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Meh.All of the above are useful but the knot that has bettered civilization the most and rid the world of more evil is the standard hangman's noose.
...or a simple noose knot, not the more complex hangman's knot. The bowline won't slip like the noose knot. You don't want the hangee to suffer too much......I think.Meh.
If I was planning on hanging anyone? I'd use a bowline for that, too. Just tie the thing, put the standing end through the loop, and toss it over a tree. Done.
Oh. No, that’s why I’d put the standing end back through the loop, to make a slip knot.
In the westerns they always give the guy a short ride on a horse. Jack.
Was just going to post this. Two knots that every handy fella ought-ta know. I learned them when I worked in a kayak shop for a summer and we had to tie the boats to the trailer. The alpine butterfly can be useful too.
I didn't love the durability of the FG when traveling through guides the few times I used it. It's also a bit of a pain in the ass to when underway, IMO. I love the crazy Alberto for consistent solid performance, durability and ease of retying for braid to leader knots.FG knot
Bowline for the win. You can even tie two lines of different diameters by connecting them through the loops of the bowline.
This is advice from a sailor, I'm sure some mountain or cliff climber will have other suggestions. I had to be able to tie one behind one behind my back before one captain would let me crew for him. It's a bowline that Hooper was tying to the barrel on Jaws.