Today’s Knot of the Week is a bit of a departure from our usual knots and is more of a paracord wrapping. What we’ll be demonstrating is wrapping a small hand sanitizer bottle, often referred to as a Germ Grenade.
We’re demonstrating this not to simply have a bottle of hand sanitizer at the ready, but to show the overall wrapping with a Solomon Bar and get you to see that you can realistically wrap just about any bottle or container using this method.
Germ Grenade Paracord Wrapping » Decorative
(Strength: 4/Secure: 4/Stability: 3/Difficulty: 4) **Ratings shown are for Solomon Bar Knot**Please refer to our Knot of the Week introduction post for a description of what these ratings mean.
- Enclosing and Carrying Hand Sanitizer
- Wrapping Larger Containers for Transport
- Find the middle of the foundation cord (8 ft. section) and halve it.
- Take the bight (loop formed) and check that the size will fit over the shoulder of the object your wrapping.
- Find the middle of the working cord (9 ft. section) and halve it.
- Place the middle of the working cord across the bight in the foundation cord and tie and overhand knot.
- Bring the left side over the front of the foundation cord.
- Let the right side hang down in front of the left side.
- Run the right side behind the foundation cord and through the loop created.
- Repeat steps 8 – 10 by bringing the right side over the front now.
- Continue alternating between starting from the left or the right until you have the length needed to span the length of the object you’re wrapping.
- Take the leftover working ends of the working cord and tie and overhand knot.
- Attach the loop created by the foundation cord around the neck of the object.
- Take your foundation strands and girth hitch through the loop.
- Use a pen and loosen the outer wrapping of the Solomon Bar and weave the foundation cord through the respective sides (see video and photos).
- Don’t forget to trim and fuse the ends of the working cord (see video).
- Continue weaving the foundation cord on each side until reaching the desired amount of wraps on each side.
- At this point you’ll want to terminate the working ends by cutting and fusing them (see photos and video)
- Your germ grenade is now complete with the exception of threading a keychain or any desired attachment method to the bottom of the Solomon Bar.
- Please refer to the instructions in our Lanyard Knot KOTW to create a lanyard, or you could even simply use a length of paracord with a CordLoc on the end.
Video and Photo Instructions
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