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video Zigzag Spooling Paracord

Some cord and string comes from manufacturers on spools without end caps, wrapped around the spool in a zigzag type pattern that keeps it from spilling off the sides.  This video demonstrates how to wrap paracord onto a spool in that manner.  I used the same method with my Carabiner Paracord Spool project.  This is just another way to keep paracord neatly stored and untangled in your bag or pack for camping, hiking, boating, backpacking, scouting, bushcrafting, geocaching, etc...
Firewolf1312 months ago
Great idea. Have you ever tried a paracord speed rope? Those work really well, too. I've made at least 4 and they work great.
Stormdrane (author)  Firewolf1312 months ago
I learned the 'figure 8' coiling method as one of several for storing rope/cordage in the Boy Scouts over 30 years ago. I believe it's shown somewhere in 'The Ashley Book of Knots', and know it goes by different names, like 'fast rope', 'haynawa', and even being called 'tamales' when storing leather cord in a bundle by leatherworkers. ;).
joker316981 year ago
This one was very helpful, it helped me clean and organize my paracord supplies. I ended just cutting up some 1inch dowels to be about 6inches, worked great. I am going put some on a carbiner for outdoor activites.
What brand is the Carabiner from? I can't find a good large one.
Ranger Joe's will have them. Or any climbing outfitter
Stormdrane (author)  SamuraiSpirit1 year ago
The one I used was a 20+ year old Omega Locking D carabiner. They still make them.
Any way you can put this to PDF format. I cannot download the video?
Schmidty161 year ago
nice I just bought 300 feet of 100ft sections and i'm going to use this technique to bind it up
dwsschatte2 years ago
cokecola,
You are not losing time doing this. Spend enough time packing it around, and you find most often when this stuff is needed, it is very often in a tangled wad. So you spend the time anyway untangeling it. I say take care of that when you are bored, at home, and not in the woods or on the lake, trekking up some mountian. Heck you just might need some in a hurry, for some emergency. Then it's right there, tangle free and ready to go...whats your time worth in that case?
micraman2 years ago
SO THATS HOW YOU DO IT!!! Thanks a lot for this technique it really helped me clear up my paracord!
ahowse2 years ago
AWESOME!!! I love making paracord crafts and have been trying to figure out how to keep about 50ft in my camping gear without it just being all over. I never even thought about spooling it onto something...which is weird, since I do the same thing with duct tape. lol! LOVE the vid!
DeadMedic2 years ago
If it isn't time comsuming, then it isn't worth it.
skimmo2 years ago
how do you get the pipe onto the clip?
Stormdrane (author)  skimmo2 years ago
I cut the pipe in half, put it on the carabiner, then taped it back together.
i get it!
Stormdrane (author)  skimmo2 years ago
I have a photo collage showing a couple of different types of pipe/tubing to fit on the carabiners.
CementTruck3 years ago
Dang dude! That almost looks like a Turk's Head, with bights and everything.
zazenergy3 years ago
Very nice! Thanks for sharing this with us. I find that "short and sweet" often works the best when creating videos. Having said that, really enjoyed it, but maybe something to keep in mind for the future :)
Banditbill3 years ago
Nice work as always Stormdrane.
Thanks to Stormdrane's paracord instructables I made a 5 foot long cobra braid dog leash with a double cobra braid handle.
rimar20003 years ago
Well done video, but too long for me. I don't want to see a person coiling a rope during 7:28 minutes. Maybe you could edit it to 1 minute...
cokecola3 years ago
Look a little time consuming