Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Mad Hutters - lashing together

Our current set of huts are made by lashing sticks together.
We've learnt a clove hitch knot which we used to secure our rope to one stick.
Once it was secure, we lashed the sticks together by winding around and between the two sticks, finishing off with another clove hitch.
Then we stretched out our sticks to make an 'A' frame.

This book "Go Wild: Be a Survivor", by Chris Oxlade, has lots of good tips.

We started in class on Tuesday with sticks and our smaller ropes:

On Wednesday we took some bamboo stakes outside and made shelters.
We lashed the stakes together.
Two 'A' frames and a stick leaning on top make a pretty good tent frame.... although they can topple over!




All this 'lashing' reminds me of Enid Blyton and 'Lashings of ginger beer!'

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