the 50ft. +/- range.  That's a lot of cord to carry around.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: jpommer on November 03, 2009, 06:15:04 PM
My pickup's fan belt broke on the way home from a party Dec. 26th last year, at around 1:30 in the morning. My wife was with me and we were 15 miles from home, which is about 60 miles away from anyone else we could call for a rescue. After a conversation with the police that happened by and a call to the local towing service that couldn't get out for a couple of hours I decided I had nothing to lose and nothing but time to think about this problem. I started looking through what I had in the truck and how I could use it.

Using paracord twisted up into a two strand rope and a trucker's hitch around the pulleys to make it tight, I started it up and was pleased to see the water pump and alternator turning! After 5 minutes it was still holding, so I got in and gently drove it home. The cord had begun to tire near the end and the lights began to dim, but it kept the water pump turning enough to prevent overheating. My wife was both impressed and filled with dread because she knew I'd be hard to live with for a few days after this. ALWAYS have paracord near you! I took pictures the next day before replacing it with a new belt, but can't find them at the moment. Stupid digital cameras!


Sorry to resurrect the old thread, and quote my own post. Someone asked me to return if I ever found the picture. Here it is!

(http://safety-on.com/truckbelt.jpg)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Orionblade on November 06, 2009, 01:12:09 PM
I've used paracord to make dog leashes, and collars.  And now that I'm addicted to knotting, I've taken up crochet... Dang.. Now I really want to crochet something out of paracord.  LOL!  Maybe I'll make TW a paracord hat.  ;D

How much would you charge for a crocheted paracord scarf?

Can you imagine how much paracord you could stuff into something like a stadium blanket? Make it in 6" wide sections of different colors so it's pretty, and if you ahve to cut it apart for the paracord, you don't have to risk unravelling the whole thing. I bet it'd be pretty warm too...

Put the TSP logo on it, and you've got yourself a winner!!!!

Another question sorta related - paracord for climbing oopses - I imagine it would work well with normal climbing equipment for hoisting GEAR up with you, but what would you reccomened for climbing rope? I go online and find 100 foot hanks of rope at dollars-per-foot prices - not quite in my budget. Also wondering how you figure out how much rope you need for climbing a given height? I'm mostly interested in rappelling for GTFO of a building in an emergency, and the tallest buildign I go into is about 10 stories - about 150-200 feet (including the parking deck and the utilities floor on top) - does that mean I need 300-400 feet of rope? *holy crap*

The most common building I go to is only about 3-5 stories, so about 50-60 feet, and I already plan on having a sturdy cheap bag to lay down on a window sill if I have to break something to get out instead of climbing to the roof. Since this is only intended for emergencies, I wonder if paracord would be appropriate to rely on for one time use, or if I should stick to the expensive stuff for EDC AND practice. Just wondering since i'd want to practice a bit and don't want to drop the change on TWO sets of expensive gear.

Thx!
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Sister Wolf on November 06, 2009, 03:27:53 PM
I'll knit up a paracord blanket after I finish this year's christmas presents.  I'll let you know how much cord goes into it (i'm betting a LOT).

I'll also knit up a paracord sling sack and tell you how much is in that one.  I'm excited now!  :)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: madcap1one on November 06, 2009, 07:07:05 PM
Where are you guys ordering your paracord from?

Seems expensive on Amazon...
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: idelphic on November 06, 2009, 07:57:10 PM
Where are you guys ordering your paracord from?

Seems expensive on Amazon...
Might try a gun show or Brigade Quarter Masters...
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Orionblade on November 06, 2009, 10:33:32 PM
Just had an idea -

if you knit it just right (or crochet/knot/etc.) you could do something like a cast net, then "collapse" the net together with another weave of paracord to turn it into a blanket/afghan. In this scenario you'd have a blanket, but you could undo a couple of knots, yank out that ONE weave of different-color paracord, and you'd have a casting net! Or a "suspend my gear from a tree branch out of the way of animals" net. Or an "oh crap, I need to transport all these beanie babies loose in my pickup" cargo net.

I'd suggest a 6' long by 3' or 4' wide blanket - not too huge, but just big enough for a couple to cuddle on the bleachers at a football game, or to cover one person head to toe and still fit in a rucksack. With some extra loops on the ends it could even be modified into a pretty darn sturdy hammock!

Can't wait for the pics!
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: bartsdad on November 07, 2009, 12:33:57 AM
Where are you guys ordering your paracord from?

Seems expensive on Amazon...
Supply Captain (http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm/category/19/550-paracord.cfm) is one of the more popular sites based on price and selection.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on November 07, 2009, 08:58:23 PM
Supply Captain (http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm/category/19/550-paracord.cfm) is one of the more popular sites based on price and selection.
That's a good link.

I've ordered from them.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Rookinde on November 09, 2009, 07:34:45 PM
Ok, so I am new and starting to wake up. But can someone please explain to me the difference in paracord and rope. I just don't think I am getting it.  ???

