How about a thread for knots and rope work?
So Ray sets up this ridgeline with a siberian hitch.
So on this side you've got the knot against the tree and slack out into the line.
What's going on on the other tree? You do the same siberian hitch but pull away from that tree to make it taut? Or do you do another knot there?
If you pull the siberian hitch away from the tree to make it taut: is there some further knot to keep the hitch on that point in the ridgeline? Otherwise it'll sag to shit under the weight of the tarp, right?
The only knots I find myself using are
I would like to know more but I can't think of a situation where I would need a different knot then the ones above. I would be happy for any information on knots and uses that I haven't considered.
Well, my days of taking the internet seriously are definitely coming to a middle.
So, is it "Bow-Line" or "Bowlin"?
...the rabbit goes around the tree...and down in the hole...
Only knots I use for /out/ activities (including rock climbing and traversing) are
>rethreaded figure of 8
>figure of 8 on the bight
I've been out with guys who use alpine butterflies to deal with their safety line and reseves but could do the same thing with an overhand.