Guides and Ideas

Make Your Own Bungee Cord

What you'll need 2 bungee hooks We are using a 1/4" metal bungee cord hookAny length of nylon shock cord We are using 1/4" Imperial Red Shock CordScissorsLighterStep 1Once you have gathered your supplies, cut your shock cord with a scissor to the length you want you bungee cord to be. Add a couple extra inches to allow for tying knots in steps 3 and 4. Be sure to melt the nylon on the end(s…

Marine Rope: What Works Best?

Finding the Right RopeBefore synthetic rope was made, natural materials were used for rope on historic boats and vessels. Now most marine ropes are made of synthetic fibers like polyester, nylon, and polypropylene for both land and underwater purposes. They are applied to sails, anchors, and securing the boat or items on the boat. It is extremel…

Best Rope for Different Weather Conditions

SunPolyester rope is a great rope for climates that receive high amounts of sun exposure due to its resistance to high levels of UV rays and temperatures. It is great for desert climates, locations near the equator, and during the summer months. Polyester rope can withstand intense heat and has a melting temperature between 428-degrees and 500-degrees Fahrenheit.RainPolypropylene rope is resistant…

New Year, New You

Starting another year includes starting fresh and finding new hobbies to pick up and resolutions or goals to achieve for the new year. We have an array of products from cotton rope for arts and crafts to paracord for hiking and survival that can be used for applied to your new interests.MacraméCotton rope is great for macramé crafting. Start the next semester of college with…

Intro to Macramé

Macramé has been around for hundreds of years and is thought to have originated in the 1200s with Arab weavers. It is defined as the art of knotting cord or string in patterns, sometimes with multiple colored string, to make decorative items. The true art of macramé is very detailed and done by hand, not machine. The trend of creating macramé drifted in and out of popularity but most prominen…

12 Days of Rope

Here are a few ways to celebrate the holidays this year and for many years to come. Find easy to do decorations, gift ideas, and games!NUMBER ONE: GIFT GIVING Tie a bow around your tree by wrapping the rope around the box starting at the top and then twisting the rope 90 degrees around each other so that the rope can be twisted around the other two opposite sides of the box before being tied in a…