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    Senior Member Fish<><'s Avatar
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    My apologies then John...no hard feelin's I suppose.
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    I really dig the Alpine butterfly any time I need a loop that isn't on the end of a line.

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    Also... if you have a smartphone you can get knot apps on it.get a cheap or free app and a few feet of rope and start playing. Chances are you will find some favorites and you will only need to know about
    A half a dozen or so.. good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbone357 View Post
    Also... if you have a smartphone you can get knot apps on it.get a cheap or free app and a few feet of rope and start playing. Chances are you will find some favorites and you will only need to know about
    A half a dozen or so.. good luck!
    I've downloaded them all onto my iPhone and the best by far is "KNOT GUIDE" (not KnotsGuide). The full version is worth every penny the $2.
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Usually for me, tautline hitch and trucker hitch (with either an alpine butterfly or a directional figure eight) for the tarp ridgeline; prussiks to attach the tarp to the ridgeline.

    Halter hitch, slip knot or similar quick release knot for the hammock (with a loop in the loop in the loop in the loop in the loop for the look and security) when I don't use whoopies.

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    +1 to animated knots.

    would add munter hitch & double munter, though the double may be doubtful for most without a climbing background.
    http://www.animatedknots.com/munterm...matedknots.com

    the Klemheist.
    http://www.animatedknots.com/klemhei...matedknots.com

    the Distel
    http://www.animatedknots.com/distel/...matedknots.com

    ^both are more effective than a prusik when the weight is directional.

    Most importantly though is know when & when not to use a certain knot based on its effect to rope strength & or likely hood to role.
    Last edited by Bitts; 06-28-2012 at 19:11.
    Perhaps in the mad scramble for sexy light weightness I and everyone else has forgotten the most important function of gear not that it must weight nothing, look good and be cheap, but that it must keep you alive and increases your survivability.
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    I could watch Animated Knots all day.
    That Solomon Bar is a beauty.

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    These are the knots I use most often on the trail:

    Bowline for end loops
    Sheet bend/Zeppelin bend for joining lines
    Two half hitches for attaching lines
    Tautline hitch to tension guy lines
    Clove hitch/Marlin spike hitch for toggles

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    Senior Member SweetLou's Avatar
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    Mine are:
    Blake's Hitch: Used for tie outs and tarp suspension
    Kalmyk: To tie tree huggers around tree if just running through the loop is too long
    Double Dragon: Loop at the end of line, especially if I want to untie it later.
    Alpine Butterfly: Loop in middle of line
    Diamond Knot: Make a button to attach hammock to whoopie sling, attach ridgeline and attach whoopie sling to tree huggers.
    Albright Knot: This is the knot I use to attach the amsteel to the huggers, then the tails are used to make the Diamond Knot button (or Double Diamond Knot).
    Whipping Knot: to whip the hammock and to make sliders for whoopie sling so they don't fall off the Diamond Knot.
    Girth Hitch: used to attach a Diamond Knot button on hammock for connecting whoopies and ridge line.

    Knots that I like, but haven't used in the field:
    Bowline
    prussic
    Hayden
    Zeppelin Bend
    versatackle
    Last edited by SweetLou; 07-04-2012 at 21:59.

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    oh & the old stand by: Wrap 3 Pull 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPHytS3E0_E
    Perhaps in the mad scramble for sexy light weightness I and everyone else has forgotten the most important function of gear not that it must weight nothing, look good and be cheap, but that it must keep you alive and increases your survivability.
    -Andy Kirkpatrick

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