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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. TallNHairyDave

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    Thanks sir! I'll suggest shrinking them if they're finding them much too big.

    I've been a lurker here for quite a long time, haven't posted in ages though! The username is self explanatory - I'm Dave, and I'm tall and hairy :)
     
  2. Francisco Pinto

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  3. Jerry L

    Jerry L EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Hydration reservoir case (3 l.) using 70 m. (230 feet) of paracord

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  5. GigantorTX

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    Oh man, that makes my fingers ache just looking at it! Great job!
     
  6. lupinsensei

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    A few turksheads on our hiking rods. Errrr...fishing rods we lash to our hiking packs that is :)
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  7. Mumbojumboo
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    ^Awesome that is just great!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. S_Serpent

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    Turkshead still give me the shivers, maybe its time I start practising on them.
    And look for a decent tutorial from Stormdrane or the Paracordist.

    Had a faint look at them once and small test with some regular rope, I need to put in more dedication on them :)
     
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  9. lupinsensei

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    I recommend the youtube user Knottactical. He has about 10-15 videos up which walk you through the whole process. He not only shows you how to tie them but also instils the rules of various interweaves in a very conversational way. After a few viewings you'll find yourself very fluent with the basics.




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  10. S_Serpent

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    Tx lupinsensei I sure will have a look for that when I get home and some free time :)
     
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  11. themadplumbarian

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    I've been looking for something to carry a couple of toothpicks in, grant it I have a few stashed in the wallet, but what happens when you want one and there's non there? So what's the one other thing you leave the house with besides your wallet, the keys right? so what about a toothpick keychain? Only thing is the only ones I could find are those wood ones and there exspencive let alone heavy, so make one? Yesterday I started on one and wasn't to thrilled on how it turned out, so I tried a diff idea, I kinda like those bloode type keychains and put two and two together and here's what I came up with as my new EDC keychain.. JR


    A comparison between yesterday's and today's.
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    It fits on the molle, but most importantly it matches!! Unlike the other keychains, only worrie would be whether or not it's understandable? The paracord wasn't small enough to make all letters like the other ones..
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    I guess Third times a charm? I came up with another idea, I folded the paracord in half and used a clear string to stitch it. So insted of just a simple O+ I put pos. I think it cam out better, Anyway here's what I ended up with. JR
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  12. TallNHairyDave

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    Jerry L - how big is that monkey fist? Tied around a billiard ball?

    Pablogil1 - That hydration bladder case is making my fingers sore just looking at it! Nicely knotted!

    Lupinsensei - Great turks heads on the fishing rods! Thanks for posting the tutorial video too..

    TheMadPlumbarian - Very cool idea to use paracord for sewn on letters. I like it :)

    And now for something a little more whimsical (or maybe just plain silly)...

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    The "shell" is tied around a golf ball to give you an idea of size.
     
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    Dave - Those snails ROCK!! Good to see you on here mate. Talk soon.
     
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  15. Xader

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    I love how the pattern came together just right. Was this by happenstance or design?
     
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  16. TallNHairyDave

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    Thanks Essexman mate :)
     
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  17. AK47Uprising

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    Replace your shoelaces with it; most low key way to carry it on your person and makes a good friction saw for zip ties.
     
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    You forgot about carrying it looped through a belt loop and down a pant leg.
     
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    They very well may but I'd rather give myself the most chances possible. It could have other uses in a survival situation as well, like the bracelets, it's just an easier method of carry for me and gives me another use more easily if it's not removed and has, in my opinion, less chance of being removed and much more as being viewed as a mundane item.

    Edit: not sure what happened to the the point I addressed but for context I believe it was what makes me think a captor wouldn't take my shoelaces.
     
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  20. Stormdrane

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    A double button knot...

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