Paracord braiding is a popular technique used to make lanyards and ties for survival gear. There are many different techniques a braider can use - the most common are the rattlesnake knot and the square braid. This video shows you the nuances of both techniques, a few variatio ...more
Learn how to make a River Bar bracelet, which is also known as a Paracord bracelet, by following the steps outlined in this video tutorial. To start your bracelet, you will need to tie a reef knot. This is done by taking two loops (in two different color strings) and then plac ...more
Looking for a way to wrap your knife with a bare handle using paracord? This may be the video for you! In this video tutorial, you learn how to perform the basketweave wrap using paracord for any of your bare or skeletonized handles. The only things that are needed include a k ...more
This video shows you how to wrap any knife with a bare handle using paracord. The wrap, called the 180 katana wrap, offers excellent texture and comfortablity. In the video, two different colors of paracord are being used, which is not necessary, but it does make a cool design!
The Chinese snake knot is a considered a representation of good luck, or its considered as an embodiment of the Snake in the Chinese Zodiac. This Paracord Snake Knot can be used as a bracelet or another decorative piece. This snake knot technique would make a great time passer ...more
If you just purchased a breacher bar for your survival kit, and the handle isn't wrapped, read on and you will find an easy solution to doing it yourself. An EOD breacher bar is a military surplus multi-use hand tool, used by bomb technicians, SWAT members and police officers, ...more
Check out this video to see how to make a box style weave lanyard key chain from start to finish.
Paracord, or parachute cord, is one of the most versatile ropes out there. Originally made for parachute suspension during WWII, it is now used for everything from tying knots during a camping trip to weaving sturdy bracelets as a fun DIY project. The tutorial featured in this ...more
Have more paracord than you know what to do with? If so, and if you're interested in storing it in a creative, esthetically-pleasing fashion (that is completely without any sort of material utility) then the paracord knot balls outlined in this video are for you! Tie some with ...more
In this video, you get to see how to perform a 360° strider wrap using paracord. The knife that is being used in the video is a RAT Izula, but the wrapping technique can be used on any knife with a bare or skeletonized handle. All you need is your knife and five feet of paracord.
In this tutorial, we learn how to tie a paracord snake knot. Start out with a double overhand knot, by making a loop with two strings and tying it through. After this, start the snake knot by taking the left piece of string and wrapping it around into a loop. Then, take the ot ...more
Paracord, or parachute cord, has a very interesting history. As its name implies, it was used to suspend parachutes in WWII. The super lightweight cord is used nowadays as a utlity cord in the military and other applications. The paracord, also known as 550 cord, has even been ...more
A fun type of bracelet is the paracord. It is a heavy duty, unique accessory that is relatively easy to make. In this tutorial, learn how to use the cobra style weave to make a funky looking piece of jewelry. This makes a great addition to your personal style or a wonderful gi ...more
When is a knot not a knot? When it's a grip. The knot outlined in this video isn't a knot per se but a way to wrap objects to increase their grip and also to store extra paracord. Specifically, this video demonstrates how to County Comm Micro Widgy Bar, which is a miniature p ...more
The method of rope handling demonstrated in this how-to video came from the Japanese. Pirates during the warring states period used such bundles to secure prisoners among other shipboard duties and the bundle stays alive today in hojujitsu. A few fathoms of paracord in a pocke ...more
If you're looking for survival knots or nautical knots then you've gone to the wrong place. But if you're looking to bolster your oeuvre of fancy, beautiful knots, then you've stumbled upon the right video. A Chinese crown knot, a type of lanyard knot also known as a shamrock ...more
This video will show you how to make a very useful bracelet with 550 paracord. Once you watch this video, you'll have no excuse not to have any paracord on you. You'll always be prepared; after all, you never know what you could use this for! Just follow these steps: 1. Find ...more
All you need is a single long piece (at least fifteen meters) of sturdy paracord, as well as a clasp for either end. You can also use this technique to make a rifle sling or something else for which you will need a long length of woven paracord. The knot itself is not difficul ...more
In this clip, we learn how to make a twisted Solomon Bar bracelet with paracord. Once you get the hang of it, you'll find it's quite easy. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started making your own paracord bracelets, watch this vid ...more
This short video shows how to get started with 550 paracord and a 3 peg/nail knitting spool made from a wooden napkin ring and 3 nails. This just show you how to start. Follow these steps: After the initial wrapping of the nails with the paracord at the bottom of the nail, you ...more
Make a knitted paracord rifle sling Paracord is a strong, lightweight, small diameter cord in an outdoor setting. It can be used to sew clothes, fishing line, boot laces or many other uses. You make the rifle sling with the paracord and knitting needles. You actually knit the ...more
Although this may not directly help anyone when out in the wilderness, it's still something that many people rely on. This tutorial will show you how to easily tie a paracord prayer beads. It can be used to make a great looking necklace and/or bracelet. It's may seem very diff ...more
Ever hear of David and Goliath? Well the weapon that David used was none other than a sling. A sling is a very old, but still effective tool that can possibly help save your life someday, especially when it comes to facing wild animals. Find out how to make a parasling using # ...more
In this handy knot-tying tutorial from JD of Tying It All Together, we learn how to tie an elastic Solomon bar bracelt with parcord. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started tying round stitched switchback yourself, watch this vid ...more
You'll need two pieces of gutted paracord, one 30 inches the other 25 inches. This will make a finished fob with a 3-inch loop and a 2-inch body. You'll also need scissors and a lighter.
