Remember that time when the 4x4 was stuck in the
sand? And the time on the boat? You could have looked cool and macho
You know you need to know them, and you could have
used them a hundred times over the past years. - but you have just
been too lazy to memorise them.
I am talking about essential knots and hitches.
Now we have gone to the trouble to make and
photograph the most useful of them in the African Expedition studio
to try and get your lazy mind started up.
Here is your chance ...
Half Blood Knot
Tie a hook on to Nylon
Tying Loops in Nylon
Tie two ropes of same thickness. Firm under strain and
Joining vines, wires and slippery lines. Very secure
but hard to untie
Secure fastening of two ropes of equal thickness.
Easily undone, exceptional for steel cables.
Double Fisherman's Knot
Stronger than Fisherman's Knot. Do not use on nylon
ropes, fishing lines or thick ropes
Good for constant strain. Won't slip
Double Sheet Bend
More secure than sheet bend,
good for wet rope and erratic strain
Mitchell is a bow hunter, outdoorsman and the author of
several books on African wildlife and survival
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