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SUL Self Tightening Tarp
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Nicholas Miller
(nmiller08) - F

Locale: Montana
knots on 02/28/2010 00:13:19 MST Print View

"The result will be what looks like another fishermans knot"

I think you hit the nail on the head, this is still a fisherman's knot, but tied using one strand instead of two. As far as I know, using it in this manner doesn't have it's own name, but I'm far from a knot expert. I've used the same arrangement for ice axe leashes so they can loosen (one-way slippable) but won't overtighten on the wrist.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: knots on 02/28/2010 19:41:10 MST Print View

Kind people,

I would "stake knot" my life on it but I am "a frayed" that I can "knot" call it a "Donewar" because I want to "slip knot" and cause "knot fishermens" to think of stringing me up! ;-) ;-)

Party On ! 2010

Newton

Matthew Bishop
(mattsbishop) - F - M

Locale: Northern Frontrange, Colorado
Re: Re: Re: SUL Self Tightening Tarp on 03/05/2010 14:44:14 MST Print View

Since I'm a bit of a knot nut, I just had to track this thing down. This knot is known by numerous names, most of which also refer to other knots: fisherman's, englishman's or angler's loop; the true love knot, and middleman's knot.

Here are some links: http://www.scoutingresources.org.uk/knots/knots_mn.html and http://www.thedump.scoutscan.com/knotbook.pdf

Thanks, that was fun :)

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Re: Re: Re: SUL Self Tightening Tarp on 03/05/2010 19:39:28 MST Print View

Matthew,

>>Thanks, that was fun :)<<

I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

As you can tell from my last post I'm a bit of a "knut" myself. :-P ;-) :-)

Party On ! 2010

Newton