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The Paracord Germ Grenade is a hand sanitizer bottle wrapped with paracord (parachute cord), which was recently featured on my paracord design blog . Once tied it can be hung upside down using a carabiner or by using a tie made with paracord or other means. I keep one in my vehicle hanging from the rearview mirror so that anytime I leave a store, it is close at hand.

This wrap doesn’t have to be strictly for hand sanitizer, some may prefer hand lotion or any other items you use frequently that you want to keep close at hand. It is also a very easy wrap to tie, if you can tie a knot then you can tie the Paracord Germ Grenade.

Step 1: SUPPLIES

• 13 Feet of paracord in the color of your choice
• Hand Sanitizer bottle (I used Purell)
• Ruler or tape measure
• Hemostats or other small needle-nose pliers
• Lighter
• Rubber band
• Scissors (anything that will cut the paracord)
• Super Glue (not necessary)

<p>I gutted the orange and yellow cord for a flatter wrap and used a cobra knot over the fusion on the loop for stability. The green one had a snake knot on the lanyard. The snake know used gutted cord to be less bulky.</p>
I am using a slightly larger bottle, what is the foot of para cord to inch of bottle size ratio
<p>I used a 2 oz. bottle, and 15 feet of gutted cord for a flatter knot. I had about a foot left over on each end.</p>
<p>These are so cool and fun to make!</p>
Paracord cool!
Thanks for this great technique! In K9 Search and Rescue training we use baby powder to check wind direction - hanging a travel size bottle upside down from your belt near dog height. Most handlers cut up travel size shampoo or sanitizer bottles as cradles but this method serves an additional purpose - providing an emergency cordelette and 'biner!
<p>Thanks for the post. It's super simple, super functional, and looks awesome!</p>
This was fun to make. A little time consuming.
<p>Good write-up - Thanks for the project. </p>
<p>Very cool! My first paracord project. I just made one for one of my new Cub Scouts. He left his hand sanitizer at our last meeting. He was proud of his little bottle, showing everyone. He probably thinks he lost it forever, but we are all going camping in 2 weeks. I'll give it to him there. I think he'll be very proud of it now, and with the carabineer I added he won't loose it this time.</p>
Is the wrap just like cobra but around the bottle?
Can you create a video of this please? <br>I am stuck on the 4 step -_-
Sorry I haven't responded til now, but If you will take a pic of what you're tying, I should be able to talk you through it.
maybe this video off of youtube will help.... <a href="http://youtu.be/yDEOt0KVWDY" rel="nofollow">http://youtu.be/yDEOt0KVWDY</a>
I love this idea, but it would have been great if you could have numbered your steps more clearly. If there's time to put your logo and a QR code (seriously nobody scans those) in every picture it would have been nice to have the strands labeled with corresponding numbers to the step. i.e. &quot;insert tab A into tab B&quot; style instructions. You can figure it out fine enough, but it took a lot of extra time considering I wrapped a WAAAAYYY bigger than the purell bottle. Thanks for the solid instructable though :)
Simple and beautiful!
Super easy, I thought it going to be way harder. I used Coyote Tan/FDE and it turned out great. I work in a hospital so this is going to in my tool bag.
what color is the paracord on the left i like that color alot
I'm not sure which photo you're referring-the orange color is Neon Orange, the brown color is Coyote Tan. I purchased the paracord from <a href="http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?category=6&amp;redirect=yes" rel="nofollow">Supply Captain</a>, they are continuously adding new colors to their inventory and they have always been a great supplier for me.
This is a genius idea! <br>-BLUEBLOBS2
How do you tie the little loop you added on the end in black?
The loop is called the Chinese Butterfly Knot and I learned the tying technique from &quot;The Book of Decorative Knots&quot;. Google books provides a preview of the book which shows the instructions on tying the knot, here is the <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=lnr-ATR5po4C&pg=PA42&lpg=PA42&dq=The+Book+of+Decorative+Knots+chinese+butterfly&source=bl&ots=dx070pFpDA&sig=cu6jrm9rsyeB4E0goP1CujiIfto&hl=en&sa=X&ei=B5f6TpnqMo-ztwfF2uzQBg&sqi=2&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false" rel="nofollow">link</a>.
Thanks, I got that part, and now have a butterfly knot with two strings hanging off, how did you get the seamless loop?
It's kind of tricky, but all you have to do is use one cord, instead of using two as the book describes.<br>Use one end for each strand and once you have it loosely tied, you have to work the strands taught to create the small loop. Also, if you're going to tie as the photo shows, you'll need to go under the bottom cord of the Germ Grenade before starting to tie the Butterfly, I recommend using a fairly long strand so that the Grenade won't be in your way.
When I read &quot;germ grenade,&quot; I was thinking of something along the lines of biological warfare.... shame.
Me too. I suppose that says something about our characters...
Me too. I only clicked on it because I was wondering what it had to do with paracord.
You know what they say, &quot;Evil minds bent on poisoning the world via Bio-Bombs think alike.&quot;
when i read your comments i thought that you are all going to be making dirty bombs
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Nice handiwork, but I think it says a lot about you that you chose a sanitizer bottle as your subject here. Do you worry a lot, about germs and illness or otherwise?
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Thought this was a biological weapon :( lol <br>great idea making those un-sightly handsanitizer bottles look cool!
Awesome idea! I love it! What size bottle did you use, tho? My 2oz one looks bigger than the pic. I guess I'll see if I run out of cord! :)
If I remember correctly, I think it was a 2 ounce bottle, but I'm not for sure. I tend to look for the smallest bottle I can find because I think it looks better, but that's just my opinion, others may like the larger bottles.
this is a great instructable easy to follow. made my first one in like a couple of hrs. the second one only took an hr. they are great for diaper bags which is what i made mine for. never seem to have a sink handy when you need to change a diaper outdoors. made one for my lunch box as well.
I am glad you found the instructions useful, it sounds like you have taken the design and ran with it. I would love to see photos when you have time. <br><br>Thanks for the support.
here's the first one i made for our diaper bag man has it come in handy.<br>
Hmmm you must have a lot of spare time on your hands.
Its called passion...
Still must have a lot of spare time......
Can this holder be removed and placed on another bottle of the same size? Awesome design! Love it!
No, the vertical strands loop over the neck of the bottle and then are locked from the backside. Without untying it, you're stuck with the bottle it was tied on. You could always wait until the bottle is empty and then put whatever you want back in it.
Man I love this! I made one for my mom's birthday. She's germ crazy. I really like this. Way to go!
Thanks, your mom sounds like me, hope she had a great birthday!
haha the title sounds like a bioweapon or something
yeah ahaha, i had no idea what this was until i saw the little bottle

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