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    I learned them in scouts, forgot the ones I never used. When I started hanging, I relearned them via animated knots. Sometimes, I just start tying something that looks like it holds.....then I cut the rope when I'm ready to leave and swear I'm not gonna forget the right knots again.
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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 ). There are 6-10 basic knots you should know.
    So...what are they?

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    Scott,

    Funny you should bring this up...I was just tweaking my tarp lines and thinking that it would be cool to get rid of any unnecessary hardware ala Ray Mears.

    From my limited hammocking experience and mostly from my military experience as a communications lineman I found that I use these knots almost daily still. I am sure that others will have differing opinions, but these should get you by:

    -Square Knot/Overhand (I don't really use hammocking but c'mon )
    -Half Hitch
    -Marlin Spike Hitch
    -Bowline
    -Clove Hitch
    -Timber Hitch
    -Fisherman's Knot
    -Prusik Knot
    -Taut Line Hitch

    As others have said, practice every chance you get. It is fun, relaxing and surprising useful knowledge. Just hangout on Saturday morning at Lowe's/HomeDepot in the lumber load dock and you will get good real fast.

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    I do not have these, but they look good

    http://www.proknot.com/html/knot_cards.html

    The best thing is to memorize them, but it is nice to have a refresher now and then. At one point I put pdf files on my smart phone.

    For fishing and camping I like:

    Bowline
    Tautline
    Prussik
    Trucker's hitch
    Clove hitch

    Improved cinch knot
    Blood knot
    Albright knot

    Many useful knots, but most people have a "go to" list.

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    I use the following knots when outdoors:

    Slippery half hitch (quick release for tarp stakes and excess cord line)

    Clove hitch (bear bag PCT method)

    Prussicks (tarp line)

    bowline hitch (tarp tie outs)

    square knot (if I'm combining rope)
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    mucho thanko, hombres

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    Hey all,

    Have a look at SB Mike's, one of our newest HF members, fantastic Stoneage Bushcraft video series at...

    Knots Revisited

    You might also want to view Ray Mears' knots clip....

    Ray Mears / Tarp Hammock Knots

    Take the time to master a few basic knots. Do them often enough and setup can becomes almost automatic, and the best thing is there's no extra weight or risk of equipment failure.

    Chard
    Last edited by Chard; 04-01-2011 at 18:33.

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