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    The most under-appreciated knot in the world.

    Since I got my order of 1/8" Amsteel, I have been very busy making nacra-biners, whoopie-slings, UCR-Ridgelines, and every other project that has been on the back burner since last summer.

    One of these projects was to test how well Amsteel would hold a 'Canadian Jam Knot' (given Amsteels' slippery nature, I figure the friction hold of the CJK would fail.)

    The results are in: It works perfectly.

    For those who don't know the history of the CJK, it started back with the Voyageurs (early fur-traders), and was quickly adopted by the logging industry.

    The main benefit of the CJK over other 'mechanical advantage' knots like the truckers hitch is the speed and ease of implementation. It excels in wet-conditions and has a built-in 'quick-release' without the need for using a slipper-half hitch. A unique property of this knot is its adaptability for securing loads. It is equally capable at locking down 'soft' loads (like a sleeping roll or load of furs), as it is at the high-demands of 'hard' loads (like log-bundles being floated down the river).

    The applications for hammock-camping are varied, but the first thing that pops into my head would be an ultra-light (zing-it/lash-it/mason line) tarp tie-out & guyline. Another good use: Molly-Mack Pack securing lines.

    Here are a couple of YouTube videos demonstrating the CJK:



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    I hope you find it usefull.

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    Last edited by Rug; 04-07-2011 at 15:22.
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    Thanks Rug.
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    That is a cool knot. Thanks
    Good luck,
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    I'm going to play with that knot. That looks like one my memory might be able to hang on to, yet my hands be able to release! I like that quick release feature. Thanks, Rug.

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    What a great knot! I see this being my new goto knot for tarp to tree as well as guylines. Thanks for sharing.

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    A clever Canadian knot being demo'd by an American. Cant you just feel the love?

    Will have to give this one a try again. Thanks Rug.
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    A very handy knot, I like. Thanks for posting Rug.

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    Boy that is Saalick! Thanx for postin that!
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    Nice....Knot!

    I try not to use knots, but this will be a cool one to play with. (Note to self: Don't make youtube videos while chewing gum.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    A clever Canadian knot being demo'd by an American. . Thanks Rug.
    Hey! I am still a Canadian even though I live over here now!
    I ride a recumbent.
    I like to HAM it up on the CW.
    I use Linux.
    I play go.
    Of course I sleep in a hammock!

    Rug.

    Hang On!

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