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Paracord Blanket / Sleeping Bag Compression Strap With Handle - I made it at TechShop!

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It can get frustrating carrying soft items like blankets or clothes to a camp ground. I designed this super easy to make strap to carry blankets; however, it can also be used to carry other items like bundled wood which makes it incredibly useful!!

The Design is super simple and does not require many tools or materials. I used two colors to make this, but you could of course use one if you prefer. I am using this for camping so I made sure to choose darker color paracord to ensure that it will not show how dirty it will get after extended use.

Material List:

10' - Red Paracord

7' - Black Paracord

Lighter or candle

Cup of water (I like to use this to cool the ends of the cord after I melt them)

Scissors

Knife with serrated edge

Pen tube (used to slide on the cord to create a locking mechinism)

Wire hangar (for added support in the handle)

Measure tape (not required, but will help to be precise)

12" File folder (used to measure paracord)

Wire cutters (to cut hangar pieces)

I designed this handle to be super simple. It only requires 2 different types of knots and can be made with 17' of paracord and household items!

 
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Any tips on the S loop thing? It makes zero sense to me and maybe I am just a newbie but I can't even fathom the project.

jan.a.nerone made it!21 days ago

Here are the photos of my completed project.

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I made mine with glow in the dark paracord for the handle. I love it! Next time, I think I'll make a really long handle and add a shoulder strap. The only thing I don't like about this design is that it does allow the blanket to sag on the ends if you have a floppier blanket. Thanks for the instructions!

egreen11 made it!1 month ago

awesome thanks for the instructions. I was worried about the s loop but i figured out it doesnt matter. also i had an issue with the pen tube things. I ended up having to tie a knot at the end of them burning the paracord didn't make it wide enough. but other than that I love this thing

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Roessboss5 months ago
By the way i love the locking mechanism!
Roessboss5 months ago
Made it. Had trouble lining up the s loop description. Could you include measurements at that step. I marked mine so that I knew where they needed to line up. I plan on doing another type of this for paper towel roll in a travel trailer.
vladivastok6 months ago

LOOKS FEASIBLE. WILL GIVE IT A SHOT. THANK'S.

MrRedBeard6 months ago

Is that a blanket in the first pictures?

dwoodworth (author)  MrRedBeard6 months ago
Yes it is a blanket. The diameter for this strap is approximately adjustable from 20 to 30 inches
Is it one you would recommend?
dwoodworth (author)  MrRedBeard6 months ago
The banket? It was a wedding gift from a good friend. It is very nice.. so I would not take it outside, I used it for the picture because it rolls up nicely and allows you to see the straps

Ah oh ok. Yea I've been looking for a good wool or some other outdoor rated blanket to simplify one of my packs and was curious. Thanks

i would check out surplus military stores. the green itchy (green wool military pack blanket) roll up nice in my pad and dont take up alot of space

Yea I have tossing that idea around, glad to hear it from someone else. Thanks I'll give that a go before I go out on our next filming trip.