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    Username Post: Paracord Water Bottle Holder Tutorial        (Topic#771863)
    07-04-06 13:59.57 - Post#974595    

    This one is courtesy of Tim Smith from the Jack Mountain Bushcraft ( 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:

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


    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.


    P.S. sorry about the quality of these photos. I'm still learning.



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    07-04-06 14:02.33 - Post#974596    

        In response to Estela

    Here are two I made.




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    Master Member KnifeNut!
    07-04-06 14:29.51 - Post#974611    

        In response to Estela

    That's really cool.

    Master Member KnifeNut!
    07-04-06 14:35.01 - Post#974614    

        In response to PWork

    Now that is slick! Thanks Kev.

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

        In response to matthewdanger

    Thats cool nice work.

    Bring a compass, It's awkward when you have to eat your friends...

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

        In response to Leemann

    Neat triock, thanks for showing it to us..

    Bogdan Ristivojevic Contributing Editor Kalibar Magazine Serbia and Montenegro AKA Hoot Owl

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

        In response to BogdanRistivojevic

    that is pretty darn cool i am going to have to try that.

    Master Member KnifeNut!
    04-09-07 22:32.40 - Post#1202196    

        In response to BOOMSTICK

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

    Anyone have a link to the 550 cord hat band Sneakers uses?

    “Gi'e me a spark o' Nature's fire that's a' the learning I desire.” Robert Burns

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    Marty Simon
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    04-10-07 01:27.26 - Post#1202249    

        In response to agreatscot

    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.
    Marty Simon
    Wilderness Learning Center
    All-ways prepared / Prepared always

    Master Member KnifeNut!
    04-10-07 05:14.00 - Post#1202426    

        In response to agreatscot

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


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