Todays topic is knot tying and lashing. These two skills can help you create a shelter if you are lost in the woods and you have cord in your kit. I like to keep 100 feet of paracord in my go bag. I learned these skills years ago while taking the Pioneering Merit Badge in the Boy Scouts. These skills are a becoming a lost art in today’s world but are still an important part of any preppers skill set. You should practice both knot tying and lashing until they are second nature. The two graphics below will give you a good basis for learning these important skills. Once you have mastered these skills you can make a variety of items for your campsite.