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  1. Duck Call Lanyards

    Hunting for ducks incorporates many things, but one certain necessity is the tool or ability to call ducks. Whether you have magic lips and can emit an effective waterfowl call or have to use a manmade duck call to get the job done, there is a serious need to produce some quacking. Depending on your level of commitment, you could be spending a couple hundred dollars for those calls and you definitely don't want to drop or lose something that expensive. Enter the paracord waterfowl call...
  2. Paracord Horse Reins

    Survival and safety are things often taken for granted while exploring our favorite activities and hobbies. A lot of times, when you leave the house you do not think about the possibility of not making it back. You do not think about the danger or trouble you can encounter along the way. Instead, you leave with fun in mind, not really expecting the worst case scenario. Fact is, there are a lot of activities we humans undertake that involve dangers for which we may not be prepared. Take...
  3. Paracord Eyeglass Holders

    It is a pesky thing having to wear glasses. They slide down your nose and sometimes even fall all the way off your face at the most inopportune times. Once they have fallen off, there is no telling where they might land, be it in a rushing waterway that will sweep them into oblivion or directly under your next football, both of which are detrimental to your eyesight. Losing both prescription spectacles and expensive designer sunglasses can be heartbreaking so it is only logical to adapt some...
  4. Paracord Shotgun & Rifle Slings

    Paracord is synonymous with survival. Also synonymous with survival is sustenance. To survive, you must eat, and in some cases, to eat you must kill. This is where hunting comes into play. To hunt, one must often trek into the woods over harsh terrain and wait for extended periods of time for prey to present itself. This can mean walking in darkness over unstable ground that could result in a fall. You can also get lost in darkness and be forced to set up camp for the night. Paracord can...
  5. Paracord Pallet Chair Making

    If you like spending time outdoors in your yard, be it during cookouts, watching the kids play, reading a book, or just relaxing by a fire pit, at some point you are going to want to have a seat. Traditional patio furniture will serve this purpose but can get extravagant and expensive. However, if you are a minimalist, in terms of both your taste in furniture as well as the amount of money with which you are willing to part, there is a paracord solution available for you. By building a...
  6. Paracord Bracelet Closures

    By now it is no secret that paracord bracelets are not only awesome but also advantageous to have. These days you can buy them just about anywhere, up to and including your local drugstore or even gas stations. This is a little dismaying to those of us who prefer the do-it-yourself course of action as opposed to the mass produced option, but as with anything capable of money-making potential, bracelets are popping up everywhere with a cash register. It is up to you whether you wish to...
  7. Paracord Gill Net

    If you find yourself starving while spending time in the wilderness, hopefully you are near a body of water and have some paracord on hand. To find a solution to your hunger pains, start taking that paracord apart and pulling out the interior twine. If you are carrying 550 paracord, you should have seven interior twines. Different versions of paracord have more or less twine, possibly even none at all, but 550 is most common so you should have seven strands of twine on which you can rely....
  8. Marking Your Property with Paracord

    If you travel frequently or just plain find yourself carrying a bag around, eventually you are going to be faced with a problem identifying what is yours in comparison to what belongs to someone else. As hard as you may try to use luggage or a laptop bag that is unique, someone somewhere is going to have the exact same one. This can be a real problem when it comes to misidentification. You might think theirs is yours or they might think yours is theirs. Perhaps one of you will go so far as...
  9. Consider the King Cobra

    Paracord bracelets are probably the easiest and most common way to carry paracord. Put one on your wrist and it becomes a part of you that goes mostly unnoticed until you need it. It does not get in the way or feel uncomfortable, instead feeling like a second skin of sorts. Plus paracord bracelets come with endless cool points. In a standard bracelet, you have one foot of cord for every tied inch of bracelet. This means that if your bracelet is eight inches, you will have eight feet of...
  10. Hatchet Haft Reinforcement

    When hiking or making camp in the woods, it is always ideal to have a hatchet or tomahawk of sorts should you need to clear a path for yourself or your tent and accommodations. There are many types of hatchet available that could work for this purpose, but more important than the hatchet itself is how you use it. Naturally, you will use it for standard hatchet purposes, but you can also use it to help you carry something else equally important. In the process, you can reinforce the hatchet...
  11. Wrap Your Butt

    With hunting season upon us, it is only natural to be thinking about trekking through the woods in survival mode. Part of this means carrying a rifle or shotgun, but it also means being practical about what else you carry with you. In a previous post, we discussed the benefits of a paracord bayonet so that is a possibility you might want to consider. Ultimately, you are going to want to consider how you carry paracord as it is high on the list of items that can be of great use if you find...
  12. Wrap Your Flashlight in a Flash

    A flashlight is an essential part of your survival gear and you should have one on or near you more often than not. Many flashlights these days come with carrying cases or pouches, mostly made of nylon that you can clip onto your belt. In a tactical situation, especially one in the dark, that leaves you fumbling clumsily for your light, putting yourself at risk of dropping it. If you drop your flashlight and a bad guy is coming for you armed with more than rank breath and colorful language,...
  13. Open It With a Widgy!

    Widgy bars are small tools with prying capabilities. They are intended for when you don't want to break the end of your knife blade, which we all know would be rather unfortunate and quite a bummer. If the task at hand calls for prying action, a Widgy can get the job done. It can do anything from opening a wooden crate of ammo (its original intent and purpose), to unsticking a desk drawer, prying open a stubborn pop can top, opening paint cans, and much more. There are many reasons to keep a...
  14. Paracord Knife Fobs

    Sometimes it is just plain handy to have a length of paracord on your knife. It gives you something additional to grasp or even untie and use for another purpose. It also caters to the old adage of 'better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.' There are several different types of knife fobs that you can make easily at home. The first of these is a crown sinnet, shown here made with 2 separate strands of micro paracord. This type of paracord is much smaller, hence the...
  15. Paracord Magazine Pulls

    Have you ever had difficulty pulling a magazine out of the place into which you had it painstakingly crammed, be it a magazine well or even a snug new pouch? If so, you are not alone. This is a problem we have all had from time to time and while there are some remedies available, they have their own set of issues. A rubber magazine pull, also known magazine assist, can do the job of helping you to pull your magazines out, but it is also difficult to get on there in the first place. Being...
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