Fixing a zipper pull with paracord

Posted by El DiPablo | 7:00 AM | , ,

I have a reasonably priced Outdoor Products backpack that I use for light day hikes or geocaching. For longer treks or camping I have a larger 24" Everest Pack. Well on my Outdoor Products pack, one of the cheap zipper pulls broke off.

I decided to replace the missing zipper pull with some paracord using a simple diamond knot. If you don't know how to tie a diamond knot, here is the video I used to learn how to do it:

Here is the finished product!

I may end up replacing all of the zipper pulls with these, as paracord is much stronger than the cheap cord they used for the original zipper pulls. We'll see though.

What do you think? Is this something you might do yourself? Let us know in the comments!