Rook
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Orionblade on November 09, 2009, 10:18:12 PM
Paracord is kind of like a shoelace - it's a nylon fabric tube with several double strands of essentially more nylon monofilament inside. A shoelace is typically on the order of poly fill in terms of strand diameter - really fine stuff, while paracord is more like lightweight fishing line piled together. The number refers to the nominal breaking strength in pounds, apparently 550. I doubt that you could break it just by hanging 550 pounds from it, but I think that's where it transitions from elastic elongation to inelastic elongation, abruptly leading to failure.

I believe it's called paracord because at least the same design, if not the same exact material, was/is traditionally used for modern parachute canopy lines. Because of the construction, you can yank the core out and use the nylon as webbing (like a shoe lace, torniquet, etc.) and the core material makes suitable repair sutures for fabric (not sure if I'd stitch up the fabled sucking chest wound with it... yowch when you try to remove it!) or even, *Gasp* as fishing line!

As far as I can tell, the "real stuff" is outlined by MIL-C-5040H, and there are several types, and type III is your 550 para cord that everyone talks about using here for boot laces and the like. The other stuff has varied breaking strengths, and you can read all about those in the MIL.STD specifications.

Here's the wikipedia link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parachute_cord (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parachute_cord)

To answer my own question from a few posts ago, after doing a bit more research, I think I'm going to stick to "real" static rope for my emergency egress kit, even though it's a bit bulkier, since it's rather inelastic, and has a much higher breaking strength - thus if I fall, it'll catch me instead of snapping like a guitar string. The dynamic loads associated with a fall can greatly exceed one's own body weight after just a short slip, and the abrasion resistance of the para cord is not quite up to par as compared to "real" climbing rope with a canvas tube protector around it near the high-side anchor.

Totally digging the paracord for lowering my stuff down or as an extension line for when I just can't quite reach the ground/fire escape/etc., but the kit will be built around 150 feet of static line rated to something like 4000 pounds or more. 11.5mm rope IIRC - going to order it in a week or so.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Rookinde on November 10, 2009, 06:51:00 AM
Thanks, Now to find a place to pick some up this coming weekend.

Thanks,
Rook
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: bartsdad on November 10, 2009, 08:57:03 AM
Most sporting goods stores carry some. Limited selection, but if you are just looking for a black 100' hank you'd be all set.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: BrianW on November 11, 2009, 06:10:00 PM
Where are you guys ordering your paracord from?

Seems expensive on Amazon...

The best place to order paracord from is cheaperthandirt.com.  It is $40 for a 1000' spool.

Cheers

Brian
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Docwatmo on July 15, 2010, 06:24:17 PM
My 11 year old was messing around and came up with the handle wrap on this one, and my wife added the strap.  They have no clue what these are called or what knots or anything.  but it sure looks cool and fits the hand very well.  There is very little play in the cord wrap. 

Notice that the single wrap that spirals down the handle is not a separate piece of paracord,  that is the joining point for the wrap.  Makes it very tight and a close up view is very interesting.


 
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh279/docwatmo/TSP/DSC_0397.jpg)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: conservative01 on July 15, 2010, 06:46:57 PM
My 11 year old was messing around and came up with the handle wrap on this one, and my wife added the strap.  They have no clue what these are called or what knots or anything.  but it sure looks cool and fits the hand very well.  There is very little play in the cord wrap. 

That is cool 8). I have made a few bracelets and a sling for my quiver. During a trukey hunting trip my 13 y/o was complaining about the weight of his shotgun so I tied a sling for him using paracord in my pack. I will post some pics when I get time to take picture.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: sawtac on July 15, 2010, 06:59:34 PM
I got sick of putting my keys down and then having to hunt for them.  This is a snake knot fob (check Stormdranes blog back in 2007 for a good tutorial).

I've done this twice and need two or three more.  Not all with get the orange treatment but orange does stand out and I really like it for my truck/house and business keys.

[img width= height=]http://www.boiseshooters.com/gallery/1_15_07_10_6_59_16.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: LadyRebekah67 on August 16, 2010, 10:16:11 AM
Got a few things made up.   A cell pouch, finger saw handle, dog collar, mini fishing kit pouch...  I'm liking the prosperity knot but it twists badly so it's time consuming.

http://ladyrebekah67.wordpress.com/category/self-proficiency/skills/
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: joeinwv on August 16, 2010, 11:17:23 AM
My 11 year old was messing around and came up with the handle wrap on this one, and my wife added the strap.  They have no clue what these are called or what knots or anything.  but it sure looks cool and fits the hand very well.  There is very little play in the cord wrap. 

Notice that the single wrap that spirals down the handle is not a separate piece of paracord,  that is the joining point for the wrap.  Makes it very tight and a close up view is very interesting.


 
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh279/docwatmo/TSP/DSC_0397.jpg)


Doc - these are both sinnets - also protugese sinnet - solomon bar - cobra stitch - most knots have a few names. Anyway, the handle piece is a standard sinnet - the wrap on the stick is the same knot, but instead of alternating which side you tie the knot on, you always tie on that side, which gives you the twist. Works good for keychains also, but not a bit bulky for a bracelet.

I have done the same on some walking sticks - I usually spray them with some poly to make the wrap harder / tighter.

