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Try this variant of the square knot Scout Name: ________________ Patrol: ________________ Woven Figure 8 Also called the “European death-knot” (EDK) To tie it, lay the two ends of the rope together, pointing in the same direction. Form the overhand knot in both ropes at the same time. Pull the knot tight, leaving long tails. VOYAGEUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENT OUTDOOR SKILLS #16 Demonstrate the ability to use 5 common knots and describe their correct use. (Knots to consider include: reef knot, locking bowline, clove hitch, sheet bend, round turn and 2 half hitches, and woven figure 8 bend.)
This knot is used to tie the two ends of a single line together such that they will secure objects that are firm and do not move a lot. Bowline The Bowline is most commonly used for forming a fixed loop, large or small at the end of a line. Tried and tested over centuries, this knot is reliable, strong and stable. Even after severe tension is applied it is easy to untie. The knot tightens when loaded at (pulled by) the standing part of the line. The bowline is commonly used in sailing small craft, for example to fasten a halyard to the head of a sail or to tie sails to jibs. The bowline is well known as a rescue knot However, because it does untie so easily it should not be trusted in a life or death situation Sheepshank The Sheepshank is most commonly used to shorten a rope, but it is not a stable knot and can fall apart quickly with the interruption of tension on the knot. It tends to hold better in coarse or rough rope and not so well in modern synthetic rope. Clove Hitch A useful and easy to tie knot, the Clove Hitch is a good binding knot. However, as a hitch it should be used with caution because it can slip or come undone if the object it is tied to rotates or if constant pressure is not maintained on the line. The Clove Hitch is used with lashings. Round turn and two half hitches Is a hitch used to secure the end of a rope to a fixed object. The name refers to the components used to form the knot: a round turn wraps the rope around the object (completely encircling it) and the two half hitches secure the end around the standing part. Try this variant of the Sheepshank. It is called the Kamikaze knot.. Can you see why? Reef Knot / Square Knot. Also known as the Reef Knot. This knot is unsafe and can come apart when placed under pressure or the objects that are tied move about. This knot was used for centuries by sailors for reefing sails and tying things aboard ship. Knot has been demonstrated PATROL LEADER Has each youth in your patrol demonstrated each Knot ? Reef/Square Clove Hitch Round Turn and 2 half hitches Bowline Sheepshank Woven Figure 8 (Death knot) Woven Figure 8 (EDK) is an offset knot used to connect two ropes on rappels longer than 25 to 35 meters. It is one of the most common methods of joining two ropes for an abseil/rappel. To tie it, lay the two ends of the rope together, pointing in the same direction. Form the overhand knot in both ropes at the same time. Pull the knot tight, leaving long tails. Knot has been demonstrated
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