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Sisal and Jute anyone? 779

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,768
Sisal and Jute anyone?
« on: August 29, 2016, 08:55:52 PM »
I dig Jute twine and will be picking up some Sisal soon.  They may not have the strength as some other cordages but they certainly has some advantages in term of "leave no trace" or footprint.  Natural Sisal will decompose and comes from the Agave plant which is kinda neat.  Jute is the fiber that makes burlap.  Jute is bio degradable as well which is nice IMO.

They make great tinder and braided can be quite strong.  They may not have the panache as bankline or paracord but I feel they have their place and should be considered in your kits or outdoor uses.     

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Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2016, 09:14:27 PM »
I use a lot of natural twine around the house, most of it sisal, I think. I'd like to mention manila as well, really nice stuff.
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,768
Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2016, 09:21:51 PM »
Manilla, ah lovely cordage as well.  The Philippines hemp from a banana plant.  One of the strongest natural fibers.  Such lovely cordage that also should be considered.  My Filipino friends would be ashamed I failed to mention it.   

Manilla so named after the capitol of that beautiful country.   

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Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2016, 09:27:42 PM »
Love Jute. Best things about it is that cheap, biodegradable and is a excellent fire tinder. About the only thing I use paracord for is my rig line for my tarp.

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Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2016, 05:51:10 AM »
Any twine that has multiple uses and is biodegradable is great in my book as well :like:
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Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2016, 03:33:25 AM »
I LOVE jute twine!!
I keep coils of the stuff in all my kits, and a few balls of the stuff around the house. If I need more strength, I make a big loop, and then twist it up so its doubled. I've yet to have a failure in anything I tied up. I don't even bother with the cult worship object of paracord. Jute all the way!!!



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Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2016, 08:25:10 AM »
Perhaps it's odd but I mostly use jute

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Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2016, 12:55:46 PM »
These days I live not far from Dundee where Jute processing was a massive industry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Dundee#Jute

I'd much rather use jute than paracord for all the same reasons already mentioned. :cheers:

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Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2016, 03:20:26 AM »
All those natural fibers tie much more secure knots too.

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Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2016, 04:23:19 AM »
I love sisal. Great for fire starting, and I've used it extensively when doing training shelters. I find it isn't quite as strong as jute, but easier to work with when cold.

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Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2016, 09:56:39 AM »
One big ball of jute. :D

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Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2016, 10:21:53 AM »
I mostly use jute for fire starter.    :)

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Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2016, 11:10:47 AM »
I mostly use jute for fire starter.    :)

and have to admit I've never used it to start a fire. :-[  That's easily fixed though. >:D

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Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2016, 11:38:19 AM »
I mostly use jute for fire starter.    :)

and have to admit I've never used it to start a fire. :-[  That's easily fixed though. >:D

it's like playing on easy mode. actually you can make it even better by dunking 3 to 4 inch long pieces in melted wax.

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Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2016, 12:04:05 PM »
I mostly use jute for fire starter.    :)

and have to admit I've never used it to start a fire. :-[  That's easily fixed though. >:D

it's like playing on easy mode. actually you can make it even better by dunking 3 to 4 inch long pieces in melted wax.

Just tried it and it works very well indeed. :tu:

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Re: Sisal and Jute anyone?
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2016, 07:20:06 PM »
I keep a few rolls of jute for gardening ties. Used it to hang tutus from my patio cover for my daughter's second birthday. On a camping trip to Sequoia in July, the tent poles weren't packed with the tent, and were left at home. Between two hiking poles, some sticks, a large tree (largest tent stake I ever used), and half a roll of jute twine, my son and I had a functional, if low ceilinged, tent.

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