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  1. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    It might come in handy one day to know what type of plants in your area you could use for natural cordage... In my area, the Southwest US, there's lots of these stringy fiber type plants, the first 3 that come to mind are: ...these are great and the Fan Palms probably have the longest...
  2. Vendor Deals
    5col Survival Supply now offers tarred bank line, made in the USA by Catahoula Manufacturing in Louisiana. www.5col.net Twisted is $8.99 per 1/4 lb spool. Braided is $9.99 per 1/4 lb spool. Shipping is FREE. We offer two types: braided and twisted. The braided bank line will not ravel when...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Every time I toss out a plastic bottle, I kid you not, I literally look at it and think to myself..."This could save my life." Then it hit me! I'm going to build a survival kit out of nothing but free items that can be found anywhere and that are regularly thrown away. When I worked...
  4. Australia and New Zealand
    G'day all Went camping last night at a little cove on the south coast of Australia. Beautiful private spot and only known by the locals. Had the place to myself. Made a few things while in camp. There is a sedge that grows all over my region that is pretty good for cordage. I've plaited it...
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    G'day all Went camping last night at a little cove on the south coast of Australia. Beautiful private spot and only known by the locals. Had the place to myself. Made a few things while in camp. There is a sedge that grows all over my region that is pretty good for cordage. I've plaited it...
  6. Australia and New Zealand
    I find foraging an interesting subject and activity. It is something you can do on bushwalks etc. To me foraging means finding items of use, not just food, but anything at all. When I am walking in the woods I am constantly looking all about me, and I travel slow and stop and listen a lot. There...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I like having a lot of rope/cordage around. I'm particularly fond of genuine 550 7-strand parachute cord, but it's also good to have larger line. You never know when cordage will come in handy, but to make it really useful you need to know how to tie a few practical knots. I have two criteria...
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    How many of you have run into a snake or two while hiking or camping in the wilderness? It never fails that when I’m on or off the trail I usually run into one. I have me a corn snake I ate in the picture attached but I was curious as to how many others eat the snakes they find. Even if I am...
  9. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    http://www.countycomm.com/550cord.htm just awesome
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