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Step 1: Thumb knot

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The most simple knot.Used as a stopper and prevent ropes from fraying .

Step 2: Reef Knot

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Used to tie two ropes of equal thickness together.It is pretty easy to tie and untie but under tention,it may be diffcult to untie.It is also not sutible for smooth ropes.(eg.nylon ropes)

Step 3: Figure of eight

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used as a stopper,prevent ropes from fraying and its more secure than tumb knot. it's is also used to tie Caribinas to ropes and is often used in rock climbing.

Step 4: Timber hitch

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used for pulling logs.

Step 5: Clove hitch

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Used to tie a rope onto a pole or log.
The pole must be round.
The pole lust be thicker then the rope itself.

(greatly used during pioneering)

Step 6: Sheet band

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used to tie ropes of different thickness together.(works on same thickness of ropes too.)

Step 7: Sheep shank

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To shorten Ropes
To prevent middle fraying.

Step 8: Slip knot

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Whipping
Used as a grip for pulling things.(when tied on a stick or small pole)(marlin spike hitch)
 
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