Tuesday, October 6, 2015

FREE Activity: Learn to Tie A Bowline: Print out this KNOT TYING worksheet and fun facts

Print out this KNOT TYING worksheet and fun facts
Learn to Tie Knots: Bowline

I always learned to tie a bowline with the "bunny around the tree" method. It seems to be a time honored system as now that is how my Adirondack kids have learned to tie this handy bowline knot. Enjoy!

"THE BUNNY COMES OUT OF THE HOLE ,
GOES AROUND THE TREE AND GOES INTO THE HOLE"

FUN FACTS: 
1) The bowline has been used for over 400 years. It forms a xed loop at the end of a rope.

2) USES: hanging something around a tree like a hammock, pulling something up,
lowering a package down

3) The short end (BUNNY) is called the working end while the long end (TREE) is called
the standing end.

4) This knot won’t come undone while under stress but is still easy to undo.

*WARNINGS: KNOTS ARE NEVER TO BE TIED AROUND PEOPLE OR ANIMALS AND ONLY USED
WITH PARENTAL SUPERVISION

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© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Time™ guidebook series. Adirondack Family Time™guidebooks have easy, short Adirondack family hikes for ADK kids, parents, retired, seniors, dog-owners, Adirondack swimming holes, Lake Placid Olympic activities, Adirondack trivia, Adirondack horseback rides, Adirondack snowshoe family trails and more. Look for the Adirondack family guidebooks online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the next Adirondack Family Activities™ guide.

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