23 March, 2013

Paracord Water Bottle Holder

I realised you can use paracord to make a water bottle holder like the one I bought. It's not a way to store paracord, though. I think 60 cm is enough to make one with a handle.

Start by passing both ends around the top of the water bottle (the tape here represents the water bottle).

Now you have 2 free ends and 2 strands running from the same point, which is the starting point for the cobra weave. So tie that and tighten.

This is what it looks like after 2 knots.

You only want to tie about 4 knots, so the loop remains adjustable. This is the finished product. (Ignore the knot on the right, my paracord was too long and I didn't want to cut it.)

You can tighten/loosen it by pulling on the handle/water bottle part, since they're connected beneath the knots. Tying more knots makes it harder to adjust. If you don't want to remove it, you can tie 10+ knots. This seems quite secure since if you pull harder on the handle, the water bottle loop becomes tighter.

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