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    Knots

    I was never a scout and never had a reason to tie knots until now. Is there a good reference guide that has the basic knots listed, fits in a pack and will handle the rigors of a trail?

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    Do you have a smart phone?
    I found a great knot app at Apple's app store. Probably the most convenient way I can think of carrying a knot guide.
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    You can now get the "animated knots by grog" app at itunes

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    I was at an Outdoor store called Outdoors Oriented in St. Catherines ON and remember seeing a little deck of cards of knots. It was shrink wrapped and I did not pick it up to look at it but I suspect that they might be water resistant. Keep an eye out in the impulse buy section of any outdoor stores you frequent.

    I think there maybe only a handful of knots that could get you through most things. Take a look at the above links, get some rope and have fun. I find doing knots almost therapeutic at times and the constant repetition in tying them and untying them makes them second nature. If I lose hardware then I can still get by. As the Dual Survivors say, the more you know the less you need.
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    I've got a document I put together years ago that's basically copy and past from various knot websites. I need to update it as I've learned new knots like the marlin spike (not sure how I could forget that one) and the zeppelin bend.

    What I really want to make however is practice rig. I'm thinking something the size of a clothes hanger with some various notches and holes on which to practice tying knots to/around.

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    I use the "animated knot" app as well. But before that I picked this up at REI...

    Waterproof - Outdoor Knots

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpiper View Post
    I use the "animated knot" app as well. But before that I picked this up at REI...

    Waterproof - Outdoor Knots
    Yeah, those are what I saw at Outdoors Oriented.
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    Know knots

    Your brain is far more advanced then any app you can download. Plus, its waterproof, rugged, and thick (atleast mine is ). There are 6-10 basic knots you should know. Just sit down one night with your laptop and learn them one by one. Then whenever you are watching tv or watching a movie after that, make a point to practice tying them. No reference needed thereafter.

    This works, I know, because I did it two weeks ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxM View Post
    Your brain is far more advanced then any app you can download. Plus, its waterproof, rugged, and thick (atleast mine is ).
    Agreed... it just takes practice... My father taught me 1/2hitches and bowlines when I was quite young... I never forgot... except that one time... my brain is waterproof, just not alcohol-proof...

    Grog's Animated knots website is free and awesome...
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