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The Diamond Hitch was many times more prevalent a couple of decades past, and was featured throughout a range of Scout publications. Back in the spring of , while walking through the Mortimer L. Seeing the young Scouter, the tall man figuratively embraced him with a smile, warmly acknowledging the younger man like they were lifelong brothers in a worldwide family. A light-hearted conversation ensued. The tall man was Ken Cole, Jr.
Boy, was that guy ever surprised. The account was related with such sincerity, the thought whether or not this actually happened never occurred to the young man. Ken happened to be carrying a bow saw, and extolled its virtues as a most useful woods tool. He then bragged about how wonderful was the dovetail notch, and proceeded to effortlessly create one in a stick he picked up from the side of the path.
It was a happy demonstration. Ken was a very happy guy. The dovetail joint, as you know, is a familiar cabinet makers trick. Four cuts by a saw and a few strokes with your knife to pry out the wood in the notch is all there is to it. The notch will hold slender unshaped round sticks for quick work and thicker tight-fitting dovetails for heavy loads. This is a simple and quick way to tie a tripod lashing. The wraps are not woven in and out between the spars. The running end is simply wrapped around all three, snugly but not too tight.
Notice how the outside legs cross under the middle leg. In that way, the strength of the tripod is not entirely dependent on the strength of the lashing rope, but also on the support given by the wood of the outside legs. Patch from Schiff Back in the spring of , while walking through the Mortimer L.
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The Diamond Hitch was many times more prevalent a couple of decades past, and was featured throughout a range of Scout publications. Back in the spring of , while walking through the Mortimer L. Seeing the young Scouter, the tall man figuratively embraced him with a smile, warmly acknowledging the younger man like they were lifelong brothers in a worldwide family. A light-hearted conversation ensued.
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Or, for the first time ever, you can buy it digitally. An Eagle Scout who served as director of conservation at Philmont Scout Ranch, he is a mountaineer, long-distance backpacker, outdoor educator and leading authority on environmental stewardship. The BSA published the first edition of the Fieldbook in , focusing on advanced outdoor skills and nature appreciation. The second edition, published in , arrived at the beginning of a great backpacking renaissance in America. A third-edition Fieldbook came out in , expanded to include mountaineering, snow camping, whitewater rafting and kayaking, wilderness survival, and many other outdoor activities that had gained favor. The fourth edition carried those interests into the new century and laid the groundwork for the fifth edition: the Fieldbook.
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