Guides and Ideas

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…

How to Tie a Double Dragon Loop

Several kinds of loops and knots are used to end a piece of rope to keep it from coming undone, hang it up, and hold an item or other knot in place. Knots are used in everyday activities to organize, secure, and keep everything together. An easy loop that would do well for ending a piece of rope or cord is the Double Dragon Loop.This loop holds better than similar knots and loops like the bow…

How to Tie a Square Knot

Knot tying is essential knowledge for any outdoorsman, sailor, or rope enthusiast that many inexperienced people take for granted. Whether you're sailing, performing first aid, or in a survival situation, knots are one of the most important details that can make any scenario go right or wrong.One of the most used and simple knots out there is the square knot. This knot is great for tying up things…

Rope Used in Survival and the Outdoors

If you’re going on a fun camping trip with your family, or on a one-man adventure outdoors, it is always a good idea to have some kind of rope with you whether it’s as small as paracord, or as big as twisted nylon rope. Cordage has several uses in the outdoors and can help in medical and survival situations or as just a simple support for a tent. Here are just some of…

Make Your Own Bungee Cord

What you'll need2 bungee hooksWe are using a 1/4" metal bungee cord hookAny length of nylon shock cordWe 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) of your…