There are many ways to store paracord to prevent tangles and allow acccess For shorter lengths the daisy chain [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhzdCzFp9aY[/ame] For longer bits the doughnut makes a very attractive compact bundle but it takes a long time to set up. [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG8x3Lku63I[/ame] I prefer the figure-eight lay out. It is easy to set up and easy to pull out exactly the amount that you need. This is usually tied around the thump and forefinger but I made a loom by drilling peg size holes in a piece of scrap lumber and placing a tie off (eye screw) a few inches away from the first hole. Board extends another few inches to right with another hole. One peg goes in the first hole. By changing the position of the other peg I can adjust the size of the Figure -Eight. I will not show here how to make the figure-eight. Google to find many links You can keep the loops on the loom when tying off the Working End. To deploy just pull on the end that was tied onto the eye screw.