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Coming Soon: Paracord Contest Answered

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
stepewolf

10 years ago

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

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

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

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stepewolf
stepewolf

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

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

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

Sorry, it has to use paracord.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Rats.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

Is paracord hard to get in the UK?

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 10 years ago

No. :)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I've never tried - Millets, maybe?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

Looks like you're all set!

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 10 years ago

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

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dkarczewski
dkarczewski

Reply 10 years ago

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
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

Ditto, 100 ft coming my way!

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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

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dkarczewski
dkarczewski

Reply 10 years ago

lol, fair play, please excuse my presumption.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Not a problem.

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selkie305
selkie305

Reply 10 years ago

Camping stores?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Master crafter 13
Master crafter 13

10 years ago

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
Wasagi

10 years ago

 Schweet. How long is it going to last?

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

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

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

this week, very soon.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

*scream*

Thanks!

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Wasagi
Wasagi

Reply 10 years ago

 Sounds good to me! 

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Arano
Arano

10 years ago

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

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

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
nickodemus

10 years ago

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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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

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

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michoi
michoi

10 years ago

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

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

Has to be paracord for the paracord contest.

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AZKAHUNA
AZKAHUNA

10 years ago

How will you measure the speed?

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

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

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imrobot
imrobot

Reply 10 years ago

they mean speed as in a short fast contest.

ir

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bowmaster
bowmaster

10 years ago

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

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pupgrndma
pupgrndma

10 years ago

How would I go about submitting an entry? Thanks!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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
Jayefuu

10 years ago

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

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 10 years ago

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

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks for reading the second sentence :)

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 10 years ago

He really diddnt get far did he

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago

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

L

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 10 years ago

Hahaha

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

I thought so, but it's wonderful stuff.

L

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CrayfishYAY
CrayfishYAY

10 years ago

How in the heck can you post a contest!?