“Spinnin’ a rope is fun, if your neck ain’t in it” (Will Rogers)

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In this video I show some of the ways you can spin two and three strand rope and how to either spin-in or splice-in loops. It also shows you how to make a fish hook & line from rattan and a needle & thread from bamboo.

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Being able to spin even a two-strand rope is a very useful skill as it allows you to lengthen short fibres into a rope of the required length. It also, of course, strengthens the cordage and, by repeating the process (i.e. taking two or more two-strand cords and spinning those together) you can continue to strengthen the cord even further.

At the end of the video is a demo on the simpan knot and its use in making paracord-beads – this allows us to make an all-paracord Ranger-bead set…something that is extremely useful for jungle navigation.

Learning to make 2/3 strand rope is pleasingly easy (compared to other junglecraft skills at least) and gives you a lot of flexibility when building shelters, traps, bow strings and countless other tasks.