Preparedness

Building an Emergency Rope Ladder

August 13th, 2007  |  Published in Preparedness

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Our friend Brian recently built an emergency rope ladder for to keep on the second story of their house in case of a fire. It looks great, isn’t too expensive, and was fairly quick to make. He describes a few steps of how it was made:

It cost me $20 in supplies. I got two 8 foot 2×4’s and cut them into 16 inch steps. Then I threaded the two 25 foot lengths of rope through holes drilled through each end of the steps and tied knots at 16 inch intervals for the steps to rest on. I’d be happy to give more detailed instructions if you wish to make one for your house. The major tricky part is tying knots as you thread the rope, while also tying the knots at even intervals.

Brian's Rope Ladder

It looks great! We could definitely use one of these around in case of an emergency.