Now I love my mug and people decorate their eagle mugs in many interesting ways. I have always liked mine with a clean slate and nothing on it.
550 paracord. This stuff is amazing. It weighs nothing, holds 550 pounds (hence the name) and has an extremely small diameter. You can take any of the 7 strands from the inside to use in lighter loads and still have a 500 pound rope. Also the "para" part of the name comes from parachutes which is where this stuff originated.
survival dress wear and survival bling! I had some free time saturday night and a day pack full of 550 paracord and a scout that owed me some learning on the monkey's fist and by dinner I had a couple of fancy knot basics. Another scout taught me the "Turks head" knot so I sat down with my mug and some 550 paracord and made the survival bling you see above.
Ken showed me how to expand the traditional turks head into an expandable turks head to put on walking sticks. So this now takes my basic turks head and monkey fist mug to the next level. I can take some of my bamboo, make a walking stick and decorate it with rescue 550 paracord.