• Essential Rope Knots

    Figure Eight

    The Figure-Eight Knot is a type of stopper knot that is used to prevent a rope from running through a piece of equipment such as a belay device or a carabiner. It is a very important knot in both sailing and rock climbing as it prevents the rope from slipping out of the retaining device. The Figure-Eight Knot is relatively easy to tie and is considered to be secure and reliable when tied correctly. It is also used as a double-figure-eight for belaying in climbing and for tying up a boat to a dock.

  • Essential Rope Knots

    Clove Hitch

    The Clove Hitch is a type of hitch knot that is used to secure a rope to an object. It is made up of two successive half-hitches tied around the object in opposite directions. The Clove Hitch is a simple and versatile knot that is often used in boating, climbing, and other outdoor activities. It’s often used for securing a rope to a post or a tree and it’s relatively easy to tie and untie. The Clove Hitch can be easily adjusted to a degree, but is not recommended for critical load-bearing applications, as it can slip or come undone when not loaded. It’s important to note that the Clove…

  • Essential Rope Knots

    Sheep Shank

    Note: The sheep shank is a binding knot that can be used to shorten a rope, or to take up slack in a rope. It is not recommended to use in life-safety or critical load bearing applications as it can slip or weaken under high loads or tensions.

  • Essential Rope Knots

    Half Hitch

    The Half Knot is not a commonly used knot, it’s the first step of the reef knot, also known as square knot, which is a binding knot used to secure a rope or line around an object. It is formed by tying two overhand knots, with the second one being tied in the opposite direction of the first one, creating a symmetrical knot. The half knot is not used alone and it’s not recommended, because it’s not secure by itself. It’s only the first step of a reef knot, which is used to tie parcels and shoelaces, and also reefing and furling sails. It is an easy and simple knot,…

  • Essential Rope Knots

    Sheet Bend

    The Sheet Bend, also known as the becket bend or weaver’s knot, is a knot used to join two ropes of different diameter. It is particularly useful for joining a thinner rope to a thicker rope, but it can also be used to join two ropes of the same diameter. The thicker rope should be used to form the bight, and the two free ends should be on the same side of the knot for maximum strength and security. The sheet bend is a non-jamming knot, which means that it can be untied easily even after being loaded. Make sure the knot is snug and secure before use.      

  • Essential Rope Knots

    Bowline

    The bowline is a reliable and secure knot that is commonly used to create a fixed loop at the end of a rope. It is often used in boating, climbing, and other outdoor activities. It is important to note that the bowline should be tied correctly and should not be used in situations where the rope is subject to sudden jerks or shock loads. It is important to check the strength of the knot before use and re-tighten as needed. The bowline is a versatile knot, used in many settings, such as boating, climbing, rescue, and more. It is known for its security, as it won’t slip or bind, and…

  • Critical items you ‘Need’ to Survive an Adventure,  Overlooked Survival Items

    The average person can survive up to 3 Days without Water

    LifeSaver® water purifiers are designed to remove 99.99% of protozoa, bacteria and viruses, making it a reliable and effective solution for purifying water in various settings. It can be used for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and backpacking, as well as for emergency preparedness and humanitarian aid projects. Lightweight and easy to carry, making it an ideal solution for trekkers and backpackers. Additionally, clean water has additional benefits such as detoxifying the body, aiding digestion, promoting clearer skin, boosting general health, and strengthening the immune system. It can also be helpful for rural communities and schools.

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    No Cell Signal…  “Don’t Worry, be Happy” say hello to Zoleo

    Never do you need to climb a mountain, row an ocean or trek in the wilderness without a proven device that enables the connections you need! The robust ‘Zoleo’ provides seamless connectivity via the Iridium global satellite network when you’re outside of mobile coverage… It has a built-in SOS ‘Alert’ button, with 24/7 monitoring and progress updates; also has a ‘peace of mind’ check-in button. Helps keep you safe — even if your smartphone is damaged or out of battery life.

  • Critical items you ‘Need’ to Survive an Adventure,  Overlooked Survival Items

    Distress signal tips using your Survival Whistle

    The ‘S.O.S. ‘ Emergency sound signal is three prolonged whistle blasts—then three short blasts—then three prolonged blasts—then pause and repeat. Blowing a whistle 3 times, wait 30 seconds, and repeat is the internationally distress signal. One blast – Where are you? Two blasts –   Used to signal a halt during a sound and light search. Five blasts –   Danger signal (usually shipping) Blast for help, loudly and hold for approx. 3 seconds. I can personally confirm the Acme Survival Whistle can be heard as far as a mile away.  *** If you can be heard, you can be found and rescued!!!

  • Critical items you ‘Need’ to Survive an Adventure

    Adventurers Multi-Tool … best strap one of these onto your belt

    Leatherman is the ultimate, handy ‘Multi-Tool’,they are by far first choice on my survival kit list…..                                                                              Your selection between the Wave, Surge, Signal,or Skeletool can depend on your next adventure; trekking, camping, fishing or general outdoors repairs.   Leatherman  are durable, dependable  and multi-functional so best strap or clip on to your belt…