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    What rope and knots do you use when hunting

    As per title. Thinking I should bring some sort of rope wgne out hunting.

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    Just paracord cos it's light, I'm a bit hopeless at knots seeing as I got kicked out of cubs

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    What for ?
    Hang a tent fly, or hammock ?
    I use the truckers hitch for most things
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    Paracord: light, cheap, strong. Learn a few basic knots and they can do most stuff. Reef knot, Bowline, and a couple of different hitches (clove, log and half hitch). The trucker type knot is very handy for a force multiplied tensioning of line. I loved scouts, lashing was an art form. Then I got more into lashing the poonani so to speak, and out it went.
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    I know stuff all about knots, but this one I'm told is a larksfoot. Very easy to undo, good for attaching gear on the end of a line eg, a GPS from webbing.
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    Parachord for me and just the basic knots I learnt as a cub. Reef, bowline, clove hitch, sheep bend etc etc... truckers knot goes good too, but learnt that in the outback.
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    I got given a roll of the chord they use for pull starting motor mowers etc. Thicker than para chord, strong as buggery and cost me nothing. As to knots, clove hitch, reef knot and bowline (which I would have used more than anything). The sheep shank is handy to know.
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    Paracord, cable ties and a part roll of sparky tape; youíll be able to sort any medical emergency, mechanical breakdown or other random situation where head scratching is the first response.
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    larks head...yip we use it all the time to close top of pikau.....a clove hitch is very similar except both loops are in same direction.... reef knot...figure 8 in a bite if I can be bothered or more usually just a overhand/granny knot on doubled over rope to form loop.
    M10 or Bunnings sometimes have a hank of para cord cheap.
    ive used a overhand knot with lots of turns...6-8 on doubled over rope when towing...by using lots of turns it gets grip WITHOUT getting super tight so you can get it undone again.

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    Cable ties Rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogfeatures View Post
    What for ?
    Hang a tent fly, or hammock ?
    I use the truckers hitch for most things
    Both and just sticky situations. Thought I should take a decent coil just in case. One of those light weight life saving sort of equipment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Paracord: light, cheap, strong. Learn a few basic knots and they can do most stuff. Reef knot, Bowline, and a couple of different hitches (clove, log and half hitch). The trucker type knot is very handy for a force multiplied tensioning of line. I loved scouts, lashing was an art form. Then I got more into lashing the poonani so to speak, and out it went.
    Yes. It has an interesting effect that. Once the genie is out of the bottle life is not the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    larks head...yip we use it all the time to close top of pikau.....a clove hitch is very similar except both loops are in same direction.... reef knot...figure 8 in a bite if I can be bothered or more usually just a overhand/granny knot on doubled over rope to form loop.
    M10 or Bunnings sometimes have a hank of para cord cheap.
    ive used a overhand knot with lots of turns...6-8 on doubled over rope when towing...by using lots of turns it gets grip WITHOUT getting super tight so you can get it undone again.
    That's good to know. I need to be able to undo it!

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    Cable ties are very good, if you are a tight cunt like me get the ones that you can insert a fine blade to undo them again. Spectra line is twice as strong as paracord and 1/3 the diameter/ weight.
    If you want a easy splicing rope for hammocks etc try Dynema awesome stuff.
    As for knots bowline is hard to beat for lots of uses. Learn to tie it more than one method.
    The good old dib dib dob dob round turn and two half hitches hholds a lot and is very easy to undo.
    Shit I wish I could get my genie tight again Oh whoops too much info.
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    If you want to mix it up a lil get 2 thin Prusik,s you can use them for a multitude of things , theyíll need to be thinner than your parachord if thatís what u go for ,we use them in conjunction with mechanical advantage , abseiling etc amazing how much pain they can take .
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    Example of a prusik https://youtu.be/TEI9JlY2zgM heaps of different applications it can be used for
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    If you want to mix it up a lil get 2 thin Prusik,s you can use them for a multitude of things , they’ll need to be thinner than your parachord if that’s what u go for ,we use them in conjunction with mechanical advantage , abseiling etc amazing how much pain they can take .
    That's how I set up my tarp. 2 prussiks on a ridge line tarp get connected with a couple little sticks then just tension as needed, so easy.

    As for useful knots. Bowline, clove hitch, half hitch. The sheet bend is a more useful knot for securing 2 different thicknesses of line together. Taught line hitch is a useful knot for tarp pitching as well

 

 

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