What are your must know knots?

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  1. CaptCrunch

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    Bowline,tautline,clovehitch,squareknot.
     
  2. batmanacw

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    I have had a little trouble with my bowline hitches. One of these is not like the other.

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    I know which one is right but I'm not sure it matters. Does it?
     
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    It turns out the bowline with the tail outside is the cowboy bowline or left hand bowline.
     
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    I have the Knots 3D app for my iPhone and it is really awesome. I got it for free during a special but I think it is really cheap. It has 127 knots all organized by category and I use it regularly when I am out just to try new knots.
     
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  6. batmanacw

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    This is the app I have. I paid $1.
     
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    Well, half hitches, clove hitch, some of the bowline variants (water bowline, double bowline, bowline on a bight), sheet bend, figure eight knot and loop (two separate), uni-knot system (fishing).
     
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    Great app. I got that one for free years ago when I was a Scout leader. What I like most about it is that you can rotate the knot to see it from different angles.
     
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    The Kalmyk loop is a great fixed loop like a bowline but slippery and quicker to tie.
     
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    I sometimes do a bowline with a back door ,it saves time when breaking down loads .
     
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    Bowline.
    Truckers hitch.
    Tautline hitch.

    And the Bohemian Butt F*** Knot! (I'm an expert at this one!)
     
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    I learned my knots so long ago that now they're all the same...the forget-me-knot! Looks like I'll have to get that Knots3D app. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
     
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    Is it weird that I am practicing knots in the airport waiting on a delayed flight?
     
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    I stand corrected.
     
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    Square lashing... forgot about that one, because I don’t make tripods. But if you do — and there are good reasons to do so — you’re gonna want a square lashing.

    Properly frapped of course. :)
     
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    No, that’s model citizenry.
     
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    Fishing knots. Trilene, palomar and blood knot. The Trilene knot is for hooks or swivels using monofilament line. The Palomar has same use but for braided fishing line.
     
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    The best way I can it is to do a one handed bowline

     

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