Author Topic: What knot to use to tie a paracord around my waist  (Read 1094 times)

Quuzuu

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What knot to use to tie a paracord around my waist
« on: June 02, 2017, 12:43:02 AM »
Hi I'm new here, I basically registered to ask a stupid question:  What knot should I choose if I want to:
1.Put a paracord around my waist
2.Tie a knot to make it a circle, easily adjust it to fit to the right circumference of my waist (like a ziptie)
3.Cut off the redundant parts, let the circle sit there and never become enlarged on its own

If you know a knot that's suitable, please tell me the name, and I'll google it. Thanks!

(If you wonder what the heck I'm doing, it'll be a device that lets me gauge how much I've eaten, something like this: http://www.maloryband.com/how-it-works/ )
« Last Edit: June 02, 2017, 12:56:33 AM by Quuzuu »

roo

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Re: What knot to use to tie a paracord around my waist
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 03:10:42 AM »
Hi I'm new here, I basically registered to ask a stupid question:  What knot should I choose if I want to:
1.Put a paracord around my waist
2.Tie a knot to make it a circle, easily adjust it to fit to the right circumference of my waist (like a ziptie)
3.Cut off the redundant parts, let the circle sit there and never become enlarged on its own

If you know a knot that's suitable, please tell me the name, and I'll google it. Thanks!

(If you wonder what the heck I'm doing, it'll be a device that lets me gauge how much I've eaten, something like this: http://www.maloryband.com/how-it-works/ )

I'm glad you included the details of what's being done.  It seems like it should be compact, and wiggle-resistant, but allow some initial adjustment. 

I tried it on myself, and a Zeppelin Bend can work:

http://notableknotindex.webs.com/Zeppelin.html

To make adjustments after tying, shove cord into the knot from the excess around your waist and it is fairly easy to work that excess to the free ends.

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Quuzuu

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Re: What knot to use to tie a paracord around my waist
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 11:36:15 PM »
Thanks so much roo! I tried it and it's working great so far!