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Offline Josh the Aspie

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Requesting Help finding a good paracord belt design
« on: May 30, 2012, 12:05:14 AM »
Hey all.

I've seen a lot of discussions on paracord fobs, and bracelets.  However, I can't really wear bracelets, and would like something functional as something other than paracord storage.  So, I came up with the idea of making a paracord belt!  I'd be able to store way more paracord, and still make use of the craft day to day.

I found information on the Slatts Rescue Belt Knot, however it's pretty much the same as an idea I had for crocheting my belt.  The main problem with this idea is that crochet tends to stretch, and distort over time.  This doesn't seem like it would work very well for a belt.

Has anyone had any experience with the Slatts belt?
Is anyone aware of any other belt designs, or bracelet designs that might be scalable?

I'd really like the belt to be something I could adjust, quick-deploy, use with a traditional buckle, and actually use as a belt to keep my pants from falling down, without it squeezing my guts out when I first pull it tight.


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Re: Requesting Help finding a good paracord belt design
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 02:46:08 PM »
I have used my self-made slatts belt for over 2 years.

It is certainly stretchy. There was some distortion in the first few weeks, but it was fairly uniform and stabilized out. The stretchy is nice from a comfort standpoint, poor from a load bearing standpoint. Now that I recently switched to a double layer leather gunbelt, I notice my pants no longer droop down in back, and also that I feel belt pressure after meal time.

The slatts belt made from paracord is thicker than a leather gunbelt. I could not fit many belt accessories like pouches or holsters on it.

Overall it was comfortable, and worked about the same as any other soft, stretchy belt.

Unless you want a project, there are several internet craftspeople that make them for a reasonable amount, vs the value of time spent crafting one yourself for the first time. Look to places like Etsy, Ebay, forums, etc.

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Re: Requesting Help finding a good paracord belt design
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 07:16:21 AM »
I'm a little late to the dance I see - but might as well cross link to a post here.

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=31659.0

Also the direct web link to the belt site.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/8LegsWebBelts



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Re: Requesting Help finding a good paracord belt design
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 10:59:02 PM »
I'm a little late to the dance I see - but might as well cross link to a post here.

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=31659.0

Also the direct web link to the belt site.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/8LegsWebBelts




I made my belt that way, I actually have two, one that's really tight with a 1.5" fastex buckle that is now a knife belt. The other I did with that same knots, but I pulled away from the buckler so it would be a little looser and more flexible. It also took a lot less cord that the tightly knotted belt. The buckle on the second belt was from a studded leather belt that snapped in half last year.


EDIT: I tried a belt with a weaving method by hand and failed pretty badly, I'm going to try again when I get some permalok needles and start crocheting.