What is so important about knowing how to make cordage? It's string, right? It's everywhere. Answer: Nothing, if you have it!
In modern times cordage (aka string or rope) is abundant and cheap. In prehistoric times the ability to make strong, reliable cordage often made the difference between just surviving and thriving. Almost everything you do in a primitive situation involves cordage. Bow strings, fishing line, nets, shelters, traps or snares, the fire-bow, clothing, grass mats, etc., all require cordage.
We often take cordage for granted, since it is so abundant, but it becomes very important in a primitive situation.
In this class you will be instructed on how to make strong, reliable cordage, completely from nature. Every prehistoric culture, even the Inuit culture, was able to find sources of strong, durable cordage from its environment. We will study the types of plants, trees, and animal fibers that make the best cordage as well as learn several manufacturing techniques. Even if you know cordage, you should take this class. Can you make a fine, strong cord, 6 to 10 inches a minute, without leg rolling? This is just one of the skills we teach in this class. Where there's rope, there's hope!
Price: $96 for Saturday or Sunday, $172 for the weekend
Purchase before 12/12/13 at $76 or $137 (20% discount)
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