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.) 2. form a loop with the right (longer) piece as shown.
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. With that done, just slip your drawstring back onto your template! NOTE: Don't forget to burn/close the ends of your paracord! 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'. Required tools: - A can to use as a form - don't plan to drink it anytime soon (your last soda is OK, but for goodness sake, don't use your last beer). - Sharp Scissors - Source of flame - hand torch, lighter, gas stove, candle (or matches if you're very quick) - used for dressing the paracord ends. - Measuring tool - a yard-stick is ideal, but a ruler will do. Optional tools that could make your life easier: - blunt pointy tool - a substitute for a Fid or Marlinspike, which is used for "dressing" knots. Finally, Knotting geeks tend to use some basic terminology.
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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. Bug Out Bag First Aid Kit In this instructable I will be showing you how to assemble a first aid kit for your bug out bag. For those of you who are new to the concept of a bug out bag please check out this link to the Wikipedia page. When you are in a survival situation you are almost guaranteed to have some kind of first aid need that will arise. we will start with the pack itself: The pack is made by Voodoo tactical ( It is a MOLLE compatible first aid pouch with heavy duty zipper. You want your first aid kit to be the last thing loaded into your Bug Out Bag as it needs to be easily accessible.
Paracord Projects | Paracord Projects Instructions, Videos, Reviews, Paracord Lanyard and Supplies .::Todo sobre Campismo::. DÓNDE ESTABLECER EL CAMPAMENTO 1. El suelo debe ser permeable con ligero declive para lograr un rápido desagüe en caso de lluvia. 2. Es conveniente que haya árboles para obtener reparo, sombra y leña. 3. 4. COMO HACERLO 1 Limpiar y nivelar el terreno. 2.Extender sobre el suelo el piso de la carpa 3.Colocar la estaca en una de las equinas y tomando la esquina adyacente estirar el piso y colocar la estaca de ese extremo. 4.Repetir la operación con las esquinas opuestas. 5.Fijar las estacas laterales del piso. 6.Colocar el parante posterior de la carpa pasando la espiga por el ojal del techo. 7.Colocar provisoriamente la estaca de la driza trasera para mantener el parante parado. 8.Repetir los pasos 6 y 7 con el parante delantero. 9.Cerrar los cierres de las puertas y colocar las drizas de los cuatro ángulos de la carpa, vigilando que los parantes no pierdan la posición vertical. 10. 11. SI Antes de acampar en un terreno privado solicite permiso. NO No acampe en terrenos bajos e inundables.
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. I used a Perma-Lok Jumbo Lacing Needle to feed the paracord over/under as I worked, as well as a pair of hemostats/forceps. Here's a woven paracord can koozie, done with a 25 foot length of cord.
How to choose a travel backpack | Travel Backpacks 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 First, you will most definitely want an internal frame travel backpack. Next, you will have to decide on the size. To get an idea of what you may be carrying, take a look at my backpacking packing list! Size 3,000-5,000 cubic inches (50-80 liters) – is the most popular size for extended budget travel trips such as gap years, but if you can get away with a smaller backpack – do it! Durability The two critical features on any backpack that are most prone to tear up are the straps and zippers. Fit Here’s how to fit a backpack properly: Side or top loading Where to buy a travel backpack?
Winter Hammock Camping -- Staying Warm On Top | Your Camping Expert 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. The overnight low turned out to be a chilling 15F. Winter hammock camping is not only possible, it can be a wonderfully warm experience (for examples of extreme winter hammock camping, be sure to see Shug’s -26F hang in Minnesota, or his -19.8F group hang). There are a lot of great tips and techniques for staying warm in a hammock that I cover in my book, but in this post I want to focus on some specific tips on staying warm on top. First, A Note On Compression Avoiding sleeping bag strangulation Keeping Your Feet Warm
Your Camping Essentials - What You Need | Your Camping Expert 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. We have a few articles to help you with choosing and make sure you have all the right camping essentials with you: Camping Checklist Top Camping Gadgets to Make Your Vacation Even More Fun What You Need For Camping Reasons To Plan A Camping Trip How To Repair A Tent Effectively How To Camp In The Rain Glossary Of Camping Terms Camping First Aid Kit Checklist Etiquette For Everyone’s Enjoyment Common Beginner Mistakes You Can Avoid Adding Some Romance
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: Pounds per Square Inch (psi) represents the amount of water force a fabric can handle before it starts to leak. Millimeters show the volume of water a fabric can handle over a 24-hour period before it stops being waterproof. Since psi and millimeter ratings reflect different fabric properties, they cannot be accurately compared to each other. So, what does all this mean in the real world? It’s all pretty simple, right? Seams also play a huge role in a jacket’s real-world performance.