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While backpacking, I usually carry 50 feet of spectra cord (2mm) to be used as part of my bear bagging system. More often than I would like, I end up having to untangle the line before being able to use it.

Although my untangling skills are ever increasing, how can I prevent the tangling of the cord in the first place? A cord winder comes to mind. However, I'm also curious to find out about tips and tricks on how to properly store cordage when a winder may not readily be available.

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great answer on a sister site: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/14546/… –  Kate Gregory May 21 '13 at 2:17
    
Feel free to convert your comment as an answer. –  ppl May 21 '13 at 23:15
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marked as duplicate by LBell, ppl, DudeOnRock, Rory Alsop, Łukasz 웃 L ツ Jun 2 '13 at 21:07

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For something like this I typically wrap the cordage around my forearm from the notch between my thumb and forefinger around my elbow. I then take the excess cord at the end and wrap around the bundle 10+ times and secure the end of the line through.

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