Nuts about knots

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I AM A CERTIFIED NUT CASE when it comes to knots. I am not exactly an expert in knot tying but I have this compulsion (or should I say addiction?) to collect any reference material on knot tying that I come across.

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My knot tying reference materials now include some Websites, You Tube videos, an iPhone application, and a full-color glossy book I found and bought at a bargain from Doulos.

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Once a boy scout, always a boy scout. I guess.

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For the forever boy scouts out there, here are three great references from my Knot Tying bag o’ tricks. You are welcome to adopt them as your own.

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Knot Guide

This is an iPhone App available at Itunes (Apple AppStore) for $3.99. †There are several other similar iPhone apps available from iTunes. †Most of these are even cheaper ($0.99 to $1.99) but Knot Guide best suits my personal preference.

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Animated Knots by Grog

So far this is the most comprehensive online reference †for Knot Tying that I found. †The animated step-by-step instruction is also very easy to follow.

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7 Knots Every Scout Should Know

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I will wager my special-edition Boy Scout “Go Green” neckerchief that by just watching this You Tube video clip over and over again you will certainly learn how to do seven of the most commonly used — and perhaps the simplest to learn — knots in Scouting.


I did mention a Knot tying book among my treasured collection of Knot Tying references. ††However, I am not sure if the book I found in Doulos is still in general circulation so I didn’t feature it in this blog post yet. †I’m sure you’ll find other good Knot Tying books out there that would suit your taste and budget. †I’ve seen several in†National Bookstore†although they are not as good as my book in terms of paper and photo quality.


Learn and teach. Apply and enjoy. Be prepared.

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