Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

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

Post by Takaaco78 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:28 am

Skull zipper pulls

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

Post by TheLastRifleMan » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:45 am

Takaaco78 wrote:Skull zipper pulls

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Nice! That would be a useful project to teach a beginner. Heck, I might even make some up today. I have some glow in the dark skull beads.
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Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Post by moab » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:14 pm

Without rereading this entire thread. Can anyone point me in the right direction for "real" od green 550 cord at the best price? Would prefer ebay but need not be. I only need a couple hundred feet too. No need for a 1000' roll.

Or whatever color matches multicam best? I want to make some zipper pulls for my new multicam pack. I just sort of assume od will work best. I have some foliage but it doesn't match the best. And I don't think it's the real deal. (And ya, I've seen the "multicam" paracord. It's kinda fugly IMHO. I'd much prefer a solid color.)

Or even what the best brand is? I see truspec 550 cord around - that stuff is real isn't it?

Like this color looks like it matches multicam pretty good. Isn't that od green?

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Post by elricfate » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:23 pm

moab wrote:Without rereading this entire thread. Can anyone point me in the right direction for "real" od green 550 cord at the best price? Would prefer ebay but need not be. I only need a couple hundred feet too. No need for a 1000' roll.

Or whatever color matches multicam best? I want to make some zipper pulls for my new multicam pack. I just sort of assume od will work best. I have some foliage but it doesn't match the best. And I don't think it's the real deal. (And ya, I've seen the "multicam" paracord. It's kinda fugly IMHO. I'd much prefer a solid color.)

Or even what the best brand is? I see truspec 550 cord around - that stuff is real isn't it?

Like this color looks like it matches multicam pretty good. Isn't that od green?

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Looks OD to me. Multicam should match up against OD, Foliage, Flat Dark Earth and Coyote Brown, but it's mostly OD which is why it "looks" better when it's matched.

Tru-Spec is Mil-Spec it just doesn't have a colored leader strand (that seventh strand that's usually black), instead, it's white like the others. It's fine for "real" (read: non-mil contract) paracord.

And I think you can still get some on LAPG for cheap in the closeouts area. Like $6 per 100 ft. That's the last place I got a few packs.
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Post by Ryodan » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:43 pm

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Red cobra weave on condor rip away emt pouch handle. This stiffens the handle up a lot and keeps it sticking up which prevents it from being in the way of disengaging the security strap (when it is on my pack) and makes for easy grabbing off my pack. Also removed the velcro closure strap just incase you were wondering where that is.

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Post by Takaaco78 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:03 pm

place to hang my compass

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

Post by moab » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:35 pm

Barre Army NAvy is having a paracord contest. Winner gets a bunch of paracord or $60 store credit:

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the long 4 bight turks head knot

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Post by Molotov681 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:31 am

King cobra bracelet.
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Small round flashlight wrap was difficult to find a wrap that would stay securely after wrapping. If I twisted the wrapping after I had finished then I could get several of the wraps to undue themselves. I finally figured out a method that would stay solid despite twisting. I just continued the wrap style into the fob.
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Square knot fobs. The pocket knife fob is two tone.
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Post by Takaaco78 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:44 pm

got tired of my dog breaking leashes, try breakin this one bastard

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Post by Stormdrane » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:19 pm

Two-peg spool knit paracord retention lanyard...
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Post by Stormdrane » Sun May 04, 2014 10:10 pm

My dad gave me a severe weather road kit years ago to keep in my truck when I was an OTR driver, and it had this little yellow folding shovel in it. I've never had occasion to put it to use, but figured I could add some paracord to it, so tied a pineapple knot around the center section... :)

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Post by Stormdrane » Mon May 19, 2014 9:35 am

A cord lock with 3/32" leather lace 5 lead 4 bight Turk's head knot on a paracord lanyard...

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Post by Stormdrane » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:08 pm

Too much time on my hands with paracord lanyards laying around, lol...

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Post by Stormdrane » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:21 pm

A paracord finger grip/handle wrap on my Nebo Bat Light, tied with Spanish/woven ring knots and coiled cord.

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Post by Stormdrane » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:28 pm

A West Country whipping paracord boot knife handle wrap and lattice lacing on the sheath.

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Post by Stormdrane » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:37 am

The two-strand footrope knot, #783(pg 141) in 'The Ashley Book of Knots', a couple of examples shown tied as a flashlight fob and zipper pull.

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Post by Stormdrane » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:48 pm

A single strand button knot, #647 in, 'The Ashley Book of Knots', page 111.

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Post by Dead_Like_Disco » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:49 pm

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Used boiled 550 in a cobra weave to affix a Maxpedition molle attachment to a nylon strap on a pack strap so I can have my compass pouch right where I want it.

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Post by zykur » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:49 am

Does anyone know what kind of knot this paracord bracelet is?

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Post by Stormdrane » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:43 pm

A double button knot... :)

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

Post by Rednex » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:19 pm

Well not a post to show anything just a question.

Has anyone ever did a truck steering wheel wrap with para cord? What would the best style of wrap be? Will a 300 foot roll be enough? I got another Chevy Silverado with a slick wheel and need some grip.
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Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Post by Stormdrane » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:28 pm

Rednex wrote:Well not a post to show anything just a question.

Has anyone ever did a truck steering wheel wrap with para cord? What would the best style of wrap be? Will a 300 foot roll be enough? I got another Chevy Silverado with a slick wheel and need some grip.
I've not done a steering wheel wrap, but many others have, doing simple coiled cord wraps, to more decorative ringbolt/moku hitching, and Turk's head knots combinations and variations. How much cord is needed will vary a lot by many variables, but I'd say 300 feet should be plenty for a steering wheel wrap. :)

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

Post by Stormdrane » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:19 am

A gutted olive drab paracord gaucho knot tightened over a wooden lanyard bead, and a loop of black paracord finished with a two-strand stopper knot.
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