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The In Box by Susan Martin: Tied in knots

Summer activities call for ropes, and there’s a rope for just about any chore, outdoor adventure or home-improvement project you’re involved in. The rope experts at the Lehigh Group, described as “the largest supplier of cordage in North America,” provided us with some guidelines. § And this piece of advice: Know your ropes. Below is a selection; the exact price will depend on length and diameter.

Swing time: An all-purpose twisted nylon rope, popular for swings and hammocks, is designed to resist abrasion, sunlight, rot and mildew. $16 and up.

All aboard: Strong, durable and flexible, the nylon Shakespeare Reflective Marine Rope is used for mooring and anchor line. $16.97-$65.99.

Grow for it: Sisal rope is ideal for landscaping projects and gardening chores. Its natural fiber knots well and resists sunlight. $6 and up.

Camp smart: Ideal for tying down tents, the SecureLine by Lehigh Visiflect Reflective Rope is designed with reflective technology to light up low-visibility areas around stakes so you don’t trip in the dark. $8.99-$14.99.