I've been doing a lot of work with paracord recently and came up with this tidy way of keeping it organised. It keeps it tidy and untangled and is really easy to unravel when needed. I would usually do it with about a meter of loose end from the main bundle but for demonstration purposes ive used red as it is more contrasting. Ive decided to call this technique "Bight Whipping" due to its similarity with other rope whipping i've seen around.
Step 1: Step 1
Start by laying one length of cord behind the coil then fold it back so theres a loop. Then pull the end closest to you and lay it over the rest of the coil (this should be the shortest one). Now pull the loop round and over the short end. This is the start of what i call "Bight Whipping"
Step 2: Step 2
Simply make a loop with the long loose end and pass it behind the coil and through the previous loop. As long as you do not thread it through it is pretty simple to repeat. To tighten the previous loop pull on the bottom of the loop, try and keep the loops tight as it keeps it neat and its more presentable.
Using loops like this means that when you come to undo it all you tug the loose end and it will come apart almost like a zip. Keep the loops going until you're happy with it and it holds the cord sufficiently.
Step 3: Step 3
When you're happy with it pull the loose end through the loop. Only do this once or it won't come undone properly.
Step 4: Step 4
Keeping the loops neat will make it look pretty tidy in the end. To undo it simply pull the loose end back through the loop and tug it. If you've done it properly then it will simply fall off as each loop tugs the next.
Step 5: Other Applications
This process is great for all kinds of cord, it can be used on a coil or a bundle. For example i did this with a role of camo cord that i keep handy in my bag. It keeps it tidy and stops it catching on anything. You do the exact same thing.