Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

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

Post by Takaaco78 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:10 am

http://www.campingsurvival.com/ has 1000ft rolls of paracord shipped for around $40 right now
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Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Post by almm » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:23 am

hestenet and I finally finished turning all our loose paracord into a giant Slatt's Rescue Belt, which is at the least less tangly and unwieldy than keeping it wrapped around a stick. I think I originally planned for it to be a belt or rifle sling, but it's way too long for that, so I'll have to unravel it down to size if I come up with something to use it for.

Here's a close-up of the weave:
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and one of the whole thing, with cat for scale:
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It's probably 200 feet of cord, and eight feet of belt. It's four loops of Slatt's stitch wide. It's very easy to do while you're doing something else ad it goes surprisingly fast.

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Post by hestenet » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:47 am

On the subject of our 'giant Slatt's belt' - what are some other good weaves to use for 'unknown' lengths of cord?

That is to say - if I don't want to have to cut a piece off of the spool before I can start weaving it - what are some other weaves besides Slatt's that are good for that?
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Post by scurvy » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:10 pm

Stormdrane wrote:I uploaded a video for tying a 'long 4 bight' Turk's head knot. I put it up to help those that couldn't quite duplicate tying one from Bud Brewer's photo tutorial, so between the two it might help someone get a better idea of tying one, to add to a walking staff, cane, flashlight, knife grip, sheath, lanyard/fob, bracelet, etc... :)

you took the time to make a tutorial, I thought I'd better try it. Much more stylish than my old way, thanks.

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Post by Stormdrane » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:17 pm

scurvy wrote: you took the time to make a tutorial, I thought I'd better try it. Much more stylish than my old way, thanks.
Looks excellent! 8-)

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Post by sjolly75 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:33 pm

I thought this was a neat idea, and would prefer to do it myself. Anyone have any idea how to weave this?

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Post by blackwidowbracelets » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:10 pm

Hi everyone! Just wanted to post some pictures of a custom dog collar and leash combo I made for a customer.

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Post by BullOnParade » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:22 pm

sjolly75 wrote:I thought this was a neat idea, and would prefer to do it myself. Anyone have any idea how to weave this?

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The braid is just a King Cobra, do an 8 inch section and fold it over or two four inch sections sewn together (just loop extra cord through the two loops on the end?). Looks like the contrasting strand running down the center is what's used to tie the pocket closed at the top. Alternatively, you could do something like the canteen cover a few pages back, but four evenly sized strips ... Maybe I'll try something like this over the holidays.
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Post by SinnersandAssociates » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:24 pm

Where does everyone get their paracord? i've seen 1k ft rolls for around 40-50 +shipping. Looking at either paracordking.com or campingsurvival.com. I just don't want to get some knock off china stuff. thanks
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Post by gallowglas » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:04 pm

I am just starting. Though imagine me in teacher training next week tying a belt. (considering it)
I removed the core from some coyote brown and wrapped my SOG knife.
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I wrapped the end of my battle ax using a turk's head and half hitches. It acts as a break for my hand when I'm shifting the grip.


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Post by Brotherbadger » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:08 pm

SinnersandAssociates wrote:Where does everyone get their paracord? i've seen 1k ft rolls for around 40-50 +shipping. Looking at either paracordking.com or campingsurvival.com. I just don't want to get some knock off china stuff. thanks
My local Army/Navy store has a TON of it.
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Post by blackwidowbracelets » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:24 pm

6 foot Paracord slip lead

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Post by TheFaulk » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:08 am

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figured I'd add some things I've done out of paracord to the forum.
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My most recent addition, Single point sling for my AR-15 with climbing carabiner and descending ring. Over 150ft of cord used. Image(Sorry for the crappy pics taken with my cellphone)

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Post by blackwidowbracelets » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:41 am

Paracord belt - double wide cobra.

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Post by Stormdrane » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:47 pm

A chain sinnet paracord pouch used as a Red Bull can koozie...

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Video link for tying info. :)

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

Post by DarkPhoenix » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:42 pm

Here are a few projects I have done with paracord.

Here's my Grip with a woodland camo 550 lanyard. I was able to get about 5ft worth in there. The tan bracelet is a quick deploy with about 15ft of cord, all in one piece. The woodland bracelet has 9ft of woodland covering 10ft of tan, all in solomon's bar.

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Here is my survival "bacon" bracelets for a fundraising party my friend does every year. It centers around bacon.

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And here is the paracord wrap I did on my GI Tanto.

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Post by Stormdrane » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:09 pm

Mora sheath paracord chain sinnet wrap...

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Glow cord?

Post by HurricaneDad » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:40 pm

Does anyone have a source for good quality glow cord on the same size as 550? I think (according to Google) that 550 is about 5/32" ( ~4 mm) but the closest that I can find off hand is 3/32 or ~2 mm.

If knot (heh) I will probably just pick up the 3/32 and deal with it. But I'm hoping. :crazy:
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Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Post by almm » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:25 pm

So I turned about 2/3 of the giant slatt's belt upthread into a paranda and braided it into my hair.

I currently have three fifty-foot (ish) lengths of paracord attached to my head. I can't decide if I have a hair problem, or a paracord problem, but this definitely falls into the (mis)adventures with paracord category. :)

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Post by Blacksheep » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:21 pm

almm wrote:So I turned about 2/3 of the giant slatt's belt upthread into a paranda and braided it into my hair.

I currently have three fifty-foot (ish) lengths of paracord attached to my head. I can't decide if I have a hair problem, or a paracord problem, but this definitely falls into the (mis)adventures with paracord category. :)
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Post by almm » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:43 pm

This picture shows off how much of a disaster my hair is right now, and how low the paracordna/parandacord/paracornda/paracordaranda has slipped in my loose braid, but I do have proof!

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Post by HurricaneDad » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:10 pm

DarkPhoenix wrote:
Here is my survival "bacon" bracelets for a fundraising party my friend does every year. It centers around bacon.

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My daughter wants to know what colors you used for the bacon bracelets. Where did they come from? :awesome:
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