Cutaway illustration showing the interior of a typical Royal Observer Corps underground nuclear monitoring post or bunker.
Leather is a great material for braiding and weaving. It is soft and pliable and can be cut easily into different numbers of strands.
Endless Three-Part Plait
Great site has instructions This is a variety of fancy knots done in 1/4" and 3/8" manila rope. There are monkey's fists, globe knots, rope mats, Turk's Heads and a Bow fender, or Dolphin fender, for a dinghy.
Among high quality knots, the butterfly loop is perhaps the easiest to remember how to tie correctly. Start by simply making two twists in the same direction to form the two loops. Then wrap the outer loop around the standing part and pull it through the hole of the inner loop.
Weird yet useful facts
How To Build A Simple Log Cabin
Editor’s note: The following excerpt was taken from FM 21-76: Survival Evasion and Escape, an Army field manual published in 1968. Guiding by Sun and Stars 1. Finding Direction by Day (1) If you do not have a compass, you can use the sun to find approximate true north (and from north, any other direction). …