General Paracord

This category covers all articles on paracord not fitting into other categories.

  • Combining Paracord with Tape and a Knife for One Handy Device

    There are a plethora of items you should consider carrying with you when out and about away from civilization. When you are running errands around town it is less of a pressing matter to have survival supplies on hand because there is a drugstore or other form of big box store practically on every corner. When it is just you and the wilderness, however, having access to certain items only happens if you think ahead and plan to have those items on or with you. Three important things to have...
  • Making a Paracord Fid

    Have you ever done a project with paracord that involved trying to fit a thick piece of paracord through a thin space or into a small hole? To say the least, this can be frustrating. Over the years I have used several techniques to accomplish such feats, including angular burns and using object to push and/or pull the paracord through holes. It always wound up getting messy and I lost a couple of inches of paracord in the process due to mangling it all up. Recently, however, I was introduced...
  • Paracord Bonding

    Paracord, by nature, is meant to be durable and sturdy, which also means it is pretty thick. Because of this, you cannot exactly tie it in a knot when you reach the end of your project and are ready to wrap things up. Attempting to do so would result in a bulky knot that is rather unbecoming, not to mention the knot will likely detract from your streamlined finished product. Loose edges are also prone to fraying. With that in mind, what is the best way to secure the loose ends of your...
  • Be Careful Where You Buy

    In the ages of modern technological convenience, it is easy to get wrapped up in all of the things you can do with the push of a button or click of a mouse. Online shopping has become just as popular as actual physical shopping, if not more so. It is just too easy to shop from home in our pajamas. Getting dressed and braving cold or rain does not sound like much fun in comparison. Plus, your purchases are delivered right to your door, eliminating sharing the road with bad drivers as well!...
  • 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...
  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Paracord & Roller Derby

    Roller Derby is a craze that is sweeping (or, more accurately, has swept) the nation. A few friends of mine took up Roller Derby about five years ago when it was just getting started and it has since become all the rage. Although in decades past Roller Derby was quite popular, it has been on vacation for a little while. Now, however, it is back and better than ever. Derby girls need a lot of things to make their competition gear complete and paracord is becoming a large part of the required...
  5. Gardening with Paracord

    Rumor has it that spring is right around the corner. This may be true, but around here we have yet to really see the signs. With freezing temperatures present most nights, the thought of spring is still but a daydream. Hopefully soon we will snap out of that daydream and spring will have sprung, and with it, our gardens. If you are not an avid gardener, it is something you should consider. There is a huge difference between a vegetable grown in your backyard than one you can buy in a...
  6. Paracord Crampons

    As yet another winter storm is upon us, we are being subjected to more and more ice and snow on the ground that impedes our getting around. If you have never slipped and fell on ice, consider yourself lucky. The same goes for snow-it may look soft and fluffy but looks can be deceiving! Growing up in the Northeast, I have had more than my share of bumps and bruises from falling on ice and snow. Now that I have moved to the South, the inclement weather has decided to follow me here so that...
  7. When It Comes to Paracord, Tangle Free Is the Way to Be

    As much as I love paracord and paracord crafts, what I do not like is the mess that can be made when storing it. For years I have used a backpack for paracord storage. This made sense because I used to make and sell a lot of different paracord items, and sometimes I would make things while travelling. It was easy to pick up a backpack, sling it over my shoulder, and go on about my way. What was not so easy was dealing with the paracord inside the bag. When I would acquire a new hank of...
  8. Ten Uses for Paracord Bracelets

    They don\'t just call it a survival bracelet for the heck of it...paracord really does have many practical and potentially life-saving capabilities that can aid you in actual survival. If you don\'t believe it, put one to the test and see for yourself. Paracord has been known to rise to quite a few survival occasions, ten of which are listed below. 1. If your sense of direction is bad and you have sense enough to know this, mark your path with paracord as you hike through unfamiliar...
  9. Combining Paracord with Tape and a Knife for One Handy Device

    There are a plethora of items you should consider carrying with you when out and about away from civilization. When you are running errands around town it is less of a pressing matter to have survival supplies on hand because there is a drugstore or other form of big box store practically on every corner. When it is just you and the wilderness, however, having access to certain items only happens if you think ahead and plan to have those items on or with you. Three important things to have...
  10. Creating Paracord Bandages

    Paracord has often been discussed as a fix all and has proven to be just that. In many situations where you would be up a creek, paracord has probably been there for you a time or two. One such example is during an injury. Say you cut your finger while out on a hiking trail. Anything can and does happen, often when you least expect it, which includes bleeding cuts. Having a Band-aid or other type of bandage would be excellent, but if you do not have such items, you are going to have to find...
  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. Be Careful Where You Buy

    In the ages of modern technological convenience, it is easy to get wrapped up in all of the things you can do with the push of a button or click of a mouse. Online shopping has become just as popular as actual physical shopping, if not more so. It is just too easy to shop from home in our pajamas. Getting dressed and braving cold or rain does not sound like much fun in comparison. Plus, your purchases are delivered right to your door, eliminating sharing the road with bad drivers as well!...
  13. Make Your Stuff Work for You

    There are certain things we should always carry with us throughout our travels. This list of items can be adapted based on what your plans are, but some things should always remain the same, such as paracord. With so many ways to carry paracord, it is still surprising to come across people on trails and hikes who do not have a stitch of it on them. It seems like such a basic thing to bring rope with you on such excursions that it is hard to grasp that anyone would not do so. To that I say,...
  14. Making a Paracord Fid

    Have you ever done a project with paracord that involved trying to fit a thick piece of paracord through a thin space or into a small hole? To say the least, this can be frustrating. Over the years I have used several techniques to accomplish such feats, including angular burns and using object to push and/or pull the paracord through holes. It always wound up getting messy and I lost a couple of inches of paracord in the process due to mangling it all up. Recently, however, I was introduced...
  15. 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...
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