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  1. The Easiest Paracord Bracelet You Will Ever Make!

    Making items out of paracord is enjoyable and relaxing. It is nice to be able to kick back with a hank of cord and see what you can create. The sky is the limit when it comes to paracord and people are constantly trying to raise the bar. Paracord crafts are always getting more and more complex and evolved. While this is interesting and makes for fun challenges, sometimes it can be overwhelming. When you set out to complete something and it has a 20 step process, it can become too daunting to...
  2. Remember Paracord Colors with a Scrap Ring

    There is a vast array of paracord colors available for purchase. Though there are many available at present, new and more interesting colors are being born every day. Some of these colors are rather exotic and unique while many even come in color combinations or camouflage patterns. With the plethora of paracord to choose from sometimes having only slight color variations, it can be hard to tell them apart. This is especially the case when looking at colors on a computer screen as slight...
  3. Paracord as a Clear Weapon Indicator

    If you happen to be a gun owner, you probably know a thing or two about safety. The proper and safe handling of guns is of the utmost importance in order to prevent injuries. All weapons should always be handled as if they are loaded with your finger off the trigger. When not in use, it is wise to unload weapons for proper storage with the slide locked back and a gun lock in place to keep it that way, indicating that the weapon is clear. In the absence of a gun lock, other items can be...
  4. Stay Visible with a Paracord Safety Vest

    Safety is a concept commonly preached about that we should all make it a point to practice. Even though you might want to disappear in the woods and remain unseen, you need to consider the possibility of something happening to you. If you fall into dense foliage or off the beaten path and are dressed in colors the same as that foliage, you will be hard to spot by potential rescuers. Even hunters who dress in camouflage from head to toe don some bright orange for the purpose of being seen. If...
  5. Customize Pens with Paracord

    Whether it happens at work, school, or anywhere else, we've all had someone steal a pen of ours. Perhaps it was not actually stolen so much as borrowed and not returned, but regardless of the details, our stuff has gone missing. No good deed goes unpunished it sometimes seems, and with pens being pretty similar looking across the board, it can be tough to identify and prove what is rightfully yours. With one pen varying very little or not at all from the next one, pens are anything but...
  6. Paracord for Stethoscopes

    Everyone has someone in their lives who at one time or another will be in need of a gift. Regardless of the holiday in question, you want to do something special for the people you love. There may not even be a holiday or any other specific reason other than wanting to show that you care in your own unique way. There are lots of paracord items that can serve as gifts. You can make bracelets, anklets, rifle or shotgun slings, lanyards, and much, much more. What if you want to step outside of...
  7. Industrial Bracelets for the Mechanically Inclined

    There are all sorts of uses for paracord, from creating interesting craft items to making your stuff work for you through the use and addition of paracord. Many things go hand in hand with paracord almost naturally, as if the union was meant to be from the beginning of time. Paracord also looks good and makes for a stylish accessory in addition to being able to assist you in a survival situation. Something else you may find useful is nuts, as in the kind that go with bolts. Nuts are used as...
  8. Paracord Neck Lanyards

    Being able to carry items in new and different ways is a lot of the reason paracord has been so widely embraced. Paracord is everywhere, having taken on new jobs as well as grabbing hold of old ones and making them better. One of these old things that paracord has improved is the lanyard. For quite some time, boring lanyards have rested around the necks of people as a means to carry work identification badges or keys. These lanyards were a flat, dull color with a cheap clip that barely...
  9. Mobile Paracord Handles

    When you have a lot of items to carry, using a bag or other form of luggage is an easy and convenient way to do so. Tossing your stuff into a bag and slinging it over your shoulder will have you on your way in no time. However, not all items we need to carry will fit in bags. This can mean multiple trips to get things moved to where we need them to be and it can mean having to designate much more time to the task. You can avoid this by making a set of removable carrying handles out of...
  10. Zigzag Knife Grips

    There are many ways to wrap a knife handle to make the grip area more comfortable and easier to grasp. In the past, we have discussed using basic wrap overlay to cover knife handles, which is done by laying a piece of cord against the handle and wrapping rungs of cord over it to fully over that piece of cord and the rest of the handle. Another option that has come up is the cobra stitch (AKA Solomon Bar or Portuguese Sinnet) which is done by tying that knot style over the handle until you...
  11. Paracord Handlebar Grips for Bicycles

    If you are one of the many who enjoy cycling long distances, mountain biking across harsh terrain, or even bike rides in the park, chances are good you've spend considerable time holding onto a set of bicycle handlebars. Bikes are a huge source of fun, exercise, and enjoyment for both children and adults of all ages. With warmer weather on the way, it will not be long before the streets are again crowded with bike riders. When the time comes to take your bike out for the first ride this...
  12. Paracording Handles for Comfort Carrying

    Throughout the course of our days, many of us have to pick up and carry something at some point. Whether that something is a backpack, briefcase, or satchel, you carry it by grasping some sort of handle or strap. Handles on bags are often made of coarse nylon that can be hard on your hands. It may cut into your skin as you carry items that are particularly heavy, possibly even causing blisters or callouses. Some bags have handles that are not compatibly made for the load they end up...
  13. Paracord Bookmarks

    With e-readers taking over the book market, it is starting to seem as though actual books with pages are becoming a thing of the past. I myself prefer books made of paper as opposed to those in digital format, so I am hanging on for dear life to those crisp, printed pages. Part of keeping actual books alive is keeping bookmarks to protect the pages written off by so many in favor of a tablet screen. It is important to preserve what we have while we have it, such as is the case with books....
  14. Tying a Monkey Fist

    The Monkey Fist is one of the most popular knots made with paracord. It works great as a weight at the end of a line in addition to serving decorative purposes on fobs and such. Monkey Fists can be made in sizes ranging from small to large depending on the purpose you have in mind for yours. Monkey Fists are also difficult to tie until you get the hang of it. The basic knot structure is not difficult so much as holding and pulling all of the right cords at the right time. Some people use...
  15. Paracord Fun Project: Beaded Bracelet with Paracord Base

    With spring break coming up, lots of folks are bound to have kids hanging around the house looking for something to do. To keep bored kids out of trouble, a paracord project may be in order. Making bracelets is probably the easiest way to occupy kids, but if you have a girly girl on your hands, a paracord bracelet might not be up her alley. To satisfy the girly side with paracord related crafts, you might need to step up your game. In the craft section of any big box store, you are bound to...
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