Knot tying is the one of the first steps in becoming a well rounded, successful Boy Scout. Who better to learn from than the Boy Scouts themselves? Follow along with this knot tying guide to learn how to tie several knots. Click on the right hand menu to learn the following kn ...more
How to Tie a Square Knot As a Boy Scout
As a Boy Scout, when the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid fo ...more
Learn how to tie the Sheep Shank Knot. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Sheep Shank Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn to tie knots for your Boy Scout requirements. Tie the Bo ...more
Tenderfoot is the first rank earned as a Boy Scout. The requirements of becoming a Tenderfoot provide basic skills to begin preparing the scout for higher adventure outings. Earning badges and receiving recognition can be very satisfying to boys. However, keep in mind that the ...more
Learn how to tie the Boy Scouts knot the bowline. The bowline knot is used to make a non-slip loop in the end of a rope. While it is used for climbing and rescues, a Figure-8 Loop Knot often is best in those situations. Remember to end the knot with the tag end of the rope ins ...more
Watch this knot tying animation to learn how to tie a sheet bend knot for your boy scouts requirements. Use a sheet bend to tie together two lengths of rope of dissimilar weights. The sheet bend knot will come in handy, so pay attention. Tie the sheet bend Boy Scouts knot. Cli ...more
Learn how to tie the Boy Scouts trucker's hitch knot. The Trucker's Hitch (Lorry Knot in the UK and parts of Canada) allows the scout (or sailor or whatever) to easily tighten a rope, yet easily untie the knot. Its most common use is for tying loads (thus the trucker moniker) ...more
Learn how to tie the sheep shank Boy Scouts knot. A sheep shank knot has two uses. First, you may use it to shorten a rope and maintain its strength for pulling. Its most useful purpose, however, is in situation when you cannot retrieve your rope. When lowering yourself over a ...more
Learn how to tie this Boy Scouts knot. The tautline knot builds a loop that will easily get bigger - by sliding the knot up the rope toward the free end. But, when pressure is applied to the loop, it will not get smaller. Its most common use in Boy Scouts is on the ropes that ...more
Learn how to tie a Japanese Knot or Square Knot - a decorative knot that forms a square shape. This is a fine knot for camping, climbing, sailing or Boy Scout training.
How good of a scout were you? This how-to video goes over seven different knots that every boy scout should know how to tie. 7 knots every scout should know is filmed from the knot tying point of view. The bowline, clovehitch, sheetbend, tautline, timber hitch, square knot and ...more
Square lashing is a knot-making technique that has been made famous by the Boy Scouts of America's massive pioneering projects, and is really integral to any structure made out of poles like the one you see in the thumbnail. This video will teach you how to use square lashing ...more
Learn how to tie a Turk's Head Knot in a flat or matt format - A decorative knot that is tied flat and can, if desired, then be formed into the cylindrical form of the Turk's Head Knot. This is a fine knot for camping, climbing, sailing or Boy Scout training.
Learn how to tie a Tarbuck Knot - a handy hitch for attaching a line to a ring, post, or other fixed object. This is a fine knot for camping, climbing, sailing or Boy Scout training.
Learn how to tie a Surgeon's Knot - Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, and slipped - A knot similar to the reef knot but holds better on small round ropes (shoelaces!) then the reef knot and so I use it for tying my shoes. This is a fine knot for camping, climbing, sailing or Boy Scou ...more
Learn how to tie a Heaving Line or Franciscan Monk's Knot - a practical and decorative knot used to add weight to the end of a heaving line, or to finish a Monk's belt rope ends. This is a fine knot for camping, climbing, sailing or Boy Scout training.
Learn how to tie a Tautline Hitch - a good gripping hitch that is quick to tie and resists sliding when the pull is parallel to the object to which it is tied. It is quite similar to the Rolling Hitch. This is a fine knot for camping, climbing, sailing or Boy Scout training.
Learn how to tie a Butterfly Knot - a handy way of forming a loop in a bight of rope that is quick to tie and generally easy to untie. This is a fine knot for camping, climbing, sailing or Boy Scout training.
Learn how to tie a Cat's Paw - a handy way of forming a loop in a bight of rope to attach to a hook or other object. This is a fine knot for camping, climbing, sailing or Boy Scout training.
