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Tying Knots (How To)- Videos, Opinions or Stories

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Silversnake, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    The missus said she needed to learn to tie some knots, and I felt I could learn a few more. This thread is a place to post your videos, opinions, stories about various knots.
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  2. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

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  3. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    I use a taught line for roping in tents and tying square hay bales back up if I only need part of a bale for the goats.
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  4. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    Good video on Prusick knots for technical climbing.
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  5. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    Handcuff Knot
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  6. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Best video on useful camp knots. Nothing too fancy, just common solutions for everybody.

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  7. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    All knots are combinations of bites(bends) and loops. Make a loop with a bite going through it and try to pull the loose end through the loop and you have the ever faithful Bowline. Square is simply two bites looped together. Break them down to their simplest forms and knots become easier to use/tie. Once you master the Bowline you can go on to one on a bite for a superb rescue knot. Gives you two holes for your legs that will not slip either way. Throw a half on the chest and you can haul out an unconscious person dependably.
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I used to teach knots in the Boy Scouts. :D
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  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    This thread needs more input. While you are waiting, see the Bluejacket's Manual thread for more knots than you'll ever need (but if you need 'em, they are there) from the nearly useless to ones you will use every day.

    Boy Scout handbook might still have something on knots. Sure did when I was scouting before history began.
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  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Knots by the international guild of knot tyers...

    Some useful, some are more for crafting. See attached file. Will add to the resources section also.

    Attached Files:

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  11. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    #1 - "KNOTS: More Than 50 Useful Knots For Camping" - It has an old copyright so I will only link to the offsite source: http://fairex.az/userfiles/Knots.pdf

    You may choose to download or not, depending on your preference.

    #2 - Essential Knots (fishing)

    Handbooks, Guides & How-to - Essential Knots

    #3 - Knot Guide: Army Mountain Warfare School/ Military Mountaineer Course Knot Guide

    Handbooks, Guides & How-to - Knot Guide

    #4 - Mastering the Art of Knots and Splices, 1936

    Handbooks, Guides & How-to - The Knotbook
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2014
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  12. DomC

    DomC Monkey

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  13. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++



    My new socks, in progress...
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  14. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Bump ^^^ Great information and a skill I need to work on. I find at times when I am tying a standard knot I get too much slack.
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  15. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    What standard knot and what are to tying?

    I find the truckee hitch to be fantastic for tensioning without the knot binding.
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