Remember these cool shelters that Joe, Opie, Zach and I built in the river valley?
One very important part of building this shelter is the bed frame similar to what I’ve shown below. 3-4″ diameter logs are stacked log cabin style to build a frame that can contain bedding materials (leaves/boughs/branches/grass,etc) and help brace the arch-style roof. The logs are lashed together using the JAM KNOT. I love this knot and it’s one of the most useful outdoor knots I know and I’d like to use this opportunity to teach it to you.
I’ve never been a big fan of teaching knots with the written word or photos so I’ve filmed a short video where I describe how to tie it step-by-step. Below is the embedded video and here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQxPvWTT3PM
It’s such a simple knot to use and works perfect for bed frames to contain loose natural insulation.
Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,