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Paracord Keychain, Survival Keychain With Carabiner By ParaVival

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Throughout this Instructable, I will demonstrate how to make a paracord keychain, or a "survival keychain". You can create almost anything you put your mind to with 550 cord, and today we will be making a keychain. Follow closely and learn how to make a cool keychain that could come in handy someday. Check out my other Instructables and learn how to make other cool paracord creations.

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Step 1: What You'll Need

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What You'll Need
  • 550 Paracord. About 7-8 feet
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
  • Tape Measure
  • Carabiner and key ring - On Amazon!
  • Binder clip- Optional

Step 2: Starting With A Basic Cow Hitch

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In this step, we will start by creating a simple cow hitch.
  • Start by folding your cord in half.
  1. In part one of the diagram you will take the midway point of your folded cord and place it through your "O" ring.
  2. Now take the loose ends of the cord and place it through the midway point like shown in part 2 of the diagram.
  3. Pull tight and you now have your cow hitch. Make sure the two ends are equal lengths. If not, simply adjust accordingly.

Step 3: Prepping Your Inner Cords

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The numbers correspond to the parts in the diagram. Follow closely! The pictures greatly help the description.
  1. Place your loose ends through the bottom of the Carabiner and give yourself about 4 inches from the "O" ring to the carabiner.
  2. Fold the cord over and bring it so it meets up with the "O" ring.
  3. Attach the paper clip to hold the cord in place right up against the cow hitch.
  4. Fold the cord back up and bring it towards the carabiner.
awhite5010 days ago

i can't tell anything

eamarille1 month ago
instead of clamping, I ran the cord back through the cowloop. the twist ended up being a nice touch. added skulls on both sides just cuz I had them laing around.
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facklere made it!5 months ago

This was my first paracord project. Thanks! :)

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Paravival (author)  facklere5 months ago

Nice job! Looks great. You are very welcome.

cgriff14301 year ago
How do I prevent it from twisting around instead of staying straight
cool
trisomy211 year ago
Nice, little thing I've been doing lately is pushing some heavier test fluorocarbon fishing line through the core before sealing it. It's not too hard to push a couple strands through provided the paracord is straight. Makes it an even more valuable survival tool :)
Paravival (author)  trisomy211 year ago
Trisomy21,

Fabulous! Thank's for the idea!
Lethrwolf1 year ago
Just FYI... The knot you are using is a MACRAME basic knot, called a 'SQUARE KNOT'
But you can call it what you like.
These are great ideas though.
Another great post! Thanks for the share.
Paravival (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago
Thanks!