Shrinking Paracord

Shrinking Paracord

Yesterday my roll of paracord showed up and I cut up a bunch and decided it was time to preshrink it.  I added in some extra length to compensate for the shrinkage when I cut it and then I soaked it in hot water:

nylon bullwhip

Once it soaked for a bit a I took it out and dried it in the sun:

bull whip


From what I’ve read on my paracord supplier’s website that’s how you shrink the paracord.  If I’m doing it wrong, feel free to let me know in the comments.


I also made the interior of the bullwhip out of vinyl and now the overlay is ready to be put onto the whip.  Hopefully I’ll get some work in on that today.