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This is an instructable on how to make a water bottle carrier to hook on your belt.
 
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Step 1: What you need

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Some cord (Nylon or Polyester is best)
1 in Nylon Strap (the kind used on backpacks)
Drawstring Stoppers (like what you might have at the end of a hoodie string)
A Carabiner (AKA Spring Link)
A lighter will help you melt the ends of your cuts
and Scissors and a ruler (not pictured)

I actually salvaged these parts to make this, cord I had laying around, the strap was cut off an old messenger bag and the drawstring stoppers were from an old coat. Never throw these plastic pieces out. Even if you buy all of them it would still only be $5 or $6.

Step 2: Bottle Carrier Loop

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This is the loop that will actually carry the bottle.
First, cut a length of cord. Mine is about 15 inches because I have a large mouth water bottle. If you are only carrying a store bought bottle or a sport drink you can use about 10 inches.
Second, Tie the ends to make a loop. (go ahead, use a square knot)
Finally, push the loop through the drawstring stopper. You may need to use a toothpick or something like that to push the cord through.
imfasa4 years ago
why is there a loop on the bottle's lid then?....
Karletto5555 years ago
great! i'm sure 1liter bottle will be easier to carry like in last picture .
MrMakeveli5 years ago
This thing can really be useful. As a frequent hiker, I have a daypack and hydration bladder, etc, but this fits a specific niche for when you just want to have a bottle of water with you for some easy exploring. Also, if you are going with friends who may not have the same gear you do, this is a great cheap alternative. We jimmy-rigged similar things last time I was in Joshua Tree but this would have been a good deal better. Sometimes you dont need a pack and stuff, just a bottle. Thanks for posting.
I made your 'Water Bottle Belt Clip' and the damn thing swung around and hit me square in the nuts. Please remedy this problem...
uglymike (author)  CybergothiChe6 years ago
Thanks, That's always funny when it happens to someone else. The last step is a over-the-shoulder alternative. It's what I use at work and it swings well clear of the nads.
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yeah, that shoulder bottle version works a lot better, cheers... uuurrrggrrrmmmaaagggaa....my nuts...
jagg746 years ago
In my experience, clipping the bottle on the front of you pants causes it to swing and hit you. This could be a problem, especially if you are male.
Yeah that is a major problem. I just keep mine on a short leash so it can't swing.
theRIAA6 years ago
seems like a belt holster would be better...or even just shoving it in your back pocket.
uglymike (author)  theRIAA6 years ago
I suppose you could put it in your back pocket, but that wouldn't be much of an instructable.
dreyus uglymike6 years ago
You can't fit a Nalgene in your back pocket. Unless you have REALLY big pants. Great instructable. I've seen these on sale in stores, and am glad someone made one from scratch. Thanks!
codester6 years ago
Then your pants fall down.......