Richard Bucker


Posted at — Jun 14, 2016

I’ve printed this sheet and put it in my ruck. While I’ve been practicing every once in a while I need a reminder.

The names of the knots are:
  • prusik - used to slide the knot along the ridge line
  • backhanded hitch -  this type of knot let’s you tighten the ridge line because the working end works almost like a pully. I’ve also used a taut-line hitch
  • timber hitch - meant for the static side of the ridge line. I also use the bowline
  • bowline - for attaching to gromets
  • taut-line hitch - for the adjustable tension side of the tie-down
  • reef knot - joining two segments
  • fisherman’s and double fisherman’s - joining two rope segments