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Rope and Cordage

Something a good woodsman will never be without is some good rope or cordage. The two items I will always have one or the other of is 550 cord and bank line. Both of these are multipurpose items that can be used for lots of different things. Constructing a shelter using all natural materials can be strengthened by securing your poles together and makes for a more durable and longer lasting abode

Making weapons, utensils, or other camp items such as fire tongs can be made improved by having a hank of cordage. With either 550 cord or bank line, you have a fishing line you can use to get yourself calories. Both 550 cord and bank line are also good for making primitive traps. I prefer to use bank line as it is very strong and holds a knot better.

You'll also find snare wire which is excellent for trapping small game. A squirrel pole can be made using this brass wire. Squirrels will take the easiest route to getting up a tree and if you have a pole leaned up against their tree, they will usually take the route.

Bungee Tie and Ball
Bungee Tie and Ball


550 Cord
550 Cord


Survival Snare Wire for Sale
Snare Wire