The first knots our Scouts learn are the clove Hitch and the Reef Knot. The clove hitch is the start of many a strong lashing, including the much used square lashing.

Clove Hitch

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Slippery Evenk, or Siberian hitch

The Evenk hitch (slippery version) is used favourabvy as the first knot for tying a tarp to a tree. By using the slippery version a camp can be packed up with ease.

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Taut Tarp hitch – slippery

The taut tarp hitch is a very satisfying know to tie. This knot is used as the second knot when tying a tarp. When used correctly, the tarp ridge line can be strung, tensioned and then tied without loosing the tension. By making this a slippery knot, you can take it down with ease.

Adjustable loop

Used for guy lines, this knot makes a quick and useful sliding knot that locks under tension

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