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Constrictor knot

Constrictor knot
History[edit] First called "constrictor knot" in Clifford Ashley's 1944 work The Ashley Book of Knots, this knot likely dates back much further.[5] Although Ashley seemed to imply that he had invented the constrictor knot over 25 years before publishing The Ashley Book of Knots,[1] research indicates that he was not its originator.[6] Ashley's publication of the knot did bring it to wider attention.[7] Although the description is not entirely without ambiguity, the constrictor knot is thought to have appeared under the name "gunner's knot" in the 1866 work The Book of Knots,[8][9] written under the pseudonym Tom Bowling.[10] in relation to the clove hitch, which he illustrated and called the "builder's knot". He wrote, "The Gunner's knot (of which we do not give a diagram) only differs from the builder's knot, by the ends of the cords being simply knotted before being brought from under the loop which crosses them."[11] Oddly, when J. Tying[edit] Variations[edit] Usage[edit] Releasing[edit] Related:  Knots and weaving

How to Make a Rope Ladder Editor’s note: This post was written by Bryan Black and originally ran on ITS Tactical. If you lived on the second floor as a boy, you probably spent some time thinking about how you’d get out the window and onto the ground if there was a fire, and how cool it would be to climb down a rope ladder to make your escape. But maybe your parents never bought you that ladder and you didn’t know how to make one yourself. Well today I’ll show you such a simple way to create a rope ladder, you’ll wonder how you never knew about it! What you’ll see here is a field expedient way to quickly throw together a ladder in a rescue situation or to complete the final touches on a Pioneering project. Ladder Lashing This ladder lashing should be created with natural fiber rope like Manila because it grips wooden rungs better. Something to note on this lashing, that I also mention in the video below, is that there are other ways to lash together a ladder that are more stable. Uses: Materials Tying Instructions:

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10 datos que cambiarán tu percepción del tiempo Historia 20/10/14 La temporalidad de los hechos históricos en ocasiones puede ser confusa. A continuación diez datos que te darán una mejor percepción del tiempo y la historia: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. DIY Nautical Knot Rope Necklace - Handmade in the Heartland I am so excited about this necklace. Don't you just love when you make something that you are so in love with? When i was getting all my ideas together for the DIY jewelry segment i did yesterday on fox4 this necklace wasn't even on the list, i was making some bracelets out of rope and then it hit me, nautical knot! I had seen a few nautical knot ideas on pinterest and i still have a huge roll of rope in my basement (its the rope i use for handles on my market totes), so i started playing around and its my favorite necklace i've made to date. I'm so happy to share this tutorial with you today! Nautical Knot Rope Necklace Supplies: 4 1/2 yards cotton rope, cut into 4 pieces 40" each hot glue gun scotch tape thin suede (or faux suede) cord - mine was around 1/8" thick When you cut your rope use the scotch tape and wrap it around the ends so the rope does not fray, this also makes it easier to glue the ends together when making the necklace. 1. 2. 3. 4. Make it into a necklace! 1. 2. 3. 4.

Cruftbox When Intelligentsia Coffee opened in Pasadena recently, I was intrigued the lasagna cupcakes they served. The cupcakes are made by Heirloom LA, a catering business. About the size of a muffin, a single lasagna cupcake was a delicious meal. After seeing how much my daughter enjoyed them (she ate my entire cupcake and I had to order a second one), I decided I had to try making them at home. After a bit of research, here is my method. The ingredients are fairly simple. Spray or wipe the cupcake tin with olive oil for prevent sticking and add a little flavor. Once you filled in the first layer, gently press another wrapper in, forming another cup. Once you've placed the second wrapper, repeat the filling as you see fit. A bit of Mozzarella cheese on top of it all. I baked them for 20 minutes at 375° F and then come out perfectly browned. If you remembered to use olive oil, they should slide out easily with top crispy and the wrapper moist and tender. The small cupcake size works well for us.

36 fotografías que narran raros momentos de la historia que probablemente no conocías Desde que Joseph Nicéphore inventara la fotografía en 1822, cada momento histórico ha quedado guardado para la posteridad. A pesar de esto, todavía existen innumerables fotografías que aún no hemos visto y que también narran historia. Hoy os traemos 38 fotografías que nos cuentan y desvelan momentos históricos vistos desde diversas perspectivas. Nos enseñan como era la vida hace un siglo, mucho antes de la era de la globalización. Percibe la grandeza y la relevancia de estas imágenes que nos dan un nuevo punto de vista sobre evolución de la historia del mundo: Traslado de un edificio de apartamentos de 7.600 toneladas para crear un bulevar en Alba Iulia, Rumania, 1987 Oficial afroamericano protegiendo a un miembro del Ku Klux Klan de los manifestantes, 1983 El primer ministro ruso, Dmitry Medvedev, cómo un joven caballero, 1986 Hannah Stilley, nacida en 1746 y fotografiada en 1840. Transportando “The apple”, el primer satélite de India, 1981 Primer tren de la mañana en Japón, 1964

