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In 2012 I had an outdoor job for most of my summer break and one of the things we had to bring to work was a some sort of water container. I didn't own one at the time but I've seen people just tie some paracord around the neck of the bottle and call it good. I of course wanted something just a little more elaborate. With two shoe strings and a weaving technique I learned in Boy Scouts, I pulled it off! Here's one of the better ways of making a water jug harness from paracord...
 
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Step 1: Materials.

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The list of materials is as follows for making the harness:

- Two 80 in. lengths of paracord, either shoe laces or plain paracord. (I used two shoe laces)
- Some sort of plastic bottle that tickles your fancy. (Water jug, Gatorade, etc...)
- A small carabiner.
- A lighter or box of matches.

Step 2: Start With The Carabiner.

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Beginning with the carabiner of your choice, you begin tying your cord with a girth hitch, then end it in an overhand.

Step 3: Braiding.

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This is what you might call the "four strand round braid" which will be used repeatedly throughout the project .

#4 goes under #3 and #2, between #1 and #2, then goes over #2, becoming #3. #1 goes under #2 and #3, between #3 and #4, then goes over #3, becoming #2. After that you repeat the pattern.

But to simplify the process, the pattern is as follows: Under two, over one, under two, over one, under two... But once you get the hang of it, you want a knotted length of about 4 or 5 in.

Step 4: First Attachment.

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In this step, this is where we attach the harness to the water jug, starting at the bottles neck. Begin with a simple over hand knot but in this case we will be wrapping the end around it several times on both sides until they reach back to the braided cord. The knot should fit snugly around the bottles neck. Then finish off with another over hand knot at the base.
vemven made it!1 month ago
I attempted another one I just can not do that knot but I still had fun and I don't think it looks that bad I posted a picture of the back of the first one that I did lol
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vemven made it!1 month ago
I messed up on the beginning knot but I decided to keep going cuz I was having a good time this is what I ended up with it does not look anything like yours but I still like it
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Bedreadly2 months ago

I made this with a slight variation instead of using the 4 way braid I used the cobra knot as I found it easier. Thank you for the Idea.

Zandoken10 months ago

Went well, thanks for the effort! Either I didn't braid tight enough, or the bottle is slightly wider, but I didn't have enough at completion so I had to back some off to compensate.

Cheeseduck2 years ago
Fill the bottle with water before melting the ends, you won't have any chance of melting the bottle's plastic.
origamifrisbeedude (author)  Cheeseduck1 year ago
Sage advice right there. I actually tried that sort of thing with boiling water in a paper cup. The water boiled without even burning the cup.
JasonE2 years ago
I like it - going to do this with a more permanent bottle. Good work!
bmelton12 years ago
Yours is sexy. His is easier. And it is not just some paracord tied around the neck of a bottle.


http://www.instructables.com/id/Carry-any-Bottle-with-a-JUG-KNOT-Handle/
eyesee2 years ago
good