Learn how to tie a Spanish Bowline - a good way of tying a bowline with two loops. This is a fine knot for camping, climbing, sailing or Boy Scout training.
Learn how to tie a Whipping - How to apply a whipping to a line to protect it from unraveling or to form an aglet at the end of a rope. This is a fine knot for camping, climbing, sailing or Boy Scout training.
Learn how to tie a Tack Knot - a secure way of attaching a rope to a fixed object such that it won't come undone even if shaken and flogged. This is a fine knot for camping, climbing, sailing or Boy Scout training.
Learn how to tie a Prusik Knot - sometimes misspeled "Prussik" - A bi-directional gripping knot that strongly resists sliding when the pull is parallel to the object to which it is tied. It can be used as an aid to ascend or climb another rope. This is a fine knot for camping, ...more
Learn how to tie a Sheepshank using a Tom Fool's Knot as a base - This is a quick and stable means of tying a sheepshank knot. This is a fine knot for camping, climbing, sailing or Boy Scout training.
For those who didn't learn any knot-tying skills in scouts, or have forgotten them all now, this video demonstration shows how to do knots from basic to more advanced knots such as Sheet Bend, Fisherman's Knot, Square Knot and Thief's Knot. Knot tying is essential for camping, ...more
The world of knot tying is endless. Boy Scouts, mariners, and rock climbers will find a rich resource in WonderHowTo's approximately 700+ knot tying tutorials. For the rest of us, however, it is likely that the only knot we tie with frequency is the daily task of tying one's ...more
Learn how to tie the Reef (Square) Knot Knot for boating. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Reef (Square) Knot Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn to tie knots for your next boa ...more
Watch out for this popular knot - the square knot for boating. It is including here as much as to warn you of its pitfalls as to show the proper way to tie it! The square knot is an easy to tie knot that is good for securing non-critical items. It should not be trusted to join ...more
Learn how to tie a knot, but not just any old knot... a square lashing knot. You'll never have any troubles again tying nautical square lashing knots, thanks to this Marinews knot tie animated tutorial. You can learn by simply watching the knot tying animation at a moderate sp ...more
Are you in medical school an planning to be a surgeon? Then here is a how-to video with various different surgical knot tips. The UT Huston Student Surgical Association (SSA) has put together this surgical knot tying online tutorial. Watch as Dr. John R. Potts, MD. demonstrate ...more
The reef knot is one of the best knots for joining ropes, also known as the square knot. What more could you want?
Probably the first knot anyone ever learns after the granny and shoe tie, the square or reef knot is used to reef the sail but is prone to spill if asymmetrical force is applied to it. The square knot is also useful in that it forms it's own handle when the knot is completed. ...more
A square knot is used to tie two lines (ropes) together that are of a similar size. The two ends of the line which carry the load are on the same side. This knot is also called a reef knot. Tie a square knot with two ropes. Click through to watch this video on sailingcourse.com
The square knot is also known as the reef knot. In this video, you'll learn the right and proper way to tie a square knot. Knowing how to tie a square know will be useful in many situations, especially in practical and emergency situations.
The granddaddy of all knots... the square knot. Watch this ViewDo video tutorial to learn how to tie a square knot. This is a very useful knot. It's strong, sturdy, and ideal for joining ends of rope together.
This how-to video goes over basic surgery techniques for third year medical students. The knot tying demonstrated in this video are vital to any surgical rotation. Follow along and learn how to tie square knots. This square knot presentation is demonstrated by the UMD School o ...more
The granny knot, or square not, is one of the most basic knots used in macrame. This easy to follow tutorial shows you how to tie this knot using two separate strands of macrame, and even different colors for your next project.
A video tutorial on how to tie a square knot to make hemp macrame jewelry. Video: .
Square knot variations with eight strings. This is easy to make and looks good. You only need to know a square knot. With this macrame pattern you can make: belt, band, bracelet, strap for guitar or bag Video: . Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/MacrameSchool
An easy video tutorial that teaches the 8 strand Alternating Square Knot. This knot can be used to create lacy hemp bracelets, necklaces, and chokers. Video: .
