Step 5: Philosophy of cordage
- Splice only one strand at a time. (Only one strand should end at a time.)
- Dry fiber can be wrapped more tightly than wet fiber. So make sure your fiber is dry. Wet-made cordage will fall apart when it dries.
- A finished cord can be used as a strand in a larger cord. That's how they make those awesome rope bridges in the Andes -- out of grass.
- Wrap tight, wrap sturdy. There's no way to fix a loose cord, aside from unwinding the whole thing.