Knots you need : step-by-step instructions for more than 100 by Buck Tilton

By Buck Tilton

With a whole diversity of stoppers, bends, loops, and hitches, and broad pass references for multi-use knots, The Knack publication of Knots You Need contains extra thant 450 photographs and directions for knots you would like for

  • Camping
  • Boating
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Decorative
  • Knots in motion gallery

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Slip Knot: Step 2 Tie an overhand knot (see page 18) near the working end of a rope or cord. Pull the standing part up, over, and through the loop of the overhand knot. Tighten by pulling simultaneously on the loop created in the standing part and the working end. Loops Slip Knot: Step 1 GREEN light This knot may be used in climbing, boating, and fishing. 31 Hangman’s Knot (noose) An extremely strong and secure sliding loop for heavy weights and sudden loads. great ease either, and the more turns of the rope around itself during tying, the less easily it slides.

Take the working end underneath itself where it crosses the horizontal piece. Take the working end underneath the standing part where it forms part of the original loop (as shown in the photograph) and tighten by pulling on both ends of the rope. 45 stationary hitches Transom Knot: Step 3 Trucker’s Hitch A knot that provides leverage to take up slack in a rope or cord. more tension to be created than by simply pulling on the end of the rope. A rope can be drawn as tight as a guitar string, if needed, but the amount of tension is under the control of the knot tyer.

47 moving hitches Trucker’s Hitch: Step 3 Tautline Hitch This knot provides leverage to take up slack in a rope or cord. knot tyers as a method of creating tension, as in a tent line. The knot slides freely but jams against the rope or cord it is tied around when a load is applied. Far more tension can be created with a trucker’s hitch, and the Tautline Hitch: Step 1 Tautline Hitch: Step 2 Take the working end around or through a secure point and back under the standing part to form a loop. With the working end, make two or three turns around the standing part within the loop, as shown in the photograph.

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