Saturday, October 19, 2013

Save Winter and Get an Unrestricted 20% off Coupon Code for Paracordist ...

Click to Make a Donation! Read on and watch the video to learn how to claim your coupon code: http://fundly.com/m2/katie-willgohs-winter-s-once-in-a-lifetime-adventure



My niece Katie is raising funds to help build a new aquarium for Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) to continue their mission of rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured dolphins. The CMA is is the home of Winter (the star of "Dolphin Tale"). Katie has been devoted to this cause since she was 11 and started http://www.savewinter.yolasite.com to raise money for Winter's rehabilitation. 

Now 14, she's working harder than ever to support and protect marine life. In the last few years Katie has been to CMA 3 times and her passion and work for dolphins has led to many special life changing experiences for her! The current fund raising effort ends 11/9/13.  

Whomever raises the most funds by the deadline wins an all expenses paid trip to CMA for a week, dinner with the cast of Dolphin Tale, and a special water encounter with Winter. HELP me help Katie help WINTER! I want her to WIN this trip! I'm offering an unrestricted coupon code good for 20% off your next order at http://www.paracordist.com. You can claim this coupon code with a donation as small as $10. Here's how:

  1. Click this link and then click the "MAKE A DONATION" button.
  2. After making your donation, drop me a line to let me know at theparacordist@gmail.com and I'll mail the coupon code immediately (for use at checkout on http://www.paracordist.com).
To get your code, you have to do this before the contest end date, November 7th, 2013! THANKS.

Here's Katie's flyer:

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Help us identify Native American activity; and Photo Caption Contest w/ paracord door knocker prize

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Got any Native American knowledge?

I had the great pleasure of spending last Saturday at my parents house with my kids. They have retired to their dream home in Milton, NH on nearly 60 acres of land surrounded by other large wooded parcels. They have been hard at work cutting trails and exploring the land. They brought us to the "Ledges" shown in the first three photos below. Locals told my parents that Native Americans stopped here regularly to survey the surrounding areas because of the view from this perch. My parents observed the two unusual formations in the rock (close up photos below) that appear to be man made. It is a mystery to us what they may have been used for. Any ideas? I bet someone out there might know. Take a look and email me with your thoughts to theparacordist@gmail.com.

This first picture is showing a larger portion of the ledge, with one of the areas in question located in the middle of the photo, just below the center.
Any clues? This looks too "intentional" to be a natural occurrence. We were thinking maybe sharpening spears or arrow heads, but that does not really explain the configuration.
This was the second spot we found, not quite as defined as the first, but still looks man-made / un-natural.
We spent some time at this overlook on the property. I helped dad move some firewood from a lower ledge into place for hauling back to the house at a future time. There are some points of interest in the distance including towers, peaks, farms and small clearings on roadways (from which my parents would like to look back and see their ledge). I took some accurate bearings with my CAMMENGA MODEL 3H TRITIUM LENSATIC COMPASS so that I could do some mapwork back at home. This sort of activity is fun and allows you to get to know your compass very well; practicing skills critical to effective land navigation. I'm planning to do some future blogs and/or youtube videos on land navigation and may use this scenario as a teaching tool.

Photo Caption Contest


Best caption gets a free Door Knocker! This photo was taken by chance as I was taking a pic of the view and my dad threw his hands up while explaining something to me. I thought it was screaming for a caption. For background purpose, my dad dreamed his whole life for a place like this. Now he's got it. Keep that in mind because the winning caption will be put on this photo and framed as a gift for my dad. Winner will be selected at the end of this week (Sunday 10/20/13). Please email your entry to theparacordist@gmail.com.
As always, thanks for taking the time to look - we appreciate it! Please visit my Paracordist YouTube Channel frequently for new How To videos; or better yet Click to Subscribe and get notifications automatically when I upload! Kevin
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Paracord Demolition, Diamonds and Blaster

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NEW YouTube Video #1 !!
Paracordist How To Tie the Multi Strand Diamond Knot w/ Paracord (Pt. 2 ALICE Pack Handle)
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This is Part II of the A.L.I.C.E. Pack Handle how to video. This installment shows two three strand braids turned into a loop for attachment of the handle to the pack frame. The braids are created by separating the six strands coming out of the Double Matthew Walker Knot (Part I - the Double Matthew Walker Knot) into two sets of three and braiding each approximately 1.5" long. The braids are then brought back together in a 6 strand diamond knot. The video shows how to secure the strands with electrical tape (my preference) to facilitate the diamond knot. The diamond knot technique that I demonstrate was learned from J.D. Lenzen's Fusion Ties Volume II, starting with a crown knot which in turn is raised into the diamond knot. The crown knot learned here will also be utilized in series, forming the "round crown sinnet" for the main body of the paracord handle. This will be shown in the next video of the series.
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Paracordist's Monkeys Fist Paracord Creations Demolition Tests

Click the image below to see some Friday night fun in NH!

DISCLAIMER: Don't try this at home. The actions shown int this video were performed by trained professionals. No walls were harmed during the filming of this video.

We are taking this wall down as part of some kitchen improvements; so I decided to have some fun with it by taking a few of my paracord monkeys fist self defense creations to task. I don't expect anyone to be impressed as it does not take much to bust sheet rock. However I was having a good time and thought I'd share it. I also have been experimenting with I-Movie a bit with hopes of improving future videos.

NEW PRODUCT "THE BLASTER"

3/8"X4" Blank Firesteel Ferrocerium Rod - The same rod I originally cut down and drilled to make my first BSB - Best Survival Bracelet toggle! Now you can buy these full size 10mm X 100mm (approx. 3/8"x4") rods for your own DIY projects!

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The Rattler Paracord Billiard Ball Lanyard
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