The Benefits of Thinking Critically

I hope that when I write about critical thinking skills that people don’t confuse thinking critically with being a critical person. I believe that a smart, honest, friendly person can have excellent critical thinking skills as I also believe that a critical person may not have an ounce of common sense.

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The Clove Hitch

Alright y’all. Time for another post on how to use a hard working hitch out in the field. By field I don’t just mean rock climbing. This hitch is used in sailing, makeshift fences, holding heavy loads, and leashing a dog. The Clove hitch is often considered one of the most important knots and can be tied faster than reading this paragraph.

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The Trucker’s Hitch

It happens to me all of the time. I need to cinch something down, like a Christmas tree on the top of my car, or a broken gate that is falling into disrepair (true story, see below). Whatever the case may be my go to is the Trucker’s hitch.

It happens to me all of the time. I need to cinch something down, like a Christmas tree on the top of my car, or a broken gate that is falling into disrepair (true story, see below). Whatever the case may be my go to is the Trucker’s hitch. This hitch allows me to cinch down my rope or webbing to keep a tight hold of an object. When I’m done with the hitch it’s a matter of releasing the end and pulling it a part. No hard knots to untie, no teeth or fingernails required.

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