Get Knotted: Learn to tie 15 important knots
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There is noting more frustrating than having to tie a rope in an emergency and you do not know what knot to use or how to tie it. This simple easy to follow course will guide you through some of the top useful knots that you will need to use in your life.
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|Section 1: Introduction to Rope|
|Before we start on the knots, it is important to know what rope to use for what function. This lecture looks at the major categories of ropes, their uses as well as some pros and cons of each.|
|Lecture 3||1 page|
|Table containing the different types of rope, their pros and cons and some common uses|
|Section 2: Introduction to Knots|
|In this video we look at the various parts of a rope and the different categories of knots.
Please use the handout in the next lecture as reference
Handout to support the introduction of Knots and the different categories
|Section 3: End Knots|
|End knots are used to prevent a rope from slipping through a block or cleat.|
|The Figure of 8 knot is the most basic of end knots used to prevent rope slipping through cleats and blocks.|
|The 3 Fold Overhand is a more stronger end knot and will prevent ropes slipping through cleats or blocks. This knot is easier to undo than the figure of 8.|
|Section 4: Loop Knots|
|Loop knots are designed to tie loops either at an end or on the bight of a rope, each with a specific purpose.|
|The Bowline is used mostly in the yachting and maritime sectors. This versatile and strong knot is the perfect loop knot and can be broken or undone easily, even after being put under huge pressure.|
|The French Bowline has two slip loops suitable as a bowson's chair|
|The Spanish Bowline has two fixed loops, suitable to lift cargo, logs, animals and people.|
|The Slip Loop is an easy to tie loop that does not require access to the ends of the rope.|
|The alpine loop is a strong loop used in climbing and can be tied without access to the ends of the ropes|
|The Englishman's loop is an easy to tie attractive knot that will untie easily.|
|Section 5: Joining Knots|
|When you need to join two ropes of the same size and composition or of two different types, these knots will serve you well.|
|The reef knot is used to join similar ropes together. Not to be confused with the granny knot, this knot can be undone even after being put under pressure. It is also widely used in first aid in bandages and slings as it lies flat once tied.|
|The single and double Sheet Bend are used to join ropes of dissimilar composition or size. These are strong and attractive knots. May be hard to undo if they have been put under a lot of pressure.|
|The Carrick Bend is a permanent knot to join two ropes of equal size.|
|Section 6: Throwing Knots|
|Throwing knots are used on heaving lines and rescue equipment. A good throwing knot will add 10 fold distance to any throw.|
|The monkey's fist is hard to tie, but will a great throwing knot.|
|The heaving line knot is easier to make than the monkey's fist but will not throw as far.|
|Section 7: Conclusion|
|Congratulations on completing this course. I trust it was helpful and as much fun in taking it as it was to compile.
If you are interested in more knotting courses, please look out for the rope Splicing course as well as the rope matting course.
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