How to Tie a Square Knot As a Boy Scout

How To : Tie knots with the Boy Scouts

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 the Boy Scout Sheep Shank knot

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

How To : Tie two half-hitches knots as a Boy Scout

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

How To : Tie the bowline Boy Scouts knot

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

How To : Tie the sheet bend Boy Scouts knot

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

How To : Tie the trucker's hitch Boy Scouts knot

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

How To : Tie the sheep shank Boy Scouts knot

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

How To : Tie the tautline hitch Boy Scouts knot

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

How To : Tie seven basic scout knots

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

How To : Use a square lashing

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

How To : Tie a Turk's Head knot in a flat or matt format

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.

How To : Tie 3 variations of the Surgeon's knot

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

How To : Tie a Heaving Line knot / Franciscan Monks' knot

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.

How To : Tie a Tautline Hitch knot

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.

How To : Tie a Butterfly knot

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.

How To : Tie a Cat's Paw knot

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.

How To : Tie a Spanish Bowline knot

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.

How To : Tie a Whipping knot

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.

How To : Tie a Tack knot

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.

How To : Tie a Prusik Hitch knot

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

How To : Tie a Sheepshank from a Tom Fool's knot

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.

How To : Tie two ropes together with different knots

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

Bad Knot, Good Knot : Tie Your Shoes the Right Way

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

How To : Tie the square knot for boating

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

How To : Tie a two handed surgical square knot

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

How To : Tie a square knot

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

How To : Tie a square knot with two ropes

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

How To : Tie a square knot the right way

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.

How To : Tie a useful square knot

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.

How To : Tie a surgical square knot

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

How To : Tie a Square Knot with Eight Strings

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

How To : Tie the tautline hitch knot

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

How To : Tie a Japanese MKII method of square lashing rope

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.

How To : Tie a reef fishing knot

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

How To : Use Diagonal Lashings to tie poles together

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

How To : Tie Hair Tinsel

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

How To : Tie a slide loop clasp for hemp jewelry

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

How To : Make a woven hemp bracelet

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

How To : Tie eight useful knots

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.

How To : Make a great looking holiday wreath

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

How To : Tie figure-8 knots

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

How To : Tie a strong water knot

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

How To : Tie your scarf using different methods

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

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 : Make a scarf necklace

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

How To : Use your knot tying skills

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

How To : Tie a Chinese crown knot using 550 paracord

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

How To : Tie scarves over a dozen different ways

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

How To : Create a quick & easy fleece blanket

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

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