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By Clyde Soles

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What makes the bowline so useful is the ease of tying once you know the tricks; it can even be tied with one hand. It is moderately secure on its own but can loosen from lots of little tugs. Therefore, in do-or-die situations like climbing, backup knots are required 100 percent of the time. indd 27 27 8/30/10 2:38 PM 1. Start with a long bight in the rope and the working end in your right hand (or left if you prefer), pinched between thumb and fingers. 2. Move your hand over the standing part of the rope, palm facing away from you, and hook your thumb under the line.

This knot can also be used for a makeshift seat (a bosun’s chair) if someone needs to be raised or lowered. 1. Start by loosely tying a large overhand loop. The resulting loop should be twice as long as the two loops you desire. 2. Now throw the loop back over the two strands of the rope. indd 36 8/30/10 2:38 PM 3. Straighten the loop out and rotate the overhand knot. 4. Hold the small loop of the overhand knot with your fingers and draw the two strands of the loop through it. When snugged up, you will have two loops of equal length.

The figure-8 loop is, of course, just a slight variation of the overhand loop. But that extra turn makes a huge difference both for security and for ease of untying later. Normally for camping and boating, you will just tie a figure-8 loop as shown here: fast and easy. It can be at the end of the rope or anywhere along it. 1. Start with a long bight of rope and start to tie an overhand loop, only add another wrap. 2. Tuck the working end through the loop. indd 22 8/30/10 2:38 PM 3. Snug the knot up and try to uncross the strands so that it will be a bit easier to untie.

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