Discussion in 'Other Skills' started by batmanacw, Feb 10, 2019.
I have had a little trouble with my bowline hitches. One of these is not like the other.
I know which one is right but I'm not sure it matters. Does it?
It turns out the bowline with the tail outside is the cowboy bowline or left hand bowline.
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.
This is the app I have. I paid $1.
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).
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.
The Kalmyk loop is a great fixed loop like a bowline but slippery and quicker to tie.
I sometimes do a bowline with a back door ,it saves time when breaking down loads .
And the Bohemian Butt F*** Knot! (I'm an expert at this one!)
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!
Is it weird that I am practicing knots in the airport waiting on a delayed flight?
I stand corrected.
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.
No, that’s model citizenry.
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.
The best way I can it is to do a one handed bowline