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Standard Knots

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Standard Knots

  1. 1. Standard Knots Eagle Scouts ‘07
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Learn how to tie and what are the functions of the following knots. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thumb knot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Figure-of-8 knot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reef Knot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheet Bend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheepshank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clove Hitch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marlinspike </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timber Hitch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Round turn 2 half hitch </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Caring For Rope <ul><li>A good rope is expensive and should not be handled carelessly. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it clean and free of mud or grease. If it is damp, do not coil or store it until it is thoroughly dried out. </li></ul><ul><li>Always keep it in a dry place. It should never be thrown into a corner to tangle and kink. </li></ul><ul><li>When a job is finished, the rope should be placed where it will be available instantly, if necessary, and should be coiled so that it will pay out smoothly when needed. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Thumb Knot <ul><li>A stopper knot for THICK ropes </li></ul>
  5. 5. Figure-Of-8 Knot <ul><li>A stopper knot for THIN ropes </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reef Knot <ul><li>To tie together 2 ropes of the SAME THICKNESS . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sheet Bend <ul><li>To tie together 2 ropes of the DIFFERENT THICKNESS . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sheepshank <ul><li>To shortened a rope which is fastened at both ends. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Clove Hitch <ul><li>To tie a rope to a pole </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start a lashing </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Marlinspike <ul><li>To make a ladder </li></ul><ul><li>Also used to make a loop in the guideline when building flagpole. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Timber Hitch <ul><li>To tie a rope to a log and drag it. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Round Turn 2 Half Hitch <ul><li>To tie a rope to a tree trunk when you want to prevent something from escaping on the other end of the rope. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The End

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