Generally when I’m out practicing bushcraft I try to avoid using cordage if possible. So for example, I’ll build a shelter using a few simpe design principles and negate the need for string.
But there are times when you do need to use cordage. An example here might be to make a platform to keep you off the ground. And that’s where a square lashing is likely to come in useful.
We look at how to tie a square lashing on our Institute for Outdoor Learning Bushcraft Competency Award course.
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