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  1. But what about the finish… it's like you didn't bring the video to an ende, how do i finish the cordage when I already have it to the lengh i wanted it to be?

  2. Today I was given the task by my instructor to search for the various ways to make fire to better understand the steps, and be able to apply the same methods to other things. What I found was a very knowledgeable young man with a tangible reverence for the natural world, workings and order of things. I enjoyed the videos so much, that I followed them beyond my assignment. Mahalo, Kahu Paul for sharing your "ike" & "mana'o" with us. I'm definitely getting an A+!

  3. i saw someone break it up with a rock just go from the base to the tip its alot faster but i havent tryed it my self so i dont know

  4. It is so awesome to see someone else using this method. I teach wilderness survival to youth and one day I sat by the fire with a pile of grass to figure out how to make it into rope using these rope-making methods. After perfecting, I now teach to my students this life saving knowledge.
    It's crazy how closely related our methods are. Do you teach wilderness survival as well? You are a fantastic instructor and I'd recommend doing so if you don't already.

  5. the more I watch your videos the more I love them and the knowledge they contain! Thanks for everything Paul!

  6. Excellent demo. I spin wool with my spinning wheel, but never really figured out how to make cordage in the woods. Interesting. We don't have yucca here in this part of Canada, but I could do this with cattails and daylilies, eh.

  7. I would recommend splicing in sooner and having the lengths run together for a while before letting one run out. That ought to do it… if not, then there must be an issue with the way you are wrapping the cordage… I hope this helps!

  8. everytime i make cordage, and i try to splice a piece in, it breaks at that part. like the cordage i made 1st, within the last 5 mins, will let the new cordage i've spliced in slip out. i'm wrapping everything tight, and i've tried several methods of coiling the cordage, but nothing seems to help. why does this happen? (also, if you don't have yucca plants anywhere near you, try corn husks. they're very fiberous just like yucca, but don't have all that slime and whatnot you mentioned)

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