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    I haven't seen a paracord thread for quite a while, and thought this might be a fun topic over here in the A&Q forums.

    So, I just received a bunch of cord from Atwood Rope MFG ...



    Roughly 50# ( ~10,000 ft) worth. They didn't include the SureFire 6P, that's just for scale

    It is taking me a while to untangle it, as this is a box of knots (and factory seconds)

    Made a couple of lanyards and a few zipper pulls, but still have some left over.

    Let's see your projects, and photos are most welcome.
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    You need one of these for untangling ropes, etc
    ImageUploadedByCandlepowerforums1567645431.484052.jpg

    P.S. why so much rope? You have that many lights you need lanyards for or was it on sale?
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    Atwood has "sale boxes" of all kinds of their rope products: looks like one of their mystery boxes that maybe the cat already has played in.

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    I keep missing it on their website

    *nevermind. Dusted off the laptop and lookie there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aginthelaw View Post
    You need one of these for untangling ropes, etc ....

    P.S. why so much rope? You have that many lights you need lanyards for or was it on sale?
    Yep, those "string technologists" are real helpful.

    Quote Originally Posted by zekeman View Post
    Atwood has "sale boxes" of all kinds of their rope products: looks like one of their mystery boxes that maybe the cat already has played in.
    Always wanted to try one of these "ARM Challenge Boxes" .... By the time they paid for the "free" shipping on this giant box, plus a free T-shirt, I figure the rope was pretty near a giveaway as well (lol)
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    Wow. Looks like fun for knot tying and paracord making practice!

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    Tried to buy two of the 5# clearance deals for $30, shipping was $20. Guess Iíll hold off for a bit

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    Call me weird but I love the smell of a box of fresh paracord.

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    If I had that box, and left it unattended, the cats would go crazy!!
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    Just got some mystery boxes and paracord accessories from Atwood Rope Mfg. Got 10 lbs. of battle cord, 10 lbs of 550 lb paracord, 4lbs of uberglow 550 lb cord, and 2 lbs of parapocalypse cord. Got some buckles, shackles, fire steel toggles and strikers from paracordgalaxy.com. Going to make some nice paracord bracelets and other stuff for Christmas presents. Already have plans for glow bracelets for the kids and ultimate survival bracelets for adults (parapocalypse cord with rapid deploy centipede weave with uberglow cord over it in cobre weave with fishing hook, fishing weight, fire steel toggle, and striker hidden between the two weaves). The idea is to have what you need to build shelter, make fire, go fishing, snare animals, rotisserie meat, and mark trails at night (glow cord) all in one bracelet. Should be some fun projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooked on Fenix View Post
    ...and 2 lbs of parapocalypse cord.
    I didn't know they made parapocalypse cord. That is cool! I need to get some.
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    As an update, I have untangled and neatly rebundled all but (I think) three of the included cords ...
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    All ten thousand feet! Twenty lanyards later and you still have 9,800 ft left? Lol

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    I probably sorted 9,000' of the 10K .... Was gonna take another photo when done, haha !

    I'd be surprised if I even used 200 feet yet, though. Made and gave away some gifts, but got busy with other projects

    Found it relaxing work though
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    Been having fun making things with the paracord. I've made over 100 bracelets, some keychains, and some monkey fists (great cat toys). A lot of the bracelets are cobra weave and glow in the dark. Many are rapid deploy millipede weave. Some are king cobra weave. Some are made with parapocalypse cord with fishing kits and fire steel toggles. I made a couple rapid deploy keychains with parapocalypse cord and a 3/8 inch fire steel built in. Plan on making a new belt out of parapocalypse cord. Along with all the cord I bought recently, I also got their 50 lb. mystery box. In it I got 55 feet of 19mm dozer arborist rope, utility rope and cord of every size, some braided rope, some battlecord, paracord, tactical cord, and micro cord, and a tactical paracord dispenser. Made sister's dog a leash out of the 3/8 inch utility rope and sort of a zip line over a slackline with some battle cord (helps the kids stay on and balance). After making the rapid deploy keychains with the big fire steel built in, I'm considering trying to make a small instant tarp shelter in a bracelet out of a sheet of plastic or mylar (emergency blanket material) and some tactical cord with the millipede weave for rapid deployment. I'll have to see if it pans out and what size shelter I could make that wouldn't be too bulky or weird looking on the wrist. I'm still inventing new ways to use paracord. This stuff is fun.