Also, there were questions above about rifle slings - for a braided rifle sling figure about 45-60' depending on length. For a rock chucking sling, you need to make a braided pouch / hammock to hold your projectile - this takes about 20-30' depending on how long / wide you want the pouch. There are good tutorials online, but basically you make a big 'S' out of cord and then take a second strand and weave it through the S to make a pouch. Easy to do, hard to make it neat and clean.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: mxitman on September 09, 2010, 05:35:36 PM
I've been making these for years, I mostly give them away for gifts but I also sell them through my website. It takes a bit to figure out how exactly to do it and it takes about 20mins but makes for a very compact way to carry; paracord, ferro rod, steel striker. Just thought I would share, some videos on youtube on making the knot, I just widened it and make it over the rod.



(http://www.heezy.com/images/knife010.jpg)
(http://www.heezy.com/images/ep20.jpg)
(http://www.heezy.com/images/ep17.jpg)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on September 09, 2010, 08:40:18 PM
I've been making these for years, I mostly give them away for gifts but I also sell them through my website. It takes a bit to figure out how exactly to do it and it takes about 20mins but makes for a very compact way to carry; paracord, ferro rod, steel striker. Just thought I would share, some videos on youtube on making the knot, I just widened it and make it over the rod.



(http://www.heezy.com/images/knife010.jpg)
(http://www.heezy.com/images/ep20.jpg)
(http://www.heezy.com/images/ep17.jpg)
Those are cool.  ;)

I checked them out on your website some time ago.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Drwho on September 12, 2010, 02:14:38 PM
Where can you get the clips for the paracord bracelets?
I would like to make one of these bracelets myself.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: LadyRebekah67 on September 16, 2010, 10:22:07 AM
I get the clips from the local craft supply store, like Michaels or even Joannes fabrics.  I also go to the thrift stores and buy the old belts and such for a buck and snake the hardware off the ratty old ones.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: joeinwv on September 17, 2010, 08:08:42 AM
Where can you get the clips for the paracord bracelets?
I would like to make one of these bracelets myself.
Thanks.
Look up stormdrane's blog - he has lots of info and links to suppliers for clips, cord, Ti gear, etc
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: kyfirefighter on September 20, 2010, 02:30:34 PM
i have made a number of paracord items and will admit that i am a paracord junkie (pics to follow soon).  the help that i am looking for is does anyone know how to tie the small bottle holder for the hand sanitizer bottles.  i like the look of the one that survival straps has made and would like to make my own.  any help would be much appreciated.

thanks all
https://www.survivalstraps.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=Grenade (https://www.survivalstraps.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=Grenade)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: JerseyVince on September 20, 2010, 02:54:18 PM
Here's two links to Lighthound.com's lanyard supplies and 3 paracord weaving tutorials (lots of pics) Has alot of surefire accessories (factory & aftermarket) LED dropins also but his paracord supplies are extensive

http://www.lighthound.com/Paracord-Lanyard-Weaving_ep_38-1.html (http://www.lighthound.com/Paracord-Lanyard-Weaving_ep_38-1.html)

http://www.lighthound.com/Lanyard-Supplies_c_209.html (http://www.lighthound.com/Lanyard-Supplies_c_209.html)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: kyfirefighter on September 24, 2010, 10:01:26 AM
pictures of a few of my paracod projects, i have made tons of stuff including key chains, bracelets, lanyards, i have replaced all of the zipper pulls on my BOB with paracord lanyards, 2 dog leashes, and am currently working on a new collar for my pup.
(http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad327/firefighter_9743/tsp/SANY0081.jpg)
(http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad327/firefighter_9743/tsp/SANY0078.jpg)
(http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad327/firefighter_9743/tsp/SANY0084.jpg)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: joeinwv on September 24, 2010, 12:58:02 PM
i have made a number of paracord items and will admit that i am a paracord junkie (pics to follow soon).  the help that i am looking for is does anyone know how to tie the small bottle holder for the hand sanitizer bottles.  i like the look of the one that survival straps has made and would like to make my own.  any help would be much appreciated.

thanks all
https://www.survivalstraps.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=Grenade (https://www.survivalstraps.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=Grenade)


This just looks like a straight cobra stitch / solomon bar - once done, fold that in half like a U and stitch the sides together with another piece of cord. Then add a key ring or whatever in the middle of the U. Should be really simple.

On another project -  I tied a sling for my H&R shotgun last night, which does not require swivels. Since this is my $75 pawn shop refugee, I did not want to spend any more $$... I used about 50' of camo paracord. I started by folding the cord in half and looping below the trigger guard a few times (right where the buttstock joins the receiver) and then tied around the barrel a few times. Then worked my way back doing cobra stitches. I ended up with enough cord to knot over my stitches near the barrel (king cobra stitch) for about 8 inches - this gives a slightly wider area right at the shoulder to make carrying more comfortable. This is all one piece of cord and should make my favorite squirrel dispatcher even better.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: kyfirefighter on September 24, 2010, 01:16:42 PM
Joeinwv-  thanks for the opinion... i was thinking the same.  if i get some down time this weekend i am going to try to make one of these.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on September 24, 2010, 05:36:12 PM
Cool pics KFF.

