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Monday, May 31, 2010

Half hitched paracord water bottle sleeve...

Here's a half hitched aluminum water bottle sleeve, tied the same way I made the paracord pouches/can koozies, half hitching/needle hitching, but with the hitches spaced further apart. I used about 30 feet of paracord to cover the 750ml bottle and another foot or so for the cord lock and cinch cord finished with a Matthew Walker knot.

With the spaced out pattern of half hitches, the sleeve can get disorganized when removed from the bottle for cleaning, but it can be straightened back out after you put it back on.

The green water bottle came from the dollar store, and although it's not as nice as a SIGG, Klean Kanteen, or Nalgene, it didn't leak when I tested it and I'm satisfied with it.

Another blogger recently tied one and you can see it on their blog: Radiocake

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this similar to the way that this person has turned this stone into a pendant?

http://www.joyasnaturales.com/blog/new-posts/macrame-necklace-agate-and-ametrine-bolivianita-stone-arrowtip/

I have a stone that I picked up while hiking, which I would like to turn into a pendant without having to drill a hole through it, but every knot I try slips off. Do you have any advice regarding this?

Thanks.

Stormdrane said...

From what I could see of the stone in your link, hitching or a net/netting tying type method may have been used and would probably work for using a stone for a pendant, done with very thin line/cord/thread. I've also seen some irregular shaped stones that had wire wrapped/coiled around them for pendant use...

Some round/oval shaped objects can be held with turks head knots. I tried one around the edge of a coin at one time, trying to get it to cover and hold just the edge and leaving most of the coin visible, unsuccessfully, but may try again one of these days...

wasomma said...

I've really enjoyed your work, I'm in the military and recently out of survival school where we use 550 extensively. You have some of the best designs I've seen on the web, great stuff keep it up!

bob said...

It looks like it would make a nice boat fender, too. Very good looking item.

Unk said...

Wow this looks great. I'm pretty new to 550 and would really to try this on my water bottle. I've looked around and can't really find any how to videos. any chance you could post some pics on how to get it started.

Stormdrane said...

A previous blog post has a photo collage of cow hitching, with the last couple of photos showing two different starts, tied to itself for permanent use, or with a cinch cord and cord lock, making it removable. For the half hitched sleeve, you'd start the same way.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just wanted to let you know, I tried turning my stone into a pendant with the turk's head knot and it worked - only because the rough edges of the stone gave it friction. (I used gutted paracord.) I tried it on a smooth stone and no luck; it kept slipping off. I also tried it on a coin and had no luck at all. Thanks very much for your advice.

Aron said...

Here's my attempt at half-hitching something: Coffee Cup
Was a pain to do, probably won't do it again. I have much more respect for your work now. Keep 'em coming

Questioner said...

Hi Stormdrane! I've just discovered your blog and have found lots of great uses for paracord now. I was just wondering, would this knotwork be used on a standard 1 quart army canteen? If not, what would work? Thanks for replying!

Stormdrane said...

Since hitching conforms to the object that it is tied over, it should work fine over an army canteen. An alternate covering you might try is the net type covering.

Same Questioner said...

Sorry for bothering you again, but what if I tried to make a kozie like this- http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Color-Paracord-Can-Koozie/

Over the canteen? Would it conform to it then?

Thanks for the answers!

Stormdrane said...

I haven't tied a two color version, but it's still the same hitching, so with enough cord it should work/conform fine over a canteen.

Anonymous said...

Hi SD, I hope you're still checking comments for these old posts - I stumbled upon knotwork around a coin today, and remembered you mentioning how you tried to get a turk's head around a coin. There's something that may be of interest to you here:

http://world-coins-collecting.blogspot.com/2008/01/double-coin-knot.html

Sorry I couldn't link directly to the image, but have a look at the fifth or sixth one down (you'll know it when you see it). Hope it helps you out.

Anonymous said...

Would you be able to create a tutorial for this? I love it but am not to sure how to make it. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I've tried to locate an instructional photo collage or video to demonstrate this particular weave for the Half Hitched paracord water bottle sleeve but have been unable to find anything. Do you a collage or a site i can go to to learn this? Thank you.

Stormdrane said...

@Anonymous, The half hitching is done like the first steps of this cow hitching example and is just repeated over and over like the linked example in this blog post, down the bottle and finishing in a spiral on the bottom.

I just started the half hitch sleeve with a separate cinch cord to make it removable, where tying the cord to itself at the start is not.