- half-hitch - its a very basic knot, but shows up in lots of places
- figure eight - Good for giving something to hang on to, or for stopping a rope from running through a pulley or cleat.
- square knot - also known as a reef knot. Great for tying two lines (of the same type) together and for binding around a collection of objects or for reefing a sail.
- clove-hitch - a good knot for lashing things down or tying to a round post. I good adjustable knot.
- bowline - is used to make a loop at one end of a rope.
- sheet bend - is used to fasten tow ropes of different types together.
|Can you identify five of the six knots described above?
Evening 1 - Demo's and knot tying basics
- Demo of four knots
- Break into sixes and have another leader based demo of the four knots (half-hitch, figure eight, square knot and clove hitch).
- Stay in sixes, each participant tie all four knots, assist each other.
- Stay in sixes, have race for who can tie knots the fastest.
- Have all sixes relay race for which group can tie all the knots the fastest
- Regroup as a pack, have review for what each knot is good for.
- Finish with a demo of bowline and sheet bend
Evening 2 - Two last knots and simulated rescue
- Review of last weeks four knots
- Demo of two last knots (bowline and sheet bend)
- Break into sixes and have another leader based demo of the two knots (bowline and sheet bend)
- Stay in sixes, each participant tie both new knots.
- Review of previous four knots.
- Tie all six knots
- Practice tying bowline around waste. Demonstrate one-handed bowline while holding rope.
- Re-group, leaders demonstrate simulated rescue.
- Have sixes relay race on simulated rescue.
- Regroup as pack, and review all the knots.
A good video looking at the six knots.