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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #30 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2009, 02:25:39 PM »
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 #32 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #33 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..

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #34 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!


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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #35 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.....

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #36 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
Animated Knots
Stormdrane's Blog Be sure to check this one out.
Monkey's Fist
Monkey's Fist
Paracord from Supply Captain Don't hurt yourself. ;D
Wilson Tactical Skull Beads
More Skull Beads


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

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #37 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

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #38 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!

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2009, 04:41:46 PM »
Shoe Laces!

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2009, 05:06:46 PM »
Escaping from flexcuffs, duct tape, packing tape, reinforced tape, etc.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2009, 05:15:26 PM »

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2009, 05:32:36 PM »
How?

Friction...burns through it. Only need a couple strands, not the whole cord.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #43 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

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #44 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!

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #45 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #46 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

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #47 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #48 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #49 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. 


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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #50 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #52 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


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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #53 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 is an indispensable resource for "knot-heads". (Just for reference, there's a thread in the forum here.)

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #54 on: June 28, 2009, 08:00:12 PM »
I have used it for knife wrapping and tying up plants.

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That sling is sweet. How did you tie it?

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #55 on: June 29, 2009, 03:59:54 PM »
I have used it for knife wrapping and tying up plants.

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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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #56 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #57 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #58 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. 

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #59 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. ;)