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Posted on Jun 9, 2016

Do You Know Enough Knots To Be A Boy Scout?

Maybe you know them, maybe KNOT.

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    Overhand knot

    This basic knot is the foundation for many other complex knots.

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    Alpine Butterfly Loop

    The loop in this knot is great for securing a carabiner when you're rock climbing!

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    Bowline Knot

    A simple yet efficient knot that's easy to tie and untie. It's one downside is that it can slip or come a bit loose when it's not attached to a load.

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    Slip Knot

    When you pull on the tail, the knot comes undone! Simple as that. It's great for when you need ropes that can hold weigh, but can also quickly be untied.

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    Square Knot

    The square knot, or reef knot, is a great way to tie rope around an object, such as a bundle of objects, a belt, or furled sails.

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    Blood Knot

    A blood knot is a great way to join two lines together, such as when your fishing line breaks.

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    Ashley Stopper Knot

    Stopper knots are great if you need resistance at the end of the rope while pulling it through an opening.

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    Sheet Bend

    The Sheet Bend knot is a great way to join two ropes that are different sizes.

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