How about a link to the instructions for that dog lead?
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: kyfirefighter on September 27, 2010, 02:22:06 PM
DEV- i got the idea for that dog lead from paracordpaul.com  the body of the lead is a solomon bar, and the handle is a different knot.  i got the knots from the ashley book of knots and went from there.  i do not have a link for any instructions for this lead.  i will hunt down the knot from the book for the handle and post it.  i have also made a dog lead that was just a solomon bar that i brought the end over and tied back to itself.  sorry i couldnt be more helpful on this, but it was done as kinda trial and error.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on September 27, 2010, 02:59:01 PM
DEV- i got the idea for that dog lead from paracordpaul.com  the body of the lead is a solomon bar, and the handle is a different knot.  i got the knots from the ashley book of knots and went from there.  i do not have a link for any instructions for this lead.  i will hunt down the knot from the book for the handle and post it.  i have also made a dog lead that was just a solomon bar that i brought the end over and tied back to itself.  sorry i couldnt be more helpful on this, but it was done as kinda trial and error.
That's cool.

A place to start is all I was after & you've provided that, so thanks.  ;)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: kenser321 on January 26, 2011, 03:33:54 PM
Pics were too large to post. Not entirely sure how to resize here's the link though.

/http://s1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/Paracord%20Projects/ (http://s1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/Paracord%20Projects/)

Mini bic lighter keychain
Keepers for my safety glasses
Regular Buck Knife Folder. Made a strap so I can get it out of my pocket faster. The strap part hangs out of my pocket. Beads are just for show.
I have about 6 different bracelets made from different sinnetts and weaves, but i'm sure you guys have seen most of those.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Sister Wolf on January 26, 2011, 03:47:36 PM
testing one of kenser's pics...

(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/Paracord%20Projects/ParacordProjects009.jpg)

Works just fine, Kenser!  If you want to, you're welcome to go in an post them.  The forum should resize them for ya.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: kenser321 on January 26, 2011, 03:58:39 PM
I had them posted took up a whole page. So I thought it better to leave a link.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Sister Wolf on January 26, 2011, 04:01:08 PM
I had them posted took up a whole page. So I thought it better to leave a link.

Oh I see.  :)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Asclepius on January 26, 2011, 04:04:12 PM
What is a Monkey fist for?

I think, traditionally used to help throw lines between ships. Can be used as a button for clothing. Can be used to cushion a spherical object.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer on January 26, 2011, 04:09:29 PM
I think, traditionally used to help throw lines between ships. Can be used as a button for clothing. Can be used to cushion a spherical object.
could also make a bolo for catching small game....
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: trailrat on March 16, 2011, 02:54:05 PM
Well i finially get to share my paracord sling project this is a blast to play with as long as your carefull. Its about 5' long over all and only take about 20 minutes. Fun little project

(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i440/thetrailrat/paracord/DSCF1813.jpg)
(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i440/thetrailrat/paracord/DSCF1812.jpg)
Title: Idea for storing paracord
Post by: oreoexpo on March 20, 2011, 10:07:55 PM
OK, I don't post much, so I hope this is in the right place.  If it isn't, I'm sure someone will move it.

I was trying to think of a way to store paracord that would be inconspicuous if one was merely going about their life, and let you put a lot in a very small place, in such a way that it would come apart easily without getting tangled.  Obviously for the inconspicuous part, one would need to wear it as an everyday item, either a belt or a bracelet.  But a bracelet doesn't let you store a lot of paracord, and if you use it as a belt then what happens to your pants if you actually need the belt and have to take it apart?

The solution I eventually hit on, and which I think might be of interest to others, was to crochet the paracord lengthwise (rows horizontal with respect to the ground when actually wearing the belt).  Crocheting the material allows you to store quite a bit of paracord in a small space, in such a way that the crocheted paracord can be easily unraveled if there is a need.  Doing the stitch lengthwise means that you don't have to worry about threatening the structural integrity of the belt unless you actually need all of it.  And the crochet design is loose enough that if you want to weave a few extra loose strands of paracord in with the crocheted material after you are done, it'd be fairly easy to do so.

Anyway, I bought some paracord, tried the idea, and overall was very pleased with it.  I made two versions.  The first version is 1 row chain stitch and 3 rows single-stitch; it stores about 90 feet of paracord and I would need to get a buckle for it if I wanted to wear it.  The other is 1 row chain stitch and 1 row single stitch and it stores about 75 feet of paracord.  It is longer and thinner so that I can wear it without a buckle; the method I use to fasten it in the absence of a buckle requires the cord to be doubled over itself, so it has to be thinner in order to get the doubled cord through a standard belt loop.  Both versions look quite good, not at all like a survivalist item.  I used brown paracord and the result is similar enough to the sorts of belts you'd see in a store to not excite comment over an unusual accessory. 

All in all, I am quite pleased with the idea and the results.  I hope someone here finds this idea interesting and/or useful.
Title: Re: Idea for storing paracord
Post by: bartsdad on March 20, 2011, 10:15:38 PM
Photos please.  ;)
Title: Re: Idea for storing paracord
Post by: mike77 on March 20, 2011, 10:41:48 PM
And instructions too!  ;D
Title: Re: Idea for storing paracord
Post by: oreoexpo on March 22, 2011, 05:40:37 PM
Here is the thinner, longer version.  It contains about 75 feet of paracord.  I wear it by folding it in half, then looping the folded half over itself and stringing the loose ends through the loop.

