[at-l] Knotty Problem

Black Wolfe blackwolfe at charter.net
Fri Feb 26 17:23:40 CST 2010

One knot and three hitches serve over 75% on my backcountry rope use.  The clove hitch to secure a rope/line to most anything, the truckers hitch to draw a line tight and the taught-line hitch for tarp corners, with the bowline knot to secure most anything else that needs a loop.  Other hitches/knots of use would be the girth hitch, the double bow knot, and the figure eight with its follow through variant to make slings.


Here is on link of many for animated demonstrations of knot tying.


Black Wolfe

Bruce W.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: bluetrail at aol.com 
  To: at-L at backcountry.net 
  Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 5:23 PM
  Subject: [at-l] Knotty Problem

  Just got an e-mail from a scout leader (boys 10-12) who's looking for someone to help teach her kids a whole bunch of things to get their Outdoorsman acitivity pins.  One of the things they're supposed to know is knots and using knots in camping.

  Frankly, I'm about clueless on knots--except for the knot that has a quick release for tying a horse.  Or the way to tie the cinch on a Western saddle.  

  What knots do you use when hiking/camping and under what circumstances?  

  A frayed knot,


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