Basic Knots, Hitches and Bends
Basic Knots, Hitches and Bends [abdxyCZhUZ]
Knot – a knot is tied in a rope or piece of webbing.
Hitch – a hitch connects a rope to another object.
Bend – a bend is a knot that joins two ropes together.
Bight – a bight is a section of rope between the ends.
Standing end – the standing end or part of the rope is the side that’s not being used during knot tying.
Working end – the working end or part of the rope is the side that is being used during knot tying.
Sheet Bend / Bowline / Two Half Hitches
An introduction to three different knots.
Truckers Hitch / Bowline / Tautline / Prusik / Chain Sinnet
A selection of useful knots.
Two Half Hitches and common mistakes with it
Dealing with issues when tying two half hitches.
Double Fisherman’s Knot
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AKA: Reef Knot, Hercules Knot, Common Knot, Flat Knot, Hard Knot, Regular Knot, String Tie Knot or True Knot
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