(http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc381/oroexpo/th_belt002.jpg) (http://s1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc381/oroexpo/?action=view&current=belt002.jpg)

A closeup:

(http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc381/oroexpo/th_belt004.jpg) (http://s1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc381/oroexpo/?action=view&current=belt004.jpg)

And here is the shorter, thicker version.  It contains about 90 feet of paracord.  I can't wear this one until I attach a buckle to it, which I haven't done yet.

(http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc381/oroexpo/th_belt003.jpg) (http://s1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc381/oroexpo/?action=view&current=belt003.jpg)

A closeup:

(http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc381/oroexpo/th_belt005.jpg) (http://s1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc381/oroexpo/?action=view&current=belt005.jpg)

If you know how to crochet at all, then both versions are very easy to make.  All you have to do is crochet a row of chain stitches until you have a string that is the length of the belt you are making, then go back with a single stitch.  The thinner belt only has two rows: one chain stitch and one single stitch.  The thicker belt has 4: one chain stitch and three single stitch.  Here is a tutorial for chain stitch

http://crochet.about.com/od/learntocrochet/ss/Chain_Stitch.htm (http://crochet.about.com/od/learntocrochet/ss/Chain_Stitch.htm)

and one for single stitch

http://crochet.about.com/od/learntocrochet/ss/Single_Crochet.htm (http://crochet.about.com/od/learntocrochet/ss/Single_Crochet.htm)

I got the paracord I used from Old Grouch's Military Surplus

http://store.oldgrouch.biz/cobrpa550co.html (http://store.oldgrouch.biz/cobrpa550co.html)

You only need one 100 foot roll per belt.

The belts are pretty easy to make if you know how to crochet, and it takes about an hour.  When you are done, cut off the excess and weave the loose thread into the main design, while making sure it is long enough (6 inches should be fine) that it cannot unravel easily.  Then if you end up having to actually use the paracord, just unwind that loose thread and start pulling to undo the crochet stitches.  Since a single strand of paracord is obviously more than strong enough to use as a belt if you have to, either version will leave you with plenty of paracord to use in a surprise emergency situation.  If anyone has any questions, feel free to PM me.
Title: Re: Idea for storing paracord
Post by: oreoexpo on March 22, 2011, 06:35:38 PM
Huh, I just found an entire thread of paracord projects.  Sorry about that; it was on a child board and I did not see it before.

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=2301.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=2301.0)

At least my belt idea does not seem to be on it.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Roswell on April 04, 2011, 11:12:13 AM
very cool trailrat.  Have you practiced with it yet? Got any game?
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: trailrat on April 05, 2011, 08:39:56 AM
very cool trailrat.  Have you practiced with it yet? Got any game?


Thanks Roswell. So far the distance is good about 75 yards or so. Ive been working on accuracy and that is proving to be a challenge no giants will be going down this week but it was a fun project and my son who is 6 thinks its the coolest thing ever.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: drthumbs on April 17, 2011, 04:21:16 PM
Para cord watch band

My watch band broke the other day giving me an excess to do this project.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/drthumbs/wb0001.jpg)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/drthumbs/wb0002.jpg)


Got the instructions here, but I had to remove the inner core for mine to work.  Made for a flatter band and I like that.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Woven-paracord-braceletwatchband/ (http://www.instructables.com/id/Woven-paracord-braceletwatchband/)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Docwatmo on April 18, 2011, 06:11:36 AM
Nice Job Dr!!   How long did it take to build?  I'm considering having one ready as a backup when my next band goes south on me.  I like the flatter style without the core. 



Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: drthumbs on April 18, 2011, 05:02:52 PM
It was a projectI was working on between calls, so it was spread out over the better part of two hours.  If I sat down to do it again, now that I know better what I am doing I fiure maybe 20 minutes at most.

By the way this is made, you would not be able to have one made up in advance. but is it quick to learn and quick to do.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Docwatmo on June 17, 2011, 11:59:42 AM
Finally got around to doing a couple of paracord doughnuts.  #10 Can of beans in the picture for reference.

Mine don't look quite the same as the "Official" doughnuts.  I made the loops larger so the doughnut would be flexible so it would fit in more types of pouches.

The first is my first attempt.  it is a small 35 foot hank that will be in my EDC bag.
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh279/docwatmo/IMAG0054.jpg)

The second is a full 100 foot hank.  (Again, larger for flexibility).  It took me 1 hour and 10 minutes to do this with a 100 foot hank.  But that was not devoting my attention to it.   I figure I could do it again, in about 35 to 45 minutes if I really concentrate solely on it and work it hard. 
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh279/docwatmo/IMAG0055.jpg)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: inbox485 on June 17, 2011, 04:51:24 PM
could also make a bolo for catching small game....

Careful though. It isn't called out by name but things like saps, blackjacks, slingshot (the pre rubber definition), etc include weighted monkey fists and are a felony in a bunch of states.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Smith on December 26, 2011, 09:32:25 AM
Made this one on Christmas.
Paracord Rosary Bracelet.

