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Uses for paracord scraps

Discussion in 'Self-made Gear' started by the_finn, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. the_finn

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    Sometimes I have a few inches of loose paracord left over after I make a lanyard or wrap. One use I've found for these 'scraps' is stitching them to a pack or pouch, as lash points or daisy chains. The small diameter of the cord works especially well when using carabiners or split rings. If anybody else knows of any good uses for these little bits of cordage, please share. Thanks.

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  2. AK Adventurer

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    Thats cool!

    G.
     
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    Hey Great idea, Thanks the_finn.
     
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    great idea!! gonna try it
     
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    Simplicity at its best...hadnt thought of it. :)
     
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    If you want neater ends when you cut the cord wrap it first with masking tape where you are going to cut it. Cut through the tape and the cord. Then with the tape still on singe the end. The tape holds the cord tight and you get a nice even melt.
     
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    Neat idea! I use my scraps as zipper pulls to replace the noisy metal ones! I've run out of zippers so I just toss 'em in a bag. Now I have another use! Thanks
     
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    nice mod
     
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    Clever. Thanks for posting.

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    Good idea. Thanks.
     
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    Great idea. I usually end up finding more uses for the inner cords to lash small things together and make fishing lures and such. I also use them to make "gar floss" for catching gar (ugly but tasty).
     
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    Excellent idea! I've thrown away so many of those size scraps over the years. Thanks for sharing this.
     
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    Now that is a damn slick idea
     
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    I've been melting mine together not sure what I'll do with it. that's a good idea for little pieces though
     
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    Pieces that size I usually just throw out.
    Pieces about 6" or more I usually turn into zipper pulls.

    Thanks!

    PMZ
     
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    Good idea Finn. Super glue also works wonders on small pieces of paracord. It will make a short piece into a rod/stick and locks in any knot or whipping permanently.
     
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    Very Cool.
     
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    Great idea!!!:dblthumb:
     
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    Good idea!

    Similar concept but you could also use them for tabs. Some of my Kifaru gear has paracord tabs instead of webbing, and the Parahootch tarp uses a couple paracord loop sewn in place as markers to measure out the correct length for cutting shelter poles or adjusting trekking poles to size (two sets of color coded paracord loops, and the distance between them is the length for the pole).
     
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    Nice idea.
     
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    one hell of an idea. if i have few pieces 6 inch or so i'll make small key fobs
     
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    that just gave me a few ideas, thanks
     
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    that is true ingenuity man. i also like to make short lanyards/loops with my scraps
     

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