American Bushman

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Monday, September 01, 2008

Storing Cordage

I was daisy-chaining some cordage this morning to store it in my pack and it reminded me of this fantastic video I saw on YouTube:

This is only slightly different from how I do it and I suspect that has something to do with the diameter of the rope and the acceptable size of his loops versus the stuff I use.

The benefit to storing cordage in this manner is the ease of deployment. Just untie the half hitch in the end and give the free end a pull. The whole thing unties in a matter of seconds.

It also minimizes tangles and takes only a short time to tie up. I often do this while waiting for the kids' bus in the afternoon while sitting on the rocking chair on the front porch.

Thanks for reading,



At 1:30 PM, Blogger Chris said...

I feel like the way the video showed would still be a huge mess if it is thrown into a pile since the loops were so big and could get caught on just about anything. I like the tighter daisy chain as in your picture there. Nice video however.

At 1:36 PM, Blogger American Bushman said...

I have extension cords chained loosely (still tighter than the video though) and have not had a problem if I toss them into a pile.

He goes about 10 times faster than I do though.

I like my chains nice and tight to minimize space and to prevent tangles but it takes longer to do it right.

Thanks for your comment,


At 2:05 PM, Anonymous said...

Good find.

For me,this is easier to do using my thigh as a base while sitting because over time holding a thick rope up can get tiring.

This method is also good for rope you want to wash, even shoe laces etc.


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