How to Tie a Bowline Knot

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Introduction: How to Tie a Bowline Knot

     These step by step pictures will show you how to tie a bowline. The bowline is also called the rescue knot because it never slips and is good for rescue-related purposes like pulling someone out of water. It is also called the king of knots because it can be used in so many different situations.

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Back when I was in Scouts I was taught
"The rabbit goes around the tree and then sees a hunter and then goes back in the hole.”

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I was taught that way too but it was confusing for me because I didnt know which hole

On how to tie the square knot
i wrote it's KNOT hard right over left then left over right

Nice, clear pictures and easy to understand. (I was taught up (through the hole) under (the line) and down (through the hole))

I'm right handed I just was holding the camera with my right hand so I had to use my left hand