A Gordian knot works great to secure just about anything.
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I take it the question about favorite knots includes hitches and bends...
My favourites are: for the tarp- the Siberian hitch with power cinch (trucker's) with prusik loops to the tarp. Slippery half hitches on the tree strap and marlin spike for the whoopie sling. I want to learn the good stopper knots for making soft shackles like the diamond. I definitely want to learn more knot skills.
For backpacking /camping... I've learned to adore the Prusik knot.
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Klemheist, Slippery Taut Line Hitch, Truckers Hitch, Bowline and Marlin Spike, Square Knot.
Bowline, figure 8, double-overhand, kleimheist, timber hitch... slippery 1/2 hitch, ooh, trucker's hitch, taut line hitch... MSH (of course)
My new favorite: Alpine butterfly, though I don't use it as much...
I like knots... they're fun..
Running Bowline? gotta look that up!
I use only 2 exclusively.....
1. Figure 8 knot/ Reason- Its a favorite in the climbing and search and rescue community and retains 80% of the line strength according to most of the above communities.
2. Slipped Bunt line hitch/ Reason- Brandon uses it on his Warbonnet website video explaining his line/strap suspension. If he uses it, good enough for me.
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