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Emergency Cordage: Soda Bottle

Discussion in 'Other Skills' started by Wasp, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Wasp

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    This is cool and a half right here. On earth day about four years ago a group of us volunteered to get in Kayaks and do a lake shore cleanup on Lake Dardanelle. We were given large mesh bags and rowed along the shore filling them with trash. Over the course of several hours we filled a couple of dozen mesh bags (big bags) full of trash, but most of it was coke and water bottles. We ended up filling a few trucks with trash that day.

    Whats the point? Well the point is theres water bottles everywhere, and if your in a tight spot and need some cordage then remembering the skills in this video will greatly help. The best part...its extremly simple.

    [Note: if your at home there are other things you can use besides a green sapling, but in a SHTF/survival scenario you likely wouldn't worry about cutting a few down. You can use the sappling forbother things, like combining it with your new cordage for shelter.]

    Video is about 1 1/2 minutes:

    [video=youtube_share;Vc6TG7Y3RK4]
     
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  2. Twistokane

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    this actually works really well, have done it myself with smaller bottles i found out in the field.
     
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    Anybody tried this since I posted it?
     
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    Just saw it, but I will.give it a shot. We keep a lot of 2 liters around for emergency ice blocks, nice to add another use.
    Adam G
     
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  5. Wasp

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    Pictures would be nice if you can.

    I want to try it but haven't been able to get outside much for a while.
     
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    Neat trick.. this is one to try out next weekend ... i'll post pics ..
     
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    @JollyRoger3 has done it and posted a good video some time ago.
     
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    Heat shrink it!

    Eta.

    Cordage from plastic bottle tool @ 7 minutes

    Heat shrink near 10 minutes
     
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  9. JollyRoger3

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    Thanks schamp! It's a great skill to have.
     
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    Very cool. Going on my 'to try' list.
     
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  11. Wasp

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    I think it's really practical and one more way to utilize trash you come across in the field.
     
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    I've had pretty good luck with it. I posted about some of my experience with it. Check out this link.

    Making plastic cordage
     
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    Awesome brother!
     
  14. Wasp

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    I can't watch the video for a few days because my data is almost up.
    Got any tips for tying it off snug?
     

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