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Convenient method of storing and carrying paracord rope – the “paracord grenade”

Interesting idea – a paracord “grenade”.  The cable ties, which allow you to hang the cord from jackets, belts, and backpacks, are the releasable type – press the end and it releases.  When the cable tie is removed, the rope releases in 10 foot sections making it convenient to quickly…
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Knots and Rope

How to make rope from plants – fiber extraction and natural cordage construction

You can make rope or natural cordage (rope and string) from many different fibers including (Bast) Dogbane, Milkweed, Nettles, Hemp, Flax; (Leaves) Cattail, Yucca, Agave, Douglas Iris; (Bark) Willow, Maple, Basswood, Cedar; (Root) Leather Root, Beach Lupine; (Whole stem) Tule, Juncus, and straw. Each type of material has specific requirements…
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Knots and Rope

Important survival tools – everything you need to know about rope and cord

Terminology To be able to construct shelters, traps and snares, weapons and tools, and other devices; you should have a basic knowledge of ropes and knots and some of the terminology used with them. The terms are as follows: Bight. A simple bend of rope in which the rope does…
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Knots and Rope

Construction Lashings and Structures

Construction Lashings and Structures Lashings are used to firmly hold together two or more spars (poles, masts, scaffolding, legs, trestles, etc.)  There are numerous survival construction projects that require lashings for construction. Here is an example of lashings used to hold two posts together (details on how to create lashings…
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