Guides and Ideas

Butterfly Bend Knot

The Butterfly Bend Knot is used to combine two pieces of rope together. This can be done with two of the same rope or two completely different pieces of rope that have differing diameters and materials. It is one of the stronger bend knots because it will hold well even under a large amount of weight (this also depends on the strength of the rope). It can even be used when connecting to a rop…

Best Rope for Emergencies

You never know when an emergency can arise. It can be at home, in the car, or while on an outdoor adventure. Rope is something that can easily be kept on you, in the car, or in your home at all times and can come in handy when you might least expect it.There are several different kinds of rope, each having specific characteristics that make them better for certain jobs rather than others. But what…

Best Way to Clean Rope

Cleaning rope regularly or when it comes in contact with particles that can affect its fibers such as dirt, sap, and salt, can keep it from deteriorating or losing its usefulness. However, there are a few tips and guidelines that should be followed when cleaning your rope and cord.Using a tub, sink, or large container is the best for washing your rope depending on its size. It is important to have…

Natural vs Synthetic Rope

Both natural and synthetic ropes are great, but each has attributes that make them better in different situations. Below are four different aspects of rope that are great for comparing what makes natural and synthetic rope great.CompositionNatural ropes are made of material that is farmed or grown from the earth. Manila rope is made from the abaca plant, cotton rope is made from the cotton plant,…

How to Tie a Clove Hitch Knot

Clove Hitch can be used as a crossing knot (macramé knotting) or for utility use. This easy to tie knot can even be done with one hand. A round pole or object is best for this kind of knot because it will hold better than if it was tied on a rectangular or square post.This knot is easy to tie and untie. It has multiple functions including hanging up hammocks, hoisting items, and even starting…

How to Tie a Bowline Knot

The Bowline Knot is one of the most important knots you can know. It creates a secure loop that will not get stuck and is easy to tie and untie, even when tension has been applied to it. It is a reliable and strong knot that has been around for centuries. Although commonly used for boats, the Bowline Knot has also used to hoist and haul objects and to fasten one rope to another.We used Olive Drab…