Rapid Unraveling Paracord, or RUP for short.
I was fitting a Camelback reservoir to my Monsoon Gearslinger the other day, and started to think of useful things i could use the water bottle pocket for now that it was obsolete. I turned to everyone's favourite outdoor tool for inspiration. Since getting in to Paracord i have acquired several large rope drums from various places that i am using for storage purposes. If only i could have a way to store a large amount of Paracord tidily on the go. Enter RUP. This is a combination of ideas really, it uses a technique called a figure of eight flake, as listed here;
By laying the cord in a figure of eight motion it becomes completely tangle free, and by tugging the lower end it will come completely unraveled.
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My first version of the RUP uses
100ft of Black Paracord
approx 3ft red Paracord
a 1 litre water bottle (with wide neck)
A snap shackle
To make things easier i also whipped together a simple jig to make the process easier. Really you only need 2 poles a set distance between each other but i found this is the easiest to work with. The jig is quite simple and i made it adjustable to, im not going to go in to it as you may be able to deduct how it works from the pictures.