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If you were marooned on a desert island and could only take one knot with you, this would be the one. And nearly as important, the bowline is easy to untie, even after having been dunked in water and put under load. Like most knots, the bowline's origins were on board the full-rigged sailing ships where it was used almost to the exclusion of all other loop knots, and where it was said that ". My favorite nearly-allpurpose hitch. Simple to tie, simple to untie and won't jam under strain.

The only other contender for the title of All-Purpose Hitch.

More common than the clove, probably because it seems easier to tie although it really isn't. Nevertheless, on shapes and in places where the clove won't go, two half hitches is probably the best choice, both for simplicity and security. The slipped variation is particularly important, since this knot can often be tough to untie without it. The tautline hitch is used mainly when you need to keep a rope tight that tends to sag over time clotheslines, tent guys, etc. The tautline holds in one direction, but can be slid in the other, when slack has to be taken out. It's a one-way "ratchet" knot, the best of its kind.

You only think you know how to tie your shoes. The better bow unties with a simple tug, just like the soon-to-be-outdated model you have on your shoes right now, but the difference is—it doesn't jiggle loose. Learn it and you'll never go back, I promise. As the illustrations show, there's only one crucial difference between this knot and the old style. Instead of taking a single turn around the middle of the loops, you'll take two.

Be sure to wrap your finger, the "hole" both these turns around it leaves is the place the end of your finger. The difference is how you get there.

You can practice with cord, as per the illustration, but to really get the idea, you need flat material, ideally the real thing. Follow the steps as illustrated while remembering that the trick is in the last step—pulling the whole thing into shape. One that you can trust. In the same way that the clove and bowline are, the sheet bend is.

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The doubled variation is a bit more secure. I'd use it if something important was on the line. Originally this was known as the reef knot, used on board ship to secure the furled-in sails, not a particularly critical application. Somewhere along the way, though, it picked up a reputation for reliability that it most certainly doesn't deserve. As mentioned in the introduction, it is a rather unstable knot, capable of capsizing if bumped or jiggled in the wrong way, particularly if tied in dissimilar materials.

Offsetting these qualities is the fact that you already know how to tie it. As a result, I include it here for all the lightweight applications, bundle and parcel wrapping for example. The surgeon's variation, incidentally, is the one to use when there's no one around to lend a third hand when you've got the knot half-tied on top of some box.

Another specialist. Tied in rope or cord this is called the whatnot and ranks near the bottom in terms of security. But in flat semi-flexible material seat belt webbing, leather belts, etc it changes its character entirely. It is, in fact, the best, if not the only, useful knot for joining this kind of hard-to-knot material. With cold or wet hands, it is far simpler to tie than the sheet bend. In larger materials it makes a strong, clean and neat looking connection.

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I have used it in places where it will be both visible and permanent. The trucker's hitch is actually a combination of knots put together in order to get some leverage on the tightening process. It is a super knot for cinching down a load.


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Properly tied, you can get a line guitar-strumming tight with this hitch. In order to practice this knot here, start with a bowline. Tie it behind the board page and insert. The other end of the cord comes through the hole punched in the board and is threaded through the exposed part of the bowline loop.

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The better bow unties with a simple tug, just like the soon-to-be-outdated model you have on your shoes right now, but the difference is—it doesn't jiggle loose. Learn it and you'll never go back, I promise. As the illustrations show, there's only one crucial difference between this knot and the old style. Instead of taking a single turn around the middle of the loops, you'll take two. Be sure to wrap your finger, the "hole" both these turns around it leaves is the place the end of your finger. The difference is how you get there. You can practice with cord, as per the illustration, but to really get the idea, you need flat material, ideally the real thing.

Follow the steps as illustrated while remembering that the trick is in the last step—pulling the whole thing into shape.

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One that you can trust. In the same way that the clove and bowline are, the sheet bend is. The doubled variation is a bit more secure. I'd use it if something important was on the line. Originally this was known as the reef knot, used on board ship to secure the furled-in sails, not a particularly critical application.

Somewhere along the way, though, it picked up a reputation for reliability that it most certainly doesn't deserve. As mentioned in the introduction, it is a rather unstable knot, capable of capsizing if bumped or jiggled in the wrong way, particularly if tied in dissimilar materials. Offsetting these qualities is the fact that you already know how to tie it. As a result, I include it here for all the lightweight applications, bundle and parcel wrapping for example. The surgeon's variation, incidentally, is the one to use when there's no one around to lend a third hand when you've got the knot half-tied on top of some box.

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Another specialist. Tied in rope or cord this is called the whatnot and ranks near the bottom in terms of security. But in flat semi-flexible material seat belt webbing, leather belts, etc it changes its character entirely. It is, in fact, the best, if not the only, useful knot for joining this kind of hard-to-knot material. With cold or wet hands, it is far simpler to tie than the sheet bend.