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    Sticky: Good Luck with your test.

    Good Luck with your test.
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    Sticky: Certainly. I posted them for everyone to learn,...

    Certainly. I posted them for everyone to learn, not just for my own use! Feel free to use them.
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    Sticky: Good tip. Thanks. Glad you tried it. It's a good...

    Good tip. Thanks.
    Glad you tried it. It's a good skill to have.
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    Sticky: When the fibers are fresh / wet, they are swolen....

    When the fibers are fresh / wet, they are swolen. If you twist it right away, the shrinkage will allow your twist to get loose and your rope possibly fail. If you dry them out in the sun or...
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    Sticky: oooh. I was re-reading some info on some flowers...

    oooh. I was re-reading some info on some flowers I spotted in the garden. Cutleaf Evening Primrose (Oenothera laciniata) and the book says that the stems are fibrous and can be made into cordage. I'm...
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    Sticky: I have made about 8 foot of cordage this way in...

    I have made about 8 foot of cordage this way in one continuous cord, only to find it was really too long to be practical. mostly I use shorter lenghts for bindings or tying things up.

    The smaller...
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    Sticky: sooner or later you'll decide it's long enough. I...

    sooner or later you'll decide it's long enough. I don't know if there its a "proper" way to finish a cord, but this is how I like to do it.
    You will end up with a splice point and some extra...
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    Sticky: The Twist

    Here's a quick show of the twist
    http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg184/your_comforting_company/Primitive%20Skills/cordage/DSCN2256.jpg

    the right hand, in my case, goes over the left as each...
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    Sticky: splicing

    Fan out the last two inches or so of the end of the strand that is twined, and the one you wish to splice in. each new piece added to the rope should be rewetted, etc. as described above. stick the...
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    Sticky: getting started

    now we get down to the meat of the matter. the actual twining is very simple to envision and understand. sometimes it's not so easy to do lol. I see lots of folks start twisting in the opposite...
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    Sticky: i have not eaten any, but would assume that it...

    i have not eaten any, but would assume that it contains the same saponins and could be used to make the soap mentioned. I have some saved and drying out now to test this. I have read that beargrass...
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    Sticky: yucca cordage

    Yucca is one of those wonderful plants that can provide you with a lot of daily needs. It's leaves are full of long fibers that can be cleaned fairly easily of plant matter. The flowers and fruits...
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