Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

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

Post by TheLastRifleMan » Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:30 pm

Ok, here it is


My para cord rifle sling:

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The shower curtain rings are temporary until I can find the right hardware. 50 ft of para cord went into this thing.
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Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Post by Stormdrane » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:34 pm

I've lately been playing around with the 16 lead 3 bight Turk's Head knot. I started with a 50 foot hank of green 550 paracord and used 38 feet of it around my Trail Master sheath. I could have used most of the hank with another pass but liked it as it was and used the remaining 12 feet to make a doubled noose/coil knot attached to the sheath's leg strap attachment.

I put a video tutorial up for this knot on YouTube. It's not too hard with a bit of patience, but it helps if you've tried some smaller sized Turk's Head knots first. :)

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Post by DeltaEchoVictor » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:40 pm

Nice & thanks for the inspiration BTW. Your blog is the reason I started messing with paracord stuff.
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Post by TheLastRifleMan » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:48 pm

Very nice! I have to make some more para cord stuff.

I watched your vids and marked them as favorites so I can watch them again and again.
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Post by Head Shot » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:17 pm

How to EDC 56 feet of paracord.

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

Post by Stormdrane » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:44 am

For faster access than you'd have with braided, knotted, woven, etc... paracord and without the associated kinks that result, here are 50 feet of paracord coiled around a boonie hat and secured with lanyard knot/loops. The lanyard knot/loops are tied around the hat's branch loops and sized for a tight/secure fit around the coiled paracord, so they won't accidentally come undone.

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

Post by Paracord Junky » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:17 pm

bracelet(first thing i ever made out of paracord)
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replaced a broken zipper tab
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belt holster for my Maglight
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key fob
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shoelaces
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popper on my bullwhip
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anti-vampire protection
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some random knot practice
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and a bunch of boring stuff like hanging extension cords, wrapping knife handles, tying up zombie bait, etc...

PS. nice avatar, OP.
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Post by elricfate » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:27 pm

Paracord Junky wrote:
PS. nice avatar, OP.

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Post by Lenny » Tue May 12, 2009 8:25 am

Danggit, I wish para-cord had its own seperate room. I just found this. Nice work, more things to try!
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Post by ninja-elbow » Tue May 12, 2009 12:18 pm

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Just did this Sunday night - little fob. Lanyard knots flanking a French.
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Post by M1aMatt » Tue May 12, 2009 12:24 pm

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Just did this Sunday night - little fob. Lanyard knots flanking a French.
That kinda sounded dirty.
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Post by kir » Tue May 12, 2009 12:32 pm

Stormdrane wrote:For faster access than you'd have with braided, knotted, woven, etc... paracord and without the associated kinks that result, here are 50 feet of paracord coiled around a boonie hat and secured with lanyard knot/loops. The lanyard knot/loops are tied around the hat's branch loops and sized for a tight/secure fit around the coiled paracord, so they won't accidentally come undone.
Wow, that's a handy tip. Thanks Stormdrane!

Back a few months ago, as a joke, I made a zombie killing oar. Naturally I had to wrap the handle in something (phone cord did cross my mind), so paracord it was! This is the result.

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

Post by Keith B » Tue May 12, 2009 12:55 pm

ninja-elbow wrote:
Just did this Sunday night - little fob. Lanyard knots flanking a French.
Ever since Napolean was exiled, the French have gotten used to being flanked.

And so as to not thread jack, I have been working on paracord neck laynards. I will post pics tonight.
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Post by Keith B » Tue May 12, 2009 8:41 pm

Here is my paracord neck lanyard. I have one for my my camera and one for my range finder.

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My next project is to work on my cobra stitch and than some sort of flat stitch to make a rifle sling.
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Post by Lenny » Wed May 13, 2009 6:07 pm

I got 296' of very good knock-off OD 7 strand 550 for $6. at a going outta business sale.
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Post by ForumCrawler » Fri May 15, 2009 12:44 am

Boonie idea stolen and will be completed in due time. Pics to follow.
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Post by 1EyedDeath » Sun May 24, 2009 4:53 pm

I dont know if this has been shown,but heres my some kinda chinese sword handle wrap..Sorry for knot<get it< being specific..

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Post by Stormdrane » Wed May 27, 2009 2:26 am

Here's a single 26 foot strand of paracord knotted over the grab handles of my Spec-Ops Pack-Rat.

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Might as well add these zipper security knot pics too...

Paracord lanyard knot zipper pulls to secure zippered compartments on bags/packs/luggage. They may prevent accidental openings and perhaps deter curious deviants in crowded environments. YMMV ;)

The loops need to be just large enough to allow the opposite lanyard knots to pass through with a little bit of effort. Pull the ends snug and you almost have a square knot that shouldn't easily fail.

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Post by Undecisive » Fri May 29, 2009 1:26 am

how do you make those... i learned how to do it in basic training but ive long forgotten that i remember its 2 pieces of 550, thats about it
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Post by Stormdrane » Fri May 29, 2009 2:16 am

Undecisive wrote:how do you make those... i learned how to do it in basic training but ive long forgotten that i remember its 2 pieces of 550, thats about it
Here's a youtube link showing how to tie the lanyard knot. A couple more links to learn it from: lanyard knot and boatswain's whistle knot.

And a lanyard tutorial to show examples of the cobra stitch/Solomon bar/portuguese sinnet knot and also how it is doubled. When done over a handle or strap, you don't need to tie them around inner core strands since the handle/strap serve that purpose.

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Post by roOism » Fri May 29, 2009 4:06 am

Awesome stuff on this page! I tried my hand at the paracord watch bracelet a few weeks ago and just learned myself lesson. My brother had a relic watch that had a busted band, so he bought a new one and let me keep the old one. I followed the instructions from a website and after 10 minutes or so had a fancy new watch. I was very impressed with my handiwork. Then about a week after I wove the band, the watch stopped working. Suck. Good practice I guess.
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Post by Paracord Junky » Fri May 29, 2009 9:02 am

maybe the battery's just dead? :(
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Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Post by ninja-elbow » Fri May 29, 2009 12:11 pm

Stormdrane wrote:
Undecisive wrote:how do you make those... i learned how to do it in basic training but ive long forgotten that i remember its 2 pieces of 550, thats about it
Here's a youtube link showing how to tie the lanyard knot. A couple more links to learn it from: lanyard knot and boatswain's whistle knot.

And a lanyard tutorial to show examples of the cobra stitch/Solomon bar/portuguese sinnet knot and also how it is doubled. When done over a handle or strap, you don't need to tie them around inner core strands since the handle/strap serve that purpose.
And merely to pimp ourselves, we have another thread here http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 34&t=33104" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; with a bunch of tutorials by us (ZSers) on it. Stormdrane is the guy we all bow down to though :P

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