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb429/0smith0/DSC03702.jpg)

Cross Detail
(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb429/0smith0/DSC03703.jpg)

10 Hail Mary knots joined together with an Our Father knot, the two ends become 3 more Hail Mary's and the Cross. To follow the rosary go from the Cross to the Our Father join knot then start at the end of the three Hail Mary's back to the Our Father join knot and the decade.

To make, basically follow thiese instructions and modify to be a bracelet,
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Rosary-out-of-Paracord/ (http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Rosary-out-of-Paracord/)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: TwoBluesMama on December 29, 2011, 05:50:18 PM
I'm a crafty person but have never made anything with paracord so here's my first project.  I decided to do these simple lanyards with a Tool Logic Survival Tool attached (bought on sale - fairly inexpensive).  I made 6 of them for my hubby's hunting buddies as Christmas gifts to attach to their hunting packs and after I got the hang of it - it was easy to do.  I don't remember what web site I found this pattern idea but it's pretty basic. It gives them 10+ feet of cord and the tool itself and the ability to add other stuff to the key ring end. 
(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af164/bluedogsmama/051.jpg)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer on December 29, 2011, 06:34:48 PM
Nice job TBM!
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: TwoBluesMama on December 30, 2011, 08:27:49 AM
Thanks Archer.

And Smith - your project is beautiful (forgot to tell you that!)

Hey Docwatmo - do you directions for your "doughnut"?  I now have about 35 feet of leftover paracord which I wound up but I think the doughnut would be a better way to store it. 
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer on December 30, 2011, 08:42:06 AM
Hey Docwatmo - do you directions for your "doughnut"?  I now have about 35 feet of leftover paracord which I wound up but I think the doughnut would be a better way to store it. 

Some paracord donut links:
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=24280
http://youtu.be/lqkmSblYlgg
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Docwatmo on December 30, 2011, 08:45:52 AM
Archer beat me to it,  The doughnuts are very simple, just time consuming.  The links Archer posted will do a better job of explaining it than I will.  LOL

Thanks I usually keep a 25 foot doughnut on my key-chain, but I used it up and haven't picked up any more yet.  Surprisingly handy in that format, so easy to take off what you need without messing the whole thing up.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: TwoBluesMama on December 30, 2011, 09:07:57 AM
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: idelphic on January 03, 2012, 12:00:24 PM
Archer beat me to it,  The doughnuts are very simple, just time consuming.  The links Archer posted will do a better job of explaining it than I will.  LOL

Thanks I usually keep a 25 foot doughnut on my key-chain, but I used it up and haven't picked up any more yet.  Surprisingly handy in that format, so easy to take off what you need without messing the whole thing up.
The 'Doughnut' is great for pulling off what you need and not ending up with a mess to re-coil.  However, if you want to have a fast way to deploy 6-25', go with the quick deploy method.

'Hard Core Link"
http://uniqueropecraft.blogspot.com/2011/09/unique-quick-deployment-lanyard-system.html

BBK 'Rip Cord' (retail product)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5HkrYdHG_A
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer on January 03, 2012, 01:21:37 PM
The 'Doughnut' is great for pulling off what you need and not ending up with a mess to re-coil.  However, if you want to have a fast way to deploy 6-25', go with the quick deploy method.

'Hard Core Link"
http://uniqueropecraft.blogspot.com/2011/09/unique-quick-deployment-lanyard-system.html

BBK 'Rip Cord' (retail product)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5HkrYdHG_A


Nice! thanks!
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: idelphic on January 03, 2012, 01:29:11 PM
Nice! thanks!
No Problem... I didn't think to mention that I use the 3 peg.  2 'center pegs' with the pull loop on the 3rd peg.  It works, but I don't think it's as neat as some others...
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer on January 03, 2012, 01:50:27 PM
No Problem... I didn't think to mention that I use the 3 peg.  2 'center pegs' with the pull loop on the 3rd peg.  It works, but I don't think it's as neat as some others...
ah nice. i need to get more paracord to play with..
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: TwoBluesMama on January 03, 2012, 02:14:59 PM
Thanks Idelphic for another idea.  I think this looks great.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: inbox485 on January 04, 2012, 03:33:35 AM
The 'Doughnut' is great for pulling off what you need and not ending up with a mess to re-coil.  However, if you want to have a fast way to deploy 6-25', go with the quick deploy method.

'Hard Core Link"
http://uniqueropecraft.blogspot.com/2011/09/unique-quick-deployment-lanyard-system.html

BBK 'Rip Cord' (retail product)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5HkrYdHG_A

The doughnut method is what was used in traditional Japanese rope tying (the name of the knot escapes me at the moment). The bundle would be anchored inside the sleeve, and the loop would be looped around the middle and index fingers. The loop would facilitate forming a series of slip knots (similar to knitting) that could be used to to tie up and / or strangle undesirables. The knot can be done using the thumb and pinky fingers for small cords or your feet for thicker cords.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: jtcweb on April 27, 2012, 05:50:00 PM
http://shopclassonline.com/2012/04/simple-jig-for-tying-a-paracord-rapid-deployment-bundle/ (http://shopclassonline.com/2012/04/simple-jig-for-tying-a-paracord-rapid-deployment-bundle/)

I was looking around the internet and youtube for a way to have a bundle or fob of paracord that will come apart quickly.  Check out my blog post for what I cam up with.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: TwoBluesMama on May 09, 2012, 06:36:07 AM
Thanks for the idea and post! +1
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: idelphic on June 11, 2012, 06:35:54 PM
Happened to be poking around on the Instructables site and found this:

Quick Release Paracord (http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Release-Paracord-Holder/)

It's a variant of the Paracord Donut.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Docwatmo on June 12, 2012, 05:38:40 AM
That would be really useful for long sections of paracord that you keep in a bundle and use in their entirety.   Nice find Idelphic.

Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Docwatmo on September 23, 2012, 01:58:24 PM
Last year my amazing wife started making me a paracord belt, using the "Infantry braid" style weave.  Turned out it was going to be too thick when it was done so I hung it in my office and didn't touch it for about a year.  Then I was doing some reorganizing and I ran across it.  Decided I wanted to use it for a shoulder strap to carry my SRK, a small FAK and maybe a water bottle.  Since there was about 20 feet of leftover paracord, I managed to tie it and create a loop for a shoulder strap.  Right now, it is tied into a loop, so I can either pass it through the belt to hold it down, or I can use a small carabiner to clip it to the belt to hold it in place.  I will be adding a clip or clasp of some kind so I can put it on the belt without removing the belt.   My SRK is just too big for belt carry, getting into and out of a vehicle is a pain with it. 

The Yellow FAK is just a cheapo bag I picked up for a couple bucks and filled with first aid supplies.  I am going to replace it with a Maxpedition Fatty pouch as soon as I can get my hands on one).

I was thinking of butchering an old belt to use the buckle and sew it into the  strap in place of the loop.  But would LOVE some ideas of ways to make it convienant to take on and off.

(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh279/docwatmo/TSP/DSC_0093_zps557b28dc.jpg)
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: TwoBluesMama on September 29, 2012, 03:06:19 PM
Don't know exactly what you are thinking of Doc but you mention a belt buckle and I like the way my Max bag has these large plastic buckles that snap open and closed. Amazon has some similar HERE (http://www.amazon.com/10-1-5-Duraflex-Plastic-Buckles/dp/B003R0W2K6) - not sure if this helps you at all.  Blessings, TBM
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Docwatmo on September 29, 2012, 05:19:30 PM
WE must  be on the same Wavelength TBM, I was cleaning out my office and I found EXACTLY one of these same clips that my wife had bought for the belt project.  I'm dinking with it to see how to best attach it.   

I took my 2nd hike with it today and it worked great.  I actually slip the bottom loop under the hook on my holster on the front of the holster (Can slip it on and off one handed easily) and that worked great.  I did have some slippage on the sheath, but it's not bound in right now, just kind of riding.  Gonna weave a couple of small gear loops in it and that should solve my problem.

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: TwoBluesMama on October 02, 2012, 03:15:34 PM
WE must  be on the same Wavelength TBM, I was cleaning out my office and I found EXACTLY one of these same clips that my wife had bought for the belt project.  I'm dinking with it to see how to best attach it.   

I took my 2nd hike with it today and it worked great.  I actually slip the bottom loop under the hook on my holster on the front of the holster (Can slip it on and off one handed easily) and that worked great.  I did have some slippage on the sheath, but it's not bound in right now, just kind of riding.  Gonna weave a couple of small gear loops in it and that should solve my problem.

Thanks!!

Of course we're on the same wavelength - we're goat loving mods of a feather.  Glad this is working out for you.

I've been trying to come up with some new ideas for paracord projects for Christmas gifts for hunting friends so anything different you know of would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: flippydidit on November 04, 2012, 05:21:29 AM
TBM,

I was cruising through the topics to see if someone had already posted about homemade Christmas presents, and found this thread.  My goal was to promote the personal touch of gift giving this year.  In that regard, I'm going to be making rifle slings that are personalized for each person in my family (favorite colors, etc.).  When I came across this thread I was doubly amazed since my projects are going to be using a lot of paracord.  Although not all the slings I make are going to be the paracord type, I thought that maybe this will be the best thread to post my projects since it is already established (and a sticky post!).

If I need to start a new thread that's no problem, since my main point of the thread posting is to get back into hand making gifts for our loved ones instead of buying them cheap ChiCom crap from WallyWorld.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: inconel710 on November 26, 2012, 12:03:07 PM
For anyone thinking about starting a new paracord project, SupplyCaptain.com is running a Cyber Week Sale right now.

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Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: TwoBluesMama on December 27, 2012, 08:21:32 PM
TBM,

I was cruising through the topics to see if someone had already posted about homemade Christmas presents, and found this thread.  My goal was to promote the personal touch of gift giving this year.  In that regard, I'm going to be making rifle slings that are personalized for each person in my family (favorite colors, etc.).  When I came across this thread I was doubly amazed since my projects are going to be using a lot of paracord.  Although not all the slings I make are going to be the paracord type, I thought that maybe this will be the best thread to post my projects since it is already established (and a sticky post!).

