Guides and Ideas

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…

Fun Rope Games

Team building exercises and fun school, or party games can include using a rope or cord. Several of these games can include large groups of people or a small group of friends depending on the size of the event. They are also an amazing ice breaker for clubs, volunteer groups, or workplaces that have new people or work with camps and moral boosting organizations.Tug of WarWhen thinking about ro…

History of Knots and Common Uses

Knot tying has been around for thousands of years and is something that many people underappreciate but often use every day of their life. From functional uses to art techniques, knots have been an essential tool for people tackling any project or task.So, what is a knot? A knot is a fastening made by tying a piece of rope, cord, or string. This tying can be done in an infinite number of different…