Tying a rope is one of the most practical skills to have in your arsenal, and 99 percent of the time, a bowline is the best knot for the job. Not only does it offer a rock solid hold, it can be tied and untied in seconds, even after bearing tension. 1. Create a loop. 2. Create a second loop behind the first and partially feed it through that first loop. 3. Pass the end of the line (fed through whatever you're hitching) through the tip of the second loop. 4. Tighten.
Float Stop Knot
Ireland is an ancient country and has been home to several civilisations over thousands of years. Some of the important symbols used by these ancient communities have come to be symbols of Ireland itself and mean a great deal to many people who are proud of their Irish heritage. Find out about them on Ireland Calling.
Ireland sometimes gets and image of being all Shamrocks, Leprechauns and Guinness, but the Emerald Isle is much more than that, and it boasts a rich heritage, culture and cuisine. To illustrate our point, here are 50 facts about Ireland.