• Essential Rope Knots

    The Figure-Eight Knot 

    The Figure-Eight Knot (orange) 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. The Figure Eight ‘follow through’ with a double line (yellow), creating a closed / non slip loop; secures the harnesses for rock climbing, belaying, canyoneering and for securing your boat to a dock cleat. #livealifetodiefor #marlowropes

  • 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

    Half Hitch & Double Half Hitch

    The Double Half Knot is a binding knot used when boating for holding mooring lines; securing livestock to a fixed object like a bar, ring, post or a tree. 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-hitch knot is not recommended to be used alone and it’s not , because it’s not secure by itself. #livealifetodiefor #marlowropes

  • Essential Rope Knots

    Sheet Bend & Double Sheet Bend

    The Sheet Bend, is a knot used to join two ropes of unequal size. 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.       #livealifetodiefor #marlowropes Double Sheet Bend The Double Sheet Bend is just…

  • Essential Rope Knots

    The Bowline Knot

    The bowline is an ancient,  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,…

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

    Water Purifier

    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’s the most practical and healthiest method that can be used for all 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…

  • Critical items you ‘Need’ to Survive an Adventure,  My Blog

    No Cell Signal…!!!  

    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! “Don’t Worry, be Happy” say hello to Zoleo 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. It’s an accessory that extends your smartphone messaging coverage to everywhere on Earth!  Helps keep you safe — even if your smartphone is damaged or out of battery life. #livealifetodiefor

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

    Distress Signals…!!!

    If you find yourself involved in and/or witnessing an outdoor emergency and need to summon help, there is an established international distress signal code for whistles… 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!!! #livealifetodiefor 

  • Critical items you ‘Need’ to Survive an Adventure

    Multi-Tool for Adventurers

    ‘Multi-Tool’,they are by far first choice on my survival kit list….. best strap one of these onto your belt                                                                 Your selection between the Wave, Surge, Signal,or Skeletool can depend on your next adventure; trekking, camping, fishing or general outdoors repairs.   Benefit of the durable and dependable multi-tool is it’s a ‘single’ tool that’s so easy to access; yet it includes a variety of multi-tool functions: for example > Large blade, serrated knife blade, bottle & can openers, screwdriver 5 mm, lockable, wire stripper, ,…