Got a few more utilitarian uses here...
Boot laces - it's a little slippery, but if you "go around the loop" twice instead of once as you normally would, the resulting bow still functions properly, but holds far better.
the little dangly-ball things I have hanging off the bit-kit blades for my Leatherman make great zipper pulls.
I think paracord is too abrasive for the primary grip on a hiking staff, but I have some wrapped around above that spot, which is a better spot for holding the staff while descending. The top part of that wrapping is securely lashed to the staff, the bottom part is secured with a clove hitch and can be easily released.
The turks head above it is just decorative.
At the other end of the staff, I lashed a steel quick link. When I want both hands free, I release the clove hitch on the wrapping and run it through the quick link to make a makeshift sling.
Last edited by rivalarrival; 03-18-2012 at 04:15 PM.