When a kusti breaks, a Zoroastrian can no longer wear it, because, except For the two reef knots
made while wearing it, the kusti cannot have any more knots, nor can it be stitched in any part of its length.
In the 21st century you need to log on to discover how to make papier mch, tie a reef knot
, name a butterfly or read a map because the chances are none of the adults around will be able to do so.
``As we have seen, hundreds of years of trial and error have led to the strongest way of lacing our shoes, but unfortunately the same cannot be said about the way in which most of us tie our shoelaces - with a granny knot.'' Granny knots, whether a double knot or not, are far inferior to reef knots
for securing laces, he says.
After an uncomfortable silence, I confessed: "Two earthworms in a reef knot
probably isn't off-the-wall enough."
3 Secure the bandage by tying two ends over the gauze pad using a reef knot
(hold one end in each hand, cross left end over right and under; now cross end in right hand over the left and under.
"Hell no," shouted the visitor, staring intently at the earth at his feet, "looks like a reef knot
Students learned the difference between a bow line and reef knot
with the help of a record-breaking yachtswoman.
I could tie a handy reef knot
when I was a Lifeboy.
Did they ask how many girls could tie a reef knot
or start a fire using sawdust and a bent twig?
As the Reef Knot
is the only one I've ever heard of in the chapter on how to tie the things, I give it a go.
Achieving it on the Xbox can put your fingers in a reef knot
, but start practising now, since the improved version allows you to shift Sam's weight and get him to jump to a higher ledge.
Prof Polster believes that shoe wearers traditionally use a granny knot when they should be using the subtly different but much stronger reef knot
long known to sailors and scouts.