knots


A weekend bushcraft course

This video was taken on our 2 Day Bushcraft Course in April 2019.  It was a bit of a chilly weekend, as you can see from us all wearing hats and scarves!  But we still packed a bunch of stuff in, including knife safety and cutting techniques, fire lighting, cordage, foraging, tarps & hammocks, knife […]


timber hitch | bushcraft | knots | Kent | south east | London

Timber hitch

A hitch is a type of knot that stays done up because it’s under tension.  So release the tension and it comes undone again without spending ages struggling with it.  This is especially useful in combination with putting up a hammock.  The hitch itself was used in the past for extracting timber from the woods.  […]


Fisherman’s knot

The fisherman’s knot is a fantastic yet simple way to tie 2 pieces of cord or rope together. It’s secure yet easy to undo again afterwards.  Here’s a short guide on how to tie it. Step 1 Tie a simple thumb knot in one piece of cord. Step 2 Slip the second piece of cord […]

fisherman's knot | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

setting up a tarp \ bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Setting up a tarp

I love tarps, they’re my favourite way of camping out.  So here’s a post on how I put mine up. Siting your tarp When it comes to setting up your tarp for the night there are some things that you need to consider first (actually you’ll need to think about these things regardless of whether […]


Midshipman’s Hitch

The midshipman’s hitch is a great little knot which I use all the time.  Generally I use the midshipman’s hitch to stop my tarp moving along its ridgeline and also for fastening my guy lines. Read this post in conjunction with this one showing the Evenk knot and this one showing the taut line hitch, […]

midshipman's hitch | tarp | tarpaulin | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east

taut line hitch | tarps | hammocks | bushcrfat | Kent | London | south east

Taut line hitch

Previously I’ve written a post explaining how to tie the Evenk knot, which gives a fixed point at one end of your line.  This post shows you how to tie off the other end using a taut line hitch, ensuring that you have a good tight line to hang your tarp from.  Also take a […]