We have several other methods posted on the blog, but I found this one to be very quick and easy.
David: Hey, everybody. It's David with David'spassage.com. I just want to come to you with another quick video, just a little tip I picked up from years of camping and then on the Interweb and that sort of thing, and that's regarding cord management. Everybody should have cords if you're in the woods. There's no question about that. How you take care of your cord is going to--your cord is just really going to go a long way in its reliability and it's easy to set up and that sort of thing. I want to show you just a quick, quick tip on how to manage your cordage in such a way that keeps it tangle free and really quick and easy to get out, and set up without having to worry about untangling things when it comes time to set up camp, break down camp, that sort of thing.
Here's what we're going to do, okay? I've got this piece of cordage here and this is actually the ridgeline to my whole tarp hammock setup I like to use. What I'm going to do is I'm going to take that. I'm going to put it in my hand. Just leave the little tag end right there. This is about a 40 or 50-foot piece of paracord. I like to keep a little bit of extra on hand in case I need it. What I'm going to do is clip that with my thumb, you can see that, and then take the rest of it and go through my pinky like that and bring it up back over my thumb and down and form sort of a figure eight nice. Now, I'll take my thumb and sort of space it out a bit depending on how long the piece of cord is. If the cord is shirt, I'll make a little bitty figure eight. If it's long like this, I'll make a longer figure-eight. Then all I do is take that cordage and figure-eight the whole thing, going over my thumb, over and around my thumb, over and around my pinky, over and around my thumb, over and around my pinky. I'm just going to do that. As you do it, you get used to it. You can do it quicker and quicker.
All right, now when it comes at the end, I've got probably about 4, 5 feet left of rope. I'll just take the whole thing, put my fingers all the way around and hold it in a big wad in my hand, and then I'll start to just wrap this guy around. I like to synch it down, because that way it will take up less--I think it keeps it more organized and it keeps everything tight together. I like to synch it down. It takes up a little less pack weight or space I mean. Then I come to the end. There are a couple of ways you can do this, but I'm just going to show you real easy way and leave a little bit of space in here where I got a little loop extra. Bring that little tag end down around a couple of times and synch it down.
Now, I when I go to undo this next time, I'll just undo that little overhand knot and the whole thing comes out tangle free, a little quick simple tip for you. Thank you so much for watching and hope this helps you. Bye.