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Old 06-16-2009, 12:00 AM
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1. Think up a new use for Paracord

2. Read through the posts that came before you to make sure Your Neat Paracord Trick really is new (duplicates won't win!)

3. Post your idea in this thread (Step-by-step instructions and/or photos really help)

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Default Tangle free 550/Paracord donut.

FREE?!?!? favorite word

Let me toss my hat into this one from a prior post I shared with everyone.

It's not a 'use' but a great method of storage. I got bored and decided to share the wealth. Here's a technique I picked up (dont ask how many years ago) of a way to store/carry your 550/paracord and be tangle free.

Wrap the cord around hand a couple of times making a few loops.
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Form a small loop/bite either on the front or back of the larger loops.
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Form another small loop/bite on the OPPOSITE side of the larger loops.

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Repeat Step 3. Remember, each loop MUST alternate between the front and back of the larger loops.

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Keep it up.

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Once you complete the 1st pass, it will start to come together. Simply continue the process all the way around. With practice, you can tighten up the loops.
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Almost done! This is what it should look like.

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Last step. Simply make another loop to keep it from unwrapping. To use it simply untie the last loop, pull out the amount you need, cut, seal and retie the last loop.
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I started with about 75 feet of paracord and you can see it fits in the palm of your hand.

Now you can simply throw the donut in your pocket or pack and simply pull out what you need, virtually tangle free!
Hope this helps.

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Time frame for entry?

We are keeping this open-ended for now.

This is also NOT a contest. Just come up with a new use for paracord, post it here and you will get it!
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Paracord can be made into a jump rope for fun and exercise.
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Use Paracord to make a signal kite.

When I think of something better i'll post it. lol
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A hammock, I think given enough time and 550 cord I could make a really nice hammock so when shtf I don't gotta sleep on the ground
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Put some shrink tubing on the ends and shrink to your earpieces on eye/sun glasses to prevent drop/loss.

I dummy cord everything !
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Use one of the inner strands for dental floss.

Use an inner strand to sew and repair your pack, jeans, coat, or tent.

Knit a hat from the main cord.

Knit a doily from the inner cords.

Use the light colored inner strands to do embroidery work on dark cloth. Keep yourself busy in the shelter.

Use it to hang plants from the ceiling.

Use it to hang your flashlight from the peak of your tent, inside the tent. Your flashlight is now a lantern.

Use a long inner strand (50') as fishing line.

Sew your initials on your underwear or BDUs.

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I have used it as replacement jib sheet for my small sailboat when I didn't feel like driving 40 miles into town to get the real thing.
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I had a big day pack that did not come with a chest strap an half way throught the hike i made one with the cord .
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rigging a survival shelter or hammock.
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Talking dental floss fer me teefus

..and nobody thanked me for posting the nice 'teeth' photo LoL

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WHY did you post that picture??!! Oh, my-- I'm gonna have nightmares!!!

We just used paracord as a pulley on the attic ladder. Works Great!

My oldest son used some on the cieling fan to turn on his fan/lights. He didn't like the pretty (girlie) thing I had on there.

We used some to secure a bush during a bad storm== kept it from splitting in the 75+ mph winds.

I cant post anymore-- the picture is terrifying me when I'm trying to type.
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I'll send you paracord - just remove that picture! Its freaking me out too
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Emergency pull-through (rifle bore)

Emergency bowstring

Tying down game in the back of a pickup.

Stringing across the road to decapitate enemy despatch riders (Great Escape )
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When I lived in a tent, I used para-cord as a *framework* for just about everything at my campsite.

I have a few skills at macrame, so using those skills and para-cord, I wove a support *structure* for a tarp *roof* over my tent to protect me from snow. Without the para-cord, the simple pole structure I started with still let the weight of the snow collapse the tarp. By weaving the para-cord between the simple pole structure, the tarp had more support and snow came off the tarp without collapsing it.

I also used para-cord as a primitive washing machine in the creek. I got the clothes wet, soaped them up really good and then attached them with safety pins to a length of para-cord stretched across the creek. Tied the para-cord on each side and had it low enough in the creek that the clothes rinsed well without any more effort on my part. When they were rinsed well, I just gathered up all the clothes (still attached to the para-cord) and hung it between two trees to dry the clothes.

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It could be used to carry out the death penalty for murderers and those who commit treason. Much cheaper than the gas chamber or lethal injection, also can save on ammo. I would think one of the small inner strands would pop a head right off, that saves hassle of reusing rope and having the nasty task of removing the body.

On a more serious note I can think of a few other things.

Poor mans magpuls
Rope ladder
Trip wire/snare
Dog or game leash/fish stringer
Pace counter (Inner strands tied around outer to count paces)
Low key trail marker (White strands obviously)
Wick to collect water
Homemade mop head
Fake dread locks or thick hair if dyed black
Prison style shank if melted in a blob and sharpened
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I use paracord for making a clothes line. Helps after a long hike to dry the sweaty stuff out! Also I make lanyards for knives. It can also be used to tie a splint on in a pinch
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