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Monkey Fist Ideas

Monkey Fist Ideas

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Apr 4th 2019

If you read our Mastering Monkey Fists post, you are probably looking for ways to use your newfound knot knowledge. —or not. Maybe you're content with just keeping … read more
Do I Need Mil-Spec Paracord?

Do I Need Mil-Spec Paracord?

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Mar 29th 2019

So, a friend told you, "Be sure you buy mil-spec when you get paracord." Okay, cool. What does that mean? What Is Mil-Spec Paracord? Mil-spec paracord is paracor … read more
Running a Paracord Business

Running a Paracord Business

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Mar 21st 2019

Handmade goods. You see them at craft fairs and they're all the rage on Etsy, but what's it really like to make a living off your craft? Owner of Apex Dog Collars and Le … read more
Paracord Crafting With Kids

Paracord Crafting With Kids

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Mar 14th 2019

It takes a special kind of person to give children something as messy as paint, and then be patient enough to watch them develop their skills from ground zero. If you … read more
85 Real Uses for Paracord

85 Real Uses for Paracord

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Mar 8th 2019

Most of you have probably read articles titled something like, "101 Uses for Paracord" and you're not sure if you can trust them. They encourage you to use paracord for … read more
Getting Started with Turk's Head Knots

Getting Started with Turk's Head Knots

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Feb 28th 2019

Turk's head knots range from very simple to insanely complex. If you haven't yet tied one of these intricate knots, now is your chance to learn a little about them. They're … read more
A Selective History of Knots and Rope

A Selective History of Knots and Rope

Posted by Luke on Feb 14th 2019

First of all, I want to note that this list is far from exhaustive—or even complete. That being said, I thought it was interesting how ropes have been used throughou … read more
Mastering Monkey Fists

Mastering Monkey Fists

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Feb 8th 2019

Monkey fists may seem like an unachievable knot to the beginner crafter, but with a little bit of practice and the right tools, they can be a relatively quick to mak … read more
The Heart Of A Paracord Crafter

The Heart Of A Paracord Crafter

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Jan 31st 2019

We all have a reason we create. For some of us, it's our livelihood. For others it’s a passion. Hopefully, for many of us, it can be both. Below is a list of why some we … read more
7 Things to Never Do with Paracord

7 Things to Never Do with Paracord

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Jan 25th 2019

Paracord is good for a lot of things: camping, crafting, drone flying, sculping… Legend has it, paracord can even be used to floss your teeth in a pinch, though this is … read more
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