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  1. Diamond Braid Stitch

    If you are looking for an easy paracord knot that can amount to a quickly finished project, then you are in luck! One that comes to mind as a match for such a description is the Diamond Braid Stitch. It is not so much knot tying as passing strands over one another, but it can look really nice when you are done. Well, for most people it does. My efforts never seem to be quite as impressive as other paracordists when it comes to this knot, but like I\'ve said before, I have weak hands and...
  2. Round Crown Sinnet

    If you like the idea of a Crown Sinnet knot but wish it were round and rotating instead of straight and square, I have good news for you! The Round Crown Sinnet is made very similarly to the Crown Sinnet, but it has a different shape and overall texture. It still looks great, but in a different way. A Round Crown Sinnet is a very comfortable bracelet. It is bulky, but due to being round is not abrasive against your skin. This is handy for those with sensitive skin or who do not like the feel...
  3. The Crown Sinnet Knot

    Another interesting knot you can use in your paracord creations is the Crown Sinnet. It results in a big, boxy finished product and thus might not make the most comfortable bracelet you have ever worn, but it is neat to look at nonetheless. This knot can be tied in one color, or if you\'re feelin\' froggy, can incorporate four colors. It all depends on how you want the outcome of you efforts to look. While I have made a bracelet with this type of knot, it does seem to serve better as a...
  4. New Sister Site - CZTalk.com!

    I just launched a new community covering CZ firearms and accessories. If you\'ve ever had any interest in CZ firearms, or own one, I would greatly appreciate you signing up and helping us get started. Here\'s a link to the main page. [URL]http://www.cztalk.com/[/URL] If you\'ve never owned one of the fantastic firearms I highly recommend you stopping by to learn more. No firearms collection would be complete without one, and soon after shooting them you will know why! Thanks for signing up, and I...
  5. Get Licked by a Dragon's Tongue

    Since paracord bracelets can be rigid and sometimes inflexible, sizing is really important. As someone who used to make and sell bracelets, I learned quite quickly that measuring a perfect size is not easy for a lot of people. No matter how many times the reminder was echoed that bracelets will not stretch or give, it frequently fell on deaf ears. The day someone bought a six inch bracelet and complained it did not fit their nine inch wrist was the clincher for me. We all know you cannot...
  6. Tying the Alternating Half Hitch

    I am always looking for new and interesting paracord projects to undertake. Since making things with my hands basically makes me happy, it is safe to say I have made a serious amount of paracord items in my day. Sometimes doing the same thing over and over can get monotonous though, so spicing it up is essential to keep from getting bored. At the same time, however, old habits die hard. I haven\'t tried to make a new style in a little while, having been spending most of my time making...
  7. Paracord for Floating Flashlights

    It has mentioned before that flashlights should be incorporated into your survival gear and it is so true that you will probably hear it time and time again. Interesting and functional grips and holsters can be made for small flashlights, enabling them to fit around your hand or attach to your belt. While these are wonderful conveniences, what about larger flashlights? There are some flashlights that are too large to attach to your belt due to bulk and possible discomfort, not to mention...
  8. ToughGrid.com Patriot Collection Giveaway!

    Toughgrid.com is offering a prize pack to two lucky winners here on ParacordForum.com and I want you to join! Entry is simple, just follow this link for complete rules and to get entered. [URL]http://www.paracordforum.com/forum/f8/toughgrid-com-patriot-collection-giveaway-389/[/URL] Each pack includes 50ft of Red, White and Blue paracord, perfect for any patriotic themed projects! Thanks to ToughGrid.com for another great donation, and be sure to check out their site at the following address....
  9. Paracord Dog Collars

    One of the best friends a person can have is a dog. No one listens better or is more willing to have your back than a canine. Dogs are naturally loving of people and want to be with us all of the time, and many people take advantage of their doggie relationships, keeping their furry friends with them practically at all times. This includes hanging out at the park, going for rides to the grocery store, or even taking Fido on camping trips or hikes. My own personal Fido loves hiking and enjoys...
  10. Paracord Charger Protection

    If you have high dollar electronics in your house, you know how precious those devices are as well as how necessary it is to protect them. Part of ensuring the safety and good functioning of those devices is keeping their components safe. This includes power cords and chargers which are particularly susceptible to damage if you have animals that like to chew or small children that like to engage in games of tug-of-war without realizing on what they are tugging. Most everyone is a cell phone...
  11. Paracord Fish Stringer

    If you go to the sporting goods section of any big box store or specifically a box big sporting goods store, you can buy fishing supplies to your heart\'s content. Places such as this contain items to make your wildest dreams come true; you can buy anything you want in every size and color you ever dared imagine. That is exciting for some, and even practical, but I prefer to make my own stuff whenever possible. This does not mean fishing supplies and tackle exclusively, but those things are...
  12. Tying the T-Virus Sinnet Bracelet

    Half the fun of owning paracord lies in the experimentation. This could mean anything from trying to find new uses for it or trying to create new methods of tying it. There are several books out there detailing complex paracord patterns and projects as well as knots you can use to bring those projects to life. Online videos are also a great source of inspiration if you prefer. An interesting knot I learned to tie recently is the T-Virus Sinnet. It is a quick, easy to tie knot that can...
  13. Paracord Enhanced Grips for Sports Players

    Sporting events are an American pastime. Many of these sports are played in warm or hot weather when profuse sweating is a part of the game, especially if you live in a humid climate. Fun in the sun takes on a whole new meaning during the summer heat, and as nice as it is to be outside in that warmth, the heat can also affect your performance at sporting events. Hydration is important, of course, but so is something else: the ability to grip the tools of your trade, or sport as the case may...
  14. Projects with Gutted Paracord

    By now we\'re all pretty well aware that paracord comes with interior twine. That twine has a 50lb tensile strength per strand and can be quite useful as a part of paracord overall or can serve its own individual purpose. Many of us prefer to keep that twine intact so it will be there if/when the day comes that we need it. Removing it, however, changes the appearance of tied paracord quite dramatically, and is sometimes done to create paracord crafts with a different look. You do not have to...
  15. Practical Accessories for Paracord Bracelets

    As paracord bracelets have become more common, they have also become mass produced. Once they popped up for sale in retail outlets, steps had to be taken to differentiate and make one better than another. The solution to this was to accessorize paracord bracelets with different accents. Some had charms or trinkets attached while others had emblems and logos tied inside. The practicality of these bracelets may not be quite as realistic as a true survival bracelet, but even though they were...
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