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Coming Soon: Paracord Contest Answered

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Next week we'll be starting a paracord speed contest. Make anything out of paracord to win a Leatherman with a laser-etched message of your choice!

You can include other materials or wrap the paracord around something else, but the main focus of the Instructable should be all about the paracord.

So start thinking of some ideas soon to show off your paracord skills.

(Photo credit: David J. Fred)

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stepewolf (author)2010-03-25

 Just give it to Stormdrane and be done with it .The guy is the paracord wizard 

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fungus amungus (author)stepewolf2010-03-25

He'd have to make a new Instructable to win it. This is for new Instructables only.

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stepewolf (author)fungus amungus2010-03-27

Have no doubt my friend he will think of something. All he needs is to get involved. 

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Kiteman (author)2010-03-18

What if it's a project that could use paracord, if you had any?

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fungus amungus (author)Kiteman2010-03-18

Sorry, it has to use paracord.

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fungus amungus (author)Kiteman2010-03-18

Is paracord hard to get in the UK?

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Kiteman (author)Jayefuu2010-03-18

I've never tried - Millets, maybe?

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fungus amungus (author)Kiteman2010-03-18

Looks like you're all set!

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Jayefuu (author)Kiteman2010-03-18

Yup! Blacks sell it too. Though ebay looks cheaper :D

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dkarczewski (author)Jayefuu2010-03-18

In the UK any army surplus store will stock paracord, often by the reel in 100s of metres, I don't think you'll find it cheaper anywhere else...

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Kiteman (author)dkarczewski2010-03-18

Except for the lack of any actual army surplus stores within half a day's drive.

Already ordered from ebay.

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Kryptonite (author)Kiteman2010-03-22

Ditto, 100 ft coming my way!

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=SMART= (author)Kiteman2010-03-21

My uncle works in an army surplus store, its in wales though :P

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Kiteman (author)=SMART=2010-03-21

I have half of what I ordered - as far as I can find, my idea is genuinely original.

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dkarczewski (author)Kiteman2010-03-18

lol, fair play, please excuse my presumption.

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Kiteman (author)selkie3052010-03-18

"Millets" (see higher up thread) is a UK camping chain.

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Master crafter 13 (author)2010-03-25

Is This the stretchy cable used for Bunjee Jumping
Can we still win the prize if we are in south africa

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Wasagi (author)2010-03-17

 Schweet. How long is it going to last?

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And when does it start? It's probably written some where but my tired eyes can't find it.

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Arano (author)2010-03-19

must the paracord be an essential part or the bigger part of the project?

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fungus amungus (author)Arano2010-03-22

It must involve paracord in some way. Since it's a paracord contest, I'd recommend making the part that uses paracord be pretty interesting and not something to just hold a few pieces together.

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nickodemus (author)2010-03-20

Wow, a leatherman would be nice...  Do you think you could get an image etched on it instead, such as the Instructables robot? And do you know if old 'ibles will be accepted or only new ones?

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A small image, maybe. Not a lot of room on those things.

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michoi (author)2010-03-20

does it have to be paracord or could it be like a nylon rope

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fungus amungus (author)michoi2010-03-22

Has to be paracord for the paracord contest.

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AZKAHUNA (author)2010-03-21

How will you measure the speed?

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fungus amungus (author)AZKAHUNA2010-03-22

Like imrobot said, it's a speed contest because it will only be open for 2.5 weeks.

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imrobot (author)AZKAHUNA2010-03-21

they mean speed as in a short fast contest.

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bowmaster (author)2010-03-21

Dang it. I don't have anymoney to get paracord. And I have an idea that could defenatly win!!

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pupgrndma (author)2010-03-21

How would I go about submitting an entry? Thanks!

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Kiteman (author)pupgrndma2010-03-21

When the contest is open, any Instructable you post will offer the option of entering into the contest as you publish.

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Jayefuu (author)2010-03-17

Amazing! What are the prizes? I have an epic camping tip using paracord.

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Jayefuu (author)Jayefuu2010-03-17

I should read the post before getting excited and posting. Leatherman. Got it. :D

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fungus amungus (author)Jayefuu2010-03-17

Thanks for reading the second sentence :)

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=SMART= (author)fungus amungus2010-03-21

He really diddnt get far did he

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lemonie (author)2010-03-18

It's wishful thinking, but what about a Parafilm contest...

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lemonie (author)fungus amungus2010-03-18

I thought so, but it's wonderful stuff.

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CrayfishYAY (author)2010-03-19

How in the heck can you post a contest!?

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