All Tied Up In Knots

Half-hitchesOn Saturday, August 10th, adventurers of all ages will have a chance to gain knot-tying skills when Morgan Outdoors hosts two Knots for Hiking and Camping classes. Bringing a lifeless rope to life is not only fun, it’s useful in everything from jewelry-making to rescuing people. The hour-long children’s class runs from 12:00 – 1:00pm and is geared for kids age 9 and up. They will learn several of the key knots useful in camping and hiking, from making a loop to a taut-line hitch. The class for adults runs from 10:30 – 11:45am and will cover additional knots useful in everyday life, like the trucker’s hitch that is great for cinching down loads on top of a car. Instructor Mick Wheaton is a graduate of SUNY ESF, working in forestry management, and a former counselor at DeBruce Conservation Camp in Livingston Manor. All materials are provided and pre-payment is required to reserve a place, as the class size is limited to 10. The children’s class is $8 per person and the adult class is $12.

RSVP to reserve a place by calling Lisa at 845-439-5507. Pre-registration is easy: in person with check or cash; over the phone with a credit card. This is the final Outdoor Skills class of the summer. Morgan Outdoors is located at 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor (air conditioned!)