One simple trick that allows you to peel a whole head of garlic in under a minute! -- place entire head of garlic in a bowl, place an identical bowl on top, and shake! The head breaks apart into cloves, and the skins fall right off.
"The constrictor knot is a way of making a secure, temporary or semi-permanent binding (it’s a good temporary whipping for a rope, closing a bag, or holding a punch of poles together.)" here's my video on this knot with a no-tangle paracord skein