KNOTS & LASHING
Knots and lashings have been binding our world together for thousands of years. There is even evidence that Neolithic man knew the clove hitch among several other contemporary knots we might recognize today! All modern cultures share a history of reliance on knots and lashings for their survival and development of civilization: binding arrowhead to arrow; hide or thatching to shelter; bit and reins to horse oxen; millstone to mule.
Today, the nearly lost art of knots, lashings, and ropework is mostly relegated to historians, hobbyists, and riggings used in various industries. However, to the outdoors person, proficiency in knots and lashings can allow you to transport and secure gear more efficiently, setup and maintain guide level campsites, make lashings for bushcraft and camp projects, create riggings to move large objects or your vehicle when a winch or lift isn’t around.
While there are several thousand knots in existence, and untold variations of those, this course will focus on the most fundamental knots and lashings that are tried-and-true, and that you can always rely on when you need them. Additionally, we will push your skills with more advanced knots, lashings, and ropework as the day progresses. Each participant will leave with some practice cordage, and a waterproof knot book to keep practicing your skills at home.
Most importantly, this class will be fun, you’ll be working with enthusiastic instructors who use and rely on these skills daily, and you’ll be surrounded by like-minded students eager to learn.
Cost: $75 (ages 13+), $55 (ages 8-12)
Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX and surrounding Bastrop Area.
Ages: This is an adult class but open to ages 8+. Children under the ages of 16 must be accompanied by an adult participant with a 1:1 ratio. An enrollment form and payment must be received for each person attending regardless of age.
Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle
16 oz, TKWide insulated
hot/cold beverage bottle
with leak-proof cafe cap, $25
27 oz, Stainless Steel water bottle
with spots top, $20
Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!