Quick Video Summary
Have you ever wondered how to Fast Rope? In this short video by Black Owl Outdoors, they will explain and show you how to create and use the fast roping cord carry system using paracord. This fast rope cord carry system will allow you to carry paracord that can be deployed quickly and tangle free, every single time you need it.
Detailed DIY Paracord Instructions
If you don’t carry paracord with you while out in the wilderness, you should. Paracord has a versatility that will amaze you. It can be used for anything from tying off wounds to make-shifting a rope, or even fixing broken straps. Today you will learn how to create and use the fast rope cord carry system, to carry your paracord in a neat and tight way that can be deployed quickly and tangle free.
The fast rope cord carry system with paracord can be tucked into your pack, or hooked onto a carabiner (more commonly known as a D-ring) that is attached to the outside of your pack or belt. The fast rope cord carry system can be used with virtually any length of paracord, but is more commonly used on lengths up to fifty feet.
For shorter lengths of paracord, all you will need is your hand to create this fast rope cord carry system. To start, weave the paracord between the thumb and pinky finger, wrapping the paracord around the top side of your thumb, crossing the palm and going behind the pinky finger leaving a few inches of paracord as a tag end. Now taking the working end of paracord, weave it in between the thumb and pinky fingers until you have enough working end left to wrap around the bunch you are making. Knowing how much working end to leave comes from trial and error. After a while of making the fast rope cord carry system with paracord, you will be able to get a sense of how much paracord you need to leave.
Taking the paracord bunch, gently pull from between the thumb and pinky fingers. Pinch down on the center of the paracord bunch. Starting at one end, about one-half to one inch in, begin to wrap the working end around the paracord bunch. Pinch each coil as you make it to keep the system tight. Continue until you are about one-half to one inch from the other end. This is where you will probably find that you have too little or too much left over working end. To adjust, simply unwrap the coils and lengthen or shorten your working end as necessary. You don’t want to wrap it to tight, otherwise it will be difficult to deploy the paracord when you need it.
Once you are done wrapping the working end into coils, there should be one to two inches remaining. Loosening the last coil, weave the remaining working end underneath the loosened coil, and pull to tighten. To secure this further, tie a basic over hand knot into the remaining working end after weaving it under the last coil. Looking at the other end, pull on the loops to see which one wants to move, and clip your carabiner that loop. This will secure it and keep things from moving or becoming loose. To deploy the fast rope cord carry system, simply pull on the tag end and the paracord should unravel tangle free.
For longer lengths of paracord, you could place two sticks in the ground about one foot apart. Depending on how long your length of paracord is, the sticks may need to be farther apart. Then, designating a tag end and working end, place the tag end on the backside of one of the sticks. Begin to weave the working end back and forth between the two sticks, while holding the tag end in place. Continue until you have enough working end to wrap around the paracord bunch you have just created. Then as before, carefully remove the paracord bunch and wrap the working end into coils around the paracord bunch and secure it further if desired.
Also, it's important to remember to use fast rope gloves, so that you don't hurt yourself.Now you are ready to get out into the wilderness with your paracord in the fast rope cord carry system. Next step, upgrade your paracord to our patented TITAN SurvivorCord...You never know when it might just save your life!