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How to Tie a Bowline Knot the Simple Way

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You don’t get music so this is not a super sexy video, but you do get a simple tutorial. A rope, twine or some form of strand should go into one of your Go Bags or Bug Out Bag in my opinion.

The bowline is an ancient and simple knot used to form a fixed loop at the end of a rope. It has the virtues of being both easy to tie and untie; most notably, it is easy to untie after being subjected to a load. The bowline is sometimes referred as King of the knots because of its importance. It is one of the four basic maritime knots (the other three are figure-eight knot, reef knot and clove hitch).

The structure of the bowline is identical to that of the sheet bend, except the bowline forms a loop in one rope and the sheet bend joins two ropes. Along with the sheet bend and the clove hitch, the bowline is often considered one of the most essential knots.

 

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