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Appendix G

Ropes and Knots

TERMINOLOGY

G-1. To be able to construct shelters, traps and snares, weapons and tools, and other devices; you should have a basic knowledge of ropes and knots and some of the terminology used with them. The terms are as follows:

Figure G-1. Wraps

Figure G-1. Wraps

BASIC KNOTS

G-2. The basic knots and methods of tying them that you should know for your survival are as follows:

Figure G-2. Overhand Knot

Figure G-2. Overhand Knot

Figure G-3. Square Knot Secured by Overhand Knots

Figure G-3. Square Knot Secured by Overhand Knots

Figure G-4. Round Turn and Two Half-Hitches

Figure G-4. Round Turn and Two Half-Hitches

Figure G-5. Clove Hitch

Figure G-5. Clove Hitch

Figure G-6. End-of-the-Line Clove Hitch

Figure G-6. End-of-the-Line Clove Hitch

Figure G-7. Sheep Shank

Figure G-7. Sheep Shank

Figure G-8. Double Sheet Bend

Figure G-8. Double Sheet Bend

Figure G-9. Prusik, End of Line

Figure G-9. Prusik, End of Line

Figure G-10. Prusik, End of Line and Center of Line

Figure G-10. Prusik, End of Line and Center of Line

Figure G-11. Prusik, End of Line With Bowline for Safety

Figure G-11. Prusik, End of Line With Bowline for Safety

Figure G-12. Bowline and Bowline Finished With an Overhand Knot

Figure G-12. Bowline and Bowline Finished With an Overhand Knot

Figure G-13. Figure 8 and Retraceable Figure 8

Figure G-13. Figure 8 and Retraceable Figure 8

VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION LASHINGS

G-3. There are numerous items that require lashings for construction. Figures G-14 through G-16 show types of lashings that you can use when constructing tripods, shelters, and racks. Refer to paragraphs 12-25 and 12-26 if using field-expedient rope.

Figure G-14. Shears Lashing

Figure G-14. Shears Lashing

Figure G-15. Square Lashing

Figure G-15. Square Lashing

Figure G-16. Tripod Lashing

Figure G-16. Tripod Lashing