In this video I’d like to share with you a simple tip. It’s something I like to apply to all my rucksacks, all my luggage, bags and the like – anything that I use that has any sort of zip-pull on it.
The type of thing I mean is where you have a zip-pull on the top pocket of your rucksack or the zipper on the main opening of a duffel bag or travel holdall.
It’s generally useful wherever you are but is an important consideration when you are operating in cold conditions.
The type of zip-pull I share in this video allows you to open zips easily when wearing gloves, mittens or when you have cold hands.
Remember – you lose dexterity when you have cold hands. So, being able to access your kit easily – to get at spare clothes, gloves or a warm drink for example – is doubly important in this situation.
To make each zip-pull you need a length of paracord (or similar cordage) about 40 cm (18 inches) long. Melt the ends so they don’t fray.
The only knot you need to produce this is an overhand knot – which is explained clearly in the video.
I hope you find this useful. Please do let us know in the comments.
Also, let us know in the comments section below if you have found other applications for this type of zip-pull or if you have another method of achieving the same thing.