Learn how to make the bowline knot today, it's very simple, and extremely useful.
@neauoire hah, when I was learning to sail, I had to learn ~20 different knots, with the instructors adamant that they're all necessary and used all the time.
In practice, turns out I use the bowline knot almost for everything. And so does everyone else I had sailed with.
@rysiek I can confirm, we've been sailing for 4 years with this knot as our main go-to.
@neauoire Bowlines are so good. When I learned them in scouts they talked about it as a rescue knot and while I've never used it for that it's damn useful for any loop you need to not move/change in size!
@neauoire I learned the bowline and the trucker's hitch. They've taken me very far. What's a good third knot to learn?
@stephen the figure 8 bend
@stephen @neauoire constrictor knot! https://www.netknots.com/rope_knots/constrictor-knot so good for binding bunches of stuff
No. Just random hits when I look one up. After enduring my self-enforced 'knot diet' with the bowlines for another couple of days, I'm going to go for the truckers hitch. https://www.animatedknots.com/truckers-hitch-knot
There are a Lot of sites teaching knots as it turns out.
My new job which involves Zero IT does involve tying down loads sometimes and this was the impetus behind learning knots.
Our startup date is now 15 April - still nearly 2m of snow on most of the tree farm...
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