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Stages in square lashing – invaluable for shelter building and making camp equipment

1.  Begin with a clove hitch and then lash the string alternately above and below both sticks.


2. Frapping to tighten the lashing. After 3-4 circuits make a full turn around one stick and circuit the string a couple of times between the two sticks going above different sticks from stage 1.


3. Finnish off with a round turn and a clove hitch.


To extend or practice this, see this post on natural weaving.