Ropes, cords

A piece of rope or string will be useful when making any makeshift pieces of equipment in the field – making wooden sleighs, or sticking different materials together. If we do not have a standard rope or cord, they can be made of natural materials. However, appropriate knots should be used, to stay safe, for example, a rope requires others, which we cover for crossing the river, and others, when we want to combine permanently and reliably various elements of hand-made equipment. If you can't remember more nodes, learn to tie a flat knot.


There are two main types of ropes, due to their weave. Ropes and cords consisting of three strands twisted together and core ropes, in which the core veins are surrounded by a braided braid (T-shirt). Both types of ropes can be made of natural or synthetic fibers. Choosing the type of rope, you should take this into account, what it is supposed to serve us for. Braided rope twists and loops less than a regular twisted rope. Natural fiber ropes can rot, when they remain moist for longer, natural fibers also show lower strength than synthetic ones, such as nylon or polyester. Hemp rope, for example, breaks quite easily.

Twisted fiber cord
This type of rope is often stronger than a core rope, but also less resistant to damage. It consists of three fibers twisted together. Generally made of natural fibers, such as sisal, hemp or synthetic, for example nylon. Such ropes are often used as mooring lines on boats and ships; have high static strength.

Core rope
Climbers use core ropes for belaying due to their high dynamic strength. The core of such a rope is braided together, thin twisted veins. They are covered with a braided braid, also known as a T-shirt. The rope is flexible and easy to use, although icy or wet, it can be difficult and can slip out of your hands.