Basic illustrated knots for the outdoors by Cliff Jacobson

By Cliff Jacobson

In complete colour, this illustrated how-to publication covers the head ten most crucial knots and hitches, twenty-two diversifications, and 4 crucial splices and lashings. There are right-handed and left-handed directions and illustrations for tying every one knot, plus tips about deciding to buy and keeping ropes and selecting the right kind knot for the duty handy. This consultant is straightforward to stick to and sufficiently small to hold outside.

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The plastic “cord-locks” sold in stores for this purpose are for people who don’t know how to tie slippery knots. It’s the same as the single version but with an extra coil around the standing loop (figure 29c). The knots will untie easily when they are separated. Pull the knot to tighten, and your chair is complete. It’s nothing more than a single half hitch, each made opposite to the other. Similar to a fisherman’s knot, the S-knot has more coils and so is probably more secure, especially in slippery ropes.

Use a simple overhand knot with a slippery loop to seal drawstring bags and stuff sacks. The plastic “cord-locks” sold in stores for this purpose are for people who don’t know how to tie slippery knots. It’s the same as the single version but with an extra coil around the standing loop (figure 29c). The knots will untie easily when they are separated. Pull the knot to tighten, and your chair is complete. It’s nothing more than a single half hitch, each made opposite to the other. Similar to a fisherman’s knot, the S-knot has more coils and so is probably more secure, especially in slippery ropes.

Note: If you wrap two turns around each rope it is called the double fisherman’s knot. The square knot jams under tension and falls apart (it becomes two half hitches), if the ropes are very dissimilar or the pull comes unevenly. Thus, if the first knot is formed right-handed (right over left), the second must be made left-handed (left over right). Whitewater kayakers use a slippery surgeon’s knot (with quick-release loop) to tie the slick nylon waist ties of their life jackets. The knot is much more secure than a clove hitch, especially when the load is parallel to the spar.

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