Wrap-a-rope

How To : Store rope to avoid tangles

This is how to store a rope so it will not tangle. If you have long lengths of rope to carry along on a boating trip or camping adventure, it helps to wrap the rope into an accessible yet compact series of loops. This rope will unwind easily for all your rope tying needs.

How To : Lash a bamboo tripod

In this tutorial, we learn how to lash a bamboo tripod. First, you will tie a clove hitch by taking one piece of bamboo and wrapping the rope around it, then crossing the two sides of the string together to make a hitch. Next, you will secure the clove hitch around the third p ...more

How To : Rig a counter weight trap

In this tutorial, we learn how to rig a counter weight trap. This is great as a fishing trap but can be rigged to be used as a tree trap. First, you will need to take a rock and wrap around it to create a counter weight. After this, bring the rope high over a branch, then down ...more

How To : Play Diabolo YL

This video tutorial belongs to the Games category which is going to show you how to play Diabolo YL. In the beginning, roll the Diabolo on the left side. Then pull the right hand up and down, up and down and repeat this movement. To get the Diabolo spinning even faster, wrap t ...more

How To : Abseil (decend) in rock climbing

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to abseil (decend) in rock climbing. You will need some friction device for this purpose. Earlier people used to wrap the rope around their body and used the body as the friction device. That is a painful process. In ...more

How To : Tie the Miller's Knot (bag or sack knot)

In order to tie a Miller's Knot, which is also known as the bag or sack knot, you should begin by wrapping the rope around the object you wish to bind: the Miller's knot is a binding knot. It is used to bind things. Next, wrap one of the free ends around it. You are, basically ...more

How To : Perform the eye of the needle magic trick

Amaze your audience with this skillful magic trick! You will need a piece of thick rope about two feet long. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors, so make sure you have friends and family around whenever you do magic tricks. 1. Hold the r ...more

News : The Lazy Man's Jerry-Rigged Lawn Mower

One rope + a little yankee ingenuity, and you've got yourself THE lazy man's lawn mower. Korey99's self-propelled mower runs on autopilot: "It's cutting most of the back yard (a large circle) by wrapping a rope around a couple of stakes. The video is played at 4x speed. Yes, ...more

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