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A few simple and popular knots to use; camping, surviving, boating, and surviving from zombies and many other uses.

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Step 1: Bowline Knot

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This knot is for making a loop, this loop will neither tighten nor loosen.

Step 2: Reef Knot (Square Knot)

This is a very popular knot, which can be used to secure a rope or line around an object or join two ropes together but this isn't the best option.

Step 3: Single Figure of Eight Knot

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This knot is used create a loop in the rope. 

Step 4: Joining Ropes

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If you're in the need to join two types of ropes together, this is the best way because it is tight and secure. 
Kiteman1 year ago
Have you done something odd to the photos? It's quite hard to tell which bight is on top and which is under.
Blechmen (author)  Kiteman1 year ago
I edited them around a bit, trying to achieve a bright photo with a white background
Hmm...

Maybe draw over the edges to make them stand out?
Blechmen (author)  Kiteman1 year ago
I could probably increase the shadows since i decreased them in the editing.
Cool.