I wasn’t going to do a part 2, however Ive had lots of feedback, input and enquires. Besides I’m going nuts stuck in a caravan in this leg brace and need something to do to stay sane.

Knots can be explained an easy way or a hard way.. Some are there to learn other knots. You can get away with around a dozen basic knots for bushcraft. I wanted to take a step beyond that. I also wanted to show applications on farms or for emergency uses

You can pretty much FUDGE everything and just use a round turn and two half hitches and square knots if you really wanted to.. It all depends on how far you want to take your knowledge.

I tried writing this is one large section but its easier to break it down into sections. Ill have to start and do my own you-tube vids at this rate.

Lashings (Pole to Pole)

Square lashing – binds two poles together at a 90 degree angle. Such as in a ridge pole for a shelter or a ladder style pack frame, or to construct a stretcher, ladder, bed, box trap, chair meat hanger.started with a clove hitch.

Diagonal lashing – braces a rigid structure used in a Roycroft pack frame started with a timber hitch.

Shear lashing – joins two poles together to form legs ie instead of three legged tripod only two legs for a tree less tarp set up.(This can also be tied as a three pole lash.)

Round lashing – securing two poles together to form an end join as in to extend a pole for a longer saw handle.

(The difference between a shear lash and a round lash. Positioning and purpose of the timber)

Tripod Lashing – as name suggests for making a tripod

Fast Tripod Hack