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Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Knots from the Overland Expo West 2014

We had a wonderful time at the Overland Expo.  Grace introduced the new Junior Overland Explorer program and taught the class, "I Can Knot, You Will Knot."

Here are some of the knots:

Overhand Knot



Figure 8 Knot

Figure 8 in a Bight

This knot is an alternative to the bowline and is used if you need a non-slipping loop.

Two Half-Hitches

We frequently use this for one end of a guy rope on a tent or awning.

Taut-line hitch

We use this at the other end of the guy rope, the loop goes around the tent peg or a tree.  The knot  can slide up and down the guy line to adjust the tension.

Bunt Line Hitch

A bit harder to tie than the two half hitches, it holds better, especially on slippery rope.

More Knots!

If you are interested, here are some resources for further reading:

This is a free, open source book.

A site with good pictures even though it is in Dutch.  Duncan Barbour suggested it.

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