Sunday, January 26, 2014

WATCH the third part in the series how to tie the Paracordist's original MaineWoods A.L.I.C.E Pack Paracord Handle!

I've just posted the third part in the series how to tie the Paracordist's original MaineWoods A.L.I.C.E Pack Paracord Handle. The All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment — or ALICE — system, was adopted as United States Army Standard A on 17 January 1973. It has since been replaced by the MOLLE system, but remains popular amongst survivalists, preppers and old school outdoor enthusiasts for its durability. The backpack has an external weight bearing frame which lacks a top handle. The top handle makes it infinitely easier (and safer for your back) to bring a heavily loaded pack from the floor, to your shoulders. The paracord handle needs to be durable, strong and resist lateral slide along the frame (via  my unique prusik knot-based installation system). 

Another unique feature of my design was to make a handle that could be shipped to a customer and easily installed by them, with no plastic parts or buckles (for durability). I wanted a product that did not need to be tied directly and permanently on the pack itself. With the use of accessory loops fitted with sliding paracord beads, the handle can be installed AND uninstalled in moments. Never know when paracord could come in handle in a survival situation, so being able to remove the handle and unravel the 50' (approximately) of 550 cord is a bonus!


Was I the first the come up with a paracord handle for the pack? Hell no! I was just the first to make one worthy of being a "Paracordist Creation"! Check these out in my store now - they are great for anything that needs a strong handle. http://www.paracordist.com/the-mainewoods-alice-pack-paracord-handle/

Written by Kevin Gagne

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