I know I should know the answer to this...but I don't.
Because of a re-design of my tent awning I now need to drive a nail into the top of my wooden tent poles. Clearly this will split the wood but I am certain that there is some sort of organic material, that is authentic medieval, that I can soak in water to stretch it and then bind onto the poles, let them dry and shrink and then I can drive the nails in without the wood failing.
Am I talking nonsense? And if not what is it and where can I get it?
The might of England standeth upon her archers. So clanky men run away!