natural cordage


Making 2 ply reverse twist cordage from lime bast

Check out this short video of Bob making 2 ply reverse twist cordage from lime bast.  I’ve written a post previoulsy that shows you how to prepare the fibres, here we show you how to turn those fibres into cordage. We make natural cordage on our Cordage & Containers day as well as on our IOL Bushcraft Course and 5 […]

making 2 ply reverse twist cordage from lime bast

bushcraft club 2019 | Ashford | Canterbury | Kent

A weekend bushcraft course

This video was taken on our 2 Day Bushcraft Course in April 2019.  It was a bit of a chilly weekend, as you can see from us all wearing hats and scarves!  But we still packed a bunch of stuff in, including knife safety and cutting techniques, fire lighting, cordage, foraging, tarps & hammocks, knife […]


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

Stinging nettle cordage

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