Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Drop-Line Rapid Line Deployment System

County Comm now offers 'The Drop-Line RLD System'.  The Delrin Drop-Line roll is a definite improvement over the PVC pipe and recycled plastic spools that I used with my projects a few months ago.

Some folks like to have readily accessible cord that's not knotted, kinked, or tangled up when they need to use it.  Having one or two of these attached to your gear is just being prepared.


I wound up some cord on a couple of them, and was able to get 50 ft of 550 paracord on one, and 100 ft of 3/32" tether cord on another.


The Delrin roll has just enough give in it so that it can be removed/replaced, but it's not going to come off the carabiner until you want it to.  The load rated Omega locking carabiner can also be put to use when the cord is emptied off the wheel .

*Note this is just a device meant for storage and dispensing of cord, not a life saving/support piece of equipment, so use responsibly.

14 comments:

Cindy said...

(Sorry to put this in the comments, but I couldn't find an email to contact you)

I use a different way to carry 550 cord that I think you would like if you haven't seen it. Makes a flat plated leash that unravels with one pull like a chain sinnet and can be made without inducing a twist in the line. Great for dog leashes, belts, straps etc.

Can you point me towards an email and I'll send you some pics and an explanation? I have never found this knotting method online and I am curious if that's a lack of my searching ability or if this is something less known.

Thanks for your Blog
~Cindy~

Stormdrane said...

@Cindy, Sure, I'd like to see what you're using. I can receive email at Stormdrane at hotmail dot com. I don't keep it listed on the blog to cut down on spam. ;)

Dan said...

SD, this is super cool - especially having seen your earlier posts w/ the PVC pipe. This looks like a nice upgrade, thanks for sharing.

dwight stone said...

Now if you can just get county comm to sell the spool seperate from the carabiner!

Flighty said...

Ok, long rambling email sent :)

Anonymous said...

Stormdrane:

Do you happend to know if the carabiner, and the spool that County Comm now sells...... the spool it's wide enough to roll on and storage some good quality Duck Tape to store the whole thing in a bug-out-bag, or emergency kit??

Peace,
Manny.

PS. A secret admirer of your knot work. hehe ;-)

Stormdrane said...

@Manny, Yes, the Delrin roll is wide enough to put duct tape on it, and maybe a little room leftover for a short length of cord. ;)

Mike G said...

If you figure out which knot Cindy is describing, I would be interested in knowing.

Stormdrane said...

@Mike, Cindy was making a variation of a chain sinnet. Here's a photo of a short sample I tied from her description, and had some help from another knot tying friend, Manny, in figuring it out.

Cindy emailed me her examples that looked much better than my attempt, and it does look like it would work fine for a paracord leash, belt, strap, bracelet, etc...

MaG's Blant said...

Thanks Stormdrane

Mike G

Kuda said...

I picked one of these up from County Comm. My only complaint is not buying 2 or 3. They are a little pricey, but seeing there is nothing out there of this quality, it is worth every penny. Thanks SD and County Comm.

Nat said...

Just wondering if you knew where I could get hold of just the Carabiner you've used here? Thanks!

Stormdrane said...

@Nat, The carabiner used is an Omega Locking D, and you can find them on Amazon in black and bright finishes.

JMAL said...

I know this is an old post and comments, but I came across the comments and so I figured others might benefit from this... SD the picture about what Cindy does truly reminds me of a looping bracelet/belt that I've made in the past and is really easy to make. I can't remember the original place I learned it from, because I've committed it to memory. In any case here's a website explaining it that I found. Here's the url: http://diyready.com/how-to-make-a-paracord-belt/

By the way I love the blog and routinely check in just to see new and old things. Great work!