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Learning how to be a better at doing things in the wilderness.

Why Do I (Want to) Know These Knots?

Why Do I (Want to) Know These Knots?

Ever since I was kicked out of the Boy Scouts, I’ve wondered about all the nifty knots that I haven’t learned. Sometimes I’d even read big books o’ knots and practice lots of them. In the end, I didn’t retain anything and I spent years basically not knowing how to tie any knots at all. I thought, “Hey, I’m a nerd. I can learn anything,” and just assumed that the skill would come. It didn’t, and it’s clear that I’m…

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