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What do I do with this paracord stuff?

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by cosine, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. cosine

    cosine Loaded Pockets

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    So, today I went out and bought 150 feet of 550 paracord. What do I do now with all of it?

    (Links are appreciated, hint, hint... ;))
     
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  2. parnass

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    You could make paracord lanyards for your knives, flashlights, multitools, etc:

    http://www.xmission.com/~phatch/fobnlanyard

    I made few zipper pulls from 10 inch lengths of 550 paracord. By putting your finger through a loop of cord instead of grabbing the zipper, it's much easier to operate the zipper in cold weather or if your fingers are arthritic. Be sure to melt each end using a match or lighter so the strands fuse together.
     
  3. cosine

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    Well, this stuff is pretty cool.

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    I braided three 6 foot pieces together for my EDC pack; tied a sloppy monkey's fist for my SAK; added two simple lanyards to my Squirts, and tried a square braid fob for my keychain. Best for last: I wrapped my Mini-Maglight ala The Martialist. That is really cool. The grip on that flashlight is now something else.
     
  4. denise

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    Cosine, looks like nice work. I really like the color O0
     
  5. cosine

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    Wow! Thanks for the links Stormdrane, that should keep me busy for a while. 8)

    Thanks for the compliment denise!
     
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    All cool braiding stuff aside, para cord is invaluable in shelter bulding (lashing tarps, poles, etc.) as well as snares. Spend enough time in the woods and you'll find thousands of uses. It's very strong and virtually rot proof.
     
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  7. Stormdrane

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    Here's a paracord bracelet(made larger works as a dog/cat collar) made with TAD Gear glow-in-the-dark cord and some black reflective cord(1sks.com sells it in a few colors, but only in 1000ft spools, maybe if enough folks ask for smaller lengths, they might take a hint). I'm not making these to sell, just sharing ideas for the folks that like to find different ways to carry paracord and learn to make something new or different. The photos show the bracelet in normal light, in total dark(no, I don't know how long the glow lasts), and the reflective cord really shines when hit with a light in the dark(on top of chair back).

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  8. cosine

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    I might have to get some of that glow in the dark paracord and make some bracelets. In the dark that bracelet looks creepy, but also really cool.
     
  9. Stormdrane

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    If you can tie a monkey fist, try two in sequence with enough room inbetween them, and you have a paracord monkey fists bookmark.

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  10. Jim101

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    I like your monkey fist bookmark's........And will make one, once I get better at making the monkey fist.

    Jim
     
  11. Stormdrane

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    Here's a few I recently made.

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    Red, white, & blue

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  12. Deaths Head

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    Ha Cosine, you kne wwhat to do with that stuff all along! You and Stormdrane need to get together. Good job guys!
     
  13. Jim101

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    Storm,

    Those are great, where/how did you learn to make them? Is there any site with detailed instructions? I would like to try my hand at making one (that means I'll be ordering one from you in (2) weeks)..............
    Maybe we could have an on-line paracord class...............

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
  14. Stormdrane

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    Here's a link to a site showing how to make the basic bracelet without a buckle. If you use a buckle, you would attach them in step 2 of the 'how to' pics.
     
  15. Jim101

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    Thanks, I'll play around with it...

    Jim
     
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    For some reason I just can't resist threads that discus tying around with paracord. There are a lot of on line sites that can teach one to tie different lanyards, fobs, braids, sinnets, etc...

    I just tied this one last night.

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    I started about a year and a half ago, now I must have about 3,000 feet of 550, and that doesn't count all the other types of cord that I have. This stuff is just as addicting (if not more) than knives or flashlights.
     
  17. Deaths Head

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    Amazing work guys! I got to get started on learning how to do those.
     
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    Here's something that was designed by Gander_Man over at CPF. I call it the JFBF (Jumbo Fat Boy Fob) ;D .

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    A couple of monkey fists with swivel clips and a wrist strap attached to my Q3(GID o-rings from greenLED).

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