Easy Paracord Drawstring Pouch First off, we'll be needing a drawstring. Take one end of your cord and wrap it around your object with about 3 inches or so extra on each end (Picture 1-2). Now holding onto that, cut that length off your 100ft of cord. Here is the first chance for you to add your own flair to this design. How To Make A Paracord Leatherman Pouch For best results use genuine 550 Paracord. I purchase mine from supplycaptain. As with anything in life you get what you pay for, if you want your pouch to last a long time you want to have the best cord available and with suplycaptain they guarantee the quality and authenticity of their cord. Adding Paracord to Water Bottles and another Paracord Can Koozie... Here are a couple of examples of adding paracord to water bottles. A 25 foot length was used for the one in a 'whipping' pattern on the aluminum water bottle. And a 40 foot length was used in a woven pattern on the white stainless steel water bottle. Both started off with coiling the cord around the bottles, with the starting end just held in place with a rubber band and later tucked to finish. The 'whipping'(snaking) version, an example is seen in Geoffrey Budworth's 'The Complete Book of Knots', is easily zigzagged and looped around a couple of coils on each end of the paracord coiled wraps, and tucked to finish. The woven version resembles 'grafting' type knot work, as seen in Stuart Grainger's 'Creative Ropecraft', but is instead a single length of cord.
Knot Trivet last month i bought lauren a set of “the family creative workshop” books for her birthday. we’ve been having a blast learning all sorts of new things as we make our way through the incredible variety of projects collected in the volumes. one section we were particularly excited to explore was all about knots, which we’ve long admired both for their usefulness and their beauty. this project is based on a “carrick bend” and is great for creating trivets and placemats, but you could just as easily hang it on your wall to be admired for its decorative charm. have fun!derek & lauren CLICK HERE for the full project after the jump! here’s what you’ll need: -14 feet of 1/2” rope for an approximately 8” trivet (we recommend you play around with different lengths and thicknesses of rope until you find a size and style you like. the cotton rope is great for this project, but we couldn’t resist the nylon rope with its amazing patterns and colors.)
Charismatic Mega Doily Bigger is better, especially when it comes to doilies. After seeing theMegaDoily at Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m a firm believer that no doily can ever be too big, is there a world record for the world’s largest doily? I’d like to know! These ones shown here, may or may not hold the record, but the charm is not lost in the scale. Designed by Jean Lee, these are hand knotted with cotton rope, using vintage doily patterns they make pretty rugs, and idea so simple, I wonder how is it possible our grandmothers weren’t making these? They certainly makes regular area rugs look painfully ordinary. Bug Out Bag First Aid Kit In this instructable I will be showing you how to assemble a first aid kit for your bug out bag. For those of you who are new to the concept of a bug out bag please check out this link to the Wikipedia page. When you are in a survival situation you are almost guaranteed to have some kind of first aid need that will arise.
VIZ Retroreflective Safety Panel The Problem: Drivers often have a hard time distinguishing cyclists, runners, wheelchair users, and motorcyclists during low light conditions. There are many safety products on the market today, but few that can go with you anywhere while requiring no power and deploy in seconds. The Solution: Multi-Color Paracord Can Koozie For this project you'll need: - two strands of paracord - 23-25ft each - you'll need at least 45' total to finish a typical can. When selecting your length keep in mind that it's better to have more than less. You can always trim off 2' of cord, but it's hard to add on an extra 2'.
How to choose a travel backpack Choosing the right backpack for your trip is probably the single most important travel purchase that you will make before leaving home. Your backpack will be your companion, your house, and the most important piece of gear accompanying you around the world. There are many brands and styles out there, so apart from a few important considerations, the rest is up to your style of travel and preference. Style Winter Hammock Camping by Derek Hansen, author of The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping Learn more about hammock camping at theUltimateHang.com Just a few months after converting to hammock camping, I found myself on a winter trek with the Boy Scouts in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia. It was mid-February and very cold. Up to this point I had only used my hammock in the summer time and I absolutely loved it: extremely comfortable, low impact, and lightweight.