Introduction: Pocket Paracord Dispenser

For this instructable I show how to make a cool pocket paracord dispenser. It holds 35 feet of cord and dispenses with ease.

Step 1: Materials...

You will need a bolt, nut, empty 200 count tic tac container, and paracord.

Step 2: Drill Some Holes...

Drill a hole through the center of the closed tic tac container, Insert the bolt and lightly screw on the bolt, tape the end of the paracord to the bolt.

Step 3: Wind It Up!!!

Its a long and boring process but wind up the paracord by twisting the bolt.

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JoseS29 made it! (author)2015-07-27

how long is the bolt

is the nut on the outside or in the container

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Lightspeed125 made it! (author)2013-05-16

I'm thirteen and I think this kind of stuff is awesome.Brilliant idea!

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Diehard650 made it! (author)Diehard6502015-05-18

Same Legit

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rczegeny made it! (author)2015-05-09

maybe use a drill to speed the winding process? just a thought...

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broncos01 made it! (author)2014-10-07

great storage idea

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Matatas made it! (author)2014-02-09

make a hole at back for carabine

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Matatas made it! (author)2014-02-09

Briliant idea for sailing

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Ravirar made it! (author)2013-08-01

Wow! The finished product looks pro! U should sell these on EBay or something!

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theslingshotkid made it! (author)theslingshotkid2013-08-02

I think it would cost more to make than people would actually buy them for

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bpfrocket made it! (author)2013-07-10

simple is best
:-)

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acuchetto made it! (author)2013-07-02

Cool!

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blak1970 made it! (author)2013-05-05

brilliant!

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johnbabalon made it! (author)2013-03-25

Hey man, I'm fourteen also and i think its great how you're into this kind of stuff. I thought it was a great idea and i cant wait to try it myself but i think that instead of winding it up by hand i'm going to get a little help from my friend, the power drill. -- Live long and prosper

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theslingshotkid made it! (author)theslingshotkid2013-03-26

Thanks, I found it easier to do by hand but whatever your more comfortable with. I would recommend a slower speed when using the drill. Its cool to know I'm not the only 14 year old on here.

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Skwurlito made it! (author)2013-02-16

A great idea for Hunters, Campers and general outdoorsman. I would use a Lock Nut or a Nylock® Nut to prevent it from backing off in your pocket, while allowing you to have it as tight as you want. I would also drill a small hole through the bolt to thread the cord through (if you have the bits).

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theslingshotkid made it! (author)theslingshotkid2013-02-16

Thanks, I don't know how well I could get a hole through the bolt with my drill but you could probably do it with a drill press.

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nwhyte made it! (author)2013-01-07

Alternatively you could put the end of the bolt into the drill and wind it up mega quickly XD

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theslingshotkid made it! (author)theslingshotkid2013-01-07

I was condisering that but I wanted to do it as cleanly as possible so I could have as much paracord as possible.

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raceryz350 made it! (author)raceryz3502013-01-07

About how much cord did you end up fitting into it?

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theslingshotkid made it! (author)theslingshotkid2013-01-07

around 35 feet

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raceryz350 made it! (author)raceryz3502013-01-09

oops, i didnt realize it was in the 'ible itself.

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mattyuke made it! (author)2013-01-08

You should add a sharp blade to the bit that opens and closes so it cuts it without needing anything else. Or you could mount part of a Stanley knife blade to the bottom of the opening and push the orange opening down onto the blade to cut the para cord.

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theslingshotkid made it! (author)theslingshotkid2013-01-08

that's a good idea

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bone2001 made it! (author)2013-01-07

Wow awesome idea!

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xboxkid24 made it! (author)2013-01-07

This is awesome. Great idea.

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fidgety2 made it! (author)2013-01-07

every once in a while a person gets a great idea like this one. Great job keep it up

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theslingshotkid made it! (author)theslingshotkid2013-01-07

thanks!

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Boppylop made it! (author)2013-01-07

I LOVE this idea! but what about the extra piece of bolt just sticking out of the back? wouldn't that be uncomfortable to have in your pocket?

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theslingshotkid made it! (author)theslingshotkid2013-01-07

I got a perfectly sized bolt that only sticks out of the nut about a milimeter. I'm not sure of the exact size

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FriendOfHumanity made it! (author)2013-01-07

Great idea !

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xenocrates made it! (author)2013-01-06

I don't understand why it has to be a long and boring process when you obviously have an electric drill there.

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Petergottm made it! (author)2013-01-06

That's really cool!

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