Aug. 4, 2018 - Aug. 5, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
In this entry level course you will learn to identify, procure and process plant and animal fibers for use in making cordage. String and rope are used in bow drill fire making kits, animal snares and traps, survival shelters, baskets, fishing, gear repair and much more.
This hands on course will teach you how use natural materials to make cordage. Students will learn the basic 2 ply reverse wrap, 3 ply cordage, leg rolling, plaited loops and more!
Day two gives students detailed instruction and practical hands on practice tying several useful knots. Knowing how to tie the appropriate knots in a survival situation can save you time and energy, help you acquire food, make shelter and carry supplies. Of course it’s also quite handy for setting up tents, binding gear, strapping loads and such.
Bindings and lashings will be covered as well as using natural materials such as barks and roots. This course includes cordage, rope and handouts for the student to take home. Students also learn to make a paracord survival bracelet which is theirs to take home.
This is a two day course. Tent and hammock camping is available and students are encouraged to bring any gear they would like to use or try out. Porta potties, fire rings and firewood are on site. Most cel carriers have good reception. There is no electric, gas or water.