How To Tie A Fishing Knot - Online Survival Blog & Survival News Growing up, I would walk down to the pond with my Dad and my Papa. We would post up on the edge of the pond with cane poles, tie on a line and use some of “Papa’s Famous Catfish Bait” that had been “marinating” out behind the shed for a few months and proceed to spend the day catching sun perch, and catfish. Those were times that I wish I could relive over and over again! Unfortunately time moves ever forward and as Robert Frost put it, “way leads on to way.” Needless to say, I found that quite a few of my teenage years went by before I found myself out at the edge of any pond again… And by then, I found myself staring at my fishing line and the hook… and I, for the life of me, could not remember how to tie the knot that we always used on our fishing poles. It frustrated me to no end that I could not remember how to tie a fishing knot! Luckily, the internet has all the answers… (insert sarcasm) Like for example, if you’re interested in fly fishing and learning how to tie fly fishing knots:

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El origen del sexo Naturaleza 21/10/14 Uno de los hallazgos más importantes en la historia de la evolución revela cómo se desarrolló por primera vez el íntimo acto de la relación sexual en nuestros antepasados lejanos. El paleontólogo John Long, de la Universidad de Flinders en Australia, descubrió que la copulación y la fertilización interna surgieron hace cerca de 385 millones de años en unos peces primitivos llamados placodermos. Los placodermos eran peces acorazados que habitaban antiguos hábitats lacustres en Escocia, así como partes de Estonia y China. Se ha demostrado que los fósiles machos de Microbrachius dicki, una especie de placodermos, desarrollaron extremidades genitales óseas en forma de “L” para transferir esperma a las hembras. El Prof. Previamente se pensaba que la reproducción sexual se había generado durante un capítulo mucho más reciente de la historia de la evolución de los vertebrados.

How to Make Rag Rugs – Make Your Own Rag Rugs – Braided Rag Rug How to Make Rag Rugs 72K+ As I've mentioned before, we've been very excited to get moved into our farmhouse since we basically found out we didn't have any other options. But even though that was the case, we are determined to make the best of it that we can. Previously to moving into our camper, we sold everything. Well I guess not everything turns out the way we planned so here we are, 9 months later in our new home without anything much for it and without any money to buy things for it. One of the things I wanted for my new house was some pretty rugs. It was incredibly cheap (for a nice rug) and not very hard to put together. What You Need: Rags, Old Clothing, Old Sheets, ectScissorsSewing MachineThread I found 2 old sheets at a thrift store in good shape. Start by cutting a small strip on the end of the sheet (lengthwise, not across). Keep tearing strips from the sheets until you have as many as you want. Then take a pull all the frayed strings off the edges of each piece. Then braid! Muertes fuera de lo habitual Historia 4/11/14 Profecía cumplida El griego Calcas era un respetado adivino del siglo XII a. Una mosca en la garganta El 1 de septiembre de 1159 el papa Adriano IV (Nicholas Breakspear), único pontífice inglés en la historia, regresaba a su residencia luego de haber pronunciado un encendido sermón contra el emperador Federico I Barbarroja, su enemigo político, pues su dinastía quería dominar los Estados pontificios e intervenir en la designación de los obispados. Desde la Torre Eiffel En 1912 el sastre austriaco Franz Reichelt, residente de París, confeccionó una capa que, según él, le permitiría volar como murciélago. Anorexia fatal El célebre filósofo Demócrito de Abdera (460-390 a.C.) aseguraba que la miel era el mejor alimento de todos, por saludable y nutritivo. Hilaridad sin control Con ayuda de la Biblia Menelik II (1844-1913) fue un emperador de Abisinia (la nación que hoy en día conocemos como Etiopía) connotado por su excentricidad. Bajo el peso del oro Golpe definitivo

Essential Knots | The Knots You Need to Know | Important Knots Basic Knots: The Basic Knots should be known by anyone using knots. These knots represent an essential minimum – the basis of many other knots. The section also explains the difference between some common knots: Half Hitch, Half Knot and Overhand Knot. Fishing: The Fishing knots are in alphabetical order. Boating: The Boating Knots are also listed in alphabetical order. Climbing: Similarly the Climbing knots are also in alphabetical order. In both the Boating and the Climbing sections, these knots would seem to be worth learning: they serve different functions; none of them should jam; and none should be too awkward to untie - at least when the load is off. Scouting: The Scouting knots and lashings are also in alphabetical order. Search and Rescue: The Search and Rescue knots are also in alphabetical order. Splicing: The Splicing knots are grouped by type of splice. Household: The Household knots are once again in alphabetical order.