natural cordage


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 […]

bushcraft club 2019 | Ashford | Canterbury | Kent

bramble cordage | bushcraft | south east | Kent | London

Bramble Cordage   Recently updated !

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 […]


Stinging nettle cordage 4   Recently updated !

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 […]

Stinging nettle cordage

sweet chestnut cordage

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 […]