Knots & Hitches for Beginners & Pros
What you'll learn
- differentiate different parts of the rope
- demonstrate components of knots & hitches
- tie basic knots & hitches
- with practice, be able to tie intermediate knots & hitches
- apply knots & hitches to daily or recreational activities
- To get the most out of this course:
- a chair for practicing open and closed anchor ties
- one 5 feet utility rope of 13mm diameter
- one 6 feet utility rope of 8 mm diameter
- OR just to get by:
- one 5 feet paracord
- or a pair of shoe laces
- Prep your rope by fusing the outer sheath with the inner core over an open flame.
Tying knots are essential in daily activities, from tying shoes to more complex rescue practices. This course covers basic rope terminology, parts of the rope, and components of knot and hitches. I'll also be demonstrating 25 knots and hitches from a first person's point of view.
After completing this course, with practice and some creativity, students will be able to combine different knots and hitches to suit their needs (like strapping a mattress to the roof of their vehicles during a move). Students will also be able to build upon what they've learned here in order to safely descend down treacherous terrain or even rescue a friend in need.
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for everyone from boy/girl scouts to rescue personnel. This course is a great refresher and gets right in the basics of rope and knots. Knots learned here will be built upon so students will be able to enjoy recreational activities or provide rescue services
- This course is NOT for students wanting to learn about the types of ropes, their uses, and working loads.
My name is Thomas, I am a Marine Crops Veteran, Volunteer Firefighter, and Emergency Medical Technician. I've been trained in Low Angle Rescue, Confined Space, Trench Rescue, Basic and Advanced Rescue. I am extremely proficient in knots and have been teaching for over 4 years. I've published instructional videos for fire academies and hope to expand my ability to teach worldwide with Udemy.