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Old 10-20-2020, 01:41 PM   #1
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25,000 ft of cordage on the Alone tv show

when use as much as I can of the 20x20 tarp and the 2 person rope hammock to make cordage. That only makes a bit over 300 sq ft of 1.5" mesh netting. But it will make 1500 sq ft of the 3" mesh netting. . So, once the waterfowl are all migrated, convert the 1-2 bird weirs into fish weirs by weaving in splits of local vegetation. If you have a long enough stretch of shoreline that you can clear of snags, you can have a seine that's about 40x5 or 50 x 4 ft, and 500 sq ft of the vegetation/mix 1.5" mesh netting. Depending upon how shallow the lack is, you run several of the mixed mesh nets 30 or so feet out into the lake, Position them a bit less far apart than your seine is wide. the width of the net will be determined by the depth of the lake at the end of the nets that protrude out into the water from the shore. The length of those nets will be determined by how many you want to set, and how shallow the water is. So you can have 3-4 such "pens".

One at a time, you can use the pontoon outrigger raft to close off the open end of each pen and pull the catch ashore.using a big stake at each end. if you can possibly stand to wade in the water, the haul would go much more quicky and easily. given the three chumlines, each line reaching 100m out into the lake each line having w a small tarp/tape bait-bag every 5m, and a baited hook on every other wooden float (and bag.) At night, the seine can be set as a baited weir. If there's nothing but snags, you'll be stuck with little use of the seine, so make more baited weirs. But you're looking at catching 40+ lbs of fish per day with such a set up. Sometimes I think I'm brilliant and other times, I KNOW it. :-)

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Old 10-21-2020, 06:42 AM   #2
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How long do you figure it would take to pick apart a 400 square foot tarp lengthwise by hand into hundreds of one-inch strips and then hand-weave those nearly five miles of 1" strips into nets, along with the thousands of knots necessary to make the nets keep their shape?

Never tried it personally, but seems like it would take a very long time if a person were by themselves. Never watched the show so don't know what they're initially given food-wise, but unless they already have shelter complete and days' worth of food on hand, seems like a long way to go without food & shelter.

Not saying it can't be done, but I'd want to test it out - even on a one-fourth scale with a 10'x10' tarp - first, before recommending it or counting on it.
 
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:47 AM   #5
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when use as much as I can of the 20x20 tarp and the 2 person rope hammock to make cordage. That only makes a bit over 300 sq ft of 1.5" mesh netting. But it will make 1500 sq ft of the 3" mesh netting. . So, once the waterfowl are all migrated, convert the 1-2 bird weirs into fish weirs by weaving in splits of local vegetation. If you have a long enough stretch of shoreline that you can clear of snags, you can have a seine that's about 40x5 or 50 x 4 ft, and 500 sq ft of the vegetation/mix 1.5" mesh netting. Depending upon how shallow the lack is, you run several of the mixed mesh nets 30 or so feet out into the lake, Position them a bit less far apart than your seine is wide. the width of the net will be determined by the depth of the lake at the end of the nets that protrude out into the water from the shore. The length of those nets will be determined by how many you want to set, and how shallow the water is. So you can have 3-4 such "pens".

One at a time, you can use the pontoon outrigger raft to close off the open end of each pen and pull the catch ashore.using a big stake at each end. if you can possibly stand to wade in the water, the haul would go much more quicky and easily. given the three chumlines, each line reaching 100m out into the lake each line having w a small tarp/tape bait-bag every 5m, and a baited hook on every other wooden float (and bag.) At night, the seine can be set as a baited weir. If there's nothing but snags, you'll be stuck with little use of the seine, so make more baited weirs. But you're looking at catching 40+ lbs of fish per day with such a set up. Sometimes I think I'm brilliant and other times, I KNOW it. :-)
have you actually tried any of this, or are you imagining 'how easy' it will be?

I suggest you try this under ideal conditions, and then multiple the effort by about 50 under less than ideal conditions.

and without any proof of you doing this, I remain highly skeptical of your claimed abilities.
 
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He has never tried any of the krap he has blabbered about,they are just nightmares from the drugs.
 
Old 10-23-2020, 02:56 PM   #7
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you dont have to pick it apart. All of you can find out i'm right for a $10 tarp from harbor freight and you dont have to destroy it, either. Cut a corner's edge loose, for 3-4" Try a cut, 1/6" wide, grab it with a visegrip and pull. One way will tear off that strip easily, one way will not. If the first way doesn't tear off as a strip, try the other one. when you see that it would, as I say, then use duct tape to restore the edge and you'll have a nice little tarp. you can get ride of the edges all the way around a tarp 5 minutes. Then you can start a few inches' worth of cuts in a minutes, rip off all of those strips in a few more minutes. Then they have to be spun to increase their strength. That takes about 3 minutes per 20 ft long strip, cause you have to keep re-tying the weight (a rock) to the strip, and coiling up the spun cordage. So about 3 minutes per strip from tarp to cordage and it will be 12-13 ft of cordage, not 20 ft, due to the coiling effect. 20 strips per hour, x12 ft of cordage is say, over 200 ft of cordage per hour. Unraveling the 2 person rope hammock is much faster. a LONG hard day to make 200 sq ft of 3" mesh netting out of tarp.

You can't use anything like 1" wide strips, Anyone who's ever twisted flat ribbon would know that much. It also wouldn't give you much cordage or netting at all and it wouldn't be any stronger than a 1/6" wide strip
 
Old 10-23-2020, 03:22 PM   #8
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Melvin are you EVER going to show PROOF that you actually DO ANYTHING or just sit at your keyboard gobbling Ambien and imagining all this tedious work? I don't think you would last 24 hours on Alone before punching out crying of SSI back pain.
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