natural cordage


Bramble Cordage

I’ve written posts previously on making cordage from nettles, lime bark and sweet chestnut.  This time it’s brambles.  Bramble cordage is actually quite easy to do, the preparation is straightforward.  The only caveat is that (in my experience) you can only do this in the late part of spring and the early part of summer […]

bramble cordage | bushcraft | south east | Kent | London

nettle cordage | Kent | south east | London

Stinging nettle cordage 4

Cordage is essential when you are spending any amount of time in the outdoors;  learning how to make your own cordage is therefore an important bushcraft skill.  Recently I wrote about preparing sweet chestnut and this time I’m going to show you how to prepare stinging nettles for cordage.  Nettles make excellent cordage, really strong […]


Sweet Chestnut Bark Cordage 2

Cordage is extremely important in the outdoors and being able to make your own is a great bushcraft skill to possess.  Here I’m going to look at sweet chestnut cordage, made from the inner bark.  Spring and early summer seems to be the best time to harvest the materials for your sweet chestnut cordage.  Look […]

sweet chestnut cordage