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Cord storage

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by Quixoticgeek, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Quixoticgeek

    Quixoticgeek Full Member

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    So, today I came to the conclusion that I need to find an easy way of carrying approx 3m of 2mm dyneema with me in my handbag. I could easily make it up into bracelet type thing along the lines of the many. But ideally I would like something nice and compact whereby I can undo the end of it, pull on the cord, and the whole thing unravels, a shortcoming of the paracord bracelets.

    Can anyone suggest a solution?

    Thanks

    J
     
  2. ozzy1977

    ozzy1977 Full Member

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    What about a kinder egg capsule, wind stri g in to a ball and put in capsule, make hole in one end poke free end through, kind of like a mini string container every home used to have.
     
  3. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Try making it as a pull cord sinnet

    It's a nice easy weave to do and sounds just what you're looking for
     
  4. Ogri the trog

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    I use a Butterfly hank

    Wrap the cord in a figure-of-Eight around thumb and little finger.

    When you have about 18 - 24 inches (45 - 60cm) left, stop after the thumb

    Take off your hand and transfer back to the same hand

    Use the remaining cord to wrap around the bundle, finishing with a slippery half hitch

    I've had a look at Youtube but there's nothing that mirrors the same finish as I do

    To use the cord, you simply pull out the cord from the middle of the bundle - it pays out without tangles and remains as a viable hank until it is all used.

    HTH

    Ogri the trog

    Might have to investigate putting up a vid myself........
     
  5. ebt.

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    Sennet chain. I carry about 2m of cord like that for diving. Deploys quick and easily.
     
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    bilmo-p5 Maker Plus

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    You could daisy chain it.untuck the end from the last link and pull and it all unravels.
     
  8. Quixoticgeek

    Quixoticgeek Full Member

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    I thought about that as my first option. But it's too bulky to drop into a handbag, and for it to reliably come out later, it would only get tangled up in the other items in the handbag... like a Bahco saw... Svord peasant... crusader cup... 1L SS Nalgene bottle... Camera... Brompton...

    J
     
  9. ebt.

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    ...or.... if you're carrying a bag.... wrap it around the strap like a whipping and pull the free end partially under the whipping, leaving a tag to pull to release.
     
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    Nice thread :cool:
    I guess my tuppence would depend on if I needed it for quick deploymentor not, long term storage is in an air tight container, but out and about I have a small leather firelighting kit bag and so long as there isn'nt too much in the way of flint it's pretty good to go.
    I like the knot lins, guess Im heading there next.
     
  11. Graham_S

    Graham_S Squirrely!

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    Why not carve yourself a netting needle and keep it on that?
     
  12. Melonfish

    Melonfish Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    i use Ogri's method, always known to me as a shank, very effective and tidy way to keep your cordage.
     
  13. dave89

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    wrap it round your hair brush
     
  14. Macaroon

    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    That's the way I've always done it and it has served me well.
     
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    Not wanting to start a new thread, but this is how I hank all my guy lines or bundles of cordage. Big advantage is that you can take what you need and then retighten the whole bundle without having to re-hank it all over again.

    [video=youtube_share;mVIStGXuTD8]https://youtu.be/mVIStGXuTD8[/video]
    [video=youtube_share;34Iu2FUcOng]https://youtu.be/34Iu2FUcOng[/video]
     
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    what about something like this

    cordage.jpg
     
  17. KenThis

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    I use the butterfly hank method, it's a really neat way of keeping cordage tidy if you then put it in a bag.
    However it kept tangling up when I tried carrying a hank in my pocket.

    So for paracord I rig up a sort of grenade shape for quick deployment see vid below
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHTg5hK5mZM&t=2s

    I also carry spare paracord as cobra braid lanyards, very neat but not quick to deploy.

    For thinner cord like bankline I have two methods - I either double it and then make a simple slipknot - daisy chain for easy deployment then use it as a lanyard.

    Or recently I used the bankline like whipping on an aluminium canister on my keychain - finishing it off with some half hitches. I prefer this approach as the cordage is much straighter when deployed and also you can store a lot of cordage for relatively little space, turning the outside of the cannister into a reel. Pro tip - A drop of wood glue on the end will keep the cordage from untangling until needed.

    hope this helps
     

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