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Ray Mears – How to make natural cordage from nettles, Bushcraft Survival

Ray Mears – How to make natural cordage from nettles, Bushcraft Survival

December 10, 2016 @ 11:33 am
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Ray Mears - How To Make Natural Cordage From Nettles, Bushcraft Survival

Ray Mears shows how to make natural cordage using only the common nettle plant.

Ray Mears - How To Make Natural Cordage From Nettles, Bushcraft Survival

This clip was taken from the DVD extras of Ray Mears Bushcraft Survival Series 1.

Ray Mears - How To Make Natural Cordage From Nettles, Bushcraft Survival

Ray Mears - How To Make Natural Cordage From Nettles, Bushcraft Survival

Ray Mears - How to make natural cordage from nettles, Bushcraft Survival

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Ray Mears shows how to make natural cordage using only the common nettle plant.

This clip was taken from the DVD extras of Ray Mears Bushcraft Survival Series 1.

Ray Mears - How To Make Natural Cordage From Nettles, Bushcraft Survival
Ray Mears - How To Make Natural Cordage From Nettles, Bushcraft Survival
Ray Mears - How To Make Natural Cordage From Nettles, Bushcraft Survival
Ray Mears - How To Make Natural Cordage From Nettles, Bushcraft Survival

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  • Ammo
    October 4, 2015

    Not sure if anyone else ever noticed the poetry within this piece that
    reflects Mears life. His wife died of cancer; when he explains about
    rolling the string he explains how he rolls both the strands at the same
    time, he clamps them against himself to stop them from unravelling.

    Then he explains how eventually we get to an end ” because we always reach
    and end at some point, but! long before that the other partner starts to
    become thinner ” He’s now remarried which is a reflection of the next piece
    of nettle being put in place.

    Others may not see this but this is usually how skills have been past on
    from generation to generation especially old ones, through teachings from
    life stories which Mears seems to encompass and embrace. Total Legend and
    very inspiring.

    • Bushcraft Adventures France
      November 26, 2015

      +Ammo thank you for sharing the love that was shown in the knowledge and
      the lesson

  • Lee “MR DARCY” Pearson
    October 24, 2015

    Handy tip! If you are near a body of water soak the nettles in it and it
    will neutralise the venom xxx

  • Steve Brettell
    November 1, 2015

    another thing to do, for protection, is to run the nettles through a split
    stick. partially split the stick open it up like pinchers I just go zip.

  • Jesse Friel
    December 15, 2015

    when it gets to the end how do you keep it from unraveling

    • Mr Muggles
      December 28, 2015

      +Jesse “Wheeets” Friel The opposing tension built up inside the cordage
      from the twisted strands twisting together stops it from unravelling

  • Robert Mulqueen
    January 18, 2016

    How well will nettle fibre cordage work for bow string, on a bow with a
    draw weight between 30lbs-50lbs?

    • Broken Antler Outdoors
      February 12, 2016

      +Bobby Mulqueen I am sure, if done right, the cordage will be good for at
      least a few shots… however if you plan on using the bow over a longer
      period of time you have to eventually turn to sinew to make the string. As
      a short term hunting weapon it would suffice.

    • Robert Mulqueen
      February 13, 2016

      +Broken Antler Outdoors +Broken Antler Outdoors I’m planning on building
      the bow from materials foraged locally. So I was hoping I wouldn’t have to
      resort to sinew.

    • Mason Richardson
      May 3, 2016

      +Bobby Mulqueen you can use natural cordage for a bowstring no problem. it
      all comes down to how well you make it, and which fiber you make it from.
      look up “primitive technology” channel on youtube. that guy uses a similar
      type of cordage to the one int he above video for a bow and it fires
      reliable for dozens of shots and never breaks.

  • Wye Explorer
    February 4, 2016

    Very useful of course and eloquently put. An enjoyable process i would
    imagine. Evidently in a survival situation there would be a very different
    feeling altogether. ATB Mark.

  • Jill Huguenard
    February 23, 2016

    hi, these woods are so beautiful. where is this filmed?

  • Ryan Clark
    March 5, 2016

    Iv never seen nettle stems that thick

  • annick lepaslier
    March 18, 2016

    Toujors bon à savoir puisque ces plantes se trouvent un peu partout, ( il
    suffit de mettre des gants)
    L’utilisation des fibres vegetales ne date pas d’hier et a fait ss preuves
    depuis la Prèhistoire ( et encore de nos jours)
    A experimenter durant les W.E a venir! Bonne activité plus simplle que
    celle de la Vannerie !

  • Survival Training School of California
    March 28, 2016

    Huge fans here in California.

  • Pomic
    April 12, 2016

    Great video quality, simple method, time to make the hordes of nettles in
    the woods nearby into fishing nets! Ty : )

    • MannyXVIII
      July 3, 2016

      I am not that sure that the cords resulting from nettles are resistemt to
      water, but I might be wrong.

    • Ben Lenton
      July 29, 2016

      The bracelets ive made for demonstration pieces have continued to last for
      months. theyve been soaked repetedly obviously from showering and from the
      sea and what not so i see no reason why they wouldnt hold up

    • MannyXVIII
      July 29, 2016

      +Ben Lenton thx for the Info

  • dylan dewalt
    June 6, 2016

    what about the pokeys

  • dylan dewalt
    June 6, 2016

    nvm

  • pistache28
    June 25, 2016

    Thank you for your video that is very interesting and useful! keep doing
    this type of educational videos!

  • RJ
    July 21, 2016

    My fingers got stung thanks to your method, i’ll make sure to use gloves
    next time lol my fingers are all thingly and stinging right now ><

  • David Hammond
    July 21, 2016

    What if you used something like a rolling pin to flatten the fibers?

  • Martin Axe
    July 29, 2016

    This man is a fountain of wisdom from experience. Watching and listening to
    him work is something I could do for hours. I’m grateful for modern
    technology which captures and will preserve his efforts. If only we could
    watch Sears, DC Beard, Kephart and Hearne in action.

  • Domestic_K9
    August 3, 2016

    Do these grow in the temperate deciduous biome?

    • Sekeletu
      September 18, 2016

      Of course. Everywhere, mainly on openings and clearings, more on wet areas.

  • Max camilion
    September 2, 2016

    Where do Nettles grow?

    • Hyper Graphics
      September 18, 2016

      Everywhere,forrests,swamps,plains…

  • A. J. Tarnas
    October 14, 2016

    The way he’s handling these is nuts to me. On the west coast of the US, the
    stinging hairs are on the stems as well. There’s no way to touch them
    bare-handed unless you have leather skin. Which perhaps he does. Otherwise
    great video as always, Ray Mears is a master.

    • Johnno Dorber
      November 8, 2016

      Heard of the expression, grasp the nettle? It is possible and a great way
      to impress your unknowledgeable friends. The stinging hairs are curved and
      will sting when you brush against them. Brush the right way or grasp firmly
      and they will bend. Get a magnifying glass and look. You will see what I
      mean.

    • A. J. Tarnas
      November 8, 2016

      +Johnno Dorber
      Nice! I’ll look closely and try this technique (carefully)!

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