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How to Tie the Trilene Knot

The trilene knot is a multi-purpose fishing knot best known for its strength and reliability. This powerful knot can be used to tie fluorocarbon and monofilament line to hooks, snaps, and swivels. It’s perhaps the most famous fishing knot to connect line to lures. Although it’s not a so-called “100%” knot, the trilene knot does …

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How to Tie the Haywire Twist

I don’t personally use the haywire twist for fishing often. But, if you frequently go after very big saltwater fish, including sharks, then it’s certainly a very important fishing knot to know how to tie. The haywire twist is specifically designed for use with wire leaders like those typically used when saltwater fishing for bluefish, …

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How to Tie the Highwayman’s Hitch

Perhaps my favorite hitch for quick tasks, the highwayman’s hitch is a quick-release knot that is as fun to release as it is to tie. Not only that, but tying the hitch is remarkably easy for how complex the finished knot looks. It takes just three bights to create the sturdy finished product. The highwayman’s …

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How to Tie the Carrick Bend

The Carrick bend is an extremely popular maritime knot that goes by many different names. Although Carrick bend is the most common, you’ll sometimes hear this knot referred to as the “Josephine Knot” or “Sailor’s Breastplate.” The Carrick bend is most commonly used for joining two lengths of heavy rope (of differing or similar sizes) …

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How to Tie the Fisherman’s Knot

As its name implies, the fisherman’s knot is ideal for fishing. Anglers use it primarily to attach two separate lengths of fishing line together. You can use it with two lines of similar or differing diameter. Although the fisherman’s knot can be used with strands of almost any diameter, including rope, it’s most effective on …

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How To Tie The Double Overhand Knot

The Double Overhand Knot is an extension of the regular Overhand Knot, made with one additional pass. The result is slightly larger and more difficult to untie. It is sometimes used as a stopper knot. It is more often used to tie loose ends off around the main strand of rope. The double knot, also known as the …

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Off Grid Tools Survival Axe Elite Review

The Off Grid Tools Survival Axe Elite immediately impressed me. Just judging from looks alone, this is the type of hatchet axe you’d want to have in a zombie apocalypse type situation. After a few short camping trips, I’ve an even bigger fan of the Survival Axe Elite. It’s a super well-made multi-purpose tool to …

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Ozark Trail Paracord Axe Hatchet Review

This is my personal review of the Ozark Trail Paracord Axe Hatchet with Fire Starter available from Walmart. A quality hatchet is a staple for my camping trips. I also sometimes bring one backpacking. A hatchet is also a very important tool for wilderness survival. I’ve used this Ozark Trail Hatchet on several short camping …

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