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5 Common Items You Can Turn Into Cordage

DIY rope
Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 5:06 PM

Some interesting ideas for starting materials for crafting your own cordage and creating rope for projects or survival situations.

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Rope Making 101

DYI tutorial for creating your own rope.
Monday, June 29, 2015, 10:03 AM

Knowing how to make rope is a great skill to have in an emergency. You might be able to find weaker materials like twine, string, yarn, plant fibers or even plastic bags but they won’t be able to hold anything strong until they are bound together as rope.

Making rope is a great skill to know and very easy to do. Below, we’ve listed some instructions on how you can make a simple rope design. Keep in mind that there are multiple ways to make a rope and many materials you can use.

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Versatackle Knot

A variation of the Trucker’s Hitch
Friday, March 27, 2015, 4:21 PM

Another interesting knot to learn and add to your knot making knowledge.

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Sheet Bend Knot

Advanced Knots For The Beginners

Knot knowledge for survival
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 9:45 PM

Being able to tie a variety of knots may not be something that comes to mind when you are preparing to survive in the wilderness (or in an urban environment after an economic collapse) but knowing a few advanced knots can save your life. Knots are useful for building shelters, constructing traps, securing a fishing line, and climbing steep terrain. If you use the wrong knot for any of these situations, you may have to cut the knot when you can’t untie it, or have it slip out and come undone. Here are five advanced knots that amateurs can master – and they each have unique applications in survival situations. » Read more

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7 Important Knots You Should Know

Learn to use rope more effectively.
Monday, February 2, 2015, 3:04 PM

A wonderful little video teaching you how to make 7 different useful knots.

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Rope Cutting

How to Cut Rope in an Emergency Without a Knife

A must have skill to add to the toolkit
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 5:36 PM

A very informative video that will show you how to cut rope with a cutting device.  So simple it might make you laugh.

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Step-By-Step: How to Tie the Fisherman's Knot

Learn to join two smaller ropes together
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:58 PM

A very important knot to know how to make and have in your prep skill set.

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The Bottle Sling Knot

An infographic to teach you how
Friday, September 6, 2013, 3:15 PM

Learn how to make this interesting, useful knot.

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Nettle Cordage Tutorial

Bushcraft rope making
Monday, March 25, 2013, 12:46 PM

A great introduction to the bushcraft skill of using the stem fibers of the nettle plant to make natural cordage.

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How to Make Knots

Tutorials for making knots of all kinds
Friday, October 12, 2012, 9:26 PM

Learn from these great Instructables turorials how to make knots of various kinds and when to use them.