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What Knot Useful Knots for Scouting and Climbing Martin Stone

What Knot Useful Knots for Scouting and Climbing Martin Stone

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What Knot? 
Useful knots for scouting and climbing 
Martin Stone 
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What Knot? 
 It was tempting to entitle this, “Yet Another Knot Book”. Because that is all it is, joining a great many other books,documents, and web-sites available from throughout theworld. But what I was looking for was something that had very clear diagrams, was downloadable for local printing,and focussed on knots relevant to Australian scoutingactivities. Finding nothing that suited, I decided to write it myself. Whether or not I succeeded in these objectives is for you to judge. But in the process I have enjoyed myself immensely. I have always found knots an intriguing, practical, and satisfying pastime. I hope that you do too. Martin Stone Hobart Tasmania25
October 2005
Version 2 - 3
January 2006 
Martin Sto 
What Knot? 
Binding Knots 
 Binding knots are tied around objects to hold them together.Use them for tying a bandage around a limb, clinching a sack closed, holdingthe wrapping around a parcel, or holding the strands of a rope together.
Reef Knot5
Surgeons Knot6
Constrictor Knot7
Simple Whipping8
 Bends are to join two ropes together.Use them for lengthening a rope by joining two shorter ones, or for joining thetwo ends of a rope to make a loop.
Sheet Bend10
Double Fishermans Knot12
Hunters Bend13
Tape Knot14
 Loop knots are for making one or more loops in the end of a rope, or along itslength. Unlike a noose, a loop does not become smaller under stress.Use them for tying a rope around your waist, to create an attachment point along a rope, or to make a loop to lob over a bollard.
Double Figure Eight16
Alpine Butterfly Knot17
 Hitches are to secure a rope to a fixed object.Use them for tying a rope to a tree, or to a spar when starting or finishing alashing, or to secure a load to a trailer, or to tie onto another rope under tension.
Clove Hitch18
Round Turn and Two Half Hitches20
Rolling Hitch21
Prusik Knot24
Munter Hitch25

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