It’s Knot a Problem
Usually during the school holidays and over the summer months the Northumberland National Park Ranger team assist with delivering a wide range of family events around the Park.
Under the present circumstances we are adapting how we deliver these events. One way of doing this is to bring some of our regular activities to you. One of my favourite events is our Bushcraft Basics day where we build mini-dens, light fires, toast marshmallows and make whistles. I realise trying to explain some of these activities in a blog would be difficult as well as a health and safety nightmare and you may not have the appropriate equipment.
However, one Bushcraft skill we can bring you is how to tie a variety of knots. When doing Bushcraft activities rope/string is essential, and being able to tie knots is a great skill to learn which you can then use in a variety of activities including den building and putting up tarpaulins.
So I’m going to show you how to learn how to tie a selection of five knots, which are:
- Figure Eight (Stopper knot)
- Clove Hitch
- Sheet Bend
- Reef knot
For this activity all you will need is two lengths of rope and some patience!!