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How To : Big wall rock climb with proper back up knots

This is part of the How To Big Wall Book. In this segment Chris McNamara demonstrates how to use back up knots when jumaring. This is a technique video for summitting or sending problems on big walls outdoors. The knots are crucial for safe and effective rock climbing techniqu ...more

How To : Tie a halter knot in horseback riding

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tie a rope halter knot. This is useful if you are about to go horse riding. First, bring it through the loop and bring the knot under the neck of the horse. Push the loop up and then make another loop and bring the end back through i ...more

How To : Tie a bowline backup knot

The bowline knot can be furthered strengthened by tying an additional backup knot. As knot-tying reduces the strength of the line, it's advisable to back up knots if the rope will be enduring some weight. Watch this video survival training tutorial and learn how to tie a bowli ...more

How To : Start embroidering with some basic stitches

This tutorial is a concise tutorial on the basic embroidery stitches. Learn how to do a French knot, flower, chain stitch, back stitch, outline stitch, satin stitch, and a cross stitch. All you need is some fabric, an embroidery hoop, floss and needle.

How To : Tie the Rapala knot with a knot tying animation

The Rapala knot is a common fishing knot that is intended to be tied directly to the lure. It was conceived by the Rapala Brothers, who emphasized that if a swivel or leader is essential, choose the lightest tackle possible so that the lure moves naturally. This knot-tying an ...more

How To : Tie an Atlantic Tie (And Its Variant Bosphorus)

First of all, we need to start giving names to things. Most ties (probably yours, too) are tapered. We will refer to the two ends of the tie as the wide blade and the narrow blade. When describing how to tie a knot, you have to think in terms of a triangle with three position ...more

How To : Tie a necktie in a Full Windsor knot

In this video we learn how to tie a necktie in a Full Windsor knot. First, take four inches on the skinny side and bring the long end over it. Then, bring the tie up back underneath and pull it through. Drop this down to the right hand side and then bring the long end back up ...more

How To : Tie an angler's loop knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie an angler's loop knot. The angler's loop knot is a really old traditional knot that dates back to the 17th century. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about making it. For an e ...more

How To : Tie the slim beauty knot for fly fishing

Tie a double overhand knot 4" from the end of the shock tippet or other material to which you want to connect your class tippet. Gently tighten the double overhand knot, but only until it turns over and forms a figure-eight. This leaves two gaps through which you can pass the ...more

How To : Tie your belt properly in martial arts

This video shows how to tie a karate belt. Take a double wrap belt, place the middle of it on your belly button and pull it around on to the back and cross the belt on the back. Take the layer on the bottom and tuck it underneath the top layer all the way around to the front s ...more

How to Tie your shoes : 15 different shoelace styles

Looking to get super creative with your shoelaces? In this video, fifteen different shoelace styles are gone over with diagram as to how they were done. Such styles include the checkerboard, the double back, loop back, sawtooth, riding bow, twistie, lattice style, footbag, lad ...more

How To : Tie an uni loop fishing knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a simple uni loop fishing knot. Uni loop fishing knots are made by creating a barrel knot and then sliding it back onto your hook. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about maki ...more

How To : Cross stitch

In this tutorial, we learn how to cross stitch. This is easy to master and just involves using one stitch. To start, you will first need to line your fabric up with the needle and mark the center. From here, secure it to the back with a small knot. Next, you will put this arou ...more

How To : Cut up your t-shirt like a rock star

This video is a demonstration of how to cut up a T-shirt, inspired by 80's rock band fashions. Use a regular white T-shirt and start by cutting a deep scoop neck out of it, starting about an inch outside the neckband. Turn the shirt over and fold it in half Snip horizontal lin ...more

How To : Do the twisted cord knitting technique

Watch this knitting instructional video for tips on mastering the twisted cord knitting technique. This is a fast, easy cord, and, with a sturdy fiber, it makes a durable bag handle. Start with a piece of yarn that is four times longer than the desired length of the finished ...more

How To : Rig skip baits using a whole fish for fishing

So, you've mastered the knot tying process for fishing, and you already know how to catch bait, so now what? You need to put that live bait to good use... this animated tutorial from Marinews will show you how to rig skip baits using a whole fish for fishing. Catching bait mig ...more

How To : Rig a garfish for fishing swimming bait

So, you've mastered the knot tying process for fishing, and you already know how to catch bait, so now what? You need to put that live bait to good use... this animated tutorial from Marinews will show you how to rig a garfish for fishing swimming bait. Catching bait might jus ...more

How To : Tie the perfection loop for fly fishing

Learn how to tie the Perfection Loop knot for fly fishing, with this helpful instructional video. 1. To start the perfection loop, hold the standing line in one hand, and with your other hand create a loop about one-and-a-half inches in diameter that crosses behind the standi ...more

How To : Use a shovel

Does your lower back feel like it's in knots after you use a shovel? You may not be using the tool correctly. Watch how to properly shovel.

