Troop 226


Taut-Line Hitch

Troop 226 Knot Master Program The taut-line hitch is an adjustable loop knot for use on lines under tension. It is useful when the length of a line will need to be periodically adjusted in order to maintain tension. It is made by tying a rolling...

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Sheet Bend

Troop 226 Knot Master Program The sheet bend is the most important knot for joining two rope ends, especially if the ropes are of different sizes. Sailors named it in the days of sailing ships when they would "bend" (tie) the "sheets" (ropes...

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Carrying Knot

Troop 226 Knot Master Program The carrying knot is designed as a method to attach a five foot segment of rope to a 'D' Ring and carry the rope on your side attached to a belt loop or some other similar loop on your clothing or gear. Its...

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Figure 8 Knot

Troop 226 Knot Master Program The figure-eight knot is very important in both sailing and rock climbing as a method of stopping ropes from running out of retaining devices.

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Two Half Hitches

Troop 226 Knot Master Program This is a reliable and useful knot for attaching a rope to a pole or boat mooring. As its name suggests, it is two half hitches, one after the other. To finish, push them together and snug them by pulling on the...

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