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Paracord Deployment Lanyard

Discover how to make a Paracord Deployment Lanyard in this instructional video presented by ITS Tactical. This fast deploy allows you to carry or store up to 25’ of TITAN SurvivorCord or WarriorCord in a single lanyard.

For this paracord fast deploy, you will need a 25’ section of paracord and a lighter. Start by taking about 8” of one of the paracord ends and bending it down. You want this part that is folded over to fit in your closed fist and a loop that is about 1” coming out of the top of your hand. This loop is where you can hang the lanyard from. It is also the point that will deploy the lanyard.

Next, take the lighter and melt the end of the paracord that is folded over into the long section. Make sure not to melt both sections to much, otherwise they will not hold. This part can be a little tricky the first couple of time you do it. Once you have the cord securely melted in place, take the cord just under where it is melted and continue to make loops in your fist until you have about 6’ of cord left. Making the loops is basically that same as if you were folding a rope for storage.

Once you have all of the cord looped in your fist, start wrapping the remaining cord around the loops, starting at the top. After you make the first wrap, take the second wrap across the top of the first to lock it off. This will help keep the wrap from moving and coming undone. Continue making wraps all the way down the length of the lanyard. Each wrap should be pulled tight and flush with the previous knot. They should not be overlapping, with the exception of the first two wraps.

Once you reach the end and have made the last wrap around the loops, insert the remaining cord through the last wrap and pull it tight. Then cut the excess cordage if there is any, and melt the remaining end into the work. To use the paracord deployment lanyard, simply pull on the loop that is coming out of the top of the lanyard and the cord should unravel as you pull it out.

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