How To : Tie a munter hitch knot for climbing

This is a very useful belay knot. I have seen people wandering around with 3 or 4 belay devices on their harness and could never figure out why. It is like technology is going to solve eveything for you. Get back to basics and learn the fundimentals of climbing. This knot is c ...more

How To : Tie a sheet bend knot

A sheet bend is used to tie two lines (ropes) together that are the same or different sizes. If lines of different sizes are used, the thicker or stiffer line forms the open loop, and the thinner or more flexible line (white line) passes through the open loop, around the back ...more

How To : Tie up or truss a chicken for roasting

First of all keep the chicken under the running water and then pad it dry. Then you have to remove the neck, inner portions and the fat from the abdominal cavity. Now season the inside of the chicken with salt and pepper by standing it up inside the bowl. You can now add the d ...more

How To : Tie a Shemagh scarf for fashion

In this video, we learn how to tie a Shemagh scarf for fashion. First, tie the scarf by folding it in half then throwing it over your neck. Place your hear over it and you're done! Now, fold the scarf in half again and wrap it over your back, then create two small knots on the ...more

How To : Tie a Shemagh (Afghan scarf) in a traditional way

In this video, we learn how to tie a shemagh in a traditional way. First, you will place it behind your head and then wrap it between your mouth and your nose. Now, wrap the other side of the scarf around the forehead and to the back of the head. Wrap the scarf on the side in ...more

How To : Tie a bowline fishing knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a bowline knot. The great thing about a bowline knot is that no matter how much tension is applied, it will always slip back out when you want it to. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know h ...more

How To : Unlock Your Car Door with a Shoelace in 10 Seconds

Have you locked yourself out of your car? Well, as long as you have a shoelace, you may be able to get back in. Don't Miss: 15 Ways to Open a Locked House/Car Door Without a Key Don't Miss: 6 Easy DIY Ways to Open Your Car Door Without a Key Video: . Pull your shoelace out of ...more

How To : Properly tie your pointe shoes

Elizabeth while showing us the way to tie your pointe shoes tells us to put the foot through the elastic first and then put some padding on and then stick your foot inside the shoe. Adjust the ankle part of the shoe properly after stretching the elastic up. You can use the thu ...more

How To : Tie a trucker's hitch

The trucker's hitch is a good, strong knot with many uses. It's ideal for securing a load in a vehicle, and was used that way dating back to the days of wagons hauled by horses. In this video the folks at ITS Tactical teach you how to tie a trucker's hitch, quick and easy. IT ...more

How To : Tie the slip knot for boating

This version of the slip knot is basically a uni knot tied with rope and with just one or two wraps around the double line. It does the trick and is easy to tie. Watch the demonstration diagram & follow these steps. How to tie the slip knot for boating: 1.Run line through o ...more

How To : Tie the buntline hitch boating knot

Use this knot (buntline hitch boating knot) to fasten items such as snaps and rings to rope or cord. It forms a small, neat and very reliable boating knot. Not to be used however, for tying into a climbing rope. Watch this boating knot tying video tutorial for helpful tips. Pa ...more

How To : Do a knitting cable cast-on

Watch this knitting instructional video to learn how to do the knitting cable cast on. Start by making a slip knot with a 6" tail and place it on the left-hand needle with the working yarn coming from the back. Knit a stitch in the slip knot loop, but leave the slip knot on t ...more

How To : Grip the ball to bowl inswing

Buddy Mason demonstrates how you can grip the ball to bowl inswing for the game cricket. You have to have the correct grip, position, and you must have your wrist cocked back. The seam must be kept straight and you must take into consideration the ball's sideways movement. By ...more

How To : Make a Banner for a Lightweight RC Plane

I decided to make a quick banner for my RC plane. It was basically free, but you might need to get a few materials if you don't have them. My plane is a Hobbyzone Champ, which is a hardy but tiny plane, weighing only 1.3 ounces with the battery. My how-to is modeled after this ...more

How To : Tie the improved clinch fisherman's knot

The improved clinch knot… why is it improved? Well, the improved version of this popular fisherman's knot includes an extra tuck under the final turn. If you want to learn how to tie the improved clinch knot, just watch this video with Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV. The improved ...more

How To : Change the nylon strings on a classical guitar

In this Music & Instruments video tutorial you will learn how to change the nylon strings on a classical guitar. Take the peg winder and unwind all the old strings. Then unravel all the strings from the bridge. Make sure the bridge doesn’t fall off. Take a new string and ins ...more

How To : Tie your running shoes the right way

You've been tying your shoes for years but did you know you could be tying them the wrong way. This guide is going to show you how to make a reef knot in your shoes instead of a granny knot. To figure out whether or not you need shoe lace training look at the knot you make, if ...more

