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1493035037
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Outward Bound Ropes, Knots, and Hitches

Outward Bound Ropes, Knots, and Hitches

by Buck Tilton

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Overview

Knot-making is simpler than ever. This revised easy-to-follow guide, published in partnership with Outward Bound, includes information on using knots in your favorite outdoor activities. Outdoor expert Buck Tilton takes you step-by-step through each bend and turn with clear instructions and detailed photographs. You can count on this handy volume to guide you toward quick success and fool-proof knots.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493035038
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Series: Outward Bound Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.07(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Buck Tilton teaches at Central Wyoming College and has authored more than 1300 magazine articles and more than 40 books, including Knack Knots You Need, Knack Hiking & Backpacking, and Knack First Aid. His many books for FalconGuides, including the award-winning Wilderness First Responder, have sold more than 300,000 copies combined.

Table of Contents

Letter from the Executive Director of Outward Bound USA v

About Outward Bound vi

Introduction ix

1 Of Ropes and Cordage 1

2 Camping Knots: Stoppers 6

Overhand Knot 6

Overhand Knot with Draw Loop 7

Heaving Line Knot 8

Figures 8 Knot 10

Figure 8 Knot with Draw Loop 12

3 Camping Knots: Bends 13

Sguare (Reef) Knot 13

Sheet Bend 14

Double Sheet Bend 15

4 Camping Knots: Loops 16

Figure 8 Loop 16

Overhand Loop 18

Slipknot (Simple Noose) 19

Hangman's Knot (Noose) 20

5 Camping Knots: Stationary Hitches 22

Half Hitch 22

Two Half Hitches 23

Clove Hitch 24

Clove Hitch on a Stake 25

Clove Hitch on a Ring 26

Cow Hitch (Simple) 27

Cow Hitch (Pedigree) 28

Bull Hitch 30

Transom Knot 32

6 Camping Knots: Moving Hitches 34

Trucker's Hitch 34

Tautline Hitch 36

Timber Hitch 38

Killick Hitch 39

7 Boating Knots: Stoppers 42

Double Overhand Knot 42

Ashley's Stopper Knot 43

8 Boating Knots: Bends 44

Carrick Bend 44

Vice Versa 46

Zeppelin Bend 48

9 Boating Knots: Loops 50

Scaffold Knot 50

Bowline 52

Bowline on a Bight 54

Double Bowline 56

Triple Bowline 58

Midshipman's Hitch 60

10 Boating Knots: Hitches 62

Anchor (Fisherman's) Bend 62

Buntline Hitch 64

Highwayman's Hitch 66

Camel Hitch 68

Rolling Hitch 69

Pole Hitch 70

Pile (Post) Hitch 72

Constrictor Knot 73

Double Constrictor Knot 74

11 Climbing Knots: Hitches 78

Bachmann Hitch 78

Munter (Italian) Hitch 80

Girth Hitch 81

Klemheist Knot 82

Garda Knot 83

Prusik Knot 84

Round Turn and Two Half Hitches 86

12 Climbing Knots: Bends 87

Hunter's (Rigger's) Bend 87

Fisherman's Knot 88

Double Fisherman's Knot 90

Water Knot 92

Figure 8 Bend 94

13 Climbing Knots: Loops 96

Figure 8 Follow-Through 96

Figure 8 Double Loop 98

Figure 8 Triple Loop 100

Loop Knot 102

Alpine Butterfly 103

Spanish Bowline 106

Interlocking Loops 109

14 Miscellaneous Knots 112

Sheepshank 112

Eye Splice 113

Back Splice 114

Common Whipping 116

Asher's Bottle Sling 118

Knife Lanyard Knot 120

Monkey's Fist 122

Simple Chain Sinnet (Monkey Chain) 124

Index 127

About the Author 130

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