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Knot Tying

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Miranda Bird

on 6 March 2013

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Knot Tying Basics for Outdoor Recreation 1.Icebreaker (Human Knot)
2.Brief History, Types and Importance
3.Two Examples (Bowline and Trucker's Hitch)
4.Experimental Activity (Practicing knot tying)
5."Take Home Message" Heather Smith, Miranda Bird, Zack Stevens,
Claudia Bolejszo, Lindsay Gardhouse Agenda The Human Knot A Brief History Consider this! Types Two Examples! Bowline Activity -Be able to differentiate certain types of knots and uses
-Be able to tie a knot in certain situations and weather conditions
-Material influences the tying of the knot
-Stay calm and not frustrated which will result in success
-Communication and help is key Take Home Message The End! Trucker's Hitch Uses
- Climbing
- Sailing
- Camping
- Tie down objects
- Rescues Features
- Fixed loop at the end of rope
- Knot doesn’t slip
- Regardless of how hard you tug on it the knot maintains it’s form
- Can be easily untied know matter how hard it’s been tightened
1. Lay the rope across your left hand with the free end hanging down. Form a small loop in the line in your hand.
2. Bring the free end up to and pass through the eye from the under side (the rabbit comes out of the hole).
3. Wrap the line around the standing line and back down through the loop (around the tree and back down the hole).
4. Tighten the knot by pulling on free end while holding standing line Uses
-Building shelters
-Securing canoe to a car
-Bear proofing campsites Features
-A combination knot that uses a pulley effect to tighten rope
-It has maximum strength but is fast and easy to untie
-Ideal for tying down and secure loads 1. Tie one end of rope to fixed object. About mid way on the rope tie a slippery half hitch to form a loop in the middle of the line. Be sure the loop part is formed with the slack part of the rope or it will tighten down on itself under pressure.
2. Make a wrap around another fixed point opposite the tie-in point and feed free end through the loop.
3. Using the loop as a pulley, pull down with the free end as tight as you can and secure the knot with two half hitches around one or both lines. Were any of these knots surprising or difficult when tying them?

What do you think you will remember or retain after this experiential activity? Debrief - People have been tying knots for thousands of years
- Used in Outdoor Recreation activities such as sailing, climbing, caving and angling, as well as for personal safety and securing equipment
- All knots have a purpose, and it is important to use the proper knot for its specific purpose and have the ability to tie it
- Learning how to tie a few simple knots and knowing when they should be used is a skill that everyone of all abilities should learn to be well prepared in their leisure pursuits or emergency/survival situations. Consider your own Outdoor Recreation leisure activities
- How have you used knots in these activities?
- What are the benefits of using knots in your activities?
- i.e. Skating - Must be able to basic knot tying skills to keep your skate securely attached to your foot so you can participate safely -Laid ropes
-Braided ropes
-Natural ropes
-Synthetic ropes
-Wire ropes Knot tying is an essential part of our everyday lives from tying your shoes to your skates. This skill is especially important for Outdoor Recreation because it keeps you, others and/or your equipment safe and secure. This diverse and somewhat easy skill transfers to many different activities from climbing to sailing. The Bowline and Trucker’s Hitch are two simple knots. The Bowline is handy knot for many outdoor activities and the Trucker’s Hitch works well in combination with other knots. Overall, knowing a few handy knots is an essentially skill for any outdoor recreationalist. The Basics: Fishing: Boating: Climbing: Scouting: Rescue: Household:
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