Knot A Tie
No matter what type of outdoor activity you prefer, you will need to know how to knot a tie. This is an essential trade that will help you, whether you want to tie a yacht to the dock, or climb a mountain. There are many different ways to knot a tie, and you should choose the one that suits your needs.
- The bowline knot is one of the most secure and useful ways to knot a tie. Tried and used for centuries, it is used to knot a secure loop. To tie a bowline knot, take a rope, and form a loop in the rope with the beginning part running underneath. Run the free end up through the loop, forming another loop beneath the first loop. Now take a turn around the beginning part part, and feed the free end back down into the first loop and hold it there. Now simply pull the standing part to complete the knot.
- Another secure knot is the Figure Eight knot. To tie a Figure Eight know, take a rope, and make a loop, running the free end under the rope and forming another loop over it (forming the number 8). Then send the free end through the first loop you made, and then back up through the loop. Now send the free end along the same path as the second loop (making a second line running alongside it) and then back up the rope.
- The Alpine Butterfly Knot is another strong way to knot a tie. To form an Alpine knot, take a rope or tough string, and run it around your hand thrice, positioning it close to your fingers after the first turn and then back at the start for the third turn. Now hold the turn that is near your fingertips and run it over and under the other two turns. Tighten by pulling the loop at the ends.