How To: Tie a Perfect Bowline

You’ve got your hammock set up, your bug net on, but your rain tarp isn’t cooperating? It’s probably just the knot! Check out the bowline – tried and tested, this knot is super easy to tie and won’t jam under pressue, so you’ll never be breaking finger nails untying your ridgeline again 🙂

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Step One:

Wrap the loose end of your ridgeline around the tree holding the section closest to the tarp in your right hand, and the loose end in your left hand.

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Step Two:

Make a loop (or rabbit hole) in the section of the line you’re holding in your right hand.

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Step Three:

Thread the loose end of the line (in your left hand), through the loop in your right hand – the rabbit is going out of its hole.

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Step Four:

Pull the loose end out of the hole and place it behind the line you’re holding in your right hand, just below the loop – the rabbit is running around the tree.

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Step Four:

Wrap the loose end around the line, and thread it back through the loop – the rabbit got scared and jumped back into its hole.

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Step Five:

Pull tight, and the knot is complete! Wahoo!

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