Boonie Hat Paracord Storage Sinnet: A Quick-Release Method to Store 550 Cord

by August 24, 2012 08/24/12

On today’s latest Knot of the Week, I’ll be explaining a method I’ve found for not only storing paracord on a boonie hat, but to weave it using a Chain Sinnet. This will allow you to quickly remove it if and when you need it.

If you remember previous knots we’ve taught here on ITS, we’ve gone over a Paracord Storage Sinnet and a Chain Sinnet in the past. With the storage sinnet we created you wind up with a donut looking paracord spool that can quickly unravel as you need the cordage. While this is a great method for storage, the downside is the time it takes you to create it.

You’re certainly not saving yourself any time with the method below, but you’re also not spooling 50 or 100 feet into a storage sinnet either, which can take up to an hour and a half. With the Boonie Hat Paracord Storage Sinnet, you can take a 20-30 ft. section of paracord and weave it on in about 30-45 minutes.

This may seem like a long time, but think of it as an investment. If you wear a boonie hat and have seen other methods for storing paracord on one, you’ve probably seen it all like I have. My issue with other methods is that they may look great, or have an awesome pattern, but how long is it going to take you to untie that when you need it?

I feel that this method I’ll show you today will solve that issue. Again, investing the time now to weave in this sinnet fashion will save you time in the long run when you most need it.

Boonie Hat Paracord Storage Sinnet » Coils

(Strength: 4/Secure: 4/Stability: 4/Difficulty: 3)

Please refer to our Knot of the Week introduction post for a description of what these ratings mean.
 

For this project, you’ll need around 20-30 feet of paracord. It’s always better to start on the longer side so that you don’t run out along the way.

Tying Instructions

Please refer to the embedded video and detailed photos below for instructions.


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ihtoit
ihtoit

I recently made a decorative coil for holding an ice hockey puck using 3mm paracord for the core coil and 2mm wrap in a cobra knot. The coil was a single thread passed four times to form a double core and two outer rails, and the 2mm cord wrapped snug but not so tight as I didn't have any "play" in the whole assembly. What I ended up with was a 75mm diameter coil adjustable by several mm either way thanks to the foresight of leaving a double-8 loop terminated tag at either end for adding a split ring. This is not intended as a para storage method, it's purely a decorative effort. I will be working on a similar adjustable para storage hatband this weekend.

Zach
Zach

Aaron, I ran into the same trouble. After about getting 3/4 of the way through the sinnet, I tested the fit on my head and lo and behold it was way too tight. It wouldn't even fit over my head. I had to pull the cord and start over, making sure to go over it again with more slack. Keep that in mind everyone.

Mark, I used a simple square knot with both tag ends and tucked it under the rest of cord. I thought it looked nice.

Zach
Zach

Aaron, I ran into the same trouble. After about getting 3/4 of the way through the sinnet, I tested the fit on my head and lo and behold it was way too tight. It wouldn't even fit over my head. I had to pull the cord and start over, making sure to go over it again with more slack. Keep that in mind everyone. Mark, I used a simple square knot with both tag ends and tucked it under the rest of cord. I thought it looked nice.

Mark
Mark

Did anyone come up with a cleaner way/knot to finish off this Chain Sinnet?

BTW i love this and have already started exploring new applications.

Mark
Mark

Did anyone come up with a cleaner way/knot to finish off this Chain Sinnet? BTW i love this and have already started exploring new applications.

Jason
Jason

Wow, this works great! Fast and easy to tie, easily pull off just what you need to use. Put it on both of my boonie hats.

I had some pals webbing on my pack and I was thinking it was like the webbing around the boonie hat, so I went and braided 100 feet of paracord on the outside of my pack.! Doesn't take up any space inside, it is outside and instantly accessible so I can just pull off what I need real quick, 1 foot or 30 feet, doesn't matter, it stays tangle free and ready to pull off more when I need it!

thanks for the great idea.

Jason
Jason

Wow, this works great! Fast and easy to tie, easily pull off just what you need to use. Put it on both of my boonie hats. I had some pals webbing on my pack and I was thinking it was like the webbing around the boonie hat, so I went and braided 100 feet of paracord on the outside of my pack.! Doesn't take up any space inside, it is outside and instantly accessible so I can just pull off what I need real quick, 1 foot or 30 feet, doesn't matter, it stays tangle free and ready to pull off more when I need it! thanks for the great idea.

Aaron
Aaron

This knot of the week was great and it looks great on my boonie hat. When I got about 3/4 of the way through the first time, though, I realized that really tightening the sinnet made my boonie too tight (it was comfortably snug to begin with). I tied it again, making sure to keep it a little looser when I went from lanyard loop to lanyard loop and, when finished, soaked the whole hat and paracord down with warm water and wore it until dry to fit it to my head better. Just keep it in mind if you have a snug hat to begin with.

Hobe
Hobe

I couldn't get it to stay as neat as yours but I like it either way.

Greg Natsch
Greg Natsch

My 25 year old boonie never looked so sweet. My kayaking hat now or for sitting around the fire.

R3D R3IGN S1X
R3D R3IGN S1X

Looks like one of Slangvel's - the air vent is identical to mine... :)

Greg Hudgins
Greg Hudgins

That appears to be a Cry Precision Mulit Cam Boonie Hat.

Great Knot, I am working on mine right now.

Awesome as always, thank you for the video.

Greg Hudgins
Greg Hudgins

That appears to be a Cry Precision Mulit Cam Boonie Hat. Great Knot, I am working on mine right now. Awesome as always, thank you for the video.

jason Dillard
jason Dillard

What brand hat is that in the video? Thanks.

Bryan Black
Bryan Black

Thanks Henry, glad you found it useful!

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