How to Tie Paracord to a Hiking Stick

How to Tie Paracord to a Hiking Stick
Military grade paracord is used for a wide variety of purposes other than its original purpose of connecting a parachute to a harness. Useful as a survival tool, paracord is used to wrap the handles of knives, tools and walking sticks to provide a comfortable grip as well a length of cord for emergency purposes. There are different methods of wrapping with some being more involved and time consuming than others.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • 10 to 12 feet of military paracord
  • Walking stick
 
Step 1
Cut 10 to 12 feet of military grade paracord. The cord is available in traditional military colors.
Step 2
Lay one end of the paracord along side the walking stick at the end where the cord will be wrapped. The cord should extend about a foot or so past the end of the stick.
Step 3
Locate a position on the stick where the bottom of the wrapping will begin. This will be the bottom point of the grip and should be about 10 to 12 inches down from the top of the stick. This location will vary based on grip width as well as the amount of stick to be left exposed above the wrapping.
Step 4
Tape the cord in place at the bottom starting point. With the short section positioned snug against the stick, begin to wrap the cord around the stick. Use tight wraps keeping each loop against the previous.
Step 5
Continue to wrap until the cord is about one to two inches from the top of the stick. Tie the working cord and stationary cord together using an double overhand knot. Six to eight inches from this knot, tie another over hand knot using both cords to form the knot. This will make a loop in the cord for a wrist strap. Trim excess cord.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Make sure each wrap is tightly positioned against the previous.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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