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Survival Knots: How to Make the Bowline Knot

Survival Knots: How to Make the Bowline Knot


Hi guys! I’m Selene Survival Goddess and today I want to share with you The Four Ancient Maritime Knots for Survival. Now there’s no need to get knotted up about learning every cordage tying trick in the books. Even if you remember no other knot, the Bowline Knot will have you secured for survival. It’s basically a fixed loop that will not slip. Bowline Knot uses include small game snares, rescuing a person from water or a crevasse such as a cave, rock climbing, hanging food up away from predators, attaching cordage to archery bows or bow drill fire kits, and much more. So here’s how to tie a Bowline Knot. It’s very simple. You start with an overhand loop, like this, and there’s a little rhyme to help you remember how to do the Bowline Knot, about a rabbit, being the end of the rope. The rabbit comes out of a hole, rabbit runs around a tree (top of the rope here), the rabbit runs back down his hole, the rabbit stops to watch the tree grow. You pull it tight, and you have a fixed loop, a Bowline Knot. I’ll demonstrate how to make the Bowline Knot again. Start out by making an overhanded loop, like this, the rabbit runs out of his hole, the rabbit runs around a tree, the rabbit runs back down his hole, and the rabbit stops to watch the tree grow. And you have a fixed loop, the Bowline Knot. Practice making these knots in your outdoor projects or when you’re camping or hiking, etc. I would practice them even when you’re at home watching TV. Practice the Bowline Knot one-handed in the dark. That’s one knot that you really need to know how to use. Don’t wait until your life depends on these knots to know how to make them and how to use them. They may end up saving your life or someone else’s someday. I want to thank you so much for watching I hope you enjoyed today’s video If you did, click that “Like” button and Subscribe to stay tuned and I’ll see you next time!

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