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    Friday, April 16, 2010

    Knots To Know

    Here is the list of basic knots to know for our technical rescue systems

    + Munter Hitch (extra credit: supermunter,monster munter, doublemunter)
    + Ringbend aka overhand follow through or "water knot" (Dont say that around Clark)
    + Bowline (extra credit: double bowline and interlocking bowlines: used for tieing in to the litter)
    + double fishermans
    + figure 8 (follow through, figure 8 on a bight; inline figure 8)
    + inline figure 8 (alternative for litter tie in)
    + girth hitch
    + clove hitch
    + overhand on a bight
    + prussik hitch
    + radium release hitch (the load releasing hitch we use)

    Coils to know
    + Alpine coil
    + Butterfly

    Extra Credit
    + alpine butterfly
    + garda hitch