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Paracord braiding sites.

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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    6StringGeek full-time n00b

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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.
     
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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.
     
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    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.
     
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    .264 magnum CLM

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    Big Roger on that.
     
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    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    Paracord is way over played.


    Spectra is where it's at.
     
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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.
     
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    Ashley Book of Knots
     
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    gotta love me some spectra line.
     
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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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    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.
     
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    FTW.

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

    Knots for days in that thing!
     
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    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    Awww YEaah. :highfive:
     
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    Thank Mrs. Kitty. Those are great links.
     
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    Too complicated, I'll stick to chips, dips, chains, and whips


    :tbo:
     
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    This.
     
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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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