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So a piece of rope walked into a bar

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Offline 68wj

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So a piece of rope walked into a bar
« on: August 31, 2015, 05:16:07 PM »
Bartender said, "We don't server your kind 'round here!"

The rope goes outside, twists himself up, and messes up his hair.  He goes back inside.

Bartender, "Hey, aren't you that rope I kicked out?"

Rope says, "I'm a frayed knot."

 :cheers:

There are MANY different knots out there.  Some may be redundant, but when you have a piece of rope and a problem, there is a right and wrong way to go about it.  Consider that an undamaged rope will always break at the knot, there are forces applied by knots that can help you, or hurt you. 

This site has some good instruction.  Start with a Sheet Bend: http://www.itstactical.com/skillcom/knots/bends/knot-of-the-week-hd-sheet-bend-slipped-sheet-bend-and-double-sheet-bend/

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Re: So a piece of rope walked into a bar
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2015, 08:45:34 AM »
I agree with this list, mostly.  The one handed bowline is just downright fun in a geek sort of way.  I have probably used a taughtline more than any other knot.  I usually put a slip in the end to make untying a snap. 
http://www.itstactical.com/skillcom/knots/5-knots-you-need-to-know-how-to-tie-at-all-times/



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Re: So a piece of rope walked into a bar
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015, 08:48:24 AM »
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Re: So a piece of rope walked into a bar
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2015, 08:54:02 AM »
I agree with this list, mostly.  The one handed bowline is just downright fun in a geek sort of way.  I have probably used a taughtline more than any other knot.  I usually put a slip in the end to make untying a snap. 
http://www.itstactical.com/skillcom/knots/5-knots-you-need-to-know-how-to-tie-at-all-times/





http://www.animatedknots.com/midshipmans/

also known as a midshipmans knot.

the one i use for rigging rain flys and junk is the blakes knot. really simple and effective.
http://www.animatedknots.com/blakes/index.php?Categ=typeslidegrip&LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com
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Re: So a piece of rope walked into a bar
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2015, 09:05:27 AM »
The prusik is handy.  I ascended a 30 foot rope once with a pair of prusiks.  Awkward until you get the timing down. 

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Re: So a piece of rope walked into a bar
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2015, 04:27:34 PM »
I should probably learn how to tie knots and such.  I do know how to tie a fishing hook on a line, don't know what it's called though, haha.

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Re: So a piece of rope walked into a bar
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2015, 07:08:20 PM »

I should probably learn how to tie knots and such.  I do know how to tie a fishing hook on a line, don't know what it's called though, haha.

Hold onto your socks...

A fisherman's knot.
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Re: So a piece of rope walked into a bar
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2015, 07:09:57 PM »
I'm rusty as all get out, but we did all kinds of rope craft in the Boy Scouts.  Pioneering merit badge.  Knot tying, whipping, splicing, improvised structures, etc.
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Re: So a piece of rope walked into a bar
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2015, 07:16:11 PM »

I should probably learn how to tie knots and such.  I do know how to tie a fishing hook on a line, don't know what it's called though, haha.

Hold onto your socks...

A fisherman's knot.
Is that the one where you twist both lines together like 7-times, then feed the loose end through the loop down by the hook and pull the line tight?

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Re: So a piece of rope walked into a bar
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2015, 07:43:21 PM »


I should probably learn how to tie knots and such.  I do know how to tie a fishing hook on a line, don't know what it's called though, haha.

Hold onto your socks...

A fisherman's knot.
Is that the one where you twist both lines together like 7-times, then feed the loose end through the loop down by the hook and pull the line tight?
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Re: So a piece of rope walked into a bar
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2015, 10:47:38 PM »
I'm rusty as all get out, but we did all kinds of rope craft in the Boy Scouts.  Pioneering merit badge.  Knot tying, whipping, splicing, improvised structures, etc.
I taught pioneering (among other badges) for a Boy Scout summer camp when I was 15.  Good fun. The alpine butterfly hitch was the "guess the knot" that nobody could get. 
http://www.animatedknots.com/alpinebutterfly/
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Re: So a piece of rope walked into a bar
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2015, 12:46:52 AM »
The sheepshank always captured my fancy as a way off addressing a structural weakness in a taut rope without having to cut and re-whip or re-splice a length of rope...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheepshank
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