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
Tie Two Half-hitches Knots As a Boy Scout
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
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 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
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 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 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 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 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
Learn how to tie the Round Turn and Two Half Hitches Knot for boating. The animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Round Turn and Two Half Hitches Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn to ti ...more
Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a round-turn two half-hitch knot. The two half-hitch knot with a round turn is a great hitch knot that has a sliding quality to it that still won't release. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of ...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
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 Round Turn and Two Half Hitches - a quick and secure way of attaching a rope to a railing or other fixed object. This is a good knot for sailing, boating, general outdoors and even bondage.
Half-hitches are great knots, but only when use in combination with other knots. By itself, a half-hitch is unsafe and unreliable, but when joined with other knots, can be quite the opposite. Tying two half hitch knots together is great for attaching a rope or line to any obje ...more
The Anchor Bend is the boating knot generally used to fasten a line to an anchor. The free end should be secured with seizing to the standing line for a permanent, secure knot. One side of a Double Fisherman’s also makes a good backup knot to this and any knot. Make two turns ...more
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
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
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 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.
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 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
The Anchor Hitch or Fishermans Bend Knot: Learn knot tying. The Anchor Hitch or Fishermans Bend knot is related to the round turn & and two half hitches, but is more secure. Typical use for this knot: attaching a rope to a ring, eg. on an anchor. Tie the Anchor Hitch or Fishe ...more
Check out this instructional knot tying video that demonstrates how to tie the Round Turn Two Half Hitches knot. This video also illustrates how easy it is to remove this knot. Just follow the simple instructions outlined in this fishing tutorial and learn how to tie a Round T ...more
A taut line, also know as two half-hitches with an extra turn, is used to tighten a line like a clothes line or tent line. You may want to watch the video on how to tie a half-hitch before trying this knot. Tie a taut line. Click through to watch this video on iwillknot.com
In this video, we learn how to make the guitar bar decorative knot. First, set up the bard then cow hitch two strips of rope side by side. Next, measure each bar to 12 inches long and make sure you have 12 feet of rope. After this, build the frets of the bar, and while you are ...more
A bloody knuckle knot is the result of a row of half hitches fused with a blood knot--this video teaches you how to tie one. Make two loops with your rope then loop them over your thumb. Take the tail of the rope and keep making loops and adding them to the others on your thum ...more