I was going to put a paracord handle wrap on my first walking stick for my own personal use. As a Search and Rescue volunteer, paracord is very valuable both for survival situations and in the field, and I’d love a way of carrying some on me at all times in the form of my hiking and snake staff.
My question is: do I need to do anything to keep the paracord handle wrap from sliding down the stick? Do I need to carve a groove for it, or drill a hole through the stick and thread it through? Or do they tend to stay where they are wrapped if done correctly?