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Problem: The strap of my small mouthed Nalgene finally broke.
Good Timing: Paracord contest going on.
Fix: Replace strap with paracord.

What do you do when your vintage Nalgene with BPA has a broken cap strap?  Fix it with paracord!

Paracord is durable, cheap and has a nice feel to it so it is ideal for a cap loop that will get lots of use.

Step 1: Remove Broken Strap

The strap to my Nalgene cap finally broke.  Cut off the broken piece.  Find or cut an appropriate length of paracord.  I have a personal aversion to cutting rope so I used what I had already cut.  I wanted to make sure that the cap did not hit the table when in the open position.  I suggest also adding 3 times the loop's length for braiding of the strap for a good starting point for the initial rope length.
You would have gotten bonus points for just locking a loop in the end. :P But really good idea, actually...you could also just have a key on a loop locked to its lock....
You would have gotten bonus points for just locking a loop in the end. :P But really good idea, actually...you could also just have a key on a loop locked to its lock....
okay, you just find things with GIGANTIC lanyard holes. :/
do you have a link for this thread it up to the cap and create a series of figure 8s i know how to make a stopper figure 8 just not sure how to make a series of them
I don't know why this is a WikiHow topic, but look at step 4: http://www.wikihow.com/Differentiate-Between-%22Cobra-Weave%22-and-%22Fishtail-Weave%22 He is NOT tying knots, he's saying wrap the cord in an 8 pattern around itself.
Great idea. The caps on the old Nalgenes were the Achilles's heel of an otherwise invincible bottle.<br />
Ahh, intriguing. Mine just broke after over ten years of use. Granted, it was rarely the primary bottle during that time except now. I was always wary of hanging it by the loop....
at this step thread it up to the cap and create a series of figure 8s to create the braid. do i start at the bottom
i had a nalgene run over by a truck at marching band practice ounce. i sent it back to nalgene co. and they sent me a new one but for the shipping i could of gotten a new one my self and kept the broken one as evidence. but i did not get the infamous i broke a nalgene shirt.... :(
Did the same thing when my 15-year-old vasques finally had a problem: busted laces. Finding shoelaces of the right length is a pain, and now I am NEVER going to go out and buy laces again. Instead, it's parachord all the way. Also, if you use white chord you can dye it pretty well with water and acrylic artist's paint.<br>
cool!:) just hav 2 wait for my cap 2 break off haha:D

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