Introduction: Paracord Lanyard

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Ever been stuck in the woods without any rope? Here is a great way to carry survival supplies and have paracord and a carabiner.

Step 1: Optional

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If you want two colors connect the two ropes

Step 2: Making the Body

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Fold the rope in half and lay it out as long as you want your lanyard I will call this part the body

Step 3: Making the Loop

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Fold the loose ends over a meter stick

Step 4: The Knots

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Take the blue rope over the body. Take the camo rope over the blue rope, under the body, and through the loop the blue rope made. Continue this process until you have about 3 inches left on the body.

Step 5: Looping the Lanyard

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Take the rest of the body through the loops on the end.

Step 6: Securing the Loops

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Make 1 knot in between the loops and then finish the rest of the body.

Step 7: Finishing It

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Leave half of an inch at the very end. Cut the rest of the rope of and melt the ends so it doesn't come undone.

Step 8: Add Carabiner

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Loop a carabiner on the end loop.

Step 9: Finished

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Now you have a paracord lanyard for your keys. And you have paracord in case you get lost.

Comments

jim.barrett.52206 (author)2015-02-17

Like the idea, except for the end melt at the carabiner. Will try this with the loop at the carabiner and a side release connection at the top. Need it for GPS in woods, and last thing I need is for the end melt release and drop GPS when not paying attention. Thanks for the idea

SparkySolar (author)2014-10-23

wicked nice

coolercool (author)2014-03-19

Smart! I really love the thought of DIY lanyards! I'm gonna try making like this one. Thanks for sharing the tips and steps for making one hell of a survival lanyard. Love it! I really love customization and I also love lanyards so for me, both works perfectly. And, nothing is more convenient for me in customizing but, all ready Versatile Printed Lanyards. Customize them in your own unique way now and wear them with pride. Thanks... Salute! ;)

ParaGunner1324 (author)2014-01-30

Cool. Check mine out.

Theclayton (author)2013-10-31

Nice tutorial! I usually make paracord lanyards with this style: Paracord Lanyard Instructions. However, this tutorial uses more paracord, which can be used in a survival situation. Cool project!

zmathias13 (author)2013-09-23

A general rule if thumb is a foot or "braid cord" per inch of length. so a 5 inch lanyard would take 5 feet, nit counting the inside cord. also depends on hiw tight you braid it, whether its 550 450 etc (not as big of a difference. ) Hopefully that helps.

silent stalker (author)2013-08-03

I just started with about 20 ft and added when I needed to I'm sorry I don't know

averysafley (author)2013-08-03

How many feet of paracord did you use?

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