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12 `How-To-Tie-Knots` Gifs [Pic]

Reef knot

Easiest self tightening knot to learn. Can be used to secure non critical loads.

Figure 8 knot

Used to stop those pesky ropes slipping away

Bowline

Can be used to secure loads, although, it can also be used to lift people in emergencies

Clove hitch (using half hitches)

Often used in theater to adjust heights of lights, etc. This is not a knot to be used on its own!

Diagonal lashing

Can be used to tie lengths together at a variety of angles. Useful in a survival situation.

Square lashing

Used to tie lengths, which are at right angles, together. Useful in a survival situation.

Tripod lashing

Used to tie 3 lengths together to create a tripod. Useful in a survival situation. Works well to make a tripod to shoot from.

Hasty Harness

I cannot stress the importance of using webbing (straps) and not rope when doing this. When you don”t have a proper harness and need to get down quickly. Only to be used in dire circumstances.

Truckers hitch

Lovely hitch to secure loads. Although difficult to learn, it”s very useful.

Rope swing

For every great dad out there! Easy to set up for hours of fun!

Remember to coil unattached rope

Keeps your rope tied up neatly; can be untied and used quickly if need be

Bowtie – Because I-A-Bers are classy bastards

For all those lovely functions we all attend.

What”s not to like about knots? Knothing! Basic “how to”s” on knot tying.

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 9:32 am
    Link: 12 `How-To-Tie-Knots` Gifs - What`s not to like about knots? Knothing! Basic `how to`s` on knot tying.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 10:13 am
    And now we`ll learn how to cook an egg in an empty tin can.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3289 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 10:16 am
    My favorite knot is the cow hitch.
    Very easy to tie, and it`s very strong.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 10:34 am
    Ta-da! Ish good?


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    madduck Female 50-59
    7614 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 10:53 am
    Thank you- bookmarked this. I always get a bowline muddled up and my sister uses them for her harness. If she buggers up I would not notice, which is why she makes me use a figure of eight( they are easy to spot!
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 11:32 am
    I love the reef knot. Really handy knot and it has the word reef in it.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2873 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm
    yeah im probably never going to use these knots, but im totally bookmarking it too. "It`s better to have something and not need it than to need something and not have it. Now I walk every where with a Chinese translator." - Comedian I saw last night.
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    Mr_Ike Male 18-29
    178 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm
    @madduck, you sister uses a bowline to tie into a climbing line? It`s neither faster to tie nor safer than a figure of 8. (In fact, when it comes to shockload, the figure of 8 knot is probably stronger)
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7614 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm
    She claims she is an old fashioned girl. So _ I don`t know- but she is close to me in age and has climbed since a girl- she would have been taught by her father..
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm
    I can tie a proper noose. I figure that`s the only one I really need to know, you know?
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    scheckydamon Male 60-69
    716 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm
    Palomar knot to tie hooks to line. Use it and you`ll never lose another fish.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36866 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 4:31 pm
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14656 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 8:19 pm
    Hasty harness has shinbari potential
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm
    Good eye, Drac.

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