How to Tie a Bowline Knot

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     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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J-Five

6 years ago on Introduction

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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ethanb34J-Five

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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

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J-Fiveethanb34

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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

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Andsetinn

6 years ago on Introduction

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

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ethanb34a rigger

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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