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    They make great lanyards. Leaving it open lets you swap out beads.

    Paracord Lanyard Knot - false turks head knot








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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooked on Fenix View Post
    Been having fun making things with the paracord. I've made over 100 bracelets, some keychains, and some monkey fists (great cat toys). A lot of the bracelets are cobra weave and glow in the dark. Many are rapid deploy millipede weave. Some are king cobra weave. Some are made with parapocalypse cord with fishing kits and fire steel toggles. I made a couple rapid deploy keychains with parapocalypse cord and a 3/8 inch fire steel built in. Plan on making a new belt out of parapocalypse cord. Along with all the cord I bought recently, I also got their 50 lb. mystery box. In it I got 55 feet of 19mm dozer arborist rope, utility rope and cord of every size, some braided rope, some battlecord, paracord, tactical cord, and micro cord, and a tactical paracord dispenser. Made sister's dog a leash out of the 3/8 inch utility rope and sort of a zip line over a slackline with some battle cord (helps the kids stay on and balance). After making the rapid deploy keychains with the big fire steel built in, I'm considering trying to make a small instant tarp shelter in a bracelet out of a sheet of plastic or mylar (emergency blanket material) and some tactical cord with the millipede weave for rapid deployment. I'll have to see if it pans out and what size shelter I could make that wouldn't be too bulky or weird looking on the wrist. I'm still inventing new ways to use paracord. This stuff is fun.
    Well the tarp shelter bracelet didn't pan out. Even a 4 x 4 foot piece of mylar was too bulky and inflexible to make the concept work. I did manage to make a rapid deploy paracord belt out of 38 feet of parapocalypse cord and 38 feet of uber glow cord with a couple fishing hooks and a fire steel toggle. My plan of using a fire steel buckle didn't work because parapocalypse cord is fatter than fish and fire paracord. It was difficult to feed through the buckle and only 3 passes of cord would go through vs. 4 with the other cord. Rather than make a belt that had 25% less cord and was a pain to work with, I opted for making it a millipede weave with black and white (glow) cord with a shackle on each end and a small webbing daisy chain to connect it for some length adjustment.

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    Itís cool to see all the nifty stuff you guys have made! I love the look of paracord lanyards and grips and such on EDC items but havenít made anything in years. Somehow I would always get annoyed with things dangling off my gear. Maybe I need to try again.

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    I ve been on the hunt for the perfect paracord for something I m doing... mil spec 550 or similar in a 1/8Ē diameter. I ve seen what I want on some of the new back packs by ghost gear, HK (Heckler and Koch), etc. but canít for the life of me find the stuff to buy.
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    Got myself an Atwood rope mfg. ARM challenge box. Took a few days to pull out and neatly coil up all the 550 lb. paracord. Still working on the half strength tactical cord. I used some tactical cord and paracord to make a hammock that will double as a fishing/animal trapping net for emergencies. Came out to around 7 feet long and 3.5 feet wide. Tactical cord was spaced 3 inches apart with 50 strands across the 7 foot length. 550 lb cord was used to frame the edges and for tieouts (2 strands of 550 cord coming out of each corner). It should be plenty strong for any application. Took 400 feet of tactical cord and 100 feet of paracord to complete it. I alternated using green and brown strands for a more camouflaged look. Had to do something productive to keep from being bored during the lockdown. I have plenty of cord left for more projects if this lockdown keeps going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    I probably sorted 9,000' of the 10K .... Was gonna take another photo when done, haha !

    I'd be surprised if I even used 200 feet yet, though. Made and gave away some gifts, but got busy with other projects

    Found it relaxing work though
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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    As an update, I have untangled and neatly rebundled all but (I think) three of the included cords ...
    I can't believe it took me six more months to get those last (longest) three cords unknotted, coiled up, and neatly bundled. But I finished that project today
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