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SHEET BEND

Used to join two ropes together, which may be of unequal thickness.


EIGHT BASIC BOY SCOUT KNOTS

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SQUARE or REEF KNOT

Used to bind a package or bundle




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BOWLINE

Used to make a non-slipping loop




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CLOVE HITCH

Used to start a lashing, or otherwise loosely attach a rope to a pole.




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TWO HALF HITCHES

Used to attach a rope to a pole or guy point. Must be securely tightened




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TAUT-LINE HITCH

Used as a hitch, which may be drawn up away from what it is looped around to tighten a line.




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TIMBER HITCH

Used to attach a rope to a log for dragging.




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SHEEP SHANK

Used to temporarily shorten a rope, or isolate a weak portion of rope.