I'm back with some more knots to add ease and cleverness to your life. Some of these contortions of rope are a notch up on skill compared to my previous lesson, but aren't as intimidating as all the little red arrows would have you believe,... so on with the instruction.
All the life jackets are strung up through the arm holes, and now it's time to tie the rope up to secure the mass of PFDs. Or the obvious situation; gone fishing, how are you to tie your leader to your line?
-Double Fisherman's Knot. Ties two ropes together securely. The double knotting works against itself and can make a loop when you fasten the ends of one rope or cord.
At the end of the river trip, and all you buddies are piled into the car. The gear has been collected and is getting dumped in the back of the truck. Paddles are everywhere! what's a guide to do?
-Constrictor Knot. Great knot to tie up loose material, such as paddles, pencils, roses, and children. It's simple to tie, grips itself and it won't work loose.
Here's another trick for keeping your boat to stay put while you scurry off to find a lonely tree in the woods.
-Mooring Hitch. This is a temporary knot that holds fast while under tension yet can be quickly released when the free end is yanked on. *The quick release mechanism can be administered on a wide variety of knots **This knot is ideal for a haltered horse.
The clothes line is getting strung up at the campsite. You wish there was a loop in the middle of the line to hang your provision from without being slide to either end. Also, your free ends will be unavailable due to the fact they'll be wrapped around tree trunks.
-Bowline on a Bight. A knot in the middle of the line, it's very useful when you want a non-slip loop but the ree ends aren't handy. Plus, you get two loops for the price of one.
Practice these knots, and enjoy the ease and effeciency they have to have to offer. They can make your day a heck of lot easier.