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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. 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. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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....
  8. Why Not Try A Paracord Bandolier?

    Paracord is practically synonymous with survival, and survival is made much easier when you have access to food. Food can come from a lot of sources; you can come across it by going to your neighborhood grocer as well as driving through a nearby fast food joint. Or you can get out there and nab your dinner the ol' fashioned way. Carrying a box of ammo into the woods on a hunt is impractical for several reasons. Not only is it heavy and cumbersome, but it also makes noise. The same goes for...
  9. 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...
  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. The Thin Line Series of Bracelets

    In your travels you may have seen paracord bracelets with a thin line of some sort running down the center. While some of these are for fashion and because people like to mix and match colors, others actually do have meanings. The most prominently displayed line is probably blue set on a black bracelet. This is known as the \"Thin Blue Line\" and represents police officers; it represents the police force as the thin line between civilians and the criminal element. You have probably seen a...
  12. 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...
  13. Ranger Beads

    Ranger Beads are sometimes referred to as Pace Beads or SAS Beads but regardless of the name, the purpose is the same. Whatever you wish to call them, they are used to embrace an ancient technique known as pace counting, or tally stepping as it is sometimes called. These have been used for centuries by militaries, hikers, and mountaineers to judge the distance they have traveled. Legionnaires in the Roman Army used it on the battlefield just as modern elite warriors do. They were also widely...
  14. Adding a Center Stripe to Paracord Bracelets

    The most common paracord bracelet you will see is the cobra stitch (AKA Solomon Bar or Portuguese Sinnet). This is probably because it is the easiest to both make and unravel. It also packs a lot of cord into a small bracelet, that being one foot for every tied inch, making it a logical choice for your survival needs. These bracelets can get a little boring after a while though, so folks have started looking for ways to enhance them. One of the ways this is done is by adding a center stripe....
  15. 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...
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