What Are Some Of Your Favorite Knots?

What Are Some Of Your Favorite Knots?

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    Question What Are Some Of Your Favorite Knots?

    Not my Video but, one that I tend to use a whole lot.
    This is an easy one and everybody should learn it.

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    I use this all the time.


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    Well I'll be dipped... necessity being the mother of invention, I "invented" the same knot myself for similar reasons, namely compressing big bundles of things into smaller bundles. 'Cept due to my Boy Scout and sailing experience, I used an official "figure 8" stopper knot at the end instead of an overhand. Just never knew the it had a name or that it even qualified as a knot.

    One of my favorites - again, due to the youth background - is the bowline. We had to be able to tie that one-handed for rescue purposes. Never needed it for that, but it sure is handy for making a fixed-size loop.
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    That is one of my best and most used/useful knots
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    The best knots are the ones that can also be easily untied.

    My favorite for pulling heavy equipment is the bolen. It will not slip. To untie, all you have to do is "break the back" (flip it over and flex the knot):
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    Round turn and 2 half hitches.
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    Owing to the fact that I come from a immigrant farming family I use a lot of half hitches. For fishing I use an overhand locking loop (not sure of the exact nomenclature).
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    A six finger Prusik has always been my favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    My favorite for pulling heavy equipment is the bolen.
    Spelled 'bowline', pronounced bolen. (Nautical term - the line from the bow of the ship/boat.)
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    I like Don myself, he was funny. :)

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    bread knots!
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    I had to stop watching. Dude didn't need to be chomping on gum while taking a video but even worse than that, he's tying a knot that will require me to cut the line. I 'd need a compelling reason to learn a new knot since I've gotten by really well with (double) bowlines, truckers hitches, half hitches, prusiks, the stopper knot used to join two rope ends together and overhand bends for webbing.
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    i've actually found a lot of use for nooses lately. i like them as they are the only "slip" knot i am aware of will hold. for example i attached some cords with nooses in the ends to our strollers. Now my twins can have their cups and throw them and we don't have to pick them up every few minutes. and it's just a simple pull of the cord to get them on or off. Bowlines are great too. hitches and trucker knots, yes. but i am using the noose more and more. where i would either used a simple slip knot and been worried about it coming loose, or a bowline with no constriction at all, a noose will cinch down and hold, but will also easily let go. big fan. plus the morbid side of me now likes having nooses everywhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DingBat View Post
    i've actually found a lot of use for nooses lately. i.
    One of the assistant leaders for my Scout troop was a British navy enlisted guy (WWII vintage). He took a shine to me and away from the rest of the troop, he showed me how to make a hangman's noose... with the requisite number of turns being 13, by British tradition, as I recall.
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