Wed, Aug 7 2013 - Knots for your needs (View Original Event Details)

Event Coordinator(s): Dima L
Participants:Calista L, Darlene, Sarah Silverstein, taras, Richard, Kevin J, Leanne, Rick, Dima L
Voluntary Donations:$1.00

Write Up:
It turned out I had a lot of material to cover and it took more like 2 hours to finish. Nevertheless, people had enough fun practicing tying knots and using them for typical camping tasks. Here is a summary of the knots we went through:

I. Types of ropes: material, construction, diameter.
II. Storing rope: spool, bag, proper coiling technique.
III. Rope parts and basics:
IV. Tying two ropes together:
V. Attaching rope to trees and poles:
VI. Making loops:
VII. Trucker's hitch: tie a canoe to car's roof.
VIII. Bear rope: standard way (using figure-8 and clove hitch), PCT (using blocking twig).

Donations collected: $1.

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