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    Mikeinajeep's Avatar
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    Knots-Whats your favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic View Post
    Marlin spike hitch, truckers hitch, figure eight, prussic, and slippery half hitches I figure if I can't use one of those knots, it's not meant to be
    + square and then same here!
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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    I take it the question about favorite knots includes hitches and bends...
    Why knot? They're close enough...

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    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.

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    Re: Knots-Whats your favorite

    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.
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    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!
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    Running Bowline? gotta look that up!
    Pull the standing end through the loop of a normal bowline (or tie the bowline around the standing end), now you can pull the knot up into the tree. Tie a second rope (paracord, mule tape, shoelaces, whatever you got) to the bowline loop before you pull it up, and you can pull it back down to retrieve your rope when you are done.
    Last edited by darkbyrd; 03-28-2013 at 06:54.
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