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  1. #81
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    Just needed to chime in with a Thank You for a great post. definitely bookmarking this thread.

  2. #82

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    I agree - great thread.
    I find I pretty much only use three knots in the bush:

    Bowline
    "Slip knot" (AKA marlinspike hitch)
    Truckies hitch - although I was taught to tie this with two loops not one. Not sure why as only one of the loops is used for tensioning and the other just sits there.

  3. #83
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    My most frequent use of the bowline on a bight is as the loop for a trucker's hitch. It's a reliable fixed loop in the middle of the line, and it unties very easily after the hitch is undone (even when it has been pulled down very tightly to secure a load). Other knots I've used to form this loop have either been unreliable or difficult/impossible to untie when I'm finished with it. Obviously, it depends on the type of cord you're using, which for me is often paracord.

  4. #84
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    Thanks- really useful info. Shouldn't this be a sticky?

  5. #85
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    Nice thread, Thanks
    Any day in the Bush is better than a day at work!

  6. #86
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    Great thread! A correctly tied knot sure makes a tough job easier!

  7. #87
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    The bowline is my favorite, but I dont tie it often enough to remember how to. It does work great on tarps.

  8. #88
    Great article, I learned a couple new knots from reading this. Thanks @rat

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