cordage made from plastic bottles :)


John McDouall Stuart
Jan 9, 2019
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I was bed ridden with a bad injury last year, and I discovered youtube :) I've always had a kind of useful kit in my daypack - what the american's would call an edc kit. I was researching useful stuff for re building it. I came across this guy,

I think the bushcraftoz forums would love him. Anyway, he has made a handy little tool for making cordage out of plastic bottles. He also shows how to tighten up joins lashed with this. I carry nylon zip ties in kits and tool kits etc and I've used them for all sorts of temporary repairs, esp on motorbikes and mountain bikes; this stuff does the same thing. It's not bushcraft, but he has a good argument for that. We live in a different world now, and the reality is plastic bottles litter our coasts and road sides and even camping areas. He's very down to earth like that. I can't help but think there's a more refined invention here waiting to be discovered; a smaller tool that makes use of the knife you have. Anyway, the link.
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