In this video, we learn how to tie a paracord storage sinnet. First, coil up the paracord and then form a bight with the working part at the top of the coils. Next, create a loop from the bight and pull the loose part underneath this and pull it underneath the loop you created ...more
Before dropping strands, attach the strand that to be dropped to a lacing needle. This instructional video shows how to do it. A lacing needle is the optimum tool to drop strands and finish off a whip. Watch this video specialized weapons tutorial and learn how to attach parac ...more
If you like tying different things just for show or to use, then you're going to love this next tutorial. This video will teach you how to easily make a paracord ladder strap. It looks really cool and seems easy to do, but it could take some time to finish. It's created using ...more
For all of you who are knot fans, here comes a video tutorial showing step by step and in detail how to tie an Emperor's hat knot that realistically resembles one of the hats worn by Chinese emperors in the old days. In this video, a white piece of rope hanging from a hook is ...more
Whether you're doing it for decoration or just for fun, tying certain knots can be a difficult task for any person. It's a difficult hobby that most people could not stand to perform since it requires time and patience. Well if you're looking for help, this tutorial might be o ...more
This how-to video shows how to use core-less paracord to make a round braid. Working with eight strands is demonstrated but the same technique will work from 4 to 16 strands. This is the first step in learning how to make your own whip and what is more fun than using nothing b ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a cord-grip knife handle. You will need some paracord to do this. Use two separate pieces to cover the entire handle so it's comfortable and not just wrapped around. This is a grip that swords have and the way they turn. The grip should f ...more
This how-to video shows how to use core-less paracord to make a round braid. It will be easier to tie the 12 strand round braided whip if you can already tie the 8 strand round plait braided whip. This is the overp-lait with 12 strands. Learn how to make your own whip and use ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to weave a (king) cobra stitch for paracord bracelets. First, take a 10 inch cord, fold it in half, then tie a knot at the end of it. Put this on a holder, then tie another chord on the bottom of it and hold it with your knees for tension. Next, ...more
Cord wrapping your knife to make a lanyard is a great way to add utility to your hunting knife while also making it easier to carry. 1. Tape a 10-foot long piece of cord to the underside of the knife handle, about an inch from the blade, so that a foot of cord hangs off the si ...more
This video tutorial will show you how to tie a lanyard knot with a loop. You can try with an 18 inch length of paracord for the demonstration, but this will work with various lengths and diameters of cord.
Procuring food in the wild is key if you're going to survive. The bigger your catch, the longer you'll be able to survive. This instructional video shows how to build and bait an Apache foot trap, for catching large game such as deer, moose, elk, or bear. You'll need a hatchet ...more
Who knew that knots could be their very own art form? According to TIAT, or Tying It All Together, knots can be sexy, sensual, and beautiful. And we're totally getting that by the looks of this pretty triobite bar. Check out the tutorial to learn how to tie a triobite bar usi ...more
The world of decorative knot tying is a compelling place and few sinnet cords are as compelling and beautiful as the corkscrew crown sinnet. This elegant step-by-step video shows you how to achieve one of the most desired knot cords out there. The corkscrew crown sennit is an ...more
This video simply shows you how to prepare your 550 paracord when using it to make lanyards. If you were in the military, there's no need to tell you to burn the edge of the 550, and don't take the guts out, because what kind of lanyard would that be?
Greetings, my good public. In this article, I will show you how to recreate one of the most effective weapons of the Iron Age. I'm talking, of course, about the iron javelin. It should be obvious that the modern sport of javelin throwing derives from ancient skills of war. Lo ...more
There’s a good chance that you’ll be alone in life one day, and no... I’m not talking about a couch-bound, dateless loser with a pocket pussy and a bag of potato chips. I’m talking about alone. In the wilderness. Hungry. Cold. Lost. You can’t stay in one place too long, so it ...more
This how to video tutorial demonstrates how to tie a Turk's knot for sailing. Follow along with the step by step process and the directions below to learn how to tie the Turk's knot. Make 3 turns and follow this sequence: u-o-u-o-u, then around to the right of the standing en ...more
Ryan teaches us how to make a trapeze spring snare to catch small game in this video. You will need: finishing line, a knife, paracord, and natural living wood. the trap will have two snares built into one mechanism. Start off by gathering all your wood and then place a stake ...more
Looking for a way to make your knife stand out? You can make your own paracord grip handle, but if you're looking for something a little flashier, how about a glow-in-the-dark handgrip? Michael Gavac makes tons of custom knives, and I have to say, they're pretty impressive. F ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a neck knife survival kit. This is good to have so you can use it for eating and making shelter as well as protect against wild animals. The neck knife should be a small kit and able to hide underneath a shirt. It should be adjustable wit ...more
The world of decorative knots is full of twists and turns and this instructional video is no exception. In this clear and concise, step-by-step guide, we see how to create the beautiful, Striped Crown Sinnet. Makes a great key fob! The Striped Crown Sinnet is the flip side of ...more
Change all of your M4 magazines pulls with olive drab tape. Not quite as cool as 550 paracord, but it will do, won't it?
Tying one on can be fun, so why not try tying two on! This clear and easy tutorial shows how to combine the Zipper Sinnet with a Caterpillar Sinnet to get the very smart looking Thorn Branch sinnet. You'll need 2.5 feet of 450 Paracord. Tie it today!
The Solomon Bar is one of the most popular ways to incorporate paracord into a tie. The following video shows how to generate the banded bar, a dual-colored Solomon bar design. This video will show you how it's done! It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this clip can present a co ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a basic survival shelter using an emergency blanket. The materials required for this shelter are: an emergency blanket, paracord and duct tape. This is a basic shelter that would be great for certain conditions. This setup woul ...more
Greetings, all ye happy miscreants! In my last article, I showed a certain technique for throwing a knife without spin. If you haven't read that article yet, do so now. This article will be useless to you if you have not read my article on proper throwing technique. Anyway, in ...more