Knots: More Than Fifty of the Most Useful Knots for by Peter Owen

By Peter Owen

Easy-to-follow illustrations and targeted directions convey readers the way to tie seventy knots, important for such actions as fishing, crusing, tenting, hiking, adorning, magic tips, and plenty of different purposes.

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O o Thl' Figuretight /0011 15 particularly suitnl for use with mool'rn hatntsstS bccauSt'of IItl' symmetry. It is strong. lfloose. This general purpose loop is 0111110 often used by climbers to atta(h a line to a carabiner. 36 THREADED FIGURE EIGHT / This is a variation of the figure eight loop. The most frequent uses of the threaded figure e ight are for tying on to the rope and for anchoring non-climbin g mem bers of a tea m. This is probably the commonest way of attaching rope to the harness.

Form with the ends seized (that is, secured by binding with turns of yarn) to the standing parts. In its flat form it is sometimes also used to fasten scarves and belts, and its symmetrical appearance has made it a great favorite with illustrators of military uniforms. When it is drawn up it capsizes into a completely different shape, and for this reason, although it has been recommended as a knot for mountaineers, it may be unsuitable as it is probably too bulky to pass through a carabiner.

It is vital that each loop is adjusted to size and locked into position, otherwise an unconscious casualty could easily fall - perhaps to his or her death - through the loops. ~ ~ o o CD , / 44 o o Tht Spanish bowline is II u-rsatill' kno, which is lised ill mallY silualions including r=:lI ing peoplefrol'll the seQ and hOisting objects in If hori:wntal position. 45 ~ Ii ANGLER'S LOOP Also known as: PERFECTION LOOP Th e angler's loop is know n to have been in use since the 18705. It is, as its name suggests, most frequently employed by fi shermen.

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