Rediscovering the Tourniquet Lashing!

Other Places on the site, I’ve talked about John Thurman, an influential British Scouter. He was the head of the famous Gilwell Scout Park in England for some time. In addition, he wrote many good books on various topics of Scouting. One of his biggest contributions is in the field of Pioneering. He wrote many […]

Rediscovering the Secret Japanese Square Lashing

One of the very first times, if not the first time that the Japanese Square lashing appeared in print was in John Thurman’s Pioneering Principles in 1962. John Thurman was an influential British Scouter who discovered the lashing while on a tour of Japan, hence the name. This lashing deserves rediscovering! It can shave minutes […]

How to Tie Two Half Hitches

Two half hitches is a simple and secure knot that is used to fix the end of a rope to an object. It is one of the required knots for the Tenderfoot Rank in Boy Scouts. Enjoy this tutorial! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment!

How to Tie a Square Knot

The square knot is the first knot a boy must know to become a Boy Scout. It is an amazingly versatile and useful knot, yet many people don’t know how to tie it. Enjoy this tutorial! This will be the first in a series of posts on this Blog on how to tie useful knots. […]