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Mystical

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Canoe tripping knots
« on: December 06, 2009, 01:44:19 AM »
Hi!  I am just a basic knots person.  I have a couple I use all the time.  BUT, I am working on a project that I want to put a lot of time & effort into.  Any input greatly appreciated.

With your expertise, what would you say would be the best knots for the following canoe tripping purposes:

Tying down a canoe to shore & to a car

Hanging a tarp

Knots that might be useful in staking a tent in difficult terrain, rocky, few trees, etc. 

Hanging a clothesline

Knots for making your own personal zipline in the trees (just kidding...seeing if you're paying attention-ha ha)

Any other knots you consider essential for wilderness camping.

Thanks in advance


skyout

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Re: Canoe tripping knots
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 05:18:42 AM »
Hi Mystical and welcome to the forum.

I'm not real good w/practical knots, but according to the link, the US Department of Defense and US Customs and Border Protection use these.
http://www.netknots.com/html/pko.html
Outdoor Knots
17 essential knots cover most any rope tying situation: Bowline, Square Knot, Water Knot Rolling Hitch, Sheet Bend (Doubled Sheet Bend too), Trucker's Hitch, Mooring Hitch, Tautline Hitch, Clove Hitch, Buntline Hitch, Constrictor Knot, Double Fisherman's, Figure Eight Follow Through, Prusik, Butterfly Knot, Half Hitch and the Bowline on a Bight.

Paddling Knots
http://www.netknots.com/html/pkp.html
14 essential knots cover most any rope tying situation: Bowline, Square Knot, Water Knot, Rolling Hitch, Sheet Bend (Doubled Sheet Bend too), Trucker's Hitch, Mooring Hitch, Tautline Hitch, Clove Hitch, Buntline Hitch, Constrictor Knot, Double Fisherman's, Figure Eight Follow Through, Prusik, Butterfly Knot, Half Hitch and the Bowline on a Bight.

Here's the Complete Guide to Knots (donate a car too!). The cards above came from looking around on this link.
http://www.actiondonation.org/articles/complete-guide-to-knots.html
« Last Edit: December 06, 2009, 05:35:10 AM by skyout »

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Re: Canoe tripping knots
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009, 12:12:40 AM »
With your expertise, what would you say would be the best knots for the following canoe tripping purposes:

Tying down a canoe to shore
Many ways.  Start learning various loops and hitches:
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/knotindex.html

Once you learn the language of knots, so to speak, you'll have an idea of what "words" are appropriate for the situation at hand.

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& to a car
A Versatackle or some variant would do:
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/Versatackle.html

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Hanging a tarp
Again, a Versatackle or some variant for the tensioning side or sides.  A slipped Buntline for the static sides would do:
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/slippedbuntline.html
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Knots that might be useful in staking a tent in difficult terrain, rocky, few trees, etc. 

It seems like there are plenty of tents these days that don't require any rope. 

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Hanging a clothesline
See "hanging a tarp" response.

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Any other knots you consider essential for wilderness camping.
It depends on what you're doing in the wilderness.  Here are a few that I might expect to use:

http://notableknotindex.webs.com/Zeppelin.html
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/butterflyloop.html
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/spanloop.html
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/sailorhitches.html
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/pilehitch.html
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/timberhitch.html
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/friction.html
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/zeppelinloop.html
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/waterbowline.html
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/bowline.html
http://notableknotindex.webs.com/slippery8.html

That should keep you busy for a while.   :)


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