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How To Tie a Diamond Knot (Paracord Lanyard Knot) Posted on 26 May 19:12 , 0 comments

Watch us tie a Paracord Diamond Knot also called a Lanyard Knot.

This knot looks great on the end of knife lanyards or keychains with your favorite paracord bead.

Don't forget the paracord

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How to Use a Paracord Jig to Make a Paracord Bracelet Posted on 15 Jan 11:25 , 0 comments

Making Paracord Bracelets of all different type can be fun, easy, & fast.

Using a Paracord Jig makes the process a breeze. 

Watch us make a quick red and black Solomon Bar (Cobra Stitch) bracelet in no time flat.

Thanks for watching, and please leave comments and suggestions below. 


How To Make The Back Road Journey Paracord Bracelet Posted on 04 Oct 10:06 , 0 comments

Our buds over at Paracord 101 have some of the best how-to videos out there. 

Here they are showing us how to make the Back Road Journey Paracord Bracelet.

We offer the jig, paracord and buckles featured in this video.

Also, they have some great books available on all sorts of paracord projects. 

We have included a link to a couple of our favorites below this video. Hope you enjoy.

 


How to Tie a 3 Loop Conquistador Paracord Bracelet Posted on 09 May 20:27 , 0 comments

Our buds at Opossum's Paracord are back with another great tutorial.

The Conquistador is a classic weave that is really eye-catching especially with our Desert Camo Paracord.

They're also using one of our 5/8" Contoured Buckles.

Check this out, and give it a shot.

Post a pic of yours in the comments.

 

Anyone Like Good Music? #3 Posted on 27 Feb 17:58 , 0 comments

We got tickets to the Paul Simon show at The Ryman Auditorium yesterday!

It's in May.

Talk about fired up.

A college roommate turned me on to Paul Simon's Concert in Central Park.

The African influence that he sought out and cultivated in his music can be heard throughout the concert. Most if not all the band here is from Africa.

I got to watch this concert on VHS a while back, but still after I'd had the CD for years. I remember thinking how much of a band leader or conductor he seemed. He is one of a kind that's for sure...a true musician in every respect.

This double disc album is one of my all time favorites.

I got to see him and Bob Dylan in Memphis in the late 90s.

We were late. We came in and he was playing "Can't Run But."

The lyric repeats, "I can't run, but I can walk much faster than this."

Fitting at the time.

Anyway, this is part of the thread that's running through all good music that I've been talking about. He came through Muscle Shoals. He wrote about Graceland and The South. He played with Willie. Just good music. 

My wife, who admits to being the most unmusical person on the planet, LOVES Paul Simon.

She sanctioned the purchase of the tickets, and we can't wait.

In honor, here's a very badly recorded (the audio is good) version of his concert in Central Park. It's not the entire thing, but it's a good sampling. What a day it must have been.

Enjoy...

 


Anyone Like Good Music? #2 Posted on 14 Feb 16:31 , 0 comments

I'm originally from the Mississippi Delta. For the last 15 years I've been in Nashville.

Music has been a large part of my life.

As much as the songs themselves, I love the history and the backstory of songs, the writer, the context at the time of the writing, the interpretation of the performer, subsequent covers...all of it. It makes the songs so much better.

On that subject, I thought this might be interesting.

Here's The King of The Delta Blues, Robert Johnson's Come On In My Kitchen done four very different ways.

Take a listen to all four and see what you think.

Which one is your favorite and why?

Post comments below.

Most of all, enjoy...

The original was recorded in 1936 in Texas. There are two versions still around. Here's one....  

Next up is Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett doing their version with Legendary Duane Allman accompanying on slide. I have recently discovered Delaney and Bonnie. Apparently, they were best friends with all my heroes. Delaney was even from Mississippi! Eric Clapton credits Delaney with showing him how to play the slide. How did I miss this? Anyway, they're great. More on them later...

Here's Leon's version. His interpretation of songs are epic. Occasionally he takes liberties with the words as he does here, but like Hendrix, Cocker, Dylan, & me in the shower...it ain't got to even be in tune if it's something like this... 

