A continuous, perfectly round, rope ring can be made by unwinding and rewinding individual strands of a rope without the need for a bulky knot or splice.
Whether you use them to secure your Nalgene water bottle to your pack or slip them over your lantern's propane tanks to keep them from banging into each other: Rope Rings can be made on-site and are a nice addition to your camp gear portfolio.
I'll bet you didn't know that a diamond tennis bracelet would make a nice Valentine's day gift. Subtle hints from my significant other brought that to my attention as soon as we entered this February season. It was those little hints that inspired the seed of this Instructable.
Who wouldn't rather receive a rustic biodegradable rope bracelet rather than a cold gold one? Don't answer that...
But this Instructable is not about bracelets...
It's a resourceful project that shows how to turn an essential wilderness staple, rope, into a functional outdoor gadget.
Step 1: Wilderness Games
The morning camp activities have drawn to a close. Lunch has been prep'ed, cook, and consumed.
Everyone starts to settle in around the campfire to relax.
Suddenly, there is the "SNAP" of a twig...there's rustling in the woods.
The peacefulness of camp has been broken. Wildlife is on the prowl.
Instantly the camp is full of restless wild things.
The air is filled with the dreaded howl of: "W E E E R B O R E D D...We don't have anything to do!"
The two game pieces made from the rope rings in this Instructable will entertained even the most stubborn youth determined not have a good time.
See the last two Steps for more info on these play things.