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Old 11-16-2012, 10:46 AM
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Default look what I made!

It's nothing spectacular, but I was messing around with learning knots and braids and came up with this. It's essentially just a "grab" handle for Boo when we're hiking. I added a little portion to hold a temporary tag (that would include the location of the hike in case she were to get lost.)

Normally she's on leash, so it isn't entirely necessary, but it's cute, and if I ever end up with a dog that's off leash more (or if Boo earns a better right), I think it would be a pretty practical little piece of equipment. The dog can run around with it on, but it makes for something to hold if you have to pass large groups of people, etc.

It also contains a total of about 20 feet of rope, so if worst came to worst in a hiking/camping scenario, it could turn into a piece of survival gear. I meant to use paracord, but Home Depot was out, so out of impatience, I made this one out of a diamond braid poly cord instead. I'd still like to find paracord at some point, because it's stronger and would also be easier to work with, I think.

I definitely need work with my "ending" - I tied a knot and then used a lighter to melt the ends together, but it's a bit rough looking. Ah well - not bad for a first attempt!

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:01 AM
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Such a good idea! I could do with a couple of those.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:06 AM
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That is a great idea! And pretty, too. Nicely knotted.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:09 AM
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very cool!!
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:17 AM
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Very nice....a great idea too!
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:23 PM
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haha, thanks. It gets its first real test when I get home We'll see if those knots hold up!
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:11 PM
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You can honestly say you've been very, very knotty.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:20 PM
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Cool idea. Love the colors
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:52 AM
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haha, thanks. It gets its first real test when I get home We'll see if those knots hold up!
My thoughts exactly. But they are pretty cool.
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