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Knots for tightening Tarp Ridgerope

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by wanderinstar, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. Retired Member southey

    Retired Member southey M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! BOOMBOOM! Double barrel to the head! :D
     
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    it is easy to tie the evenk one-handed, if the evenk is too difficult for you to tie and requires ''gymnastics'' as you put it i suggest you give up knot tying altogether and use velcro.
     
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    Cant wait to see it! :rolleyes:
     
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    Compared to my Tarp Knot, it is hard to tie!
     
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    What you say in your video is something along the line of '... for towing, for pulling ...'. But you also state in the same sentence that it's 'by hand' rather than by vehicle or mechanical leverage.



    In fairness the knot he's showing is quite useful ~ I've used it for years as a stop-gap to hold things in place whilst I get things sorted properly.
     
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    No it isn't rolleyes.:D
     
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    And if you listened you would have heard me correct myself at 1:56 to say "or pull", which is what I meant to say.

    So it seems I was correct in assuming you have a closed mind and are too old to learn new tricks! My father never taught me any knots, I learned them myself and now invent my own when I am not happy with the old ones, either because they are unecessarily difficult to tie and or because they are not quick release, and IMO all knots should be both easy to tie and quick release, even after heavy loading.


    Variant means it is not identical...And therefore it is new!
     
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    So much passion about a few knots, proper bushcrafters :)
     
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    It is new to you but it is not a new knot.
     
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    I did not mean to say "tow"....Listen again...At 1:56 I correct myself by saying "or pull", which is what I meant to say...Or perhaps you can't understand my Middlesaxon accent? But in any case, I have used it to pull or tow my car before, by hand!

    In light of my previous sentence, that will now make sense.
     
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    [/QUOTE]

    it seems to me you are just trying to be different for the sake of it, so generations of knot-tiers like merchant seaman sailors and fisherman have got it wrong have they and you have discovered this all by yourself, in your quest for proving you know more than countless generations i suggest your mind is open only to self-praise. Your comments express your ignorance of knots only.
     
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    exactly, its actually very difficult indeed to invent a new knot and get it recognised as such, most knots are just variants of a type.
     
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    Nah, I don't know that it's much about knots ~ it's a pretty typical response to someone coming in and telling people that they're doing it all wrong and that they should instantly and unquestioningly follow them.
     
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    A useful knot agreed, but Thas goin t'far wi middle Saxon :banghead:

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    Well when someone tries to tell me the Evenk knot can be easily tied with one hand, and just as easily as my new Tarp Knot, then you have to question their sanity...;)
     
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    It's a slipped Overhand Knot* on a loop ~ it's nothing new. Who's accrediting you with having invented this 'new' knot?

    * aka Thumb Knot (Slipped or otherwise)



    If you're in absolute dire straits, one of your arms has fallen off and it's getting dark tying this knot is far easier to tie one handed if you form the Slipped Overhand Knot first and then take the working end round the tree (or other standing point) and then feed the working end back through the Slipped Overhand Knot.





    And southey's ability to tie knots one handed isn't high on the list of things which cause us to doubt his sanity :rofl: .
     
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    [video=youtube;M8v02pRq1f8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8v02pRq1f8&feature=yo utu.be[/video]
     
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    Retired Member southey M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    can some one let me know if that vid worked, my laptop is being a bit tosh,

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    Yup, vid works :D

    You not pay them old bills then? :p
     
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    YAY!

    hahahaha I tried but Burnside was naggin me for his cut of last weeks snag:cop:
     

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