I myself am quite a novice survivalist, so my brain is heavily influenced by television concept of survival, namely transmission with TC Bear Grylls Discovery. Characteristic features of this concept — at least short term assets and autonomy. NAZ Grylls — knife and flint. Here I am, though I have different vyzhivalcheskie tackle, starting and ending with a backpack entrenching shovel, prepare to survive with a minimum of gadgets with them.
Closed this week for themselves the question knife. Considered two options: 1) ordinary knife — strong and reliable; 2) knife «survival» — a hefty, with a bunch of lotions, hollow handle and a kilo of junk in it. The last option rejected because of the large flow of criticism.
Bought relatively cheap domestic ungainly metal knife with a thick enough butt and wrapped a rope handle. Actually this knife I became Grady lotions to state survival knife.
Did I do two things:
1) First, I unwrapped the coil. Finding a handle two holes fixing ropes namatal between them along the blade a certain amount of fishing line, and on each side of the handle attached a couple of fishhooks. Zamatal everything back.
Functionality is not affected, the dimensions are not increased, weight was added with gulkin nose, but now has become a fisherman, you might say.
2) Lanyard. A good thing. Apart from the convenience (for it is possible to pull the knife out of its sheath, for example), security (holding knife lanyard threaded through the arm at a suitable length thereof lanyard keeps his hand from slipping on the RK at the guard missing) and safety (the knife fell from his hands hang on it thanks Lanyard and not fall in, say, water) lanyard carries also two-meter rope — great value in terms of survival.
But just a lanyard — it’s gone, I thought =) And I decided to add to it without what Bear would look at my knife as on stationery. Namely — the flint.
Long studied variants Lanyard weaving in the net, but nothing suitable to accommodate the flint is not found. Thought for himself — and then came the answer — lanyard-weave «basket.»
(A small digression: Flint expected to be recovered Lanyard only when no other opportunities ignition and acute need for this. Ie it is stored there before the event, but not so much that undone popolzovavshis again stuck, then pulled again. Well you understood.)
Go on a photo, but the quality is not — sorry. I am glad that is a resource where the important thing is not the form but the content! =)
First, it took me: knife with a lanyard hole, rope (1.5 m), matches, flint.
Flint can see for yourself whose. Bought at half price — sale.
From Flint, I tore up a pen
Now make the «basket.» To associate this rope so that it guides 3, in which is then woven into the warp yarn.
Here are two guides:
And the third:
Runners should be slightly longer than flint that it feel comfortable in the basket.
Look like this: left to right — guides 1, 2 and 3:
Now threading long free end of the rope through the guides as well as in a wicker basket, ie a guide wire inside the next — from the outside, once inside, the next — from the outside, etc.
Let’s start from the inside of the first guide:
So the second go around the outside:
Third from the inside first — now the outside:
Here’s what happens:
You can try the flint:
When I was weaving a bit and then missed all intertwined (damn perfectionism). So when intertwined, then at creating guides when fastened to the second node and obtained third rail, I did not immediately began doing the basic braid and missed the rope through the hole in the knife and then really started to do basic weaving. When he finished, tied the knot, cut the excess part of the rope, scorched end.
That’s what happened in the end:
Feels like: well, a burden so in general, light weight to piece out. But I’m still on this approach will not give up =)
Thank you for your attention.
p.s. Instead of Flint in a lanyard can be various other useful things put. Well, sharpener, say. Could be a passport from a knife in a plastic bag and solder on steel screwed — still can not produce every day asking. =)