Six Knots You Need To Know

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  1. skydiver

    skydiver
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  2. MarkAd

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    good dope, but really, get a good knot book. you will learn more and #gasp# you don;t need internet access to do it.
     
  3. AMProducts

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    Pretty good video, I think the most important knots I know and use frequently are:

    Bowline
    Figure-8 Loop (used a lot in climbing)
    Blood knot (great stopper knot for climbing, also prevents rope from becoming frayed at the end)
    Reef Knot
    Trucker Hitch (followed by a backhand or clove hitch)
    Surgeons knot (for fishing)
    Prusik knot (for ascending, and as a back up stopper in repelling)
    alpine butterfly (if you need to tie a loop somewhere middle of a rope)
    Water knot (for webbing and swiss seats)

    A fun knot I don't use very often, but is useful for certain circumstances is the handcuff knot.
     
  4. skywag

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    The guy is a poser. His first "bowline" is a left handed bowline, which is generally regarded as less reliable than a real bowline. And he has no clue.
     
  5. Stomper

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    Single hitch and double hitch knots are your friends... Not to be confused with granny knots!
     
  6. Botte Hork

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    Books.... wait, isn't that just wikipedia printed?

    :)


    A good book works, but sometimes (especially for the clumsy folk like myself) moving images really help in showing how to do things.

    Would love to refresh that skill again, when I was a tiny Hork (and less "Bot" according to many :)) I was not too shabby when I was in the boy scouts.
     
  7. Father of four

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  8. skydiver

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    Thanks guys for posting more how-to sites.
    I sincerely regret not learning these basic knots sooner in my life.
     
  9. MrBlack

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    I would second the Figure 8 Knot, and add the one handed bowline knot. Used both as a Sailor and Boy Scout.
     
  10. Father of four

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    There is one knot I would suggest but I do not remember its name. It has a guys name...I think.
     
  11. AMProducts

    AMProducts
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    The important thing to remember from this: Don't wait to learn knots, start learning now, and then use them every day!!! So many people put off things that will make life easier now until some SHTF moment which is when they're going to learn to hunt, garden, dress animals, make fire with sticks etc. Learn now!
     
  12. fd15k

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    shoe laces ? That's the only thing I tie every day...
     
  13. trainsktg

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    Don't forget the hangman's noose for when there is absolutely no hope left.

    Keith
     
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