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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by NeverMore1701, May 4, 2012.

  1. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Got some paracord to occupy myself, any good sites with tutorials on how to do all those stupid little braid things?
     
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  3. spotco2

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    Just google for macrame. It's the same thing the hippies did back in the 70's except folks have not started using beads yet.

    Damn hippies.
     
  4. MrsKitty

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    Check YouTube for TIAT (Tying it all Together). His videos are awesome. Just search for "TIAT" as he puts that in every one of the titles.
     
  5. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    After looking at some really cool sites, I've come to the conclusion that there's no way in hell I'll have the patience to do any of it. I just looped it up and stuck it in my hiking pack/GHB.
     
  6. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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    Big Roger on that.
     
  7. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    Paracord is way over played.


    Spectra is where it's at.
     
  8. LloydG

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    Yeah, it is intimidating when you get started. I wanted to carry a length of paracord in my camelback for mountain biking and found two simple solutions:

    I wrapped my tire pump with about 6' of cord - makes a nice handle when pumping and easy to remove if I need the cord.

    I learned to make a lanyard, this one is pretty easy and is a very neat way to carry 12' of cord. You can pack the lanyard in your backpack or hang it off a loop on the outside which is my preference, I have a bright green "tail" on my camelbak. I also use it to tie my luggage tags for flights - makes my bags easy to spot at the airport.

    Here is a sight that makes it easy with step by step instructions:
    http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/paracord-lanyard.html

    It's just two basic knots:

    Lanyard knot: this link has a video that makes this knot easy and it's worth doing as it looks very nice: http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/lanyard-knot.html
    Pause the video a lot and keep trying - the knot doesn't look right until you pull each end through the knot to tighten, and you will get it wrong a few times before it clicks:)

    Cobra Stitch & King Cobra Stitch: the same back and forth knot in each case, the King Cobra is just what it's called when it is tied over a Cobra. Very easy once you do a few stitches to get the pattern.

    You can tie a lanyard up in 15-20 minutes, maybe 1/2hr your first time out. Good luck with it.
     
  9. Ashley Book of Knots
     
  10. The Maggy

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    gotta love me some spectra line.
     
  11. Black&TAN

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    About all I've messed with is a handful of knife lanyards, and going to tie up a bow sling soon.

    Looks like a daunting task at first, but once you've got a start, it's all about repetition.

    TIAT is good, but you'll likely need to give the keyboard space bar a workout if learning from YouTube. Here's another website that might be of help http://www.khww.net

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  12. F350

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    EXCUSE ME!!!!.... During 2 years in Iraq I did a bunch of Para-cord "macrame" and used a bunch of beads; OK they were "death's head" beads but beads none the less.
     
  13. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    FTW.

    Book kicks ass in the world of knots. Nothing comes close IMO.

    Knots for days in that thing!
     
  14. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    Awww YEaah. :highfive:
     
  15. bobby_w

    bobby_w Alienigena Platinum Member

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    Thank Mrs. Kitty. Those are great links.
     
  16. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    Too complicated, I'll stick to chips, dips, chains, and whips


    :tbo:
     
  17. Just1More

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    This.
     
  18. Rutha73

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    As said above, Stormdrane's blog and TIAT on YouTube. Just use the pause and rewind buttons a lot to see how it's done. Marbles work well for the core of monkey fist knots, those are pretty fun to tie.
     
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