When I was first learning my lashings, it always seemed that finishing them off gave me no end of trouble. It says in the book to secure with a Clove Hitch, but whenever I tried to tie a Clove Hitch the way the book described, it always ended up with too much slack and my […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Taut-line Hitch is a requirement for the Boy Scout Rank of ‘Tenderfoot’, and is a very useful knot to know. It is used to add tension to a line. It is often employed to tie down loads on vehicles or set up tents. Enjoy this tutorial! If you have any questions, feel free to […]
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!
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. […]