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    How many different knots do you actually use on a camping trip How many knots do you know, and do you know the usage for each of the specific knots? have you ever had to splice rope for a particular need?

    Gathering from some past posts, it seems that many no longer use a conventional tent, so I guess you won't be using too many knots.

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    Timber Hitch---hauling
    sheetbend--------two rolpes joined


    Nothing like a "handbook for boys."
    "Be Prepaired".

    It takes the fun out of it when you have the book.
    (fifth edition--ninth printing--January 1956---525,000 copies---total since, 1910, 14,975,000)

    have a good un..............
    SHERMANVILLE
    Last edited by SHERMANVILLE ILLINOIS; Apr 23, 2012 at 10:49 AM.
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

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    Sherman, I still have my handbook from the 60's, along with the field book, which is even more superior. Honestly, I still use the clove, 2 half hitch and tautline to this day for various tasks.

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    sparticus53,

    those were the days.
    Anything you need to find was right in the Field Book and the Handbook for Boys.

    Don't think the scouts attract the same amount of interest today.
    Shame.

    Thanks for bringing back the memories.
    Think I was just a few years older, not much more than you.
    Us old farts.

    Did you have a board, at one time, with all the knots on it.
    Major project......................

    have a good un............
    SHERMANVILLE
    Last edited by SHERMANVILLE ILLINOIS; Apr 23, 2012 at 12:27 PM.
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

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    Bowline is may fav.... I lived on a boat for years.
    Must be learned blindfolded... with one hand. AND lefthanded.
    Bowline on a bite. Clove hitch. And a sheet bend comes to mind
    (mentioned above-I cheated). I'm sure others I know will come to me.
    If someone doesn't know which is the proper knot to use, two half hitches
    will do it (for me, leastways.) TTC
    Last edited by TerryC; Apr 23, 2012 at 05:16 PM.
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    How many still remember the sheep shank Basically a useless knot to shorten ropes

    We had knives, or axes to shorten ropes

    Sherman, the scouts are still pretty strong here in the NE, but nowhere near what it was like when we were kids. I remember always looking forward to the Jamborees every year, pitting your skills against different troops. Wondering if you were OA too, that was one heck of a weekend I did everything in the scouts and during my last year as a counselor (Program Director) I was offered a full time position with the NY Council, but I wanted to do other things. Young and stupid I guess, now I'm just stupid
    My greatest experience was being a C.I.T. in 1969 Yup, I made the original Woodstock for the first day, and only enjoyed Richy Havens, before having to walk back to camp

    TerryC, always knew the bowline... You had to know that working at the camp in case of a rescue.
    Last edited by spartacus53; Apr 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM.

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    Yes, Spartacus53. The bowlin' is the premier rescue knot! Can be tied onehanded (for obvious reasons) and will always hold without tightening. Can also be easily untied. Only one contradiction between you land lubbers and us nautical nuts.... NEVER cut a rope (line). Always use a non-permanent form of shortening. Take care. TTC
    People sleep soundly in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell

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    TerryC, not too many know the sheep shank, so go to the head of the class.

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    What was the knot that we used on the rope to close the bag
    from the snipe hunts.

    have a good un...
    SHERMANVILLE
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

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    probably the same slip knot used to tie down the left handed wind shifter

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    Half hitches and square knots serve my purposes these days. I did use a clove hitch for the tripod on my teepee poles. The taut-line hitch is pretty handy too. I like this post, as I hadn't thought about it for awhile, but I need to organize a snipe hunt for my grandkids. Gunny sacks work the best, so I hope I can find some.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

 

 

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