If you never were a scout, or you've forgotten all your skills, this how-to video is for you. If the loop is under weight, the knot will not slip, but you will still be able to adjust the size of the loop by pulling down on the knot by hand. Perfect for all of our tarp tying n ...more
Square lashing is a great way to hold two things together at a perpendicular with rope or cord. Like most any knot, there is more than one way to tie it, and in this video you'll learn how to tie the Japanese MKII version of square lashing.
Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a reef fishing knot. Tying a reef knot is similar to tying a square knot, and it can be tied on any type of fishing line. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about making it. Fo ...more
Diagonal lashings are a popular type of knot for building structures with wooden poles that allows you to join two poles at a 45-90 degree angle. It can replace a square lashing, but not vice versa. This video will show you how to tie a diagonal lashing yourself, which can be ...more
Hair Tinsel Is Taking the Fashion World by Storm! The glittery strands are showing up everywhere from the red carpets of Hollywood to the runways of New York. The thin colorful strands (also called hair shimmers or hair bling) are made from silk and are applied by tying them ...more
Utleyville Hemp teaches us how to tie a slide loop clasp for all your hemp jewelry. First tie three square knots at the top then tie something like a switch knot. First take your knotters and bring them to the inside and tie a square knot or two square knots if you feel like i ...more
Need a way to carry around your baby while keeping your arms free? No need to buy a special carrier, all you need is a sturdy cloth and the step-by-step instructions in this how-to video. Find the middle of your wrap. Center on the small of the back. Cross each length over opp ...more
For anyone interested in hemp and learning how to make a bracelet, follow the steps outlined in this video tutorial. To be able to do this craft project, you will need scissors, a ruler, a bead, and some hemp. Hemp can be bought at any local craft supply store. After you have ...more
This video shows you how to tie eight useful knots including the figure 8, rolling hitch, clove hitch, bowline, square knot and a few more.
Six Minute Style host Susan Doherty is on location in Montana at the Nine Mile School house with Kurt Seer who shows how to create a 3 dimensional wreath mobile. He uses birch as his base. You can use any wood you choose. Make a square out of four branches. Knot, tie and twist ...more
Tie figure-8 knots to use as a stopper or when climbing. Learn about figure-8 knots in this free knot tying video from an Eagle Scout. Part 1 of 6 - How to Tie figure-8 knots. Tie figure-8 knots - Part 2 of 6. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Tie figure-8 ...more
Webbing is not only used in sports like rock climbing and caving, but it also comes in handy in camping and hiking. This video shows you how to tie two webbing ends together to make a loop that will not come off. A square knot does not work for webbing as it will slip through, ...more
Today we're learning how to tie on a scarf. First start with a large, square, light fabric scarf. Fold it in half diagonally to form a triangle. Simply tie it in a half knot around your neck and pull the ends in front. You can also use a square scarf as if it were a longer sca ...more
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
MRTV demonstrates how to make a scarf necklace. Making a scarf necklace is very easy and doesn't require cutting, sewing or altering. If you know how to tie a knot and you have a scarf then you can make a scarf necklace. Fold a square scarf into a triangle. Take the tip of the ...more
Use knot tying skills to anchor loads, in rescue situations, and for lashing. Learn how to tie knots and what they're used for in this free outdoor skills video series from an Eagle Scout. Part 1 of 10 - How to Use your knot tying skills. Use your knot tying skills - Part 2 of ...more
We've all been there. You wake up early, hungry for breakfast, but not just any breakfast will do. You want bacon and eggs. So, you blindly stumble into your kitchen, underwear-clad, and begin fumbling about with pots and pans. After a few minutes, you fill your pan with delic ...more
If you're looking for survival knots or nautical knots then you've gone to the wrong place. But if you're looking to bolster your oeuvre of fancy, beautiful knots, then you've stumbled upon the right video. A Chinese crown knot, a type of lanyard knot also known as a shamrock ...more
In this video, we learn how to tie scarves. The first way is to wear a scarf with tassels that is wrapped once around the neck with it's sides hanging down in front of you. With a skinny scarf, you can tie it around your head to make a headband or fold it in half and wrap it a ...more
In order to create a fleece blanket, you will need 2 layers of fabric, for a no-sew version. Cut them evenly. Cut the 2 pieces of fabric to equal size. Cut away a 4" square from each of the corners. Then, cut 1" strips around the edges. Then, tie each pair of strips in a knot. ...more