• Essential Rope Knots

    Double Sheet Bend

    The Sheet Bend knot is a versatile and useful knot that is used to join two lines together. It is relatively easy to tie and can be done quickly, making it a great knot to know for a variety of situations. The Sheet Bend can also be used for connecting a line to a corner of a tarp or poncho…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Essential Rope Knots

    Sheet Bend

    The Sheet Bend, 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…

  • Essential Rope Knots


    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…

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

    Water Purifier…for ultimate protection

    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…

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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…

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

    Emergency Distress Whistle 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 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!!!