Finally, the most polished version by The Allman Brothers Band in the early 90s. Tight as usual. Warren Haynes is my hero and can do no wrong. The guitar work here is spectacular.

Again, which is better and why?

Suggestions on future posts welcome. What are you into?


Anyone Like Good Music? Posted on 06 Feb 17:21 , 0 comments

We love good music and want to feature some of our favorites here every week or two. If y'all have suggestions for future posts, let us know.

There are threads that connect all good music.

If your personal thread is of any length at all, you can bet that Leon Russell runs through it somewhere. 

Plug in to the middle of our thread here with a RARE look at a black & white version of Joe Cocker's Cover of The Letter by The Box Tops.

Joe Cocker's band during his 70-71 tour featured a blessed outfit of rednecks & hippies that had been playing together for a few years before hooking up with him. I stumbled on Joe Cocker's Greatest Hits early in life by accident luckily (someone left it in the floor board of my car in high school) and have been a fan ever since. It blew me away.

Leon Russell is the quintessential redneck hippie that we all wish we could be for a weekend or two... He's on piano and leads the crew. Bobby Keys is on sax.

Pamela Polland, Rita Coolidge & Claudia Lennear are on backing vocals. I believe I saw Don Preston in there on guitar among others who you can see on Leon's Homewood Sessions.

Those are priceless too and will definitely be the subject of a subsequent ALGM in the near future.

This group was only together with Joe for a couple years and, looking back over his career, you can tell when he was with them and when he wasn't (before and after.) They were soulful & tight. 

When I first moved to Nashville (2001), I worked as a bank teller and Bobby Keys (the sax player in the video - RIP) used to bank with me. We called him Mr. Bobby. I was young and clueless of course. He was easy going and never let on who exactly he was. He mentioned he was a musician but NEVER let on what a rich history he'd had smack dab in the middle of the fusion between British and American Rock & Roll. I'd take his deposit and wait to get off work so I could go listen to Delta Lady...

The point is: This rag tag bunch - thrown together in a pinch by Leon Russell at the last minute - made magic together.

Until next time...enjoy...


How To Make A Paracord Zipper Pull by Stockstill Outdoor Supply Posted on 01 Jan 19:51 , 0 comments

Wanna see how we make our Paracord Zipper Pulls?

Take a look. We have all the gear to make them here on the site, or we sell them already made in sets of three

Hope you enjoy.

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All materials used can be found here.


If you'd like to buy a set of 3 already made:
Type III 550 Paracord Zipper Pulls.

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If you'd like a particular color pattern, let us know. We will custom-make a set just for you.

Thanks,
Doug
Stockstill Outdoor Supply


How to Tie The Celtic Slammer Paracord Self-Defense Key Chain Posted on 07 Dec 21:02 , 0 comments

Take a look at this thing. Incredible. 

We're calling this The Celtic Slammer

This key chain is made from Copperhead Type III 550 Paracord, a 1" Chrome Ball Bearing and a 1" Split Key Ring. 

Watch as Joshua Raines of Opossum's Paracord walks us through it and makes it look easy. 

Believe me, it isn't as easy as it looks! 

Save yourself the trouble and let us custom make one just for you.

 

 


How To Tie The Macleod Paracord Bracelet by Opossum's Paracord Posted on 23 Nov 17:52 , 3 comments

Joshua Raines from Opossum's Paracord is back with another great Paracord Bracelet Tutorial featuring the newest one of his amazing Paracord creations. Let him walk you through how to tie The Macleod. It's pretty advanced, but take your time, and we know you can get it done. 

All of the Paracord gear he's using is available here on our website.

You can use the discount code MACLEOD at checkout for a 5% discount on your orders.

In this video he uses 15 feet of our Type III 550 Red and 15 feet of Type III 550 Black Paracord along with a 5/8" Contoured Buckle.

Thanks for watching.
If you have your own paracord tutorials or how to videos, send us a link and we'd love to feature them on our website.