bushcraft skills

Bushcraft: Making Natural Rope from Cedar Bark

When you’re out in the woods and need a thin rope or cord for making structures, or lashing down your tarp, the humble cedar tree provides. Natural cordage is never going to be as strong as man-made alternatives like paracord, but it will help you out in a pinch.

If you are patient, the cedar bark cord can be a beautiful thing and is often used as a decorative addition. Cedar cordage is easy to make and surprisingly strong. Here’s how you do it.

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Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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