Introduction: Duct Tape and Paracord Holder

This is just a simple holder for carring some extra duct tape and paracord in a bug out bag or emergincy kit, etc.

Step 1: Items

You will need a credit card sized piece of plastic.
Six feet of duct tape.
Ten feet of paracord.
A hole punch.
Scissors or sharp knife - for cutting duct tape and paracord.
Lighter - for melting ends of paracord.

Step 2: Step 1

Use the hole punch to punch four holes in the plastic, one on each corner.
Measure out the paracord, cut and seal ends.

Step 3: Step 2

Pull out about three feet of duct tape, don’t cut yet, and start rolling the tape around card.
When you get close to the roll, pull out another three feet and wrap.
When you have six feet of tape on the card cut if off and finish wrap.
I used the really heavy duty kind here and it got pretty thick at six feet.

Step 4: Step 3

Stick one end of the paracord through one of the holes in the card and tie a knot.
Put the other end of the cord through the hole on the other end and start wrapping. This helps keep the cord in place.
Wrap till you get close to the other set of holes and then place end of cord through those as well.
You can go back through the holes in the card as needed to keep the cord snug.
When you get to the end of the cord just pull it snug and tie another knot.

Step 5: Step 4

Just toss this in your bag or glove box and you have several feet of duct tape and paracord in a handy neat package.

I made one of these for my wife out of six feet of regular grey duct tape and it was a lot thinner. Depending on how much space you have you can use more or less of either kind of tape and make to the thickness you want.

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tudor.apopei (author)2015-04-13

let one hole free to add a key ring and a carabiner to attach it to the bag,belt loops etc.

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vladivastok (author)2014-03-10

MADE SIMILAR A FEW YEARS AGO. MINE ONLY HOLDS THE TAPE. I CARRY IT IN MY BACK POCKET [GOOD & BAD] WILL MAKE A NEW ONE WITH PARA AND MAYBE TUCK A P38 INTO THE INSIDE END. THANK'S

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texdanl (author)2014-01-16

Handy Idea!! The only thing I added to it was 25 yards of braided fishing line on top of the paracord going across.

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Confederate1956 (author)2011-08-18

As a source of a "credit card" sized piece of plastic, if you're near a Wal-mart where there's a gas station using their shopping cards, you can often find them left on the pumps when people have used them. A nice way to recycle!

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Great idea. I haven't shopped at Wal-marts in about a year and a half.

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jtobako (author)2011-07-09

Why not wrap the two separately so that you don't have to unwrap the cord just to get at a little of the tape?

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Tom Alegar (author)jtobako2011-07-11

You could do that if you want. I just had the one card and wanted to keep everything in one pack.

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Colonel Angus (author)2011-04-27

One suggestion. When making the last wrap of duct tape on the card, lay a fresh craft knife blade(one of those reversable trapezoid shaped blades) on the card and wrap over it with the last layer of duct tape. Then you will always have a blade if you need to cut the paracord - or for any other use you might come up with.

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Tom Alegar (author)Colonel Angus2011-04-28

Great idea, I also thought about perhaps doing that with a couple of fish hooks and adding some fishing line by wrapping it through the holes on the end of the card. Of course the inner strands of the paracord could be used for fishing line.

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