Essential Rope Knots

The Bowline Knot

The bowline is an ancient,  reliable and secure knot that is commonly used to create a fixed loop at the end of a rope. It is often used in boating, climbing, and other outdoor activities. It is important to note that the bowline should be tied correctly and should not be used in situations where the rope is subject to sudden jerks or shock loads.

  1. Start by making a small loop in the end of the rope, with the end of the rope facing away from you.
  2. Take the end of the rope and pass it over the top of the standing part of the rope, behind the standing part, and then back up through the loop.
  3. Pass the end of the rope over the top of the loop and then down through the hole created by the loop.
  4. Tighten the knot by pulling on the standing part of the rope and the end of the rope.
  5. Double check that the loop is on the top and the tail is on the bottom.

It is important to check the strength of the knot before use and re-tighten as needed. The bowline is a versatile knot, used in many settings, such as boating, climbing, rescue, and more. It is known for its security, as it won’t slip or bind, and can be easily untied even after being loaded.

A Running Bowline is a type of knot that forms a loop that will not slip or bind, and can be easily untied even after being loaded. This knot is often used in boating, climbing, and rescue situations.

  1. Start by making Bowline / a small loop in the end of the rope.
  2. Pass the running end of the rope over a pole and then through the loop /Bowline you created in step 1.
  3. Pull the running end of the rope to tighten the knot.
  4. Make sure that the tail end of the rope is on the same side of the standing part as the loop.

It is important to note that this knot is not suitable for tying around sharp edges or abrasive surfaces. It is also important to check the strength of the knot before use and re-tighten as needed.

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