Step 1: Materials
rope (not string. String is too weak.)
para-cord (stuffs amazing!)
plant roots ( gonna have to be pretty long)
If you know how to make string from long grass or plants, that works too! I think there is an 'ibles on that in the survival skills contest :)
Step 2: Rope
Para-cord works best but i doubt you can find any out in the wild. Unless you pack some just in case :) Braid the para-cord so its thicker. That way it will hold the barbs better,
Rope!! NOT STRING. String will work, but is too weak!! If you have alot of string, make a rope by braiding.
Plant roots work, but long ones are hard to find. If you find skinny roots, braid them like rope to make a thicker,stronger rope.
Vines are like para-cord only more rigid. If the vine is DRY, make it wet when you finish the barbed rope so it's less likely to crack and split. This also makes it easier to work with because it bends better.
Step 3: Barbed part
With paper clips, straighten them and break them in half. If you have a small one, keep the paper clip together. Bend the paper clip around the rope because they slip off real easily
Staples are harder to work with and smaller so the rope is going to be skinny but strong (para-cord). Also bend the staples so they hold on to the rope better.
tooth picks are already sharpened twigs so get a bunch of toothpicks and go to the next step
Step 4: Putting Them Together
When you are done, wrap the barbed rope around some trees or set up posts around where you are staying. Put them high enough so rabbits and squirrels won't steal your food. Make as many barbed ropes as you can and put them a few inches on top of each other so you have a barbed rope fence!
Step 5: Barbed Whip
SAFETY: if you are going to make this, do realize that the barbs can seriously injure and kill so don't play around with it.
If you are using paper clips or staples, bend them when you poke them through the rope so they don't fly off when whipping.