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All tied up in knots


August 7, 2013

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Morgan Outdoors will host two “Knots for Hiking and Camping” classes on Saturday, August 10, where adventurers of all ages will have a chance to gain knot-tying skills.

The hour-long children’s class runs from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and is geared for kids age nine 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 to 11:45 a.m. and will cover additional knots useful in everyday life, like the trucker’s hitch, which 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 costs $8 per person and the adult class costs $12.

RSVP to reserve a place by calling Lisa at 845/439-5507. This is the final Outdoor Skills class of the summer. Morgan Outdoors is located at 46 Main Street (air conditioned). Visit www.morgan-outdoors.com.