Re: BAMBOO AND LASHING
Kevin Pate (kevinpate@YAHOO.COM)
Tue, 30 Jun 1998 13:11:57 -0700
Kim was looking for bamboo ideas. I've used these
with our girl Scouts, and will repeat with our
lightweight table tops
lash two long bamboo between two close trees. using a running lash,
lash shorter uniform lengths closely together across the two braces.
lash four pieces into a square. lash other lengths over these to make
a shelf. make two other shelves,
each slightly smaller than the one before. then make one more shelf,
about 1/3 the size of the smallest one already made.
string shelves together, about 12-18 inches apart,
largest on the bottom. Run extra rope so you can bring all ropes to a
point at top and from that point, have a length to tie on a tree limb.
Cover it all with a sheet wrapped around. At top, end of sheet go
into a can or bucket that fits on top shelf. fill bucket 1/2 way or so
with water. Water seeps down into the cloth, creating a zone inside
the sheet cooler than
outside the sheet. it won't keep ice cream from melting, but it beats
leaving apples in the sun.
lash a bamboo tripod, two actually, and use as a gateway marker for
campsite entrance if one doesn't exist.
other tripod uses include a place to hang first aid kit, or lantern,
or anything that won't exceed weight of bambo holding strength.
Hope these ideas help.
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