Knots and Tarps – Cancelled

When: March 30, 2024 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:  Cates Park Shelter near boat launch

Do you have trouble remembering how to tie knots?

Do you have trouble rigging up tarps that don’t sag in the wind or rain?

This course teaches only 8 knots that you can use to secure kayaks and set-up tarps in camp. You will learn:

  • how to use the 8 knots in any kayaking/camping environment to rig fully adjustable tarp systems.
  • about rope composition, what type of rope to buy and where to buy rope.


Bob will also demonstrate his food cache system and everyone will have a chance to operate it!






Course material provided:  SKABC laminate with the knots. A soft copy resource with additional information, tarp rigging photos and a list of websites will also be circulated.

Instructors will bring:  tarps, ropes, poles, food cache rope/pulley system

Participants should bring:

  • Warm beverages
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Pen/pencil/highlighter
  • Camera/Video as you might like to capture some of the steps to tying knots.
  • Bring your own rope(s), tarp(s), poles or any other system you might use (optional)

If you have any questions, email Kallie, the Course Coordinator.

Instructor: Bob Salo 
Assistant Instructor: Kevin Hall
Coordinator:  Kallie at

Fee: $25 per person
Refund policy: If a participant cancels, refunds are available if another member is able to fill the vacant spot. 

We strongly recommend packing a lunch, snack, beverages and dressing in layers.

Parking: Given the popularity of N Vancouver beach parking, parking fees are now in place in for 3 hrs at Cates Park.  Car pooling is strongly recommended.

  4141 Dollarton Highway
  North Vancouver, British Columbia
Signed up:
  • Timothy Lim

Spaces Available: 9

Sign up:

By signing up I understand that per club policy I am responsible for having the skills, health, ability and equipment to participate safely in the activity. I also understand that I am responsible for notifying the organizer about any physical or mental impairment or medical condition that could interfere with my ability to participate fully in the activity and/or create a safety concern for the group.

I acknowledge that when participating in this SKABC activity it is my responsibility to inform my fellow participants if I do not wish to have images or video footage of myself or a minor family member shared on the SKABC website, in the SKABC newsletter, or on social media.

I recognize that some club members may ask that images and video footage of themselves or their minor children captured during this activity not be shared on the SKABC website, in the SKABC newsletter, or on social media and, if so, I agree to respect their wishes in this matter.


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