Square Knot. Used for joining ropes of equal thickness. It is also the knot
used for tying bandages, as it lies flat. This knot is also known as a
"Reef Knot". The working end is tied over the standing end,
"right over left, left over right."
The Sheepshank is used for shortening a rope without cutting it.
Clove Hitch. Used for securing a rope to a spar as a starter knot for
lashings, and for securing a line to a fixed object.
Round Turn & Two Half Hitches
Round Turn and Two Half Hitches. Used for tying a rope to a tree, securing
a boat or making a rope fast to a spar.
Bowline. One of the most useful knots that you can know how to tie. It has
many uses such as a rescue knot for hauling people up a cliff. You should
practice tying this knot in the dark, and with only one hand.
In addition to its use or starting a diagonal lashing, the Timber Hitch
frequently is useful for hauling logs to the council fire, and for hauling spars
and timbers for such pioneering jobs as bridge and tower building. It can be
quickly adjusted, holds snugly under a strain, and is easily freed.
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