American Bushman

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Making Rope with Mors

I've recently acquired several of Mors Kochanski's videos and have been watching them while I've lacked the energy to do anything else.

In his "Bush Knots" video he talks about making rope out of smaller cordage using a simple machine. I have been, all morning, searching the Internet for more resources on making rope.

Having seven strand paracord in the bush is handy not only because of the 550 pound breaking strength or 110 pound working strength but because one foot of cordage provides so many smaller strands in one neat package. Turning that paracord into rope both increases its strength and decreases the coil size required to pack the same amount of rope into the woods.

Just a thought...



At 10:50 AM, Blogger Stephen Renico said...


Hope you're feeling better. It's good to see you got this rope post up.


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