Paracord

Moose, Bears, and Whistles. Oh My!

by Andy Amick

Shouldn’t it be “Meese, Bears, and Whistles”?  That’s not really the point, but whistles and paracord are the point here. Bear and moose encounters are a few of the things that Tour Divide planning has caused me to think about. People have various ways to alert the animals or protect themselves from wildlife.  One option […]

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Hiking Stick With Two Color Paracord Wrap

by Andy Amick

Earlier this year, my kids and I made hiking sticks with paracord wrapped handles.  This post details the steps taken to make an aspen hiking stick with a basic wrap for the handle.  The details of the aspen turks head and maple spiral hitched sticks were published in earlier posts. My kids chose the paracord […]

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Hiking Stick With Paracord Spiral Hitched Handle

by Andy Amick

My sons and I have each made hiking sticks from limbs that I trimmed in the yard.  My kids used aspen and mine was made from a maple branch.  Each stick used a different paracord wrap and somehow my kids were able to choose different ones without arguing about which design was better.  Amazing. My […]

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Paracord Meets Bicycle

by Andy Amick

What could be more fun than combining paracord with a bike frame?  If you’re like my wife, you’re thinking I’m a complete nut.  That is probably the most accurate description of me, but I’m still going to keep thinking of ways to integrate paracord with my bike gear.  In an earlier post, 16 feet of […]

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Paracord Waist Strap Using Cross Knots

by Andy Amick

For 2012, I’m using my Marmot Kompressor pack for my bikepacking setup.  It has a bit more room for gear than my Lezyne pack.  The one thing it did not come with was a waist strap.  That was fine for hiking, but when biking, I prefer a waist strap to keep the pack from bouncing […]

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Paracord Bracelets Now Available

by Andy Amick

I’m sure you’re thinking “Seriously, another person making paracord bracelets?”.  Yes, it’s true.   Since working on a few paracord projects lately and finding ways to include it on the bike, the next step was to offer some sort of paracord product.  But I didn’t want to be just another paracord bracelet person so the bracelet needed […]

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MYOG – Paracord sternum strap with emergency whistle

by Andy Amick

The latest make your own gear (MYOG) project is a replacement sternum strap that uses paracord and an emergency whistle buckle.  It’s yet another way to have some fun with paracord projects, but also a good way to get paracord onto your gear in a functional way.  The idea came from seeing Mary Collier-Metcalf use the whistle […]

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Paracord has become my new obsession

by Andy Amick

It all started with an idea to get paracord on the bike by wrapping the handlebars and it has grown into a mini-obsession.  Learning to tie the knots and thinking up new project ideas has been addictive and keeps me thinking “just one more”.   Pictured above are a few of the recent projects I […]

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Paracord bar wrap

by Andy Amick

This was a quick project to get 10-20 feet of paracord onto the bike for bikepacking while also providing a better grip surface for the extensions on the handlebar.   The idea for the bar wrap came from looking at several videos of other people wrapping knife handles, flashlights, or other objects.   Maybe it’s due […]

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