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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'm not sure if others do this, but I've found it a quick and simple way to set up a hoochie (tarp) when hiking. I replaced all my guy lines on my hoochie with thin shock cord and use toggles to secure it. The hoochie. Everything rolled up inside it. 1st end of ridgeline has a permanent...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey everybody, I was thinking about how so few of people these days (including myself) know how to tie a few important knots besides the one on their shoes. I found a thread in the forums that discussed important knots but left out the pictures. Seeing as this is my first time posting pictures...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I assume this is all "old hat" to most of you, but if you are like me and consider yourself lucky to be able to tie your own shoes reliably, you may find an iPhone application called "Animated Knots" useful. It does a great job of giving you a good list of knots by usage category (e.g. Boating...
  4. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Any vet will tell's the NCO's/Non-comms that are the backbone of the service.....but at least in the Army it was 550 (para) cord and 100mph (duct) tape that helped us hold it together:D: I don't know if it warrants it's own section....but maybe a future sticky :).....but I wanted to...
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'd like to get back into working on my knot tying skills and would like to start weaving my own paracord items. Is there a book out there &/or website where complete and accurate detailed instructions are given? I looked on Amazon for some books but all of them have complaints where there are...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I've been trying to lash a pair of dry bags to the sides of my pack in preparation for an extended bivouac trip this summer. I really only have a few knots in my repertoire. I've tried doing a diagonal lashing with the pack's side-compression straps, but I can't get it very tight. What would...
  7. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Knots,.. the proper knot for the job at hand,.. a valuable skill to know. Learn about a half-a-dozen of them. This is a great site!!
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As a newbie, I've been researching things but haven"t seen any info about the different types of knots that made be use during those times out in the wild. I found one site that shows a few knots for those who are interested.
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm looking for books or websites with information on knot tying. Any set of knot tying skills that someone in a survival situation would benefit from is what I'm after. I have found a few sites, none of which I like. Do any of you seasoned survivalists have any books to recommend?
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I like having a lot of rope/cordage around. I'm particularly fond of genuine 550 7-strand parachute cord, but it's also good to have larger line. You never know when cordage will come in handy, but to make it really useful you need to know how to tie a few practical knots. I have two criteria...
  11. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Tangle-free 550/paracord donut (picture heavy) I got bored and decided to share the wealth. Here's a technique I picked up (dont ask how many years ago:)) of a way to store/carry your 550/paracord and be tangle free. STEP 1. Wrap the cord around hand a couple of times making a few...
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Downloads: A new file has been added by Herne: Fancy Knots & Ropework 101 - Series The knots and splices described below are all more for practical use than ornament, although such shortenings as the Single and Double plaits, the Chain knots, the Twofold, Fourfold, and Sixfold knots, and...
  13. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Downloads: A new file has been added by Herne: Knots: Ties & Hitches 101 - Series All the knots I have so far described are used mainly for fastening the two ends of a rope, or of two ropes, together. Of quite a different class are the knots used in making a rope fast to a stationary or solid...
  14. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Downloads: A new file has been added by Herne: Knots: Lashings, Seizings & Splices 101 - Series Almost any one can lash a rope more or less satisfactorily, but a knowledge of how to do this properly and in the manner best suited to each case is of great importance to seamen and others having...
  15. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Downloads: A new file has been added by Wolfen: Encyclopedia of Knots illustrated guide to Knots
  16. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I know knotting at all about knots.:D Please add more videos.
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