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
Step 2: Tie Slip Knot for Top
Step 3: Tie Other End Onto Bottle Neck
Note: Monkey's fist at end of the rope because this is a reused scrap of rope and because monkey's fists are awesome and annoying to untie.
Step 4: Braid Strap
Step 5: Other Legacy Paracord Projects
Step 6: Hammock Chair
I created a loom with 2 2X4s and 2 PVC pipes held ~4' apart by the 2X4s with partial holes drilled in them.
I then created 2 4 braided strands for the front and back of the chair.
Made shuttle out of clothes hangars and some duct tape and wound all the rope intended for the chair on the shuttle. I would suggest allowing for multiple strands to be tied together instead of one strand because the shuttle is relatively large and it is annoying to unweave when done.
After done weaving attach 2 carabiners, hang and adjust for comfort.
Step 7: Boot Laces
Cut the paracord to a similar length to the original shoe laces and burn. I thought that the laces stretched too much and did not hold their knot very well. If you remove the 7 strand core both of these failings improve. These are very durable shoe laces that still are showing minimal wear after over 5 years of use.