Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Knots - For Fun as well as Search and Rescue

I really like this new website I discovered: Animated Knots by Grog. The step-by-step directions are easy to follow.

 Learning to tie a one-handed bowline knot could just safe your life someday if you ever need to be extracted from a cliff or crevasse and your other hand is injured.

OpsGear's Jager has a nice video on this topic as well.

The Alpine Butterfly loop is a knot that can be used to make a hand and/or foot loop in a rope for rescue.

Grog's method of tying the Alpine Butterfly Knot is easy to learn.