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Estela
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07-04-06 13:59.57 - Post#974595    

This one is courtesy of Tim Smith from the Jack Mountain Bushcraft (www.jackmountainbushcraft.com) course I took in June. This is an easy paracord water bottle holder that I use while canoeing. It holds a bottle nicely on the thwart of a canoe and hangs nicely. NOTE: On Nalgenes, your bottle will not stand freely when this is tied. On Gatorade bottles with a slight depresson on the bottle, it will stand freely since the knot fits in the depression.

What you will need:

Lighter
Knife to cut cord
32 oz. Nalgene Bottle
5 strands of paracord each 48" long


THATS IT!

Step 1:

Measure out lengths of cord

Step 2:

Tie one overhand knot with all the knots halfway down the lengths of cord

Step 3:

Tie two pieces of cord that are close together in an overhand knot that is approximately 2" from the 4 strand overhand knot.

Step 4:

Repeat previous step 3 more times with remaining cords so you create a "X" like pattern. Make sure your knots pass the bottom of the bottle and do not fall on the edge.

Step 5:

Tie knots around the bottle again with adjacent pieces of cord. Make sure your loops you create are not large enough to allow for the bottle to fall through.

Step 6:

Continue this up the bottle to the rim. A standard Nalgene will have 5 rows. My 48 oz. Nalgene has 7.

Step 7:

Take your last piece of 48" paracord and tie the last overhands around it. Once all knots are tied, cinch this cord around the lip of the bottle.

Step 8:

Tie another overhand knot with the last piece of 48" cord to keep the cinch tight.

Step 9:

Pass the ends of the cinched paracord through the other side of the bottle to create a carry handle.

Step 10:

Cut and burn the ends of the cord.


Hope you guys like this handy bottle holder. It can be customized for other objects. A couple tips to wrap up with are:

Don't tighten knots until you are sure of their position.

Wet knots and then tighten. Allow them to dry for the tightest knots.

If you like this tip, pass it on to friends.


Kev

P.S. sorry about the quality of these photos. I'm still learning.
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Estela
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Estela
07-04-06 14:02.33 - Post#974596    

Here are two I made.

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PWork
07-04-06 14:29.51 - Post#974611    

That's really cool.
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07-04-06 14:35.01 - Post#974614    

Now that is slick! Thanks Kev.

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Leemann
07-04-06 15:17.57 - Post#974647    

Thats cool nice work.

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BogdanRistivojevic
07-05-06 10:12.31 - Post#975273    

Neat triock, thanks for showing it to us..

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BOOMSTICK
07-07-06 19:12.16 - Post#977650    

that is pretty darn cool i am going to have to try that.
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agreatscot
04-09-07 22:32.40 - Post#1202196    

Thanks for sharing that Kev, i better get to work.

Anyone have a link to the 550 cord hat band Sneakers uses?
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Marty Simon
04-10-07 01:27.26 - Post#1202249    

The braided hat band on his hat is a simple flat braid. A 4 or 6 cord works best. I prefer to use 3 cords folded in half and braided. You are using 2 cords for each braid this way, it is very simple and easy to do. When Sneakers was a student at my basic Survival course in 2002 he admired my hat band so much I showed him how to do it. It is real easy to do. Anyone who has ever braided hair can show you how to do a flat braid. When you have enough to go around just sew the ends together and wrap where they meet with a small piece of leather. I like mine to meet in the back and let about 6" of extra cord hang down. Then I insert a 1/8" firesteel into the end of one of the cords and seal it with a match. This way I always have fire capabilities plus I always carry fishing line under the sweat band and fishing hooks in the outer portion of the braid. I've been doing this to my hats for over 20 years and everyone who sees it really likes it.
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RobG
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04-10-07 05:14.00 - Post#1202426    

In addition to Marty's suggest, I submit my own example, using a slatts rescue belt.

/http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/789380/

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agreatscot
04-10-07 08:23.30 - Post#1202533    

Thank you Marty and Rob! I have done 4 cord braids for lanyards and will give it a try. I have 3 Tilleys to work on.
My Tilleys have a SwissCard and mini Bic in the pocket. Might add some other items.
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Estela
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Estela
12-28-07 16:48.24 - Post#1404904    

This water bottle tutorial can be used to make a holder for a guyot bottle too.

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Stormdrane
07-04-08 05:02.37 - Post#1565346    

That's a good project, thanks for sharing.

I started a bit differently so my Nalgene bottle would stand and used different knots, but otherwise stayed with the tutorial. I used 1/8" Cool Glow Stuff! glow-in-the-dark cord which is similar in size to paracord.







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cody1
07-04-08 05:41.40 - Post#1565375    

Nice! More good stuff from Kev. I knew I kept those macrame books for a reason.
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Stormdrane
05-31-10 07:27.09 - Post#2140292    

Here's another water bottle holder that can be made with paracord using half hitching/needle hitching . I used about 30 feet of paracord for the half hitching with another foot or so for the cinch cord/cord lock at the start, which makes it removable when you want to clean the bottle.




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Stormdrane
06-11-10 12:46.56 - Post#2147416    

A cow hitched version of the paracord water bottle sleeve...




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wstwood
06-12-10 07:42.59 - Post#2147825    

Boy, if I had a water bottle like that, I would be asking you to make me one!

Looks good.
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03-24-11 07:31.45 - Post#2317349    

That is a great piece of work there!

I have to get me a spool of that 550!
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Joezilla
03-25-11 13:27.43 - Post#2317922    

I still have that paracord cover that you traded me at pwyp kev, way back when
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Estela
03-25-11 15:53.08 - Post#2317992    

That was at least 2007 brother! Wow, it's been too long since I've been to NC. I may be teaching a survival course in SC and will let you know. We'll have to find the bottom of a bottle of moonshine again. Long live the cheese wheel!

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Stormdrane
01-24-12 16:28.34 - Post#2435323    

For the do-it-yourself crowd, here's a paracord canteen cover that I made(1 liter sized canteen), using basic square knotting/macrame type knot work. Made with over 200 ft of paracord and using an adjustable strap from a Spec-Ops Pack-Rat, with some more knot work for a shoulder pad. You could do the same around a Nalgene or other tubular/cylinder shaped water bottle...





More info can be found on my blog post on this project...

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