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  Re: totems for climbers
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.05.14 at 11:31:49(8767)
Hello David and all Friends,

I wonder how they manage the seemingly LONG fibers seen in the photos if it
is from the actual coconut, one would think that no fiber would be longer
than about 11" as it is limited by the size of the nut/ fruit. Anyone know
for sure??
The best totems I`ve seen were made by bending wire with about a 3/4" mesh
around a 3 or 4" square bit of wood, fastening the two sides of the wire
'box' so created by bending the wire-points around the opposing side, then
stuffing the tube TIGHTLY with sphagnum by compressing it with a
broom-stick. It held moisture well, and the roots of climbers loved it.

Julius

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