The “Snap Bowline” - a very crafty knot

The “Snap Bowline” - a very crafty knot

The bowline can be a helpful knot for climbers to fix a rope around a tree or boulder. But, many people it tricky; the “rabbit coming out of the hole and running around the tree” thing is not as easy as it might sound. Check out the “snap bowline”, where a slip knot and little bit of rope sorcery semi-magically cause a completed bowline to “snap” into place.

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Why “triangulation” to get unlost may be a bad idea

Why “triangulation” to get unlost may be a bad idea

“Triangulation”, espoused In just about every navigation book, is a method of using a map and compass together to theoretically get yourself unlost in the backcountry. What the books fail to mention is that it only works in extremely favorable circumstances, and should not be relied upon to stay found. Learn the three cases where triangulation fails.

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