One of the most useful and inexpensive skills to acquire is knot tying.
From the complex and beautiful Turks Head to the utilitarian Trucker’s Hitch, knowing how to correctly secure cord or rope can save you from much embarrassment. That includes expense when your truck borne load goes flying into oncoming traffic. Yes, it’s happened to me. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but there were a few moments of sheer terror followed by well deserved cursing, at me and by me. Continue reading