MAKE:TNT Tools 'n' Tips

Tie Yourself in Knots

by Keith Hammond

Tool photo.

Instant merit badge: Animated Knots by Grog shows how to tie a hundred useful knots, each with its own clear animated photo sequence. From necktie Windsors to bowlines to the Prusik triple sliding hitch (a dangling MacGyver would use one to climb straight up a rope), it's a handy resource for household use, boating, camping, or rigging just about anything with rope or cordage.