If I need to start a new thread that's no problem, since my main point of the thread posting is to get back into hand making gifts for our loved ones instead of buying them cheap ChiCom crap from WallyWorld.

I'm way late to this party.  Sorry I missed this post Flippy.  Did you make the slings?  Post some pics if you did.  I did paracord survival gifts last Christmas (photo on page 4 of this thread) so this year I cheated and we bought all the guys Life Straws for their packs. I've been wanting to make something for me to have in my max bag for just in case but haven't found just the right idea yet.  When I do I'll let you know.  Blessings TBM
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: ForgedPatriot on December 27, 2012, 09:05:47 PM
Really glad I found this post. I am getting ready to get a jig and start some paradise projects myself! Thanks for all the info and links guys!  ;D
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: idelphic on December 31, 2012, 07:00:33 PM
This is a cross of the Quick deploy fob and the doughnut.  I miss judged the finishing length, but it's pretty quick and easy to do.  Much more then putting 100' into a doughnut.

(http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/idelphic/ParaCord/0EC87441-9D7E-4444-A6CB-7305D401CC79-2035-000002C95A1F653E.jpg)

Pull the loop at the very bottom, and it'll just pull out 100' of cord.

Just have 5 more hanks to do.  My brother dropped 600' on me for Christmas.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: mike77 on January 01, 2013, 01:09:34 AM
This is a cross of the Quick deploy fob and the doughnut.  I miss judged the finishing length, but it's pretty quick and easy to do.  Much more then putting 100' into a doughnut.

Any link on the instructions for that? It looks like it would store a little more compact than a doughnut also.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: idelphic on January 01, 2013, 09:49:57 AM
Any link on the instructions for that? It looks like it would store a little more compact than a doughnut also.
Sorry Mike, I don't know of any right off hand.  But I will look.  I just took the primary parts of both systems and combined them.  I used the chair legs to do the cris cross looping, and then the loop weave from the doughnut.  I don't know about being more compact,..  but if it's looped to your pack, then it's less likely to catch on something since it's not a big loop.

Let me see if I can find something close...
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: flippydidit on January 01, 2013, 10:21:33 AM
I'm way late to this party.  Sorry I missed this post Flippy.  Did you make the slings?  Post some pics if you did.  I did paracord survival gifts last Christmas (photo on page 4 of this thread) so this year I cheated and we bought all the guys Life Straws for their packs. I've been wanting to make something for me to have in my max bag for just in case but haven't found just the right idea yet.  When I do I'll let you know.  Blessings TBM

I completed 4 CQB slings that are only minimally using paracord.  I can post pics of those, but they aren't my ideas.  The credit belongs to MainePrepper of Youtube fame.  His video is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbUyIC3yE70 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbUyIC3yE70)

I don't want to hijack this thread, so if you're interested in the other slings, the thread is here:

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=39194.msg441565#msg441565 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=39194.msg441565#msg441565)

I didn't get the paracord slings done because my box with the buckles and other hardware didn't show up until the day after I left to go home from Afghanistan.  So I guess they'll get "birthday slings"!
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: idelphic on January 01, 2013, 04:58:56 PM
Sorry Mike, I don't know of any right off hand.  But I will look.  I just took the primary parts of both systems and combined them.  I used the chair legs to do the cris cross looping, and then the loop weave from the doughnut.  I don't know about being more compact,..  but if it's looped to your pack, then it's less likely to catch on something since it's not a big loop.

Let me see if I can find something close...
Ok - here is a pretty good write up on how to wrap the coil.  Most of the paracord is wrapped in a crisscross manner over pegs or in my case, chair legs. Then follow this to finish it. (http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Release-Paracord-Holder/step2/Step-2/)

Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: archer on January 02, 2013, 12:12:07 PM
Ok - here is a pretty good write up on how to wrap the coil.  Most of the paracord is wrapped in a crisscross manner over pegs or in my case, chair legs. Then follow this to finish it. (http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Release-Paracord-Holder/step2/Step-2/)

excellent! thanks.
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: TwoBluesMama on January 04, 2013, 07:53:12 PM
I completed 4 CQB slings that are only minimally using paracord.  I can post pics of those, but they aren't my ideas.  The credit belongs to MainePrepper of Youtube fame.  His video is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbUyIC3yE70 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbUyIC3yE70)

I don't want to hijack this thread, so if you're interested in the other slings, the thread is here:

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=39194.msg441565#msg441565 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=39194.msg441565#msg441565)


I didn't get the paracord slings done because my box with the buckles and other hardware didn't show up until the day after I left to go home from Afghanistan.  So I guess they'll get "birthday slings"!

Thanks for the links.  I may have to make one of these for the DH and see how it likes it - a Birthday one (too) since his birthday is Valentines day.  Shhh - hopefully he won't read this. 
Title: Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
Post by: Vulcan on July 05, 2014, 06:51:18 PM
http://postimg.org/image/67mxm1ael/ (http://postimg.org/image/67mxm1ael/)

My first try at a paracord bracelet, will be doing a watchband with that knot style in the near future (someone else did it a few pages ago).

EDIT: the img tag doesn't seem to be working for me, so I just linked it to a url.