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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #90 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #91 on: September 24, 2010, 05:36:12 PM »
Cool pics KFF.

How about a link to the instructions for that dog lead?
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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #92 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #93 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.  ;)
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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #94 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/

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #95 on: January 26, 2011, 03:47:36 PM »
testing one of kenser's pics...



Works just fine, Kenser!  If you want to, you're welcome to go in an post them.  The forum should resize them for ya.


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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #96 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #97 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.  :)


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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #98 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #99 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....


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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #100 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



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Idea for storing paracord
« Reply #101 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.
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Re: Idea for storing paracord
« Reply #102 on: March 20, 2011, 10:15:38 PM »
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Re: Idea for storing paracord
« Reply #103 on: March 20, 2011, 10:41:48 PM »
And instructions too!  ;D

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Re: Idea for storing paracord
« Reply #104 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.



A closeup:



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.



A closeup:



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

and one for single stitch

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

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.
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Re: Idea for storing paracord
« Reply #105 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

At least my belt idea does not seem to be on it.
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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #106 on: April 04, 2011, 11:12:13 AM »
very cool trailrat.  Have you practiced with it yet? Got any game?
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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #107 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #108 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.






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/

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #109 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. 



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« Reply #110 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #111 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.


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. 
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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #112 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.

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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #113 on: December 26, 2011, 09:32:25 AM »
Made this one on Christmas.
Paracord Rosary Bracelet.



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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/
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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #114 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. 
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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #115 on: December 29, 2011, 06:34:48 PM »
Nice job TBM!


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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #116 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. 
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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #117 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


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Re: Paracord Projects: Post Them Here
« Reply #118 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.
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« Reply #119 on: December 30, 2011, 09:07:57 AM »
Thanks guys!
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