Paracord Bandolier





Introduction: Paracord Bandolier

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Under certain circumstances I like to bring a rifle and ammo with me when I go into the wilderness. And of course it's always a good idea to bring a length of paracord too. Both items fall into the "could come in handy" category of gear. In the endless persuit to lighten my pack and reduce bulk I've combined the two. Rather than just carrying around paracord on the off chance I might need it here's a way to give it a full time job; holding your ammunition. It allows you to leave the ammo boxes at home and is a step up from just having loose rounds scattered about your pack.


Step 1: Uses

Whether you choose to sling it over your shoulder like an ol' bandito, tie it to the buttstock of your rifle, or roll it up and stuff it in your pack like I do, the paracord bandolier is a functional and easy to make piece of equipment. 

Step 2: How to Start

To make a 36 cartridge bandolier I needed two 10 foot lengths of paracord. Scale up or down accordingly.

Step 3: The Second Row

 I only like to start on the second row after I've completed the first to the length I want it.



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    I was experimenting with this the other day. Wanting to see how it worked on .22l Shells. The problem i encountered is the length of the .22 compared to the 30-30 round.
    To solve this i started experimenting with other types of knots. I found using the Chain sinnet, you could create a compact/wearable bandoleer that is re-loadable with round.
    I will be posting an instructable soon.

    That sounds fantastic, I can't wait to see how you did it!

    I tried it with 12 gauge shells. It dosent work very good. They slip out is the business end is up.

    awesome :D been looking for something like this for my nerf Vulcan and Hammershots

    How to you tie off the ends so it wont come un done

    will it work for 22 shells?

    will this work for shotgun ammo also?

    Yea, it should work just fine.

    One thing to keep in mind though, shotgun cartridges don't have that same ridge midway up so that string of paracord might be susceptible to wandering up or down if it's at all loose. I've never had a problem with mine slipping off the end but I suppose it could happen.

    Greatness achieved.