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Picture of Utility Paracord Keychain/Braclet
I had found that when transporting my kayaks and towing objects with my kayak I always had a lack of usable line or links to secure my kayak to objects. I thought there are plenty of paracord keychains and braclets, what if I made a dual design that could be used as a utility and in a survival situation. It also needs to have a decent amount of cord, in a small size keychain/bracelet and be easy to retie after it was in use, so I created this...

Step 1: Materials

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1. Lighter/matches 2. Scissors (I find stainless steel ones like those pictures work great when citing paracord) 3. Paracord about 10 feet 4. 2 Quick links (1/8" were the smallest I could find, came in a pack of 3 for $3 from a home improvement store, hold 220 lbs) you could use other sized links as well. 5. Ruler 6. Keys (if you want primarily for keychain)

Step 2: Securing

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First secure the paracord through the quick link by taking the 2 ends, folding them together, then putting the ends through the link, pull the looped side through, pull tight.

Step 3: Begin Tying

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Measure down 5 inches down from the bottom of the quick link. Each foot of paracord will be one inch of bracelet until the bracelet is 5 inches long then you double the bracelet. <--for adjustable sized bracelet/keychain. Make a loop at the 5 inch mark then fold the other length of cord over the long piece of cord so that the cord from both loop goes into the other loop. Tighten

Step 4: Here We Go Again

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Repeat the previous step by tying the same knot and tightening as you get closer to the quick link. Make sure to alternate sides you start the loop on underneath. ( it takes some trial and error at first but eventually you get into the rhythm. Every so often pull on the knots up toward the quick link so that it's loose, moves very freely, and you can see gaps as shown in the picture. This may take a few minutes.
 
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jeffwey11 year ago
That's cool