It has been brought to my attention that my knot tying skills are virtually nonexistent. To remedy this I have decided to master a few useful knots. What are some knots that members find most used/useful, and what are there applications?
Bowline (quick, object, on a bight, French), Square Knot (reef knot), Prusik comes in handy, a properly tied round turn with 2 half hitches, Barrel hitch, post hitch, timber hitch, surgeon's knot... Those are the key ones... for now.
Next week... everybody's favorite... the butterfly knot... (you will understand this later... it is evil... evil as boon)
Alpine Butterfly Loop won't twist as much as a bowline on a bight and is very similar to the Alpine Butterfly bend which means efficiency of like styles.
ETA: Thanks for posting that link to animated knots... that's going to come in handy in the next couple of years teaching my boy marlinspike seamanship.
Great link, 0699.
This thread should be stickied, IMO.
Around the object bowline
What's your problem with the butterfly?
I'm sure the Troll has some humor behind his response. Mine would be they're an absolute bitch to undo when used in conjuction with a transport tightening system, especially when wet.