Today I set out to create natural cordage for the Advanced portion of Bushclass. I have probably made maybe seven inches of cordage out of Yucca before, so this was really my first time emersing myself in this. It's funny, and this has been screaming at me since digging in the dirt this morning. There is something about making cordage that is at odds against our society. What I mean is I felt strangely awkward probing the dirt with a stick for roots. I kept telling myself, "hey if somebody happened by..." I also have to share that once I began to search it became easier and easier. Before I knew it I had tossed the stick aside in favor of my hands. Once I struck that first roughly ten foot root I was hooked! I felt liberated a little bit, like learning how to ride a bike or something. Anyways, I took plenty of pictures and it was a successful outing for Bushclass. Still need to do the braided cordage, but it turns out Sweetgum and Yellow Pine roots are a little hard to manipulate; so I'm probably going to try something different for the next one. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy the pictures! And thanks @venmm73 for the Kukri! And thank you @NWPrimate for the tips on where to look for cordage in the winter time!