Introduction: How to Tie a Bowline Knot

Picture of 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.


J-Five (author)2012-07-30

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.”

ethanb34 (author)J-Five2012-07-31

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

J-Five (author)ethanb342012-11-02

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

jackjackboom (author)ethanb342012-10-19

i know right!

Andsetinn (author)2012-08-08

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

a rigger (author)2012-07-27

NIce work. Left handed?

ethanb34 (author)a rigger2012-07-31

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

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