How To : Tie the slim beauty knot for fishing

The slim beauty knot is an excellent knot for attaching leaders to class tippet or leaders to the main line. Another good use is to attach a fluorocarbon or mono leader to braided line. 1. Tie a double overhand knot in end of leader. Pull knot semi-tight to form a figure eight ...more

How To : Tie the nail knot for fishing

Learn how to tie the nail fishing knot with this knot tying instructional video. The nail knot is a popular and time tested fishing knot to join fly line to leader. Use of a hollow tube instead of a nail makes for easier tying. 1. Lay a nail or hollow tube against the end of a ...more

How To : Tie the improved cinch fishing knot

Watch this knot tying instructional video and learn how to tie the improved clinch knot for fishing. The improved clinch knot has become one one of the most popular fishing knots for tying terminal tackle connections. It is quick and easy to tie and is strong and reliable. The ...more

How To : Tie the blood knot for fishing like a pro

Ever wonder how to tie the blood knot for fishing? Well, wonder no more! Learn how to tie the blood knot with this instructional fishing knot animation. Use the blood knot to join sections of leader or line together. It works best with lines of approximately equal diameter. He ...more

How To : Tie the trucker's hitch knot for boating

Learn how to tie the trucker's hitch knot. The trucker's hitch knot is one of those boating knots that once you learn it, you wonder how you ever got along without it! Use this knot to cinch down a load on you car top, boat, horseback, you name it. This combination of knots al ...more

How To : Do a knitting provisional cast-on

Watch this knitting instructional video to learn how to do a knitting provisional cast-on. A provisional cast-on is usually worked in a contrasting waste yarn so the cast-on stitches can be easily removed later. The live stitches are then recovered so you can knit down from th ...more

How To : Make a bracelet with 550 paracord

This video will show you how to make a very useful bracelet with 550 paracord. Once you watch this video, you'll have no excuse not to have any paracord on you. You'll always be prepared; after all, you never know what you could use this for! Just follow these steps: 1. Find ...more

How To : Tie the San Diego Jam knot for heavy lures or jigs

Popularized in Southern California, the San Diego Jam knot is used primarily by fishermen. It's a great, sturdy knot aimed at success, and is gaining popularity everywhere, even in South America. If you're up for a new fishing knot, give this one a try. Watch the animation to ...more

How To : Make an amazing floating static orb

Learn how to make this spooky, amazing floating static orb. This is so simple, and so cool. It uses static electricity to make a tinsel orb levitate above a PVC pipe. We've gotten the orb to float for over 10 minutes. We just discovered you can use a regular balloon instead o ...more

How To : Knit a long tail cast on

Ever wonder how to do the long tail cast on for knitting? Well, wonder no more with this knitting demonstration video! Begin by measuring out a length of yarn for the tail. (Search video "Estimate the length of tail when knitting" on WonderHowTo) Make a slip knot. Place the ...more

How To : Tie a Double Windsor knot

If you want to know how to tie a Double Windsor knot, this video is for you. To tie a Double Windsor knot: Lift up the collar of your shirt. Place the tie around the back of your neck so that the wide end hangs down on the side of your dominant hand, a little more than twice a ...more

How To : Loom knit newborn baby mittens

When making these knit newborn mittens use 2 strings at the same time for warmth. Wrap the string around your finger twice to create a slip knot (back loop over the forward, and then pull it down to leave the loop). Use only 7 pegs from the 24 peg loom. Use the anchor as the s ...more

How To : Make pew bows

Cut your ribbon or lace into two evenly sized pieces. This can easily be done by folding the ribbon or lace in half and cutting it on the fold. Take one of the pieces of ribbon or lace, and find the middle point of that piece. Fold the piece of ribbon or lace, keeping your ha ...more

How To : Tie a scarf around your head

Want to supply your head with a little extra jazz factor? Why not tie a scarf around it? You have only one head, but any number of ways to decorate it with a scarf. You Will Need: • A collection of scarves • An adventurous spirit • Taste Step 1: Tie the "peasant scarf" Fo ...more

How To : Truss a chicken

In this tutorial, we learn how to truss a chicken. First, you will tear the head off the chicken and then fold the wings to the back of it. From here, you will tie a string around the chicken so that the legs are tied together. Make sure you have the chicken tied as tight as p ...more

How To : Tie the perfect four-in-hand necktie knot

This video tutorial is in the Beauty & Style category which will show you how to tie a necktie in a four-in-hand knot. The broad end should hang lower and to the right. Take the short end of the tie in your left hand and bring the long end of the tie across it and hold it in y ...more

How To : Tie an easy double windsor knot

This video demonstrates how to tie a double Windsor knot, which is the neatest and most uniform looking tie knot. This knot can be tied in a few steps. First flip the shirt collar up and drape the tie around the neck as shown. Make sure to adjust the tie length so that the nar ...more

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