Knot Trivet last month i bought lauren a set of “the family creative workshop” books for her birthday. we’ve been having a blast learning all sorts of new things as we make our way through the incredible variety of projects collected in the volumes. one section we were particularly excited to explore was all about knots, which we’ve long admired both for their usefulness and their beauty. this project is based on a “carrick bend” and is great for creating trivets and placemats, but you could just as easily hang it on your wall to be admired for its decorative charm. have fun!derek & lauren CLICK HERE for the full project after the jump! here’s what you’ll need: -14 feet of 1/2” rope for an approximately 8” trivet (we recommend you play around with different lengths and thicknesses of rope until you find a size and style you like. the cotton rope is great for this project, but we couldn’t resist the nylon rope with its amazing patterns and colors.)
Easy Paracord Drawstring Pouch! First off, we'll be needing a drawstring. Take one end of your cord and wrap it around your object with about 3 inches or so extra on each end (Picture 1-2). Now holding onto that, cut that length off your 100ft of cord. Here is the first chance for you to add your own flair to this design. How to Make a Two Color Cobra Knot Paracord Bracelet How to Make a Two Color Cobra Knot Paracord Bracelet For quite some time I have been very interested in learning how to make stuff using paracord, such as paracord bracelets, knife lanyards, key chain fobs & more since I have been into emergency survival preparedness since 2008 and paracord is a very useful item to have on hand during an emergency or survival situation due to virtually infinite number of uses it has. As much as I was interested in making things out of paracord, I simply never made the time to learn how until very recently and after having made a little over a dozen two color cobra knot paracord bracelets, I decided to share with my readers and followers this how to article on how to make two color paracord bracelets using cobra knots. When choosing your paracord, whether buying paracord online, or in a store, make sure that the paracord you're buying is type III 550lb seven strand.
Charismatic Mega Doily Bigger is better, especially when it comes to doilies. After seeing theMegaDoily at Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m a firm believer that no doily can ever be too big, is there a world record for the world’s largest doily? I’d like to know! These ones shown here, may or may not hold the record, but the charm is not lost in the scale. Designed by Jean Lee, these are hand knotted with cotton rope, using vintage doily patterns they make pretty rugs, and idea so simple, I wonder how is it possible our grandmothers weren’t making these? They certainly makes regular area rugs look painfully ordinary. Multi-Color Paracord Can Koozie For this project you'll need: - two strands of paracord - 23-25ft each - you'll need at least 45' total to finish a typical can. When selecting your length keep in mind that it's better to have more than less. You can always trim off 2' of cord, but it's hard to add on an extra 2'.
Adding Paracord to Water Bottles and another Paracord Can Koozie... Here are a couple of examples of adding paracord to water bottles. A 25 foot length was used for the one in a 'whipping' pattern on the aluminum water bottle. And a 40 foot length was used in a woven pattern on the white stainless steel water bottle. Both started off with coiling the cord around the bottles, with the starting end just held in place with a rubber band and later tucked to finish. The 'whipping'(snaking) version, an example is seen in Geoffrey Budworth's 'The Complete Book of Knots', is easily zigzagged and looped around a couple of coils on each end of the paracord coiled wraps, and tucked to finish. The woven version resembles 'grafting' type knot work, as seen in Stuart Grainger's 'Creative Ropecraft', but is instead a single length of cord.
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How to choose a travel backpack Choosing the right backpack for your trip is probably the single most important travel purchase that you will make before leaving home. Your backpack will be your companion, your house, and the most important piece of gear accompanying you around the world. There are many brands and styles out there, so apart from a few important considerations, the rest is up to your style of travel and preference. Style Winter Hammock Camping by Derek Hansen, author of The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping Learn more about hammock camping at theUltimateHang.com Just a few months after converting to hammock camping, I found myself on a winter trek with the Boy Scouts in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia. It was mid-February and very cold. Up to this point I had only used my hammock in the summer time and I absolutely loved it: extremely comfortable, low impact, and lightweight.
Your Camping Essentials - What You Need First time here? Like YourCampingExpert on Facebook to stay up to date with new posts and take part in our fun, games and competitions. When you love the outdoors, camping is a fun way to experience and appreciate the wonders of nature. To make sure you get the most out of your trip and enjoy it fully it is important to have checked through your camping essentials list. When you are on your camping trips you can find yourself miles away from the comforts of modern life, so there will certain things you’ll need that won’t be around when you are camping.
Waterproof Ratings: What do the Numbers Really Mean\? - Spadout.com Waterproof Ratings: What do the Numbers Really Mean? Why does your snow jacket soak through when it rains? Why does your rain jacket soak through if you lean against a rock? Why does one jacket seem to handle everything and another turn into a wet towel with any precipitation while both claim to be waterproof? Hopefully the information below can clear up a bit of this ever-confusing issue. While almost nothing is standardized in the outdoor industry, two waterproof ratings are commonly used:
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