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by Stormdrane
Wed May 23, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Here's a 'Star Grommet' used as a finger loop lanyard/fob...

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by Stormdrane
Sat May 19, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Here's a single strand star knot used with a fixed blade knife, where the loop can be worked up against the handle for a no-snag type lanyard with the single strand hanging down being less likely to catch on brush while hiking. The loop can be extended for wrist wear or thumb and loop behind the han...
by Stormdrane
Wed May 16, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

A single strand paracord star knot...

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by Stormdrane
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Tried my first Solomon bar, changing the zipper pulls on the (unused) CCW compartments of two Maxpedition bags. It took me a while to figure out the pattern and tie the bar fluently, this is the first one: After this one, I thougt I had it figured out, the tieing was way more fluent, but the bar it...
by Stormdrane
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

I followed a tutorial by JD(TIAT) to tie the Back-to-Back Bar, which is a cobra stitch/Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet knot variation, to make this paracord lanyard...

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by Stormdrane
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Takaaco78 wrote:made a double dog leach connector thingy (wife wanted something she could hook to the leach and walk two dogs at once)
Nice work on the double dog lead! :D

A 43 lead 2 bight Turk's head knot paracord lanyard...

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by Stormdrane
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

I uploaded a video tutorial for tying a 'Gaucho' knot, a Turk's head knot variation. Various uses...



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by Stormdrane
Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Dogan wrote:
Stormdrane wrote:
That is incomprehensibly sexy...

Is that a Czech 1g fuel can or an unusual canteen?
It's a 1L Flat Pack Canteen. :D
by Stormdrane
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Nice work with the home made coil. :D I'd seen a tutorial on a boating forum a few years ago, that mentioned weed eater trimming line could also be used in addition to fishing line. Here's a paracord canteen cover, mostly done with basic square knotting/macrame knot work, with finishing up the botto...
by Stormdrane
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Paracord suspenders to help keep my britches up. The paracord is tied over shock cord, so although they're not adjustable, being measured to fit me and clip to the belt loops of my pants(BDU type), they are comfortable to wear since they can stretch a bit, with sitting/standing/bending, and moving a...
by Stormdrane
Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

An 18" long paracord and guacho bead lanyard, loop on one end, swivel snap hook on the other. The beads are tied with 1.4mm cord and spaced between series of two strand wall knots... http://xa4.xanga.com/edae572326636279886188/o222966673.jpg http://x0d.xanga.com/5a1e532bd9036279886187/o222966672.jpg
by Stormdrane
Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Anyone working on anything new? I've done several projects since my last post in this thread, you can see them on my blog . :wink: A few example pics: Sailor's Cross Knot firesteel lanyard/fob/zipper pull http://xd2.xanga.com/392f847553433279745091/o222850440.jpg Bonobo Bar paracord bracelet http:/...
by Stormdrane
Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

crashin wrote:Anyone have a good source for the stainless steel shackle?
The ones I bought, 3/16" and 1/4", came from Home Depot.

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by Stormdrane
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

How many patterns are there for knife/sword handles and sheaths? Is there some examples? Some knives and swords i have, have wood handles and some are just the metal tang. There are many ways to wrap handles and sheaths of knives, swords, hatchets, etc.. Look around google and search though ' image...
by Stormdrane
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

A paracord pineapple knot , which is a turks head knot variation, tied on a breacher bar. I made the knot a bit longer than in the tutorial link, but it's actually shorter than the first time I tied it on the bar and felt it was longer than I wanted, so untied and started over... http://x25.xanga.co...
by Stormdrane
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Black and red paracord lanyard...

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by Stormdrane
Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

I finally got around to making a YouTube video for zigzag spooling paracord...

by Stormdrane
Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Paracord Survival Bracelet
Replies: 163
Views: 108552

Re: Paracord Survival Bracelet

A 'Stitched Solomon Bar' paracord watchband...

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by Stormdrane
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Hey Stormdrane - Been following your blog and your YouTube tutorials and first want say thanks for all of your help. This is another fantastic idea. Wanted to know how big is the carabiner you used. Thanks! Ive used the full sized D shaped climbing carabiners, Blackhawk non-locking and Omega lockin...
by Stormdrane
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

I found some old spools of Wellington Sportsman's Cord in the closet and used an empty one with another carabiner. I managed to get 40 feet of paracord on it with the side-to-side spooling method. I bought those spools at Walmart several years ago, so I don't know if they still carry them or not... ...
by Stormdrane
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 550 Chord and your Bob expanded w/pics
Replies: 54
Views: 3964

Re: 550 Chord and your Bob expanded w/pics

I posted this in another 'paracord' thread, but it's relevant here too. :wink: A carabiner, a bit of PVC pipe for a spool(halved and taped back together around the biner), and 40 ft of paracord(:

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by Stormdrane
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Paracord Survival Bracelet
Replies: 163
Views: 108552

Re: Paracord Survival Bracelet

A ' Stitched Solomon Bar ' paracord bracelet. JD of TIAT's video tutorial shows a two color knot/loop closure version, where I just used a single strand with a side release buckle with the one I tied. I used a little over one foot of paracord per inch of bracelet length with the two strand core. You...
by Stormdrane
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176731

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/c0f6b872.jpg This was a project I started on two or three years back, wasn't happy with it so it got shelved, and finally revisited it for another go. I've got about 40 feet of paracord wrapped, zigzag style like you'll sometimes find on store bought...

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