Today I want to talk about how to lash a tripod.
I needed something to hold up some homemade mosquito repellent trays, and all I had was trees and string so…
Lashing is a great skill to have, with some rope and a little knowledge you can make all sorts of useful things.
This is pretty simple and by making a tripod you can easily make other things.
A homesteader, bushcrafter, or prepper should really take time to learn basic lashing.
Remember, a bridge is two large tripods connected by rope. One tripod inverted over another makes a tower. You can make a smaller tripods to hold meat over a fire or make a small stand.
How to Lash a Tripod:
- Start with a Clove Hitch around one pole.
- Wrap about six racking turns (Racking is the when the rope passes between the poles over one and under the next).
- This increases the contact between rope and wood and reduces slipping.
- Next make two or three tight frapping turns in the two gaps. (Frapping is wrapping around the rope between the sticks – it is 90 degrees to the racking turns).
- Finish with a Clove Hitch.
- Cross the two outside poles to form the tripod.