Step 3: Getting Started

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Once you have found a suitable tree and branch its time to prepare the rope. On one end of the rope you will want to tie the rope to itself using a BUNTLINE HITCH (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buntline_hitch). Make sure that your knot is not too close to the end of the rope. To secure the knot and guarantee that it will not come undone tie of the end of the rope with a figure eight.